Posted: May 21, 2010

International workshop 'Normative pluralism and Nanotechnologies. Internormativity and nanotechnology regulation'

(Nanowerk News) Are the existing legal and technical regulations adequate to address the specific characteristic of nanotechnologies? Following the creation of new technical rules, are we going to witness the creation of an ad hoc legislation? Will the interaction of technical and legal rules enable to manage the risks that may be related to nano-products?
Addressing these crucial issues in the development of nanotechnologies, the workshop on June 3-4, 2010 will discuss the relevance of the different types of regulation, their interaction, and their capacity to define a coherent framework for nano-products. These themes will be discussed by a multidisciplinary group of scholars (legal experts, sociologists, economists, biologists, physicists, toxicologists, etc.).
The workshop is part of the Research Project Nanonorma, which is aimed to explore regulatory issues of nano-products throughout their whole life cycle. Nanonorma is coordinated by CNRS-Centre d'Etudes sur la Coopération Juridique Internationale (CECOJI) and it is supported by Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR).
The workshop is organised by CIGA - University of Padua and UMR de droit comparé de l'Université Paris I. The workshop is organized in association with ECSIN - European Centre for the Sustainable Impact of Nanotechnology and under the patronage of Consorzio Università Rovigo. The workshop is supported by the Réseau Droit, Science et Technique, the IODE, Arkema, and the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo.
Registration is free of charge. Travel/Accommodation reimbursement (total or partial, depending on the amount to be reimbursed) is available for a limited number of participants. Preference will be given to junior researchers (PhD students and post-doc). The deadline for registration is May 31st. The deadline to apply for financial support is May 27st. Workshop Venue
Auditorium of Conservatorio Statale di Musica «F. Venezze», Via Pighin, Rovigo
Working languages
The working language of the conference is English. Translation from/to Italian is available only for the opening session.
Source: CIGA