Live Webstreaming: Workshop on the Second Regulatory Review on Nanomaterials
One-day workshop targeted to representatives from the European Parliament, Member States and stakeholders
Jan 30, 2013
from 09:30 AM to 05:15 PM
|Contact Name||EC, DG ENTR|
On 30 January 2013, the European Commission will host a workshop to present and discuss the main findings of the 'Second Regulatory Review on Nanomaterials', published in October 2012, to which the Joint Research Centre contributed.
Speakers include representatives from the European Commission, Members of the European Parliament, Member States, Industry, NGOs and leading scientists; the final address will be given by Commissioner Antonio Tajani, responsible for Enterprise and Industry.
Krzysztof Maruszewski, Director of the JRC's Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (JRC-IHCP), will contribute with a presentation entitled "Addressing needs for information on nanomaterials" (15h45-15h55).
Video recordings of the presentations will be also made available on-line after the workshop on the website of the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry.
- Final programme
On 3 October 2012, the Commission has adopted the Communication on the Second Regulatory Review on Nanomaterials. This Communication constitutes the follow-up to the 2008 Commission Communication on regulatory aspects of nanomaterials. It assesses the adequacy and implementation of EU legislation for nanomaterials, indicates follow-up actions and responds to issues raised by the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Council. As part of the Second Regulatory Review, the Commission also adopted a Staff Working Paper on Nanomaterial Types and Uses, including Safety Aspects. The Staff Working Paper presents available information on types and uses of nanomaterials and analyses relevant information on the safety of nanomaterials.
The JRC works on developing and validating methods to detect and identify nanomaterials in consumer products, such as sunscreens, food and food contact materials, as well as on adapting and optimising in-vitro test methods for hazard assessment of nanomaterials. This is done in close collaboration with research partners. Furthermore, the JRC carries out inter-laboratory studies, maintains a repository of representative samples of nanomaterials for safety testing, and develops reference materials certified at the nanoscale. The JRC has created and maintains the JRC NANOhub, a comprehensive IT platform dedicated to the management of physico-chemical and toxicological information on nanomaterials.
Photo: Symbolic image: nanotechnology - Courtesy of Health-EU newsletter, 98, 2012 & Health-EU portal