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These reports describe
national policy workshops organised by PEG research partners as
one way of making closer links between researchers and GM policy
stakeholders. The workshops generally took the form of scenario
analysis exercises, with the organisers and/or the participants
formulating a set of plausible policy futures (for example: full
commercialisation of GM crops; limited commercialisation; no commercialisation),
as a basis for exploring and mapping their possible causes and
consequences. This basic format was adapted by each partner in
ways appropriate to their national context.
The aim was not to
predict the future, but to examine the underlying dynamics, interactions
and likely responses, so as to identify issues that warrant further
attention. Provisional research findings from the PEG project
were used to inform the organisation of the workshops and to provide
participants with briefing documents. The outcomes of the national
workshops informed the organisation of a subsequent EU-level workshop.
The workshops served to raise awareness of the PEG project among
stakeholders, to disseminate preliminary research findings, as
a check for the researchers on the issues of most policy relevance,
and to highlight issues that need further research.
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