The STOA panel of the European Parliament will continue to include expert opionions on technology assessment in its decision-making process. The STOA panel (Science and Technology Options Assessment) negotiates complex social, economical and ecological effects of modern technologies.
Since 2005, STOA cooperates with a number of European technology assessment organisations, which formed the ETAG (European Technology Assement Group), coordinated by Germany's ITAS in Karlsruhe. Since 2010, the ITA is a member organisation of ETAG.
Overview of recent ITA projects funded by STOA:
Additive Manufacturing – 3D Printing: 3D Printing for Medical Recovery and Human Enhancement (STOA project)
Innovation for Inclusion: Assistive technologies for the inclusion of people with disabilities in society, education and employment
EDEM: digital tools for e-democracy: Technology options and systems to strengthen participatory and direct democracy