Future-proof Approaches for Risk Governance – Lessons Learned from Nanomaterials

Organised by the NMBP-13 projects NANORIGO, RiskGONE and Gov4Nano
in collaboration with the OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN)

We invite you to register your interest in participating in our conference to help shape international approaches to addressing future challenges in risk governance of nano- & advanced materials. This includes safe- and sustainable by design (SSbD) and harmonisation and standardisation.  The conference will comprise two parts:

  1. In person (by invitation only) at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris on the 24th and 25th January 2023.  
  2. An online session open to everybody on 31st January 2023.

Register your interest to participate via this link https://NMB13-final-conference.eventbrite.com

The main aim of our conference is to ensure that results from our projects are taken up to:

  • support the implementation of the Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS)
  • address future challenges in risk governance of new- and advanced materials

Conference approach

We will use interactive roundtables to present and discuss our key results and recommendations with a broad international audience of relevant stakeholders. The outcomes from these discussions are expected to complement and support the work of other stakeholders and initiatives on risk governance of nano- and advanced materials, including on the following themes:

  • Improved governance practices
  • Harmonisation and standardisation approaches
  • Data management (and FAIR data)
  • Accessibility of tools, instruments and guidance via an online portal
  • Effective organisation of risk governance

Why you must attend this conference

The fundamental premise of our projects is that governance must be inclusive.  Thus, we are extending an invitation to all stakeholders that can contribute to this discussion and are involved in ongoing initiatives related to the CSS and/or (risk) governance of advanced materials. This includes representatives from NGOs, industry, research organisations, EC, EU Member States and experts from the OECD WPMN, and in particular those involved in:

  • (Research) projects in the context of the implementation of the CSS, e.g., projects on SSbD
  • Developing harmonisation and standardisation approaches for advanced (nano) materials
  • Nanosafety research
  • Regulatory risk assessment or method development of new (nano)materials

NB spaces for the in-person event are limited so please register your interest at your earliest convenience

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Industrial Technologies (June 27th to 29th in Grenoble)

Practical information


Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation


Grenoble, France


27 – 29 June 2022

This event is co-organised by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and the Recovery and the European Commission.

IndTech is a flagship event in the European agenda, organised every two years by the European Commission in one of the countries holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union. Under the programme of Horizon Europe’s Cluster 4: “Digital, Industry and Space”, this event will mobilise key players in Europe and worldwide around the theme of the industrial technologies of tomorrow. IndTech aims to highlight the importance of this domain for European competitiveness and research as well as to illustrate the synergies between research and innovation initiatives, in particular through technological platforms and, since 2021, the industrial partnerships of Horizon Europe.

Industry’s dual green and digital transition will be the centre of discussion between researchers, industrial companies, start-ups, funding agencies and representatives from the Commission, as well as from French administrative bodies and other Member States. The event will also bring together young citizens and raise their awareness of the major transformations under way in industrial technologies throughout the European continent.

This event is co-organised by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI), the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), the European Commission and the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and the Recovery (MEFR).


Nano-week & NanoCommons Final Conference (June 20th to 24th in Cyprus)

NanoCommons, in collaboration with the EU NanoSafety Cluster projects, organises the “Nano-week” and NanoCommons Final Conference, in Limassol, Cyprus.

The theme of the conference is Evolution of Nanosafety and materials sustainability as we transition into Horizon Europe”.

The conference and associated events (e.g., Young NanoSafety Researchers event, Training events, EU-US CoRs meeting, NanoInChi meeting, NSC meeting) will take place between 20 – 24 June 2022.

Key dates

  • 12th Jan 2022: Call for abstracts opens
  • 25th February 2022:  Closing date for abstracts for ORAL PRESENTATIONS
  • 20th April 2022: Early bird registration deadline
  • 31st May 2022: Deadline for POSTER abstract submission

Nanosafety Training School (May 15th to 20th in Venice)

Event Date: 20 June 2021 – 25 June 2021
San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy


This year the Venice Nano Training School celebrates its 10th anniversary. The event will take place in San Servolo (Venice, Italy) on 22nd – 27th March 2020.

The School will feature keynote speeches, hands-on sessions and a dedicated Young Scientist Forum Day (23rd March) during which early career researchers (PhD students, PhD candidates and Post-Docs) will have the opportunity to present their work. Abstract submissions will open on 10th of December 2019.

The School week will include a variety of hands-on sessions aimed to transfer state-of-the-art knowledge on a variety of topics from key experts to the new generation of nano-environmental, health and safety, and biomedicine professionals, using interprofessional education.

A variety of networking activities (a special 10th anniversary welcome cocktail, social event and a social dinner) will enable plenty of time and opportunities for you to widen your network and foster academic exchange.


Registration and abstract submission opens on 10th December 2019

Abstract submission closes on 17th January 2020

Notification of accepted abstracts: 30th January 2020

Deadline for registrations: 20th February 2020

School Certificates

Each participant will be given a Certificate of attendance upon request

To learn more about the training school click here.

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.
NMBP-13 2nd Year Newsletter:Download

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.


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