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The COVID-19 pandemic: Drawing lessons to strengthen societies


© de veerboot van Lauwersoog naar Schiermonnikoog” (ANP Venema Media)

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? In the beginning of November, the Rathenau Instituut and its international colleagues, all part of the European Parliamentary Technology Assessment (EPTA) network, will present 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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Online directors' meeting

 

On 18 and 19 May, the EPTA directors will meet for the first time in an online format, under the chairmanship of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST).

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