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Thematic Network on Advanced Science & Technology Policy Planning - Towards the Integration of Technology Foresight, Technology Assessment and S/T Policy Evaluation

Objective

A sound elaboration of S/T policy options requires advanced policy planning methods. Unfortunately, the major policy analysis and planning approaches - technology foresight, technology assessment, and S/T policy evaluation - are driven by rather separated expert communities. Therefore, an integration of these approaches is an important precondition for the elaboration of useful policy options. Against this background the thematic network is targeting at three basic objectives:

- a better conceptual interlinking or even integration of the growing but still dispersed experience in the three areas of (1) technology foresight, (2) technology assessment and (3) S/T policy evaluation in Europe;
- an adaptation of the aggregated experiences in these areas to the needs of S/T policy planning both of the European Commission and of Member State's policy-makers;
- stimulation of the further development of technology foresight, assessment and evaluation procedures at the conceptual and the methodological levels and determination of the consequences for (the design of) an innovative S/T policy.

The core task of the Network is to exchange and link competencies and experiences through a series of 9 scientific workshops. Each member will contribute his specific strengths to the workshops in the form of papers and presentations and of active participation.

Each workshop will be accompanied/followed by a one-day user-oriented seminar. These seminars serve to transfer the network results to S/T policy-makers, representatives of the Commission services, members of the European Parliament, industry, trade unions, and further interested parties. The seminars will be organised in close connection with the European Commission's ETAN.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Breslauer Strasse 48
76139 Karlsruhe
Germany

Participants (11)

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
60,Boulevard Saint-michel 60
75272 Paris
CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH AND ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY
Greece
Address
39,Tsimiski 39
114 72 Athens
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
18,Calle Alfonso Xii, 18
28014 Madrid
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Netherlands
Address
97,Schoenmakerstraat
2600 JA Delft
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
12,Tekniikantie 12
02044 Espoo
TECHNOPOLIS LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
100,Church Street 100
BN1 1UJ Brighton
UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR, STRASBOURG 1
France
Address
Avenue De La Foret Noire, 61
67000 Strasbourg
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road Mathematics Building
M13 9PL Manchester
UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
5,Drienerlolaan 5 Twrc Building D312
7500 AE Enschede
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Portugal
Address
Quinta Da Torre
2825 Monte De Caparica
Österreichisches Forschungszentrum Seibersdorf GmbH
Austria
Address

2444 Seibersdorf