Parliamentary TA in Portugal

A Comparative Analysis of Two Models




GND, Portugal, Vergleich, Wissenschaftspolitik


Currently, a structure for parliamentary Technology Assessment (pTA) in Portugal does not exist. However, efforts have been made by the Parliament to support the establishment of pTA through the involvement of external actors. Two different models, a Parliamentary Office of Technology Assessment (GPAT) and a Parliamentary Unit of Technology Assessment (UPAT), have recently been proposed. This paper discusses some of the observations presented in a previous TATuP- paper by Böhle/Moniz (2015) relative to the establishment of TA in Portugal including observations on the GPAT model. In doing so, this paper provides a brief comparative analysis between the two models, including precedents, funding and organisational structure.



How to Cite

Almeida M. Parliamentary TA in Portugal: A Comparative Analysis of Two Models. TATuP [Internet]. 2015 Nov. 1 [cited 2021 Dec. 3];24(3):102-8. Available from: