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Support TA Manifesto

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Knowledge decision-making is important. Problems get more and more complex in our societies, technologies change our lives, change is happening faster than we can cope with it. Getting knowledge and reflection in place before action is getting increasingly imperative and we therefore need to have actors in society who are trained in gathering the knowledge, make the needed debate and include citizens, stakeholders, experts and policy-makers in collaborative processes before decisions are made. Technology Assessment does exactly that on matters which are related to science, innovation and technology and their influence and change in society.

This petition is about supporting the “TA Manifesto”, which sums up some main conclusions of the PACITA Project. The Manifesto calls for national implementation of Technology Assessment in all European countries, and for a collaborative effort across these countries for training, capacity building, responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), support of parliamentary dialogue across Europe on technology issues, and other forms of collaboration. This will increase the landscape, synergy and effects of Technology Assessment across Europe – for the nations and for Europe.

If you sign the petition your support will be used for raising policy support – by the European Parliament, the European Commission and national decision-makers in Europe – for continuing and expanding the work PACITA did. The vision is to get to a future in which all countries have technology assessment institutions, who work for knowledge-based policy-making in their countries and across Europe.


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