FramingNano Multi-Stakeholder Workshop, Brussels, 26 February 2019    
 FramingNano Multi-Stakeholder Workshop – A dialogue on the Regulation and Governance of Nanotechnologies

The FramingNano Project Consortium is pleased to announce that an important multi-stakeholder Workshop on the future regulation and governance of Nanotechnologies will take place in Brussels on Thursday 26 February 2019 from 09h00 to 17h00.

The purpose of this Workshop will be to facilitate an open dialogue amongst active stakeholders on the key issues and factors that should shape a future governance framework for the regulation of nanotechnology across a range of industry sectors.

Following keynote presentations on key environmental, health and safety (EHS) issues, key ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI), and industry needs by top-level experts, there will be three interactive workshop sessions on EHS, ELSI and possible governance models, where attendees will be encouraged to provide input and contributions concerning their positions on the future governance of nanotechnology. These inputs will be used to further refine the FramingNano consultation process and the development of a future nanotechnology governance proposal to the European Commission that reflects the positions of key stakeholders.

All nanotechnology stakeholders with an active interest in the shaping of future nanotechnology governance and regulation are encouraged to attend this Workshop.

Attendance at the Workshop is free. Please email [email protected] for further details.


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RiskBridge Final Conference – 26/27 March 2009    
Jan 07, 2009 at 01:22 PM
The Project Partners of the recently completed European Commission FP6 funded Project RiskBridge will host an international, interdisciplinary conference on risk governance and policy learning within and across six important risk fields: 

  • stem cells,
  • nanotechnology,
  • radioactive waste,
  • sediments,
  • climate change and
  • electromagnetic fields 

The conference, which is scheduled for the 26th and 27th March 2009, will be held at the Scotland House Conference Centre in the heart of the political quarter of Brussels. There is no conference fee for attending the event.

The main purposes of the conference are to disseminate key project findings to academics, scientists and policymakers, and to generate interdisciplinary debate.
Practitioners within the various risk fields, scientists and social scientists interested in general issues around risk governance of complex technologies, and policymakers directly involved in risk management are invited to attend. Individuals working in the commercial sector and relevant NGOs will also find the conference programme directly pertinent to their work in these areas.

Key themes to be explored in the conference, through keynote talks, panel discussions and thematic workshops, include: 

1. Risk governance processes in national and international contexts
2. Risk management from academic, commercial and public-sector perspectives
3. State of the art risk governance and major policy challenges for stem cells, nanotechnology, radioactive waste, sediments, climate change and electromagnetic fields.  4. Policy learning across risk fields and implications for international risk management.
5. Transversal issues relevant to risk analysis: The role of systems thinking and adaptive governance 

Full details, including conference programme and registration form available at the conference website 

For enquiries/further information, please contact Dr James Mittra ,[email protected]

NanoImpactNet Conference 2019    
NanoImpactNet Conference: For a healthy environment in a future with nanotechnology
23-27 March 2009 / Lausanne, Switzerland
2nd Announcement and Call for Abstracts

This coming March, international experts in the field of Health and Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials will meet for one week at the 1st NanoImpactNet Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Registration is open until 9th March 2019

Abstract submission for oral and poster presentations on any of the topics listed below will be open until January 9th 2019
– Toxicological testing strategies
– Best practices in nanotoxicology and nanoecotoxicology
– Protocols for assessment of biological hazards
– Strategies to assess occupational health effects
– Exposure assessment
– Environmental dispersion
– Standardization of materials and protocols
– Most relevant material metrics for different needs Dispersion guidelines
– Impact assessment strategies
– Life cycle assessment of nanomaterial-containing products
– Strategies to make industrial data available