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Multi-Stakeholder Workshop Programme
Feb 12, 2009 at 04:57 PM

FramingNano Multi-Stakeholder Workshop

A dialogue on Regulation and Governance of Nanotechnologies


Thursday 26 February 2009

08.30 – 09.00                Registration and coffee

09.00 – 09.15                Introduction to the Workshop and roundtable

René Von Schomberg, DG Research, European Commission

09.15 – 09.30                Introduction to the FramingNano Project and its objectives

Dr Elvio Mantovani, AIRI Nanotec-IT

Richard Moore, Institutue of Nanotechnoloy

09.30– 10.00                 Keynote presentation 1: ‘Responsible development of nanotechnology: What about safety? Is there a risk?’

Dr Wim H. de Jong, Vice-Chair of the EU Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR)

10.00 – 10.30                Keynote presentation 2: ‘Towards nanoregulation: key nanotechnology ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI)’

Dr. Françoise Roure: Vice?présidente du GTN ? OCDE

10.30 – 11.00                Keynote presentation 3: ‘Industry position towards nanoregulation: ensuring governance addresses innovation needs whilst gaining public acceptance’

Dr Gernot Klotz, Executive Director Research and Innovation, CEFIC

11.00 – 11.15                Coffee break

11.15 – 12.30                Workshop Session 1: Identifying key issues in nanotechnology EHS

Chair: Sergio Iavicoli, Department of Occupational Medicine, National Institute of Occupational Prevention and Safety

12.30 – 13.15                Lunch and networking

13.15 – 14.30                Workshop Session 2: Identifying key nanotechnology ELSI issues

Chair: TBC

14.30 – 15.45                Workshop Session 3: Possible nanotechnology governance models

Chair: Christoph Studer, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment

15.45 – 16.45                Reports from Workshop Rapporteurs and discussion

16.45 – 17.00                Conclusions from Workshop Chairman and outline of next actions

17.00                            Close of Workshop

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The FramingNano Project formally concluded its work at the end of March 2010 following publication of the FramingNano governance platform and its executive summary and a series of national workshops aimed at disseminating information about the outcomes of the project and discussing possible routes forward concerning principles and proposals outlined in the governance platform with key stakeholders at national level.

In the various national workshops the need for a continuous and adaptive model of governance, such as that proposed in the governance platform, was particularly acknowledged and there was also a broad agreement that the proposed governance model provided a useful heuristic overview of the challenges facing societies in balancing the undoubted benefits of nanotechnology with the perceived but sometimes unquantifiable risks associated with increased use of manufactured nanomaterials in a globalised world.

The final FramingNano project documents, including a report describing the

The FramingNano Project Consortium would like to thank all stakeholders who have participated in the project over the past two years for their active and constructive input and for contributing to the final outcomes of the Project.


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