Review of the Recommendation 2011/696/EU – Stakeholder consultation


The European Commission has been performing a review of its Recommendation on the definition of nanomaterial. It is now launching an online targeted stakeholder consultation to update, test and verify the preliminary findings of this comprehensive review, gathering further evidence and feedback from a wide range of stakeholders who have a role in application of the harmonized regulatory definition of nanomaterial in the EU.

The online consultation is open until 30 June 2021.

The consultation aims to:

Verify or complement the findings of the review

Gather precise and structured technical feedback on the identified technical elements of the definition that could be addressed by changes to the definition

Gather input on the impact of the changes under consideration: would they influence (different) classification of specific materials placed or emerging on the market?

It includes summary of the interim findings, links to relevant documents and reports and provides a short rationale with every question.

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European Commission, 10 June 2021