Brussels News Update - December 2018

Hello and welcome to the December issue of Brussels News Updates, the EuChemS newsletter keeping you in the loop on all Brussels matters impacting the chemical sciences and the latest news on our work, activities and events!

Whilst the holidays may soon be approaching, it has been a busy last four weeks here in Brussels: from significant negotiations and votes on Horizon Europe, to China’s unexpected display of interest in Open Access publishing, to our participation in a plethora of events before the Brussels bubble shuts down over Christmas. Without forgetting news of our January event on “The Periodic Table and us: its history, meaning, and element scarcity”.

And so, before reading on, on behalf of EuChemS, we would like to wish you all, a very Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year!

European Highlights

Negotiations surrounding the future EU research framework programme Horizon Europe are progressing although diverging conclusions are slowly being reached between … Read more
Plan S, the plan initiated by a coalition of European funders (cOAlition S) and supported by the European Commission to … Read more
The report of the 2nd Employment Survey for European Chemists (ESEC2) was published on 21 November. The report, which analysed … Read more
Last month saw the annual European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) Stakeholder Forum, an event which sought to stimulate and simplify … Read more
On 27 November, a high-level conference on how research and innovation affect daily life was held in the European Parliament. … Read more
On 29 November, the Administrative Council of the European Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN) met at the GDCh premises in Frankfurt. … Read more
EuChemS attended the European Chemical Agency’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) – 47 meeting in Helsinki in November. The RAC … Read more
The final conference of InRoad, a Horizon 2020 project going towards better synchronisation of priority settings and evaluation mechanisms for … Read more

Consultations & Roadmaps

A public consultation has now been opened on the Plan S guidelines. EuChemS is currently preparing a Position Paper on … Read more
EFSA has launched a public consultation on its draft Scientific Opinion on evaluation of the health risks related to the … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

The EuChemS-initiated multinational call for projects on “solar-driven chemistry” was signed by 5 national funding organisations and was published on … Read more
Twelve JPI Oceans member countries together with Brazil launched a call for transnational research projects worth some €2.9 million to … Read more
Each year, the major achievements of one junior scientist working in chemistry in a country with a EuChemS Member Organisation … Read more
The EYCN has launched the second edition of its video competition Chemistry Rediscovered, this time putting the International Year of … Read more

EuChemS Events

The Periodic Table and us: its history, meaning, and element scarcity 22 January 2019 Brussels, Belgium Website: more
Setting their Table: Women and the Periodic Table of Elements 11 – 12 February 2019 Murcia, Spain Website: more
1st GHI World Congress on Food Safety and Security (GHI2019) Leiden, Netherlands 24 – 28 March 2019 Website: more
14th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC2019) Lecce, Italy 2 – 6 June 2019 Website: more
17th International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment – ICCE2019 16 – 20 June 2019 Thessaloniki, Greece Website: more
1st International Meeting on Deep Eutectic Systems 24 – 27 June 2019 Lisbon, Portugal Website: more

Other Events

Launch of the 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019) 29 January 2018 Paris, France Website: … Read more

Latest issue of EuChemS Newsletter

Some of the highlights are:

Horizon Europe
Plan S and Open Science
Solar Driven Chemistry
Employment Survey of European Chemists

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