Danish Board of Technology (DTB) Leader of WP2 – Social acceptance of breeding approaches
Mr Lars Klüver, MSc. Environmental Biology/Ecology.
Hi, my name is Lars Klüver and I am the director of the Danish Board of Technology. For over 30 years I have worked with technology assessment and foresight methodology, with a special emphasis on practices engaging stakeholders, policy-makers and citizens. Throughout my career, I have been a scientific advisor on a multitude of national and international research, foresight, and technology assessment activities in fields such as biotechnologies, gene technologies, health, climate, agriculture, and environment. At the Danish Board of Technology, we work for the common good and strive to ensure that societal development is shaped by informed and forward-looking collaboration between citizens, experts, stakeholders, and decision-makers.
In RUMIGEN, I lead the work on developing socially acceptable breeding approaches that make use of new genetic engineering technology. Our main goal is to ensure that these new breeding approaches have broad acceptance among European stakeholders and citizens. We do this by involving them in the process of creating a so-called ‘’room of acceptance’’, that illustrates the boundaries for acceptable modern breeding approaches.