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