Brussels News Update - August 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.

This month, we bring you the news about:

– the public consultation on the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive
– the 2022 ERC work programme
– the pact for Research and Innovation in Europe
– … and much more!

In the meantime, EuChemS is getting ready for a busy autumn: numerous policy and scientific events are being prepared and four EuChemS calls for nominations will open in September!

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European Highlights

Celebrating (a part of) the History of Chemistry in Almadén, Spain On 14 – 15 September, the Spanish Royal Society … Read more
The European Chemical Society (EuChemS) has recently responded to the public consultation on the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) … Read more
Mid-July has seen the adoption of the European Research Centre 2022 work programme under Horizon Europe. Its €2.4 billion annual … Read more
On 16 July, the European Commission adopted its proposal for a Council recommendation on “a Pact for Research and Innovation … Read more
As the EU is stepping into its new MFF term, the 2030 deadline is getting closer. With this in mind, … Read more
The recent publication of most of Horizon Europe’s work programmes has provided insights on European priorities over the 7 coming … Read more
On 5 July 2021, the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices was officially launched by … Read more
On 8 July 2021, ECHA integrated 8 new chemical substances to its Candidate List. The list contains substances of high … 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: Digitalising the energy sector – … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) are currently open. Call for comment on harmonised … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are currently open. Assessment Report on the … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

The following four (4) calls for nominations will open in September 2021: EuChemS Lecture Award EuChemS Award for Service EuChemS … Read more
Four Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) calls for funding are open: MSCA International Cooperation 2021 Deadline: 5 October 2021 MSCA and … Read more
Currently, two European Research Council (ERC) calls are open: Advanced Grants Deadline: 31 August 2021 Proof of Concept Deadline: 14 … Read more
Currently, 17 calls for submissions in the framework of the Euratom Research and Training Programme (2021-2025) are open until 7 … Read more
The 2021 Nominations for the OPWC – The Hague Award is open until 1 October 2021. You can find out … 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:

19 August 2021 Online Registration link:  Read more
23 August 2021 Online satellite meeting of the 18th European Conference on Solid State Chemistry – ECSSC2021 Website: more
GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2021 29 August – 1 September 2021 Online Website: more
8 – 10 September 2021 Online Website: more
16 September 2021 Online Registration link: more

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

Other events

Organised by the international Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) 17 – 18 August 2021 Online Website: more
8th EFMC Young Medicinal Chemists’ Symposium 9 – 10 September 2021 Online Website: more
16 September 2021 Web Streamed Website: more
31 September – 12 November 2021 Glasgow, UK Website: more

Latest issue of EuChemS Newsletter

Some of the highlights are:

Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive
2022 ERC Work Programme
Horizon Europe
EuChemS Calls for Nominations

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