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Germany serves as the 2022 EPTA president

© DTB/Achim Melde

From 1st of January, the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB) has assumed the EPTA presidency for 2022.

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EPTA Conference: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

(c) Rathenau Institute

Members of more than 20 countries attended the annual conference of the European Parliamentary Technology Assessment (EPTA) network. The meeting, which took place online on the 8th and 9th of November, was largely focused on government measures in various countries to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rathenau Instituut organised the conference, as they hold the presidency of the EPTA network this year.

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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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