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Teams of EYCN

European Young Chemists´ Network

EYCN Teams

The EYCN lives and thrives through the outstanding work of its members. We are a motivated team of young scientists representing chemical societies from more than 20 European countries. Each society nominates up to two delegates for representing it in the annual Delegates Assembly (DA) and in the EYCN throughout the following year.

The delegates of the member societies are organized in four teams: Membership Team, Network Team, Science Team and Communications Team. Each of those teams is managed by a Team Leader.

Structure of the EYCN Board


Here, we present the Teams, along with Team members, and the main tasks that each Team has within the EYCN (photos only show members who were present at the 12th Delegates Assembly in 2017):


Membership Team


Tasks of the Membership Team are to:

  • establish contact with new European societies of young chemists (if your young chemists’ division is not a member of EYCN, please contact us at membership@eycn.eu);
  • keep information of the national delegates and member societies up to date;
  • renew connections with the societies that stopped sending delegates;
  • keep the information about recent activities and future projects on the EYCN website page up to date;
  • manage the e-mail accounts…


Network Team


Tasks of the Network Team are to:

  • make the link with policy makers, organizers of scientific events and young chemists;
  • develop  global and local actions aimed at increasing EYCN impact and providing training/support for young chemists;
  • identify networking opportunities and set the ground for fruitful collaborations;
  • draft and propose international projects to the Board for engagement with various partners (COST Actions, Marie Curie Training Networks…);
  • manage the accepted projects from the kick-off meeting to the end and present the deliverables to the Board and the EYCN community in general;
  • increase the visibility of EYCN by engaging to various national and international chemistry related projects (Researchers’ Night, “Treasure Hunt”…);
  • provide knowledge on industrial and academic job opportunities in Europe;
  • connect former recipients of European grants/fellowships with new applicants


Science Team


Tasks of the Science Team are to:

  • promote chemistry around Europe (Photochimica – photography contest, Chemistry Rediscovered – video contest);
  • promote EYCN around Europe (designing promo materials like posters, roll-ups, for EuCheMS conferences);
  • develop EYCN (Project Management Course);
  • support the scientific part of all EYCN projects and events;
  • organize fundraising for the Science Team projects;
  • promote EYCN to the corporations…


Communications Team


Tasks of the Communications Team are to:

  • write and circulate a monthly newsletter to all EYCN delegates and friends;
  • communicate important information from the Board using social media (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and e-mail;
  • maintain social media pages – respond to requests and questions, find and post useful or interesting information;
  • increase the visibility of EYCN through social media channels…


All photos were taken and arranged by Julian Dutzler.