Brussels News Update - August 2020

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

This month, we bring you the news about several EuChemS Awards, we announce some finalists and some winners, but also bring our readers’ attention to the EuChemS calls for nominations that will be open in September 2020.

In this issue, we also take a look at the updates on the recovery fund proposed by the Parliament in May, we bring updates on the Commission’s “European Research and Innovation Days”, we share some EFSA’s news, as well as other Chemistry-related topics.

Keep reading for the latest news impacting Chemistry in Europe!

European Highlights

Each year, EuChemS has an open call for a Historical Landmark Award, to recognise various sights of cultural heritage that … Read more
The European Award Committee for the EuChemS-EYCN Award (EYCAC) has selected finalists for the Early Career Researcher level and the … Read more
On 31 July, the quarterly EuChemS newsletter CiE 2020-3 has been released. It includes an editorial from MEP Maria Spyraki, … Read more
The recovery fund proposed by the Parliament in May has been well accepted by EU leaders who are calling it … Read more
EuChemS European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN) will take an active part and contribute to the session on “Sustainability by Design” … Read more
The European Commission (EC) appointed Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon as the President of the European Research Council (ERC) for an interim … Read more
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large family of synthetic chemicals that are widely used throughout society and thus … 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.

Several consultations put forward by the European Commission are currently open, and listed below are some of them: ‘Food safety … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) are currently open. You can take a look … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) are currently open. You can take a … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

Currently, two calls are open: ERC Advanced Grants ERC-2020-AdG, open since 14 May 2020 Deadline: 26 August 2020 Proof of … Read more
Currently two calls are open: Individual Fellowships 2020 MSCA-IF-2020, open since 8 April 2020 Deadline: 9 September 2020 Co-funding of … Read more

EuChemS Events

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

Please find below the EuChemS recognised events planned in September:

16-18 September 2020, Vukovar (Croatia) More information: and more
20-23 September 2020, online event, free registration More information: and YC SummitRead more
Thursday, 24 September 2020, online event (Zoom webinar) More information: more
Tuesday, 29 September 2020, online event (Zoom meeting) More information: more

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

Latest issue of EuChemS Newsletter

Some of the highlights are:

EuChemS Awards
European Research and Innovation Days
CiE 2020-3
Perfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS)

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