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Posted: July 25, 2008
New FramingNano website informs about nanotechnology regulation in the EU
(Nanowerk News) On behalf of the FramingNano project partners, the Innovation Society (St.Gallen) is pleased to announce the
launch of the official project website with immediate effect.
FramingNano is an FP7 funded two-year project aimed at building a deliberative process amongst
nanotechnology stakeholders in order to inform the development of a future EU governance framework for the
responsible and safe development of nanotechnologies.
The project comprises six European partners from six different European countries, each committed to the
project by virtue of their expertise in engaging with stakeholders in the field of nanotechnology.
The project itself will comprise a number of important stages
an analysis of the existing governance and regulatory situation
the identification of key nanotechnology stakeholders
a two-stage consultation amongst the identified stakeholders
development of a governance plan setting out a deliberative process for the responsible development of nanosciences and nanotechnologies at European level and beyond
public consultation on the proposed governance plan
communication concerning development of the governance plan and of the outcomes of the project, as well as information generally concerning nanotechnology governance
The FramingNano website will be a key tool in this process and will be a primary means of engaging key
nanotechnology stakeholders, communicating information concerning the progress of the project, providing a
repository of relevant documents and links concerning all aspects of nanotechnology governance and
regulation, and of informing the wider community of the importance of achieving an appropriate governance
framework in order to encourage and facilitate the safe and responsible development of nanotechnologies
across a wider range of industries within the European Union.
Further information on the aims and objectives of the FramingNano Project, its timetable and key stages, and
about the six project partners is available on the new website: www.framingnano.eu