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European Young Chemists´ Network

Chemistry Rediscovered

Application Deadline 17th of February: Societies which want to participate have to state that until the 17th of February.

Submission Deadline 16th of May: Projects have to be submitted until the 16th of May. 

The contest intends to promote chemistry among the young high-school students from all Europe. This will be achieved with the help of teachers, who will develop scientific projects together with their students and encourage them to present their findings, in the form of a video-experiment, together with an accurate experimental protocol. The competition will present itself in two stages: a first NATIONAL selection of the two best teams, performed by the chemical society of each country; and a second stage, where the best national representatives will dispute the EYCN award.

Please note the Rules and Regulations and Project Application.


Challenging organic syntheses inspired by nature – from natural products chemistry to drug discovery

The Young Chemists Network (EYCN) together with the COST Action CM1407 “NATCHEMDRUGS” are offering one award for a young chemist who is currently within this scientific area.

The award consists of: 100 EUR, free participation at a COST meeting (2nd-3rd March 2017, Krakow – Poland) and an oppertunity to present an oral communication (15 mins) at this international event.

You must be aged 35 or under, working in a COST Member country and working in the scientific field covered by COST Action CM1407. You must also be available to attend the conference to collect your prize!

HOW TO APPLY: Deadline: 15th January 2017. Send your CV and a 1-page abstract of your research (both in PDF format) to the Networks Team (). In your email, please guarantee that you will be able to be present at the award ceremony if you are chosen as the winner.

See the poster below for more details.

Good Luck!

EYCN Career Days

During the upcoming EuCheMS Chemistry Conference (ECC) in Seville (Spain) next September, the EYCN will organise a four-day career event. These “EYCN Career Days” are filled with lectures and workshops which are specifically designed by and for young chemists looking ahead to their future career in academia or industry. In order to achieve these series of events, the EYCN strongly collaborates with industry, academic (funding) institutions and publishing authorities. In addition, the event is jointly organized with the GDCh Career Services & RSC Careers.

Please find below an overview of our program.

programme Seville web

Take into consideration that a registration is required for the CV Clinic! This in order to limit the number of participants for each session and to maximize the advice for your career!

Please register HERE!

Moreover, on Thursday September, 15th, the EYCN in collaboration with the German Research Foundation set up a workshop discussing the possible funding opportunities in Europe. This workshop will take place in Room Roma! Please have a look at the detailed program below

program Funding

See you soon in Seville!

What is the EYCN?

The European Young Chemists’ Network is the young division of EuCheMS. Every chemist under the age of 35 that belongs to any of our fellow societies becomes, automatically, a member of the EYCN.

EYCN was founded in 2006 after Jens Breffke and Csaba Janaky had the idea of reuniting european young chemists during the 1st European Chemistry Conference in Budapest.



The Board of EYCN

  • Fernando Gomollón-Bel (ES) – Chair
  • Camille Oger (FR) – Secretary
  • Michael Terzidis (GR) – Networks Team Leader
  • Oana Fronoiu (RO) – Scientific Team Leader
  • Emanuel Ehmki (AT) – Members Team Leader
  • Sarah (UK) – Communications Team Leader
  • Fréderique Backaert (BE) – Advisor

EYCN’s goal is to promote Chemistry in Europe, as well as to give new educational and networking opportunities to students and professionals. We promote several awards in different conferences, organize Career Days to improve soft-skills and collaborate in a variety of exchange programs to promote the mobility of our members. To do all this, we partner with powerful industries as well as with other young scientific societies around the world.


EYCN meets once a year in the Delegates Assembly.

  • 2017 – Heraklion, Greece
  • 2016 – Guimarães, Portugal
  • 2015 – Berlin, Germany
  • 2014 – Bucharest, Romania
  • 2013 – St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2012 – Aveiro, Portugal
  • 2011 – Murzashicle, Poland
  • 2010 – Untervaz, Switzerland
  • 2009 – Essen, Germany
  • 2008 – Madrid, Spain
  • 2007 – Berlin, Germany
  • 2006 – Budapest, Hungary – The creation of EYCN