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By Lars Klüver, Rasmus Øjvind Nielsen, Marie Louise Jørgensen

This booklet is open entry less than a CC-BY license. Policy-making to deal with grand demanding situations faces larger complexity than any earlier undertaking of modernization. destiny situations are haunted by way of uncertainty and there's actual ambivalence as to the values that coverage should still try for. during this state of affairs decision-makers glance to investigate and innovation to supply solutions and strategies. yet neither can the good transitions forward be deliberate through technology, nor will traditional equipment of innovation convey such transitions approximately. A flip to interactive governance is for that reason underway with policy-makers and electorate turning into more and more curious about techniques of contemplating futures. know-how review (TA) is the artwork of structuring such approaches. TA is going past conventional professional coverage research through systematically combining a multi-disciplinary proof base with participatory techniques to coverage deliberation. TA hence seeks to behave as a hub for severe and obvious discussion among coverage, undefined, technology, and society concerning the demanding situations forward and the on hand strategies for overcoming them responsibly. This quantity bargains an up to date account of the growth of expertise evaluation capacities throughout new eu member states. The contributions of this quantity are written by means of best ecu researchers and practitioners in expertise review (TA) and are according to the PACITA (Parliaments and Civil Society in expertise evaluation) venture.

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ARC-FUND’s institutional strategy is to act as a network secretariat (‘staff ’ in our modelling) for TA-like activities in Bulgaria. The formation of a cross-disciplinary TA network is aimed for, in which representatives of expert-based organizations, think tanks, and policy institutions are represented (board, committee, panel, or platform in our TA model). ARC-FUND aims to increase both awareness about TA as well as the level of societal debate (relevant for the ‘client’ category in our modelling).

Strong TA collaboration on the project level across Europe should be encouraged and supported. The development of technology moves forward with increasing pace. Because these developments happen on a European and international level, the need for cross-European TA is evident. Collaboration between countries and institutions will ensure that knowledge from experienced TA units is combined with new thoughts and ideas from emerging TA actors. 0008 16 The TA Manifesto TA has a crucial role to play in the European strive for ensuring societally responsible research and innovation.

0010 Seeing Technology Assessment with New Eyes 29 limited the opportunities for dissemination of the project results, at both the European level and the national level. At the organizational level, the close cooperation between established (P)TA institutions and organizations in countries without such institutions presented some practical challenges. These challenges, however, were taken into account to stimulate mutual learning and are discussed in Chapter 6. The cross-national dimension of these challenges, however, needs special attention.

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