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Last updated: 18/12/2023

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The 19th Delegate Assembly of the European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN) is scheduled to convene in London from January 28th to 31st, 2024. This significant event will be graciously hosted by The Royal Chemical Society (RSC).

The Delegate Assembly (DA) is a pivotal annual gathering that brings together Delegates from various young chemical societies across Europe. It serves as a platform for these delegates to converge, exchange ideas, deliberate on pertinent matters, and collectively contribute to shaping the future landscape of chemistry within Europe and beyond.

Throughout the assembly, participants can anticipate engaging discussions, collaborative initiatives, workshops, and networking opportunities. The event’s agenda typically covers a wide array of topics, spanning from scientific advancements to career development, education, and fostering international collaborations among young chemists.

Being hosted by The Royal Chemical Society, renowned for its dedication to the advancement of chemical sciences, adds a prestigious backdrop to the 19th DA. London, as the chosen location, not only offers a vibrant backdrop for the event but also provides an inspiring environment for the exchange of knowledge and experiences among the participating delegates.

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History and structure of EYCN

The European Young Chemists’ Network is the young division of EuChemS. Young members of any EuChemS member society (as defined by their national criteria) (see the full list here) automatically becomes a member of the EYCN. Today, the EYCN has delegates and representatives in 28 countries (from 31 chemical societies)

The idea of the EYCN within EuChemS emerged during several young chemists meetings in Europe. During the 1st European Chemistry Congress 2006 in Budapest (Hungary) a paper was written about “Aims, Tasks and Goals of EYCN” and this is considered to be the foundation of the EYCN. In March 2007 Jens Breffke (Germany) and Csaba Janáky (Hungary) invited all societies to send their young representatives to Berlin in order to set the rules of the EYCN. Only three weeks later the Executive Committee of EuChemS confirmed these Rules. The EYCN was now the official youth division of EuChemS.

If you want to read the current document containing all the EYCN rules, click here:

The 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 industrial partners as well as with other young scientific societies around the world.

The EYCN meets once a year in the Delegate Assembly.

  • 2023 – The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 2022 (September) – Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2022 (March) – online
  • 2021 – online
  • 2020 – Sitges, Spain
  • 2019 – Bremen, Germany
  • 2018 – Turin, Italy
  • 2017 – Heraklion, Greece
  • 2016 – Guimarães, Portugal
  • 2015 – Berlin, Germany
  • 2014 – Bucharest, Romania
  • 2013 – St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2012 – Aveiro, Portugal
  • 2011 – Murzasichle, Poland
  • 2010 – Untervaz, Switzerland
  • 2009 – Essen, Germany
  • 2008 – Madrid, Spain
  • 2007 – Berlin, Germany
  • 2006 – Budapest, Hungary – The creation of the EYCN

The EYCN is coordinated by a Board consisting of eight members who are elected every two years during the Delegate Assembly (DA) and an Advisor, who is usually the previous Chair. All of the remaining delegates are organized in five teams (Communication, Global Connections, Membership, Networks and Science), which are managed by a Team Leader.

The Board of the EYCN (2023-2025)

  • Claudia BONFIO (ITA) – Chair
  • Tomasz SWEBOCKI (POL) – Secretary
  • Nathan CARPENTIER (BEL) – Treasurer
  • Noah AL-SHAMERY (DEU) – Communication Team Leader
  • Gaia DE ANGELIS (GBR) – Global Connections Team Leader
  • Chrysanthi PAPADIMOU (CHE) – Membership Team Leader
  • Sara TORTORELLA (ITA) – Networks Team Leader
  • Monja SCHILLING (DEU) – Science Team Leader
  • Maximilian MENCHE (DEU) – Advisor