European Centre for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in Nanomaterials & Nanotechnologies
“EC4SafeNano aims to build an open collaborative network gathering expertise in risk management of nanotechnologies. The overall objective of the EC4SafeNano project is to develop a distributed Centre of European organisations for Risk Management and Safe Innovation for Nanomaterials & Nanotechnologies. This centre will be independent and science-based and will support industry, safety service providers, regulators and other public or private stakeholders.”
This description, taken from the homepage http://www.ec4safenano.eu, outlines what this project aims to do. Its mission is to fill a crucial gap within the European Union’s nanosafety activities. While the EU finances research into nanosafety with around € 20-25 Mio per year, it is not always easy to guarantee that the results are used in the best possible way after a project has finished. The solution is to establish a European Center for Risk Management in this area. This Center will be a virtual one, i.e. it will be distributed between different locations.
The project started in November 2016 and will run 3 years. It has 15 partners and is coordinated by Emeric Frejafon from INERIS. We are within EC4SafeNano in charge or setting up a European Focus Network on Training and Education.
Kickoff meeting, Verneuil-en-Halatte, November 2016
Team: Albert Duschl
Doris Wydra (Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies, SCEUS)