Teams of the EYCN

Last updated 02/10/2021

Teams of the EYCN 

The EYCN lives and thrives through the outstanding work of its members. We are a motivated team of young scientists representing chemical societies from 28 European countries. Each member society nominates up to two delegates for representing it in the annual Delegate Assembly (DA) and in the EYCN throughout the following year.

The delegates of the member societies are organized in five teams: Communication Team, Global Connections Team, Membership Team,Networks Team and Science Team. Each of those teams is managed by a Team Leader, which together with the Chair, Secretary, and the Treasurer form the Steering Committee of the EYCN.

The EYCN Steering Committee: Claudia Bonfio (Networks Team Leader), Sebastian Balser (Science Team Leader), Liva Dzene (Secretary), Maximilian Menche (Chair), Shona Richardson (Global Connections Team Leader), Patrick Fritz (Communication Team Leader), Lieke van Gijzel (Treasurer), Denisa Vargová (Membership Team Leader), Antonio M. Rodríguez García (Adviser).

Here, we present the team members, and the main tasks that each team has within the EYCN:

Communication Team

Tasks of the Communication 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 the EYCN through social media channels…


Global Connections Team

Tasks of the Global Connections Team are to:

  • connect with the ACS and YCC and collaborate on the organisation of scientific events for young chemists;
  • develop the global outreach to increase the visibility of EYCN and providing an opportunity for collaborations with EYCN;
  • investigate the possibility to collaborate with Pint of Science and other partners on global events such as the IYPT 2019;
  • collaborate with the Networks team and the ACS on the set up of the policy makers project, in which chemists are coupled to a policy maker in the European parliament…


Membership Team

Tasks of the Membership Team are to:


Networks Team

Tasks of the Networks Team are to:

  • increase EYCN impact and provide support to young chemists in Europe through international partnerships with universities, industries, scientific societies, and governments;
  • identify networking opportunities and set the ground for fruitful collaborations;
  • make the link with policy makers, organizers of scientific events and young chemists;
  • increase the visibility of EYCN by engaging in various international chemistry-related projects;
  • lead international projects with various European partners (European Cooperation in Science and Technology – COST Actions, Marie Curie Training Networks, industrial partners, etc.);
  • contribute to providing knowledge on industrial and academic job opportunities in Europe;
  • organise workshops and webinars for continuous development of young chemists in Europe;
  • collaborate with the Science and Global Connections Teams on scientific and global outreach.


Science Team

Tasks of the Science Team are to:

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