Brussels News Update - April 2021

Hey, welcome to the Brussels News Updates (BNU), EuChemS’ newsletter for policy makers, chemists, entrepreneurs and citizens who have an interest in chemistry. The BNU newsletter keeps you up to date on the latest chemistry-related and science-policy news, awards, consultations and upcoming events in Europe and beyond.

We are delighted to release the complete programme of our upcoming webinar ‘The Carbon element – Key towards a sustainable society’. You are all kindly invited to join us online on Thursday 22 April. This month, carbon was not the only element that monopolised EuChemS science-policy activities: we also answered to the Public Consultation of the European Commission on Mercury.

In this issue, you will also find news about the new Open Research Europe publishing platform, EFSA-related updates and information about the EU Chemicals strategy for sustainability. We also bring you the news about the ENVI committee recommendations on the pesticides ban in the EU and the inauguration of the UNESCO’s International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI).

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European Highlights

The European Chemical Society, EuChemS, is organising a webinar ‘The Carbon element – Key towards a sustainable society’. The webinar … Read more
The European Chemical Society has recently answered to the European Commission’s public consultation with regards to the upcoming repeal on … Read more
On 24 March 2021, the European Commission launched the Open Research Europe publishing platform. In its press release, the European … Read more
On 15 March 2021, the Council of the European Union approved the conclusions on the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, … Read more
In March 2021, the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI Committee) gathered to discuss several pressing … Read more
As of 27 March 2021, the new Transparency Regulation (EU) 2019/1381, passed by the European Parliament and the Council of … Read more
On 30 and 31 March 2021, the UNESCO’s International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) was inaugurated online by the … Read more
The Federation of European Academies of Science (FEAM) has recently released its “International Sharing of Personal Health Data for Research” … Read more

Consultations & Roadmaps

If you would like to contribute to a EuChemS response to any of the below consultations, please drop us a line.

A number of consultations and roadmaps put forward by the European Commission are currently open: Public consultation on Healthy Soils … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) are currently open: Consultation on eight proposals to … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are currently open. Public consultation on the … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

ERC Consolidator Grants The call for the ERC Consolidator Grants is currently open. ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support … Read more
As the European Commission has recently launched the new European Innovation Council, the first EIC Accelerator calls, which overall budget … Read more
The Call for Projects 2022 of the EIT Raw Materials is now open. Partners of the EIT Raw Materials are … Read more
The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has received from the European Commission a mandate to collect all data available on … Read more
The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has opened the call for the ECHA stakeholders on the combination of the CHESAR and … Read more
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) opened a Call for tenders for framework contractors for EMA-funded-studies. The purpose of the Call … Read more

EuChemS Events

In the current environment and status of COVID-19, some events are being postponed or cancelled.

Please find below some of the EuChemS recognised events planned in 2021:

4th edition of the Sustainable Chemistry Lecture Series – SCLS Wednesday 21 April 2021 Online Website: more
‘The Carbon element – Key towards a sustainable society’ webinar Thursday 22 April 2021, 10:00 to 16:30 CEST Online Website: … Read more
The conference is organised in a hybrid mode, the physical venue being in Toulouse, France, and online participation being made … Read more
7PYCheM 19 to 21 May Online Website: more
9th  European Variety in University Chemistry Education Conference 7 – 9 July 2021 Hybrid: Ljubljana, Slovenia & online Website: more

For more details on the upcoming events from the EuChemS calendar, please click below:

Other events

The International Slag Valorisation Symposium Organised by EIT Raw Materials Online 27 April 2021 (08:00 CEST) to 29 April 2021 … Read more
Online 27 to 30 April 2021 Website: more
Organised by the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) Online 27 to 28 April 2021 Website: more
Online 6 May 2021, from 10:00 to 11:00 CEST Website: more
Online 13 – 21 August 2021 Website: more

Latest issue of EuChemS Newsletter

Some of the highlights are:

‘The Carbon element’ webinar
EC Consultation on Mercury
Open Research Europe
ERC Grants

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