volTA was a magazine on Science, Technology and Society in Europe, initiative of fifteen technology assessment organisations that worked together in the European PACITA project aimed at increasing the capacity and enhancing the institutional foundation for knowledge-based policy-making on issues involving science, technology and innovation. It was published between 2011 and 2015 in 8 numbers.
Strong storiesPatients are increasingly vocal – at least in theory. But patient empowerment in hospitals...
The Collingridge DilemmaIn 1980, a year before the IBM-PC was launched, a British academic wrote of the complex...
Citizens consultHow can European policymakers gain insight into which measures for promoting sustainable...
To drill or not to drill?Shale gas has sparked debate in many member states alongside concerns over safety,...
In debateThe societal impact of new technologies should be a cornerstone of policy-making...
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