Frequently Asked Questions about Nanotechnology
Q: What is the European policy approach to nanotechnologies?
A: In its Strategy and Action Plan for nanosciences and nanotechnologies, the European Commission has adopted a policy for an integrated, safe and responsible development and use of nanotechnologies. This means that innovative development and a proactive stance on potential concerns to human health and the environment, as well as ethical issues and other societal considerations, are integrated with the technical development. This approach is supported by European Council, European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee as well as by stakeholders.
For further information please see: Nanotechnology policy documents