(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.
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.