Are you currently working as a Ph.D. student or a postdoc? Are you interested in risk assessment, risk governance, Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design in the nanoworld? Then we have good news for you!

Participate to the workshop organized by the project Gov4Nano entitled “Nanotechnology and its implications to society: Training session on risks, benefits and governance” that will take place online on February, 28th, 14:00-17:30 CET.

The workshop explores the concepts of risk assessment, risk governance and Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design for nanotechnology. The participants will be guided through a brainstorming session to explore some of the challenges associated with risk assessment and Safe-and-Sustainable-by-design, such as analysing information required for conducting risk assessment and addressing the safety and sustainability of nanotechnology.

The workshop is designed in three parts:

  1. Introduction to the topics of Risk Assessment & Governance, Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design (Speakers: Veronique Adam, Beatrice Salieri)
  2. Hands-on session (brainstorming session, groups of 3-5 participants)
  3. Wrap-up and conclusion

Who is the workshop for?

We welcome all PhD students and post-docs profiles, the only requirement is that you work on “nano”. We would really like to have varied backgrounds and research topics among the participants to make the workshop as enriching as could be!

What benefits do I get from this workshop?

At the hands-on session you will explore and discuss, with the other participants, the main elements of risk assessment such as hazard and exposure characterization for nanotechnology. Also, you will discuss how nanotechnology can support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and reflect on the potential impacts and their mitigation along the life cycle of a nano-application.

You will work in small groups (from 3 to 5 people) to stimulate the discussion and the brainstorming, and a certificate of attendance will be provided to the participants at the end of the workshop, on behalf of Gov4Nano.

How long will it take me?

Only half a day! No need to travel, everything will be online!

How much do I need to pay?

Nothing! The workshop is completely free of charge.

Last but not least: only 15 participants will be able to join, so be sure to register soon! You can do so by sending an email to and tell her you’re interested.

The deadline for registration is February 15th, but first come first!