Future-proof Approaches for Risk Governance

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Future-proof Approaches for Risk Governance

This event, organised in collaboration with the OECD, is an opportunity to influence the future risk governance of new (nano) materials

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Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development 2 Rue André Pascal 75016 Paris France

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About this event

We invite you to register your interest in participating in our conference to help shape international approaches to addressing future challenges in risk governance of nano- & advanced materials. This includes safe- and sustainable by design (SSbD) and harmonisation and standardisation.

The conference will comprise two parts:

  1. In person (by invitation only as space is limited) at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris on the 24th and 25th January 2023.
  2. An online session open to everybody on 31st January 2023.

Please note that registering your interest to attend the in-person event does not guarantee a place. Spaces are limited and we will confirm whether you have a place in late October. There are no restrictions for the online event.

The main aim of our conference is to ensure that results from our projects are taken up to:

  • support the implementation of the Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS)
  • address future challenges in risk governance of new- and advanced materials

Conference approach

We will use interactive roundtables to present and discuss our key results and recommendations with a broad international audience of relevant stakeholders. The outcomes from these discussions are expected to complement and support the work of other stakeholders and initiatives on risk governance of nano- and advanced materials, including on the following themes:

  • Improved governance practices
  • Harmonisation and standardisation approaches
  • Data management (and FAIR data)
  • Accessibility of tools, instruments and guidance via an online portal
  • Effective organisation of risk governance

Why you must attend this conference

The fundamental premise of our projects is that governance must be inclusive. Thus we are extending an invitation to all stakeholders that can contribute to this discussion and are involved in ongoing initiatives related to the CSS and/or (risk) governance of advanced materials. This includes representatives from NGOs, industry, research organisations, EC, EU Member States and experts from the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN), and in particular those involved in:

  • (Research) projects in the context of the implementation of the CSS, e.g., projects on SSbD
  • Developing harmonisation and standardisation approaches for advanced (nano) materials
  • Nanosafety research
  • Regulatory risk assessment or method development of new (nano)materials

Please note the following:

The conference ‘Future-proof Approaches for Risk Governance’, is on the 24th and 25th January 2023 (in person at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris, comprising roundtable discussions) and the 31st January 2023 (online session, the opportunity to provide input and influence the final project outputs).

  • Spaces are limited for the conference at the OECD, so please register your interest as soon as possible
  • Space at the OECD event will be prioritised for individuals who will actively contribute to the discussions at the conference
  • The registration form will ask you to provide details of how you, personally, intend to actively contribute
  • We will contact everyone in late October to confirm their participation in these events