Comparative Table of Parliamentary TA Institutions


The way ahead

Since it was founded more than 20 years ago the Institute has established itself as an important network node of the European TA scene. One of the daily challenges is to walk the difficult line between TA's aim to make a contribution to compatible forms of technology in the sense of providing political and social consulting on the one hand, and the institutional status within a research body that is committed to (application-open) basic research and demands scientific excellence on the other hand. Budgetary problems in the basic funding, which have led to an increased pressure for third-party funds, have so far been overcome thanks to the high level of international networking and the large demand for TA expertise within the ministries. A major chance for the future is to develop the hitherto weak relationship with the Austrian Parliament.


Chapter The way ahead - all countries

Country Report Austria



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