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Sectors: Information, Innovation, New technologies, Research

Beneficiaries: Corporations, Development NGOs, International Organisation, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

Regions: European Union, Northern America

Category: Call for proposals


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Additional info regions:

European Union:  Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal, Romania, Spain
Northern America:  USA


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Responsible: NCP


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This call for proposals aims to fund international initiatives enabling researchers to pool know-how, data and resources are called for, and collaborative efforts with U.S.A in the field of MNMs.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To development of a consolidated framework to address nano-related risks and the management of these risks for humans and the environment
– To strengthen the international dimension of the European Research Area.

The call is divided into 4 topics
– Exposure assessment
– Toxicity mechanisms
– Effects of MNMs on human health
– Environmental impacts of MNMs

Among financed actions
– Risk assessment
– Validation of testing procedures
– Direct development of OECD guidelines as well as direct contributions to standardization and regulatory issues
– Comparative studies addressing regulatory measures
– Consumer protection