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Policy Briefs

ETUI policy briefs provide a short, critical and policy-oriented analysis or evaluation of topical issues which are of interest to the labour movement in Europe. They are intended for a non-specialist audience, including practitioners and trade unions at the national level as well as European-level decision-makers, think tanks and NGOs.

There are two types of policy briefs.

The ‘policy recommendations’ type: this type either develops specific policy recommendations or demonstrates why an EU policy (proposal) is undesirable in its current form. This is done through logical reasoning or presenting relevant data evidence and research, or both. The policy recommendations are summarised at the beginning of the document in the ‘Policy recommendations’ box.

The ‘key points’ type: this type either summarises recently published research or provides an overview of data which is of direct relevance to practitioners and policymakers. The main points are summarised at the beginning of the document in the ‘Key points’ box.

We welcome both comments on and proposals for policy briefs. Policy briefs should be no longer than 3,500 words, but preferably 2,500 words or less (including a maximum of 10 references).

EU Observatory for Nanomaterials: a constructive view on future regulation

Aída Ponce Del Castillo (ETUI) and Hildo Krop

2017

This Policy Brief provides information about the recently established ‘EU Observatory for Nanomaterials’, how it is being developed, its limitations and why it is not an ideal option.

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