The past few weeks have been busy in terms of EuChemS webinars, we kindly invite you to read about them below.
Towards a more inclusive chemistry community
EuChemS organised the webinar ‘Towards a more inclusive chemistry community’ on 18 November 2021. Our invited speaker, Dr Alejandra Palermo, discussed some interventions that can make chemistry fairer and more inclusive for everyone. She also presented the strategies implemented by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), a EuChemS Member Society, to increase the diversity of people choosing the chemical sciences.
The event was moderated by Pilar Goya, EuChemS Vice-President, who welcomed the attendees. They were invited to share their views during the Q&A session, which led to engaging debates. The EuChemS Task Group on Inclusion and Diversity is currently evaluating the outcomes of this webinar to propose follow up actions in the near future.
This webinar can be watched on the EuChemS YouTube channel.
The Lithium Element – Enabler of the Energy Transition
On 1 December 2021, EuChemS hosted a science policy workshop on the lithium element. An impressive line-up of speakers from the international scientific community and the European institutions addressed topics around the energy transition, including new European sustainability regulations, lithium batteries and their alternatives, geopolitical issues, and recycling. This online event also saw a wide range of scientific and EU policy discussions on the endangered elements and on the EuChemS Periodic Table. Interesting debates ensued during the panel discussions.
This workshop, chaired by Nicola Armaroli, gathered attendees from 22 different countries who were invited to ask questions, as well as answer polls related to the webinar discussions. Their feedback will be carefully considered by the EuChemS Task Group on the EuChemS Periodic Table, also chaired by Nicola Armaroli, for follow up actions. Welcome and closing words were given by Floris Rutjes, EuChemS President.
We invite you to watch the recordings of the Morning Session and Afternoon Session of this webinar on the EuChemS YouTube channel – and consider subscribing!