|| Research projects
||Technology assessment: EMERIT (Experiments of Mediation and Evaluation in Research
and Technological Innovation)
The newsletter "La Lettre EMERIT" (in
"La Lettre EMERIT" ws a quarterly newsletter
on "science, technology & society" issues, published
in French only. The publication of this newsletter was stopped in 2011.
From number 15 (1997), an electronic version of
"La Lettre EMERIT" is downloadable,
in Acrobat format (pdf).
The EMERIT experience (1992-2004)
The EMERIT programme (Experiments of Mediation and Evaluation
in Research and Technological Innovation) began in 1992. It was
entrusted to the Work and Technologies Research Centre by successive
ministers for research and technological development (from 1992
to 2002). The EMERIT work programme aimed at developing information
and awareness on societal questions linked to technological innovation.
EMERIT activities develop a regional perspective and associate partners
and users of R&D. The work programme mainly focuses on the socio-economic
aspects of technological innovation and its impacts on work and
civil society. It aims at enhancing culture and control of innovation,
at the regional level and among social actors. The work programme
includes exploratory studies, publications, seminars and conferences.
Downloadable article in
Vendramin P., Valenduc G., TA and the Regions : the Walloon experiment
of EMERIT, in Technikfolgenabschätzung, Theorie und Praxis,
Karlsruhe, vol. 11 nr 2, Juli 2002.