The Institute Society and Technology is not a unique organization. For several years already, most of the parliaments in Europe have had an institute that supports the members in their political decisions on scientific and technological developments. These agencies and institutions have joined forces in the EPTA-network (European Parliamentary Technology Assessment).
The institute is an active member of EPTA. In 2005, the presidency of EPTA was held by the institute Society and Technology, a that time still called viWTA.
For all kinds of information on the EPTA-network, its members and projects: http://www.eptanetwork.org/EPTA/