2013 EuChemS General Assembly, Budapest, Hungary
This year, it was the Hungarian Chemical Society which kindly hosted about seventy participants for meetings on 23 – 25 October in Budapest. Sincere thanks on behalf of EuChemS was expressed to its President, Livia Simon Sarkadi by Ulrich Schubert.
This year EuChemS General assembly was dedicated to important internal matters: new constitution and elections for President-Elect and elected members of the Executive Board were key items on the agenda. They were complemented by detailed presentations on various EuChemS activities in the past year.
A comprehensive overview was given by Ulrich Schubert, EuChemS President, who emphasized, amongst other, the importance of new constitution. Policy related activities were presented by Nineta Majcen, General Secretary, who invited representatives of EuChemS member societies and EuChemS Divisions/WPs to actively contribute to them, whenever they find a certain policy activity relevant for their specific research. Livia Simon Sarkadi and Frederique Backaert complemented a successful year by presenting activities of EuChemS Divisions and Working Parties and the European Young Chemists Network (EYCN).
Presentations at the General Assembly 2013 in Budapest
- Representing chemical and molecular sciences in Europe – Ulrich Schubert, President of EuChemS
- Some key policy development activities – Nineta Hrastejl, EuChemS Secretary General
- Reports of divisions and working parties – Livia Simon Sarkadi, Executive Board Member, Representative of Chairs of Divisions and Working Parties
- EYCN activity report – Fréderique Backaert, Chairperson of EYCN