Joint Nanotechnology Project with ECOS and Öko Institut

– In collaboration with the European Citizen’s Organization for Standardization and the Öko-Institut –

As the pace of nanotechnology development increases, it is crucial to ensure that these technologies bring about true societal and environmental benefits, with limited risks to human health and the environment.

CIEL, and ECOS (the European Citizen’s Organization for Standardization) have launched a multi-year project aiming to support the public interest in relation to nanomaterial development. The ultimate objective of the project is to ensure that risk assessment methodologies and risk management tools guide regulators towards the adoption of a precaution-based regulatory framework for the responsible development of nanomaterials in the EU and beyond.

Together with our project partner the German Öko-Institut, CIEL and ECOS participate in the work of the standardization organizations Comité Européen de Normalisation and International Standards Organization (ISO), and the work of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) related to health, environmental and safety aspects of nanomaterials, as well as exposure and risk assessment.

This page will continue to be populated as the project unfolds, and will contains fact sheets introducing the basics relating to nanomaterials, position papers and policy recommendations, as well as updates and links to relevant nano-related activities of partner organizations.