NMBP-3rd newsletter

NMBP-13 Risk Governance Projects Newsletter #3

The latest Newsletter from the NMBP-13 Projects is now out. This issue provides an update on the progress of the three sister projects and development of the blueprint for the NRGC and adaptation of the IRGC approach, and events in which the three projects are represented, among others.
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Review of EU recommendation on the definition of ‘Nanomaterials’ open until 30 June 2021

The European Commission has launched a targeted stakeholder consultation through an online survey to gather insights from experts in nanotechnology and the general public on the common definition of ‘nanomaterials’. The current definition of ‘nanomaterials’ was adopted by the European Commission in 2011 and stipulated in the Recommendation 2011/696/EU on the definition of nanomaterial. This consultation aims to gather stakeholders’ views on the Commission’s interim findings that were attained through preparatory evaluations, i.e., a targeted stakeholder survey, a comprehensive assessment, a workshop, and three technical reports published by the EC JRC. The overall aim is to consider potential changes in the Recommendation.

Click here to participate in the survey.

Your opinion matters!

The survey closes on 30 June 2021.

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NANORIGO at European Researchers’ Night – ‘Making Nano Work for Us’!

Save the date and join us.

This Friday 27th November NANORIGO will feature in different events and activities in Austria and the UK.

•        In the UK on Friday at 17.30 (GMT), Scotland’s ERN Explorathon is featuring  Making Nano Work for Us – a NANORIGO video and family quiz

•        The NANORIGO video is also featuring on the Scottish Research Showcase at 13.00 (GMT) [@EU_NANORIGO]

•        In Austria, PLUS  are hosting a Citizen Science Café here https://researchersnight.eu/2020/10/01/nano-science-gesundheit/
Nano Science and Health:
–        what makes SARS-CoV-2 successful?
–        viruses are biologic nanoparticles
–        what is nano and where do we find it?
–        can nano fight Covid?
–        how safe is nano and who cares?

The NANORIGO videos in English and German are available on our YouTube Channel

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NanoSAFE: NanoSafety Cluster Education Day on 16 Nov 2020

This virtual conference aims to demonstrate to the entire NanoSafety community how various research project bring together fruitful outcomes through interactive sessions with hands-on activities. It will serve as an opportune platform that allows different perspectives to meet in pro/contra discussions. For participation in the NanoSafety Cluster Education Day, please register here.

The programme and video for the event are now available.

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The 4th EU-Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety meeting

On 7 October 2020, the NANORIGO, Gov4Nano and RiskGONE projects chaired a session at the recent 4th EU-Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety meeting. The projects gave a presentation outlining the progress with the Governance work. The session “Risk Governance – Where do we stand and where do we go”, was chaired by Dr. Janeck J Scott-Fordsmand (NANORIGO, Europe), Dr. Tae G. Lee (KRISS, Korea), Dr.  Monique Groenewold (Gov4Nano, Europe) and Dr. Maria Dusinska (RISKGONE, Europe). The session consisted of two presentations (from Korea and from the European projects) which were followed by a lively dialogue showing the various risk roadmaps and governance approaches developed.

The presentations can be found here.