1. Stakeholder Workshop of the BMBF-Projektes InnoMat.Life, 15.06.2021 – Register NOW!
On 15 June 2021, the BMBF-project InnoMat.Life is organising its 1st stakeholder workshop titled “Innovative and complex materials: Towards grouping to support hazard and risk assessment”. All stakeholders from policy, science, industry and NGOs who are dealing with regulatory implications of innovative materials in the context of chemical safety are cordially invited to join the workshop.
Main workshop topics are:
- polydisperse materials for industrial applications such as metals or polymer powders for additive manufacturing
- materials with other and potentially critical morphologies such as rods, plates or fibres
- hybrid materials of mixed chemical composition
- potential grouping approaches for the three material pillars for human health and the environment
WHERE: The workshop will take place online, the meeting link will be shared upon registration. Workshop language is English.
Registration: Participation in the workshop is free of charge. For registration, please follow the link https://www.bfr-akademie.de/english/innomat-life.html
EUON Online Survey „What nanomaterials are currently available in the EU market?“
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), as part of the activities of the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON), have recently launched a stakeholder survey on the substances available as nanomaterials in the EU market. The survey includes a market study of the nanomaterials, including substances, uses, volumes and key operators in the EU. The goal is to generate an overview of the substances available in the EU as nanomaterials as well as an insight into their main areas of application and approximate volumes.
The EUON Stakeholder Survey can be accessed via the following link
Stakeholder Befragung zur Überprüfung der Empfehlung zur Definition von Nanomaterialien – Jetzt Teilnehmen!
The European Commission has been performing a review of its Recommendation on the definition of nanomaterial (2011/696/EU). It has now launched a targeted stakeholder consultation to update, test and verify the preliminary findings of this review. Further evidence and feedback will be gathered from a wide range of stakeholders who have a role in application of the harmonized regulatory definition of nanomaterial in the EU. The online consultation is open until 30 June 2021.
The consultation aims to:
- Verify or complement the findings of the review
- Gather precise and structured technical feedback on the identified technical elements of the definition that could be addressed by changes to the definition
- Gather input on the impact of the changes under consideration: would they influence (different) classification of specific materials placed or emerging on the market?
You can share your expertise and contribute to efficient application of European legislation to nanomaterials by participating in the consultatiuon via the following link https://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/nanotech/review_en.htm
Recordings from EC Stakeholder Workshop on Safe- and Sustainable-by-Design (SSbD) now available
On 19th March 2021, the DG Research & Innovation department of the European Commission hosted virtually the “1st Stakeholders’ workshop on Safe and Sustainable-by-Design criteria”. The workshop set the first steps towards the criteria definition, concept and planning and brought lots of information about the future process to further elaborate on the SSbD concept in the field of chemical risk assessment.
The recordings of the workshop are now available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alXzLtwu8WE
For further information on the workshop, the overall activities of the European Commission in the area of Advanced Materials and to get regular updates, check out the website
New EUON Tender Call out now “Have your say on future studies on nanomaterials”
The European Observatory of Nanomaterials (EUON) has recently published a new tender call for studies on knowledge gaps on nanomaterials that are of interest to the general public and the research community. Up to three studies are conducted annually and interested parties are invited to submit their proposals by 19 April 2021.
Are you an interested member of the public or working in a field related to nanomaterials or nanotechnology that could benefit from more research? If you have a proposal for a specific study that fills an information gap relevant to nanomaterials on the EU market, the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) may be able to carry it out. The EUON is looking for studies that address:
- questions relating to the health and safety of nanomaterials, including hazard and risk assessment, exposure to nanomaterials or worker safety and protection
- specific issues surrounding the uses of nanomaterials
- information about markets for nanomaterials (e.g. the market for specific materials such as graphene or specific market sectors)
Check out the EUON Website for further information and details on the open tender call https://euon.echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/have-your-say-on-future-studies-on-nanomateria-2