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By Michael Decker, Miltos Ladikas, S. Stephan, Katharina Mader

This ebook summarises the result of the undertaking TAMI (Technology review in Europe; among technique and Impact); a two-year undertaking that introduced jointly the most institutes of know-how evaluate in Europe, either parliamentary and non-parliamentary ones. TAMI created a established discussion among expertise evaluate specialists and policymakers on present methodologies and their effect in policymaking.

The TAMI workforce explored and assessed the full spectrum of methodologies from the "classical" to the "interactive/participatory" and "communicative", pointed out stable practices in undertaking implementation and set the degree for impression overview according to goal standards. in addition the staff investigated wider influencing components in expertise overview, starting from "institutional settings" to "lobbying activities", "industry expertise overview" and "cultural elements" which are additionally provided intimately. ultimately the booklet deals a sequence of coverage suggestions according to the findings of the undertaking.

Science, Society and coverage, are 3 parts that know-how evaluation features inside of and works for; this publication is an try to increase the interplay among them for a extra socially and economically sustainable technological know-how and know-how coverage in Europe.

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Complete" in the sense of most promising refers to the situation appreciation and the following goal setting, only. There may be cases in which pure scientific inquiry or an individual newspaper article seems to be most effective. But it is also not the case that a project design should contain only one method out of each class. An expert hearing followed by a citizens jury or a Delphi process combined with an expert discussion might be identified as the most promising project design. However, as mentioned above, the project design is developed referring to more general quality criteria as well, for example to transparency, inter- and transsubjective validity, neutrality, etc.

In this respect, social fairness, process fairness, argumentative quality and transparency are key quality criteria for TA projects. e. interact with each other, is of crucial importance. According to the situation appreciation, the set goals and the chosen method, a TA project might be based on an interaction between experts, between stakeholders or between scientists and ordi- 38 1 The Practice of TA; Science, Interaction, and Communication nary citizens, just to cite some examples. It is thus very important that, with respect to the aims and design of the project, the appropriate groups of participants are invited.

Scenario Workshops cenario con i t of vi ions of future states and paths of development, organised in a systematic way. They can be either extrapolative or normative, but should enable participants to build internally con istent picture of future po sibilities and are useful for envi aging the implications of uncertain developments and examining the cope for action. 7 The project design 31 then creating and exploring cenario in order to explore the range of available choices involved in preparing for the future, test how well such choices would succeed in various possible futures, and prepare a rough timetable for future events.

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