NIA Member BASF will host a public discussion on fostering transparency and responsible innovation with nanomaterials in Brussels this March as part of their ongoing Dialogforum Nano project. The event will mark the release of their latest Dialogforum report, a collaborative document between BASF and NGOs which highlights the results of their ongoing discussions about improving knowledge and development of nanotechnology. Invited speakers include representatives from the private sector, NGOs, policymakers, and regulators to provide a full spectrum of stakeholder perspectives.
For more information or to RSVP, contact BASF.
Dialogforum Nano of BASF
Fostering transparency and responsible innovation with nanomaterials
Presentation and discussion of key outcomes
Monday 14 March 2016 from 15:00-19:00 followed by a buffet
Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union, Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels
In recent years various approaches have been developed across Europe for (more) transparency about nanotechnologies. Representatives of environmental and consumer organisations, trade unions and industry worked together in the Dialogforum Nano of BASF 2014/2015 to develop recommendations for fostering transparency and responsible innovation with nanotechnologies.
The stakeholder group evaluated strengths and weaknesses of national nanomaterial registers, existing EU regulations and public information platforms, relating to transparency for public authorities, consumers and the workplace.
On Monday 14 March 2016, the Dialogforum Nano of BASF will publish its report. We would like to invite you to contribute to a discussion about its recommendations, together with representatives of the EU institutions, policy makers, civil society organisations, industry associations and participants of the Dialogforum Nano. The following experts will share their insights during the discussion:
Rudolf W. Strohmeier, DG Research
David Azoulay, Center of International Environmental Law
Victor Björkgren, Swedish Chemicals Agency
Doreen Fedrigo-Fazio, European Environmental Citizens’ Organisation for Standardisation
Anke Jesse, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conversation, Building and Nuclear Safety
Andrej Kobe, DG Environment
Otto Linher, DG GROW and
Carolin Kranz, BASF SE, among others.