NANORIGO moves forward, creates legacy

NANORIGO partners are holding a Special Scientific Coordination Meeting (SSCM) on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd February to review, discuss and reflect on what we have achieved in NANORIGO during the last 4 years. The meeting will be a valuable opportunity to examine the results, deliverables and main outcomes of NANORIGO and the NMBP-13 initiative and how project partners can optimize and maximize the impact.

The meeting is being organised by Rudolf Reuther (ENAS), scientific coordinator of NANORIGO, in the beautiful location of Burg Windeck Castle, in the heart of Germany’s Black Forest. The outcomes and a synthesised report will be made available to all interested stakeholders after the event.

For the past four years, NANORIGO has been working to further develop the means for multi-stakeholder and transdisciplinary risk governance for engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) to guide and support decisionmakers in the safe and sustainable handling and use of these advanced materials, towards new and responsible innovations. Our work has been aligned with recent developments in various EU strategies, including the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS), launched in 2020; and the European Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals (PARC), launched in 2022. It has also been impacted by the stronger focus on principles of ‘Safe and Sustainable by Design’ (SSbD), announced within the CSS, to foster the implementation of the European Green Deal (launched in 2019), leading us to broaden our scope.

This NANORIGO SSCM will provide a platform for deliberation on the societal, political, economic, technological, legal and environmental issues important to the Risk Governance Framework and associated Tools developed within the project and how our outcomes can best serve our stakeholders, now and in the future.