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Building Community — Or Why We Need an Ongoing Conference Platform for TA

  • Constanze Scherz
  • Lenka Hebáková
  • Leonhard Hennen
  • Tomáš Michalek
  • Julia Hahn
  • Stefanie B. Seitz
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Abstract

As a background for current outlooks towards strengthening the technology assessment (TA) community, Scherz et al. give a historical overview of efforts to establish international fora for communication among professionals and researchers in TA. Against this background, the article conveys experiences from the first two bi-annual TA conferences, arranged in the context of the PACITA project. The authors describe experiences of mutual learning across national boundaries and communicate a renewed understanding of the necessity for supporting TA capacities at the national level through professional community building. Ultimately, Scherz et al. argue that a European TA platform is necessary for establishing a common language for TA and for supporting the spread of TA across borders.

Keywords

Technology Assessment Ongoing Activity Grand Challenge Building Community Wide Society 
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© Constanze Scherz, Lenka Hebáková, Leonhard Hennen, Tomáš Michalek, Julia Hahn and Stefanie B. Seitz 2016

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Constanze Scherz
  • Lenka Hebáková
  • Leonhard Hennen
  • Tomáš Michalek
  • Julia Hahn
  • Stefanie B. Seitz

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