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Latest EPTA News

Handover of presidency in Dutch embassy


The handover of the EPTA presidency by the Netherlands took place in the Dutch embassy in Berlin.

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Shaping tomorrow's digital society


The handover of the EPTA presidency by the Netherlands in their embassy in Berlin to the Germans will be live-streamed on 23 March 2022.

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Germany serves as the 2022 EPTA president

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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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