EuChemS is particularly aware of the crucial role that the recognition of merit plays in the advancement of chemistry. It is our hope that with the attribution of these awards we may encourage both individuals and teams in their lasting commitment to chemistry and society.
EuChemS recognises the achievements of individual scientists and teams through the European Sustainable Chemistry Award which is given every two years. The European Sustainable Chemistry Award is intended to be a prestigious scheme which will raise the profile of sustainable chemistry and be a spur to innovation and competitiveness. The ESCA was initially launched in 2010.
The European Young Chemist Awards (EYCA), which are sponsored by the Italian Chemical Society and the Italian Consiglio Nazionale dei Chimici, are given every two years during the EuChemS Chemistry Congress. The European Young Chemists Awards are intended to showcase and recognise the excellent research being carried out by young scientists working in the chemical sciences.
The EuChemS Lecture Award serves to strengthen the image of EuChemS and of European chemistry in general, promoting scientific cooperation among chemists in Europe. The Lecture is normally awarded annually to a prominent chemist from a European country.
The EuChemS Award for Service acknowledges outstanding commitment with regard to fostering chemistry and molecular sciences in Europe and the goals of EuChemS. Nominations must demonstrate achievements for improved competitiveness, visibility, coherence or structure of chemistry in Europe. In addition to recognized service to EuChemS, this may include activities in governmental, non-governmental or funding organizations, publicity-related activities, and other.
EuChemS decided to set up a Historical Landmarks Programme, which aims to reinforce the sense of belonging of European chemists and remind them that as far as the history of chemistry goes, people and ideas alike have circulated, been shared and shaped through meetings and communication. It also aims to bring to the general public some sense of how chemistry is part of the general cultural heritage and history of every European citizen, especially as commemorative plaques will be accompanied with communication materials providing information on the discoveries and breakthroughs celebrated, and the impact they had.
EuChemS special prize for best chemistry contribution at the European Union Contest for Young Scientist, is attributed every year at EUCYS to a young scientist for hers/his research work in the field of chemistry.
EUCYS, an initiative of the European Commission that was set up in 1989 with the goal of promoting cooperation and interchange between young scientists and guiding them towards a future career in science and technology.
Some EuChemS Professional Networks also premiate research and commitment to chemistry with awards: