Organization of and scientific support to the meetings of the German Stakeholder Commission on Nanotechnologies of the German Government in 2009 and 2010


The NanoCommission of the German Government was installed in 2006 as central, national dialogue platform and consisted of approximately 20 representatives. It was the task of the Commission to support the discussion and exchange between different societal groups on the risks and opportunities of nanotechnologies and therewith contribute to a responsible and sustainable use of nanomaterials. The NanoCommission worked in two dialogue phases (2006 – 2008 and 2009 – 2011) and concluded each with a final report and recommendations to the government.   

Objectives and results

The aim of the project was to support the NanoCommission regarding the technical organisation and the scientific and content work. A total of 8 meetings of the Commission was prepared and documented. At the beginning, a work programme for the NanoCommission was developed based on the report of the first dialogue phase and in cooperation with the Commission members.


Dirk Jepsen

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