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The PACITA project ”Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment” FP7: Mutual Learning and Mobilisation Action April 2011 – March 2015 Budget: ~ 5 Mio. €
Overall aims • Increase European PTA capacity • Enhance the institutional foundation for knowledge-based policy-making • Build on diversity of practices in PTA • Key practices in focus are ”interactive” • Engaging experts, stakeholders, citizens, politicians directly in the work • Develop and test modes for trans-national and European interactive TA
History – the start FP7 Science-in-Society program expected to launch call on ”Mobilisation and mutual learning action plan”, spring 2009 EPTA Director meeting 2009 decided to bid EPTA members as partners or in an associated network Expanding PTA in Europe as a core aim countries without PTA as important partners Reach-out beyond the partnership important
History – the proposal Brainstorm with EPTA members summer 2009 – incl. indicating participation/status Core group – DBT, TAB/ITAS, Rathenau, ITA, NBT Partnership beyond EPTA made through networks
The Partners • Danish Board of Technology (Denmark) • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) • The Rathenau Institute (Netherlands) • Norwegian Board of Technology (Norway) • The Institute of Technology Assessment (Austria) • Applied Research and Communications Fund (Bulgaria) • Institute of Technology of Biology and Chemistry (Portugal) • Institute Society and Technology (Flanders, Belgium) • Catalan Institution Foundation for Research Support (Catalonia, Spain) • Swiss Centre for Technology Assessment (Switzerland) • Knowledge Economy Forum (Lithuania) • Technology Centre ASCR (Czech Republic) • University of Liège, SPIRAL Research Centre (Wallonia, Belgium) • University College Cork (Ireland) • Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary).
Documenting TA • Existing praxis in PTA institutions described by partner pairs (PTA+non-PTA partner) • Potential work modes for cross-European PTA developed/described • TA Book
Training TA • 2 Summer Schools for users and actors • 4 Practitioners’ Meetings - thematic • Scoping and framing • Methodology • Networking and impact creation • Communication • TA Portal • TA web-mining • Training materials • Web 2.0 facilities
Debating TA • Expanding the TA landscape • Non-PTA countries analysis • Debates in the non-PTA countries (partner pairs) • 2 Parliamentary Debates • EU 27 and beyond - Relevant committees • 1: Documenting TA • 2: Expanding landscape • 2 European TA Conferences • 8 issues of TA Newsletter/magazine
3 cross-European example projects • European coordinated and synthesized, based upon subactivities at national/regional level • Expert based: Public Health Genomics • Stakeholder involvement: Ageing Society Telecare • Citizen consultation: Sustainable Consumption
PACITA Events April 2012 April 26-27th – First Practitioners Training in Lisbon June 2012 June 18th – Parliamentary Debate 1 (4.2) in Copenhagen June 21-(12nd) – X EU TA Workshop (2.2) in Copenhagen June 27-29th – First Summer School (3.2) in Liege November 2012 November 12th – Cross EU TA Workshop 2 (2.2) in Karlsruhe November 13-14th – November CM7 in Karlsruhe November 15-16th – Comparison Workshop (Expanding the TA Landscape) February 2013 February X – First European TA conference in Prague April 2013 April X (end) – Second Practitioners Training in Sofia September 2013 September 19-20th – Third Practitioners Training in Vilnius
PACITA Events (continued) October 2013 October 17th – Policy Workshop (Public Health Genomics) in Vilnius January 2014 January 16th – Policy Hearing (Public Health Genomics) in Lisbon January 29th – Ageing Society in Bern April 2014 April 8th – Second Parliamentary Debate in Lisbon April 11th – Training Seminar Participatory Methods (Sust. Consumption) June 2014 June X – Second Summer School in Cork September 2014 September X – Fourth Practitioners Training in Prague October 2014 October X – Citizen Meetings (Sustainable Consumption) in WP7 countries February/March 2015 Second European TA conference in Berlin
Newest PACITA Info here: www.pacitaproject.eu