Science, Society and Parliaments
For the first time, the presidents of the European parliamentary committees and offices for scientific and technological assessment met in Paris on Monday 22 September 2008. The meeting, organised on the initiative of OPECST, had as its topic: Science, Society and Parliaments. This meeting was aimed at: - Emphasising the need for the scientific and technological dimension of public policies to be better taken into account, which supposes that Parliaments establish autonomous expertise; - Examining the conditions in which Parliaments, which must remain heedful of the concerns of citizens but also give confidence back to scientists, can organise an interface between the scientific world and society; - Promote exchanges of experience between national Parliaments and with the European Parliament in the field of science and technology assessment.
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Expert-based, Parliament involvement, Public participation
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Office Parlementaire d´Evaluation des Choix Scientifiques et Technologiques of the French Parliament (OPECST)