Scientific concept and organization of stakeholder conferences in the frame of the German national Dialogue on nanotechnologies


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 have the interim results of the NanoCommission’s work presented at a 1-day stakeholder dialogue conference.

The conference, in which approximately 150 persons participated, was prepared technically and scientifically. The proceedings and main discussions are presented in a documentation.


Dirk Jepsen

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