EuChemS President Pilar Goya and EuChemS Secretary General Nineta Hrastelj made their way to Orlando, USA, for the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) yearly National Meeting at the beginning of April 2019. They were invited to present the work and latest initiatives being prepared by EuChemS at the ACS Committee on international activities / subcommittee for Europe meeting, where they also discussed how to further develop collaboration – and in particular, with a focus on how chemistry can contribute to many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Such collaboration was recently demonstrated at the workshop on Horizon Europe, education and employability, organised by EuChemS and held in the European Parliament on 7 March 2019. A relevant and timely contribution from LaTrease E. Garrison, Executive Vice-President for Education at the ACS was provided by video, in which she analysed the state of employability of chemists in the USA. EuChemS and the ACS have moreover recently worked together on developing the upcoming joint employability survey for chemists in 2020 following the recent publication of EuChemS’ second employability survey for European chemists in 2018.