Free online course: Nanomaterials in EU Legislation
2 October 2023


Are you a scientist with a basic knowledge in nanomaterials or you simply want to get more information on the regulation of nanomaterials in the EU? If you answered “YES”, read ahead.

EU Academy is offering a free online course “Nanomaterials in EU Legislation” which can be taken at a participant’s own pace. In this course, you can learn how European Union legislation addresses nanomaterials, what a nanomaterial is from a scientific point of view, and what makes it special in a legal context. The course will help you to understand the European Commission’s overarching regulatory definition of nanomaterial and how the challenges to implementing it can be met. It will also help you to gain insights into the basis for EU legislation in general, the processes for developing it, different types of EU legislative acts, and understand why there are differences.

Nanomaterials and health


ImageNanomaterials and health

Are substances in nanoforms more dangerous than they are in their normal size? Some are and some are not. Just like any other chemical substance, nanomaterials have to be assessed separately.



ImageFighting cancer using nanotechnology

Nanomaterials are not only used in consumer products, but also in new and innovative medical treatments. Research has shown that nanoparticles can be used to damage and even destroy cancer cells from within.


Three infographics in a tablet computer,

Visit the interactive Infographics to learn more about nanomaterials around us and in the most popular products.

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