Shaping tomorrow's digital society. Handover of the EPTA Presidency to Germany
Type of event:
Politics and Science in dialogue
Botschaft des Königreichs der Niederlande,
Klosterstraße 50, 10179 Berlin
18:15 bis 20.30 Uhr
Recording of the livestream on the Youtube-Channel of ITAS | Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis
Shaping tomorrow's digital society in times of disruption
In a hybrid format with about 40 participants on site as guests at the Dutch Embassy, ten by zoom and 40 by livestream, EPTA* celebrated the formal handover of the EPTA Presidency 2022 to the German delegation. Kai Gehring, Chairman of the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment of the German Bundestag, accepts the symbolic "EPTA whip" from the representative of the Rathenau Institute.
The ceremonial handover was followed by two input statements and a lively panel discussion with members of the German Bundestag, followed by questions and answers from the participants on the following topic: "Shaping tomorrow's digital society".
Although, as expected, no conclusive solutions were found during this short event, all agreed on the importance of the role of precautionary and international technology assessment for parliaments and on the continuing importance of science-policy dialogue for sustainable innovation in a time of multiple crises.
Welcome by H.E. the Ambassador Ronald van Roeden,
Greeting by the Chairman of the Committee for Education, Research and Technology Assessment, Kai Gehring
|19:15||Symbolic handover of the EPTA presidency from the Netherlands to Germany|
|19:30||Politics and science in dialog: "Shaping tomorrow's digital society" -.
Thematic impulse: Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald (Director of TAB), Dr. Mariëtte van Huijstee (Rathenau Instituut)
Moderated dialogue with the rapporteurs for technology assessment of the parliamentary groups in the Bundestag :
and the viewers on site and EPTA colleagues in the Zoom meeting.
Moderation: Dr. Petra Verhoef (Rathenau Instituut)
|20:30||Closing with refreshments|
Programme (PDF, German/English)
The dialogue event (in English) was livestreamed from 19:00-20:30 and is available as a recording in full length here.
* EPTA is the European network for parliamentary technology assessment institutions. EPTA's current 25 members advise their respective parliaments on issues of current technologies and innovations. The topic chosen by TAB for the annual EPTA conference, taking place in the middle of October in the German Bundestag is "Disruption in Society. TA to the rescue".
- The impact of crises marks the handover of the EPTA presidency. Review by the Rathenau Institute