A Stakeholder’s Perspective of Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design (SSbD)
More than ninety participants from all over the world (Asia, America, Africa, Europe) and from a wide range of stakeholders (scientists, industry, consultants, market researchers, NGO representatives, regulators, policy makers/advisors, lawyers, trade associations, etc.), joined the workshop with the expectation of increasing their knowledge in SSbD, in knowing more about the point of view of SSbD from other stakeholder’s perspectives and to foster on the policy consequences of adopting one concrete “concept”.
After a warm welcome by the moderator Mr Anthony Bochon, from Gil Robles – San Bartolome & Partners (Brussels), SABYDOMA’s coordinator, Prof. Andrew Nelson, from the University of Leeds, gave a short presentation about the project. Anthony Bochon summarised the output of the 1st Legal Workshop on Safe-by-Design organised by SABYDOMA in January 2021. Beatriz Alfaro Serrano (from BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft GmbH) welcomed and introduced all renowned invited speakers, who shortly presented their visions/definitions of SSbD.
The invited speakers were:
- Victor Puntes, Applied Nanoparticles, Spain
- Mario Pansera, University of Vigo, Spain
- Eva Valsami-Jones, University of Birmingham, UK
- Denis Sarigiannis, PARC project
- Jana Drbohlavová, European Commission
- Xenia Trier, European Environmental Agency (EEA)
- Anne Chloe Devic, European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), Belgium
- Henrik Edin, ChemSec, SE
- Blanca Suarez, TEMAS Solutions GmbH, Switzerland
- Sean Kelly, Nanotechnology Industries Association, Belgium
The workshop continued with a live survey, moderated by Beatriz Alfaro, where all participants were invited to choose, based on the definitions given by the workshop speakers, those they mostly agreed / felt most comfortable with. Furthermore, the participants were asked to name which words they mostly associate with SSbD, giving as result a heterogenous word cloud.
The workshop ended with a very interactive Round Table, where eight panellists (all speakers with the exception of Eva Valsami-Jones and Xenia Trier) were interviewed by the moderator of the session, Mr Ignasi Gispert Pi (from Applied Nanoparticles S.L.), discussing various aspects of SSbD.
Relevant publications suggested by the workshop speakers can be found here.
You can find the presentations here, available in the SABYDOMA Community in Zenodo under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0), and the recordings of the workshop divided in Part 1 (Speakers) & Part 2 (Round Table) in SABYDOMA’s YouTube Channel.