All about our association
AVICENN is an association of watch and civic information on the stakes and challenges of nanosciences and nanotechnologies.
We carry out citizen monitoring, offer transversal and independent information on nanomaterials and act for greater transparency and vigilance in the nano field.
We research, compile, analyze information on nanos and disseminate it widely in order to promote understanding by as many people as possible of the issues and controversies.
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- Respond to a citizen's need for information
- Obtain greater transparency and democratization of the field of nanotechnology
- Allow civil society to take part in choices concerning nanotechnologies
- Promote the development of collective vigilance by all the players concerned
- Information watch and monitoring
- The questioning of researchers and public and private decision-makers
- The analysis, production and dissemination of information (free, BD, website, interviews, social networks, conferences, training, …)
- Alerting and putting the concerned actors in touch with each other
- Turnkey testing of products
Board of directors
- Philippe Bourlitio (president) : former professor of biology, still keenly interested in science-society controversies, public debate and e-democracy; he is the founder and manager of the Particip&Co agency.
- André Cotton (secretary) : physicist, computer and network researcher, retired.
- Simone Cassette (treasurer) : retired from Thales, micro-nanoelectronics engineer technologist, she has studied the potential risks of nanomaterials and participated in various committees: NanoCERT with INERIS, Nanometrology Club, ANSES Nano Dialogue Committee. She is also a member of the Collectif Citoyen Nanotechnologies du Plateau de Saclay.
- Nadine Renaudie: doctor specializing in occupational health at the Regional Directorate for the Economy, Employment, Labor and Solidarity (DREETS) in New Aquitaine, she is responsible for occupational risks in companies and involved in the identification and prevention of exposure to nanomaterials in the workplace in conjunction with the French Ministry of Labor and Public Health.
- Natacha Cingotti: responsible for the health and chemicals program within the European Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL). She previously developed and directed several campaigns within the European and then international network of Friends of the Earth.
- David Azoulay: lawyer in international law and manager of the office of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) in Geneva, he represents civil society at the OECD, the European Commission and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
- Tristan Berger: lawyer, he specializes in environmental law and business law, currently associate researcher at the Institute of Legal and Philosophical Sciences of the Sorbonne (ISJPS).
- Jerome Santolini: chemist, researcher in biochemistry and head of the Oxidizing Stress and Detoxification laboratory, he is also co-founder of the association Cantine Sans Plastique, mobilized on the issue of nitrated additives in charcuterie, member of the Working Group of the National Ethics Commission on questions of the influence of links of public/private interest on the integrity of public research and expertise, administrator and member of the board of the Citizen Sciences association.
- Mathilde Detcheverry, General Delegate, Information Manager: a graduate of Political Sciences (Paris) and holder of a master's degree in Management of Organizations & Public Policies, she plunged into the nano universe in the United States in 2006 before joining AVICENN in 2010. Since then she has been monitoring the risks and governance of nanotechnology, running social networks and writing articles for VeilleNanos.
- Sarah Nouvellon, communication and documentation officer : a graduate of Political Sciences (Paris), she participated in the "Sciences-Societies-Democracy" project led by Sciences Citoyennes and Global Chance before joining the AVICENN team in September 2021 to work, among other projects, on the redesign from the site veillenanos.fr.
The founding members
In addition Philippe Bourlitio, André Cotton and Mathilde Detcheverry (see previous pages) were also among our founding members:
- Claude Henry: former president of the Vecam association, sociologist of techniques on collaborative tools (CNRS). In retirement, he facilitated several collaborative tools on “how to decide together”, with the aim of welcoming all levels of computer culture. He ensured the link with Tools Networks, designer of our previous website.
- Danielle Lanquetuit : agronomist environmental mediator, farmer, she has worked to protect drinking water and leads rural development missions and debates to build public decisions. Member of the AVICENN team until 2020, she is now enjoying her retirement at Saule rieur.
- Pierre-Yves Monteleon: epidemiologist in an inter-company occupational health service and CFTC confederal manager of occupational health, member of the Council for the orientation of working conditions (COCT), former president of INRS and vice-president of ANSES.
The life of the association
thecalendar from AVICENN
AVICENN in the media and elsewhere on the web
members area (coming soon)
our concrete actions (Including our 2022 tests) and our requests
our statutes and our house rules
our activity reports
Our institutional members (associate members)
Everyone can join individually. Organizations can also join as “legal persons”. Our associate members are made up of organizations involved in the fields of health and occupational health, the environment, consumption, responsible research & innovation. You too, join us !
Our financial support
AVICENN warmly thanks the partners who financially support its activities.
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