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European Young Chemists´ Network


If you are organizing a chemistry-related event or you have some news or updates that you would like to share with other EYCN members, please send the information to our Communication Team Leader at . We aim to stay in touch with everyone and improve communication across Europe.


Photochimica 2017

NEW DEADLINE: October 25th, 2017

Great news for all artistic scientist:  The submission deadline for Photochimica 2017 has been extended. Read more about this competition below.


This is the theme of this year’s edition of Photochimica, the European photography competition for scientific photography. You can submit your scientific photos related to the theme ‘Radioactivity’ until October 25th, 2017.

For the rules and regulations, please visit this link.


Best of luck and light!


Slovakia: a new EYCN member country

We are pleased to welcome the Slovak Chemical Society to the EYCN! Now, our organization has representatives from 22 countries. You can find more information about this society and its delegate here.

If your society is a member of EuCheMS, but doesn’t have any young representative(s) in the EYCN, please contact us:


Chemistry Conference for Young Scientists

The 14th edition of the Chemistry Conference for Young Scientists (ChemCYS 2018) is organized by Jong KVCV and will take place February 21-23, 2018, at the Belgian coast in Blankenberge. Registration is already open and the deadline for abstract submission is October 31st. Registration fees already include accommodation and catering during the whole conference.

You can find more information about the conference below.


Mobility and Mentoring

For the second time, the EYCN representatives attended an international conference “Mobility and Mentoring: Increasing the Employment of Young Workers in the European Chemical Industry” in Lisbon from 20-22 September, 2017. For more information about this EU project, click here.


17th Merck Young Chemists Symposium

We are honored to announce the 17th edition of the Merck Young Chemists Symposium, as an annual scientific event organized by the Young Group Italian Chemical Society (SCI Giovani) with the financial support of Merck. Thanks to the presence of Merck and the active participation of SCI at European level (society member of EuCheMS), the event will be international, hosting several top-scientists.

Merck Young Chemists Symposium 2017 will be hosted in Milano Marittima (Italy) on November 13-15, 2017. This year, a special  emphasis will be given to chemistry without borders: how chemistry is increasingly present in all of the fields that are fundamental for human life, i.e. energy, health and environment? Deadline for abstract submission is September 24th, 2017.


1st Conference in Chemistry

1st Conference in Chemistry for Graduate students, Postgraduate students, and PhD candidates in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) on November 10-12, 2017. Abstract submission: September 15th, 2017. Deadline for registration via this online form: October 15th, 2017.

The scope of the conference is to provide the younger chemists, but also the last year students, with the opportunity to be well prepared for their next career steps in respect with the increasing demands in the job-market. Moreover they will have the possibility to present their scientific results in a large audience and strengthen by this way their soft skills. Last but not least the active engagement of the students in the organization of the conference aims to enhance their teamwork ability, a skill that is considered as highly valuable for reaching professional maturity.


Atlantic Basin Conference on Chemistry

Chemical societies across North and South America, Europe, and Africa invite chemistry professionals to the ABCChem Conference in Cancún (Mexico) on January 23-26, 2018. This event will offer an opportunity for top scientists from around the Atlantic Basin region to share ideas and collaborate on current multi-disciplinary chemistry topics.

For more information, contact 

The general submission window for ABCChem has now closed. However, in recognition of the extraordinary natural disasters that have recently impacted researchers throughout the Atlantic Basin community, anyone who was adversely affected may still submit an abstract directly by contacting  through Monday, October 9th, 2017.