The workshop "Technology Asssessment and Simulation: a Stable Solution or Only Relevant Under Pressure" addresses researchers from Japan and Europe to reflect together on country-specific developments and to identify the conditions that must be created to anchor TA in science, politics and society: What are triggers and barriers to establish TA? Can technological accidents / disasters be more than the peak of a (TA) development? Would simulation play a role on foresight for TA? And what can countries with an established (parliamentary) TA learn from those countries that are currently institutionalising TA?
The aim of the workshop is to initiate an open exchange and to understand the conditions that must be met to establish TA permanently.