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Promoting the Implementation of Safe by Design

Objective

The CSA links different initiatives and facilitates the integration of results from these initiatives, so that a maximum use of these results can benefit the regulatory process. The CSA is designed to facilitate this process and show European leadership on chemical safety, including nano’s.

The aim of this activity is to coordinate and support for risk assessment, management and governance by streamlining data acquisition, collection and management on regulatory orientated toxicology testing of nanomaterials, exposure monitoring, LCA, and disposal and treatment of waste nanomaterials. A number of topics were not included in NANoREG, as they fell outside the scope of that call. The principles enshrined in NANoREG will through PROSAFE be transferred to as many other member states and non-EU states as possible.

Nano-safety can be considered to improve significantly when Safe by Design is internationally accepted to guarantee safety. But it lacks agreed definitions, guarantees, and therefore confidence for acceptance. PROSAFE will facilitate and promote the acceptance of Safe by Design within the EU-COM, its Member and Associated states. Consideration is given to regulatory developments including challenges raised by the convergence between nano and biotechnologies.

To prepare for the future, after decades of playing EHS catch-up on innovations that became major environmental hazards like lead, asbestos, PCB’s, a shift is needed towards a proactive approach of demonstrating safety and sustainability in pre-commercial innovation.
Priorities are:
•Move from generalized discussions to case specific differences
•Improve characterization of nanomaterials and require reporting on their use
•Increase funding for research on ecotoxicology and environmental fate and behaviour
•Use value chains assessments when considering environmental impacts
•Commit to environmentally sustainable and socially robust innovation.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy/metaphysics/ontology
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-CSA-2014
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT
Address
Rijnstraat 8
2500 EX Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 018 514,78

Participants (13)

INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 348 608,43
Address
Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
EH14 4AP Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 303 750
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 156 047,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 145 122,50
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERNATIONAL LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE EUROPEAN BRANCH AISBL

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Av. E. Mounier 83
1200 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEMAS AG TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Alpenstrasse 3
8152 Opfikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NANOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 116 375
Address
Avenue De Tervueren 143
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
VENETO NANOTECH SOCIETA CONSORTILEPER AZIONI

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 17 672,54
Address
Piazza Salvemini 13
35131 Padova
Activity type
Research Organisations
UMWELTBUNDESAMT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 12 500
Address
Woerlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-rosslau
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 73 875
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUTUL DE CHIMIE FIZICA ILIE MURGULESCU
Romania
EU contribution
€ 41 250
Address
Splaiul Independentei 202
060021 Bucharest
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECAMRICERT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 72 827,46
Address
Viale Del Lavoro 6
36030 Monte Di Malo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 206 068,79
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations