Brussels News Update - April 2020

Hello and welcome to the April edition of the Brussels News Updates, the monthly EuChemS newsletter keeping you up to date with the latest chemistry related science-policy issues, news and upcoming events and awards.

If you are interested in reading not Covid-19-related news, you are at the right place.

This month, we are pleased to announce that the deadline of the 3rd Employment Survey for European Chemists has been extended: you are encouraged to complete the survey by the end of April. Meanwhile, the Horizon Europe budget is still being debated and the ERC announced 185 winners of the ERC 2019 advanced grants.

Read on more below for the latest news impacting Chemistry in Europe!

European Highlights

All chemists and chemical engineers are very much encouraged to take part in this survey. By doing so, they will … Read more
As of 1 April 2020, EuChemS Secretariat now has for the first time ever three full timers working on supporting … Read more
The next seven-year EU budget for Horizon Europe is still being debated. Due to the current world health crisis, the … Read more
On 31 March 2020, the European Research Council (ERC) announced the 185 winners of the ERC 2019 advanced grants. In … Read more
After three months of Presidency, Mauro Ferrari resigned his position as president of the European Research Council (ERC). M. Ferrari … Read more

Consultations & Roadmaps

Deadline: 27 May 2020 You can take a look at it here.Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are currently open. You can take a … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) are currently open. You can take a look … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

The call for nominations for three (3) vacancies for elected members of the EuChemS Executive Board is open. You are … Read more
Researchers who would like to compete for an ERC Advanced Grant have from 14 May to 26 August 2020 to … Read more
Currently three calls are open: Short-term exchanges of research and business staff – Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) 2020 … Read more

EuChemS Events

In the current environment and status of Covid-19, some events recognised by EuChemS are being postponed or cancelled.

EuChemS Events calendar is being updated on a regular basis.

If you planned to attend an event, you can check more about it here.

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EU Climate Pact
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