Training TA Professionals
Researchers, project managers and communication officers involved in TA projects are faced with a variety of context-dependent challenges which necessitate that TA practitioners constantly refect upon their practices, innovate and strengthen their skills, making knowledge sharing essential. In the light of this, Bütschi et al. investigate the needs for and possibilities in practitioners’ meetings and debates the different needs from established and newcomer TA organizations. The authors convey lessons learned from four PACITA practitioners meetings about principles of knowledge sharing useful for practitioners’ training in the future. And they argue for the necessity for TA institutions and their supporters in European policy to use future implementations of similar formats as a way of building human capacities for TA.
KeywordsTechnology Assessment Programming Commitment Institutionalize Approach Communication Officer Training Seminar
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