The Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment project (PACITA) is holding a two-hour Open House session on Wednesday September 7, 2011. This session will mostly be a networking activity with emphasis on possible collaboration within the PACITA project. The organizers do not target a large audience for this session, but rather a limited number of spokespersons with the right network to collaborate with PACITA. You can apply forparticipation by sending an e-mail to “johan.evers <at> vlaamsparlement.be”.
PACITA is a four-year EU financed project under FP7 aimed at increasing the capacity and enhancing the institutional foundation for knowledge-based policy-making on issues involving science, technology and innovation, mainly based upon the diversity of practices in Parliamentary Technology Assessment (PTA). Such practices involve a range of methods of cross-disciplinary expert studies, stakeholder involvement, citizen consultation and parliamentary discourse.
PACITA focus highly on mutual learning, networking and outreach, and the project is open for cooperation with outside partners. Therefore an Associated Partner Group will be established. The Open House session is a first possibility to learn more about PACITA and the possibilities of being Associated Partner.
See for more information about PACITA their website.