The website of the European Commission
on industrial nanotechnologies:
Moreover, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has released a report on the definition of the term 'nanomaterial'. The document entitled 'Considerations on a definition of nanomaterial for regulatory purposes' can be downloaded at the following web-address: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/jrc/index.cfm?id=2540&lang=en
What is a "nanomaterial"? European Commission breaks new ground with a common definition
Standards and Standardisation - A practical guide for researchers
Pre and co normative research for standardisation
First implementation report
On 6 September 2007, the European Commission adopted the Communication "Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: an action plan for Europe 2005-2009.
First Implementation Report
This reports progress in virtually all areas of the Action Plan below
First implementation report in pdf
Second implementation report
On 29 October 2009, the European Commission adopted the Communication "Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: an action plan for Europe 2005-2009.
Second Implementation Report 2007-2009".
This outlines the key developments during 2007-2009 in each policy area of the Action Plan, identifies current challenges, and draws conclusions relevant to the future European nanotechnology policy. Where appropriate, for the sake of completeness and continuity, developments in preceding years are included. Detailed supporting information can be found in the accompanying Staff Working Document.
Second implementation report in pdf
On 7 June 2005, the European Commission adopted the Communication "Nanosciences and nanotechnologies: an Action Plan
for Europe 2005-2009" (COM(2005) 243). This Action Plan defines a series of articulated and interconnected actions for the immediate implementation of a safe, integrated and responsible approach for nanosciences and nanotechnologies, based on the priority areas identified in the above-mentioned European Strategy.
Action Plan in pdf