Brussels News Update - December 2019

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

2019 is coming to an end and with it the International Year of the Periodic Table and EuChemS numerous activities for the IYPT2019, which will continue to shape future of Chemistry in Europe as well as next year, when we will be celebrating 50 years anniversary of EuChemS. You are all kindly invited to join our 2020 celebrations and before reading on we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

European Highlights

On December 5, the Official Closing Ceremony for the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT) took place in Tokyo, … Read more
EuChemS attended the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) meeting of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in November which addressed several … Read more
On December 6, Professor Emeritus Vincenzo Balzani has been awarded Primo Levi Award which is jointly granted by the Gesellschaft … Read more
The Council of the European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTN) met in Rome in the first week of December. N. … Read more
EuChemS congratulates Ursula von der Leyen on her position as the new Commission President and wishes her all the very … Read more
On November 26, the EU released the final report on the Horizon Europe implementation co-design exercise with the results of … Read more
Graphene Flagship is one of the European Commission’s research programmes funded on public-private partnerships. Alongside with leading European industries, they … Read more

Consultations & Roadmaps

A number of consultations put forward by the European Food Safety Authority are currently open. You can take a look … Read more
‘Origin – labelling for meat’ consultation, put forward by the European Commission, is currently open. Deadline: 2 March 2020 You … Read more
‘EU food quality schemes’ consultation,  put forward by the European Commission, is currently open. Deadline: 27 January 2020 You can … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

The call for submissions for three major EuChemS awards are open. EuChemS Historical Landmarks Award, which aims to celebrate the … Read more
ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support scientists wishing to consolidate their own independent research team or programme in Europe. … Read more
Currently three calls are open: Research and Innovation staff exchange (RISE), 2020Training Networks 2020, and the European Researcher’s Night. The … Read more

EuChemS Events

Chemistry Conference for Young Scientists 2020 (ChemCYS 2020) 19 – 21 February 2020 Blankenberge, Belgium Website: more
Food Contamination and Traceability Summit 26 – 27 May 2020 Erding, Germany Website: more

Other Events

Food for the Future: Accelerating the Protein Transition 29 January 2020 Brussels, Belgium Website: more
Innovation 2050: Towards a greener, smarter world 04 February 2020 Brussels, Belgium Website: more
ENRICH Entrepreneurial Skills Development Program (ESDP) 19 – 24 March 2020 Philadelphia, USA Website: more

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