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Workshop on the Second Regulatory Review on Nanomaterials Publicerat den: 30/11/2012, Senaste uppdatering: 22/05/2015

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Datum: 30/01 > 30/01/2013
Plats: Albert Borschette Conference Centre
36 rue Froissart - 1049 Brussels - (Belgium)
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The Commission hosted a workshop to present and discuss the main findings of the Second Regulatory Review on Nanomaterials with representatives from the European Parliament, Member States and stakeholders.

On 3 October 2012, the Commission had adopted a 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 this 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 workshop was web streamed live.

The presentation documents


Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director General, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry

Karl Falkenberg, Director General, European Commission, DG Environment

Session 1: The Market Potential and Knowledge Base

Gwen Cozigou, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry - The potential of nanomaterials to create growth and jobs

Gernot Klotz, CEFIC - Nanomaterials as a key enabling technology 

Eric Poudelet, European Commission, DG Health and Consumers - Assessment of nanomaterials in food, health and consumer products 

Wim de Jong, SCENIHR, Vice-Chairman - SCENIHR´s opinions on nanomaterials

Kenneth Dawson, University College Dublin, Ireland - How hazardous are nanomaterials?

Session 2: The Policy Response

Bjorn Hansen, European Commission, DG Environment - The main conclusions of the Second Regulatory Review 

Armindo Silva, European Commission, DG Employment - Worker protection legislation and nanomaterials

Satu Hassi, Member of the European Parliament - Initial reactions and planning in the Parliament 

John Newham, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Ireland - Planned follow-up to the Second Regulatory Review by the Irish Presidency 

Steffi Friedrichs, Nanotechnology Industries Association - Why is existing regulation sufficient to ensure safe use of nanomaterials and what can industry do to generate trust? 

Vito Buonsante, EEB/ClientEarth - Is there a need for more regulation on nanomaterials and why do we need to treat nanomaterials differently from other chemicals?  

Session 3: Panel Discussion on the Policy Response

Panel Discussion moderated by Philippa Jones, Chemical Watch: What can the European Union do to fully use the innovation potential of nanomaterials while ensuring their safety?


Bjorn Hansen, European Commission, DG Environment

Gwen Cozigou, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry

Dick Jung, Deputy Director Safety and Risks of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Netherlands

Peter Smith, CEFIC

Steffi Friedrichs, Nanotechnology Industries Association

Vito Buonsante, EEB/ClientEarth

Aida Ponce, ETUC

Session 4: Further Development of the Knowledge Base

Herbert von Bose, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation - Fostering safe and responsible nanotechnology innovation and supporting science-based regulation

Krzysztof Maruszewski, European Commission, Joint Research Centre - Addressing needs for information on nanomaterials 

Otto Linher, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry - The Commission’s plans for an impact assessment on the most adequate means to increase transparency 

Catherine Mir, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France - What are the objectives and impacts of the planned nanomaterial registry in France?  

Franz Fiala, ANEC - What information do consumers need? 

Florian Schellauf, Cosmetics Europe – The view of the cosmetics industry on nanomaterial registries 


Fabrizia Benini, European Commission, Member of Cabinet of Vice-President Tajani