Gov4Nano is a 4 year Horizon 2020 (H2020) project, led by National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), which commenced on the 1st January 2019.
The Gov4Nano project aims to develop the first implementation of a future-proof operational Nano Risk Governance Model (NRGM) that addresses the needs of the transdisciplinary field and innovative (and key enabling) character of nanotechnology.
The project will take into account the particulars of different generations of nano-technologies and risk/benefits/public concerns to develop an integrated approach connecting the scientific, regulatory and market layers and the different actors involved from generation of data and knowledge to application in legislation and standards, and propose the basis for efficient and effective risk governance of nanotechnologies. The Gov4Nano project will design and establish a Nanotechnology Risk Governance Council (NRGC), to create a trustworthy and objective international umbrella for the risk governance of nanotechnologies.
SAFENANO are involved in a number of aspects of the project inlcuding the design and establishment of the NRGC.