chapter  3
Citizens’ Nano Conference in Denmark
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The Danish deliberative process discussed in this chapter took place as early as June 2004. The event was organised by the Danish Board of Technology (DBT) as a one-day meeting with 29 citizens from the Copenhagen area. The applied methods were group discussions and questionnaires. In this chapter, we will discuss this specific consumer meeting. However, we will also consider the more general activity of the DBT related to nanotechnology and other emerging technologies like information and communication technologies (ICTs) and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The chapter is based on the written report from the citizens’ meeting, interviews with those responsible at DBT, a workshop arranged by the Board and the (Norwegian) National Institute for Consumer Research (SIFO) in November 2009 as well as some other reports from DBT.