OAT is now member of ETAG

The Observatory of Technology Assessment, unit of the research centre CICS.NOVA, is now member of the European Technology Assessment Group (ETAG).

Since October 2005 a group of European scientific institutes - with the Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany as the leading partner - has been providing scientific services for the European Parliament on social, environmental and economic aspects of new technological and scientific developments.

Starting from June 2018 the European Technology Assessment Group for a third period of 3 years will support STOA by carrying out TA-studies. The focus of ETAG's activities on behalf of the European Parliament will be on studies in the fields of:

  • Eco Efficient Transport and Modern Energy Solutions,
  • Sustainable Mangement of natural Resources,
  • Potentials and Challenges of the Information Society,
  • Health and New Technologies in the Life Sciences,
  • Science Policy, Communication and Global Networking.