Feasibility study on new awareness initiatives. Studying the possibilities to implement consensus conferences and scenario workshopsFunded under: FP4-INNOVATION
The involvement of ordinary citizens in technology assessment and more general in social dialogue on technological development is a necessity in a modern, complicated society. This report is a product of a fruitful cooperation between the project team (from the Danish Board of Technology and TNO, the Netherlands) and Dr. V. Laopodis and Dr. F. Fernandez in the Interfaces II and III project (1991-1994), the "European Scenario Awareness Workshop - ESAW methodology". The Value II programme (Interfaces between science-technology-society) has successfully expanded and disseminated in Europe Danish initiatives regarding scenario workshops on sustainable urban living. Dr. Laopodis and Dr. Fernandez wanted a first examination of the possible implementation of the consensus conference and the scenario workshop for subjects in the fields of information technology, health and safety. They also wanted to see, if these methods could be fruitfully applied in other countries and in cross national studies. The two methods were originally developed by the Danish Board of Technology. The proposals presented in this feasibility study are first steps within the framework of a short study.
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