Conferences on EU nanotechnology governance framework — 11 Feb London

8 February 2010

The FramingNano Project, under the EU's FP7 Programme, has developed a proposal for a nanotechnology governance framework that addresses key needs such as environmental health and safety (EHS) and ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) as well as the challenges of international cooperation and organisational implementation of key governance measures.

Over the past year the Project has facilitated a broad stakeholder dialogue to give interested parties first-hand opportunity to learn and comment on the resulting draft Governance Plan and to influence its finalisation and publication as a future model to be followed by EU policy makers and involved stakeholders.

The FramingNano UK Event, to be held in London on 11 February, provides a unique opportunity to explore the key issues of nanotechnology governance and to discuss possible new governance models. The Event will be of interest to all concerned with the responsible development of this vitally important enabling technology.

With more than 1000 consumer products containing nanomaterials on the market worldwide there is a more urgent need than ever for an effective framework of governance that ensures public safety and environmental protection whilst at the same time facilitating a responsible development of nanotechnology and promoting innovation.

Further FramingNano consultation events will be held in:

  • Czech Republic (Prague): 2 March 2010
  • The Netherlands (Amersfoort): 9 March 2010
  • Bern, Switzerland, 18 March 2010
  • Frankfurt, Germany, 24 March 2010
  • Italy (Rome): date to be confirmed

The FramingNano UK Event is free to attend but requires online registration at


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