NANORIGO (NANOtechnology RIsk GOvernance), 2019 – 2023, was a European Union project tasked with developing a Risk Governance Framework (RGF) and a Risk Governance Organisational Form (NRGOF) for manufactured nanomaterials and nano-enabled products. The project was funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and involved 28 partners across Europe, including EPFL.

IRGC has provided core principles for the development of the RGF, and leaded the work on establishing the RGC. We brought to the NANORIGO project our long-standing expertise in international risk governance, as well as direct access to complementary expertise and best practices in various other technology sectors that are of relevance to the field of nanotechnology.

The overall objectives of the NANORIGO project were to:

  • develop and apply criteria for risk evaluation, acceptance and transfer,
  • build decision-making tools to facilitate risk communication,
  • establish the RGF and RGC on a multistakeholder, transdisciplinary, science-based and sustainable basis,
  • facilitate the availability of high quality data for decision making,
  • ensure consistency of approaches across all EU member states and internationally.

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The NANORIGO project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, under Grant Agreement number 814530. This website reflects only the author’s view and the Commission is not responsible for any use that maybe made of the information it contains.