Organisation and scientific support of meetings of the German Stakeholder Commission on nanotechnologies and its WG, as well as of dialogue conferences in the frame of the national stakeholder dialogue on nanotechnologies, 2009 – 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 project was divided into 4 parts:

    • Content and organisational support for the NanoCommission’s work
    • Content and organisational support for the work of the NanoCommission’s working groups
    • Organisation and scientific preparation of a conference for the presentation of
        • The interim results
        • The final report of the NanoCommission.  


Dirk Jepsen

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