From 1 January 2019, a new EU-funded project, RiskGONE brings together 23 partners from Europe and other countries to contribute to “Science-based Risk Governance of Nanotechnology.”
Nanotechnology is an emerging policy issue in the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). Risk governance of nanotechnology contributes to SDG subgoal 12.4: "By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment."
In RiskGONE, my company contributes mainly to “Identification of regulatory and ethical risk thresholds” and other social and ethical aspects. The project will run for 50 months and has a budget of almost 5 million euro. Close collaboration with other projects contributing to risk governance of nanotechnology is foreseen. The project targets this call for proposals.