The currently 25 members of EPTA give advice to their parliaments on topical issues such as nanotechnology, brain research, mobility pricing or future energy systems.Their projects use various methods and draw on insights from citizen panels, stakeholders, workshops as well as the foremost experts in the relevant fields.

On this website you get an overview what technology assessment (TA) is and how we work. Explore our project database and find current policy advice on technology issues in reports and policy briefs!

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EPTA welcomes two new members

The EPTA Council welcomed its 24th and 25th member, the Committee for the Future of Lithuania and the Spanish Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology.

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The COVID-19 pandemic: Drawing lessons to strengthen societies

People on the ferry in Amsterdam 
People on the ferry in Amsterdam (© Rinke Dohmen/Unsplash)

UPDATE 10/11/2021: Worldwide, countries have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic differently. What political and social discussions have there been regarding the role of technology, science and innovation? What can we learn from these discussions? On 9 November, the Rathenau Instituut and its international colleagues, all part of the European Parliamentary Technology Assessment (EPTA) network, have presented a report that addresses these questions. This year, the Rathenau Instituut is the chair of the EPTA network and the initiator of the EPTA report. In this article, we preview this unique publication.

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In memoriam Melanie Peters

Melanie Peters 
© W. Peissl, picture taken at the 2016 directors' meeting in Dürnstein/Austria

Dr. Melanie Peters, current acting EPTA president, passed away on 11 August.

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The Netherlands serve as the 2021 EPTA president

 
© CEphoto, Uwe Aranas

From 1st of January, the Rathenau Instituut has assumed the EPTA presidency for 2021.

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