Brussels News Update - December 2020

Hello and welcome to the December 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 released a special edition of our newsletter Chemistry in Europe for the 50 years of EuChemS. We hope you enjoyed celebrating our 50th anniversary with us this year: even though we had to celebrate it remotely, 2020 will remain a milestone for EuChemS. Stay tuned for the next 50 years 😉!

The last few weeks have seen a number of important developments taking place at the EU level, particularly over the budget of Horizon Europe. In the meantime, the European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN) co-organised an online session at the 12th European Innovation Summit, the #EUvsVirus community continued its activities with active participation of EuChemS, and new measures for more sustainable batteries were passed by the European Commission.

And don’t forget: the calls for 4 EuChemS Awards are open until 31 December 2020!

On behalf of the editorial team of EuChemS Brussels News Updates, we would like to thank all our readers for their interest during this special year. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year 2021!

European Highlights

In this special edition of our newsletter Chemistry in Europe (CiE) 2020-4, we have highlighted many milestones and unforgettable moments … Read more
After lengthy talks, European leaders have succeeded in reaching an agreement on Horizon Europe. The total and final budget for … Read more
The #EUvsVirus journey continues with the #EUvsVirus Launchathon! It took place online on 10 and 11 December 2020. This event … Read more
During the 12th European Innovation Summit, the European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN) of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS) co-organised the … Read more
On 10 December 2020, the European Commission announced in a press release its proposition to modernise EU legislation on batteries. … Read more
The European Chemical Society attended the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) online meetings of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in … Read more
EuChemS had the honour to contribute to the inaugural issue of AsiaChem with an article on the long-standing EuChemS-FACS collaboration. … 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: ‘Fluorinated greenhouse gases – review … 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 Authority (EFSA) are currently open. You can take a … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

The deadline to submit a nomination for all EuChemS Awards is 31 December 2020. The European Chemistry Gold Medal aims … Read more
The call for the International Award Committee for the EuChemS Lecture Award (IACL) is open. Deadline: 31 December 2020 You … Read more
EuChemS recognises the achievements of individual scientists and teams through the European Sustainable Chemistry Award (ESCA). The European Sustainable Chemistry … Read more
European Researchers’ Night Deadline: 12 January 2021 In 2020, the European Researchers’ Night will take place on Friday, 27 November. … Read more
Deadline for proposal submission: 19 January 2021 Website: more
Deadline: 31 January 2021 Website: 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 the coming months:

1st Greenering International Conference 15 – 17 February 2021 Lisbon, Portugal Website: more
EuChemS Executive Board meeting 18 February 2021 Online Website: more
International School of Process Chemistry – ISPROCHEM 9 – 15 May 2021 Gargnano, Italy Website: more

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

Other events

Virtual Conference Advances in Chemical Biology 26 – 28 January 2021 Online Website: more
Global Women’s Breakfast – IUPAC 9 February 2021 Multiple locations Website: more

Latest issue of EuChemS Newsletter

Some of the highlights are:

EuChemS Awards
CiE 2020-4
Horizon Europe
Policy news

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