ECHA has just launched the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON). The EUON is a website in 23 EU languages that will aim to give citizens, workers and professionals access to information on nanomaterials on the EU market. The EUON will be launched in 3 steps, with additional information being made available at each step and is currently funded up until 2020. 

The ECHA Director Geert Dancet says "With the EUON, we aim to create a reliable source of information on nanomaterials. They are used in many every day products and it is therefore important that workers and consumers in the EU have access to objective and easily understandable information on nanomaterials".

The EUON provides coverage on the following topics related to nanomaterials: General information, Uses, Safety, Regulation, International activities and Research & Innovation.  In addition to just providing information the EUON will also carry out studies and make use of external databases and publications.