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International multi-stakeholder dialogue platform framing the responsible development of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (NS&T)

Objective

The FramingNano project will support the establishment of a multistakeholders dialogue on NS&T regulation and governance among the scientific, institutional, industrial communities, the broad public to articulate consensus and absence of consensus between the various stakeholders, sustain a European debate between them, and foster the development of a shared frame of knowledge, objectives, actions to define constructive and practicable regulatory solutions toward a responsible development of NS&T. This action will lead to a proposal of a Governance Plan designing a deliberative process for the responsible development of NS&T at European level and beyond, including recommendations for future research, policy actions, and co-operative research processes over the years 2009-2013. The activity of the project will be articulated in 28 months and geared around 4 key actions: 1. Analysis and review of existing-proposed regulatory processes, identification of stakeholders; 2. collection and analysis of stakeholders positions and needs; 3. Development of an appropriate proposal of a Governance Plan; communication and dissemination of information on the project and NS&T governance. Project website and Newsletter, a mid term international workshop, a final international conference, and national workshops will be organised. The project brings together 6 partners from 6 countries, covering all main European geographical areas (North, Eastern, Centre, South). Consortium partners have a long experience in NS&T, in S&T assessment, consultation processes, analysis of technological and societal issues, communication, and liaison already established with many relevant stakeholders. The project will support the European Commission, EU policy makers and stakeholders in designing a European model that assure that the development of NS&T takes place responsibly and to the benefit of the individuals and the society.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER LA RICERCA INDUSTRIALE - AIRI
Address
Viale Gorizia 25C
00198 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 178 087
Administrative Contact
Guido Frigessi Di Rattalma (Mr.)

Participants (5)

The Innovation Society Ltd
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 158 360
Address
Lerchenfeldstr. 5
-9014 St.gallen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christoph Meili (Ms.)
Institute of Nanotechnology
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 201 851
Address
Innovation Park University Of Stirling - The Alpha Centre 6
FK9 4NF Stirling
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Richard Moore (Mr.)
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 63 665
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
NL-3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Van Altena (Dr.)
Fondation EurActiv
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 42 586
Address
Batiment Ipc, 1 Boulevard Charlemagne 1
-B-1041 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Thierry Leroy (Mr.)
TECHNOLOGICKE CENTRUM AKADEMIE VED CESKE REPUBLIKY
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 30 495
Address
Ve Struhach 1076/27
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bohumil Lysy (Dr.)