Brussels News Update - February 2019

Hello and welcome to the February edition of Brussels News Updates, the EuChemS newsletter keeping you up-to-date with the latest developments affecting the chemical sciences, as well as our news, activities and upcoming events!

With the International Year of the Periodic Table now in full swing, we look back on what has been an incredibly busy but exciting early 2019, with events taking place in Brussels to Murcia, without forgetting the fantastic opening ceremony in Paris. But aside from celebrations, important policy developments are taking place, not least with our issued statement on ‘Plan S’ for open access in scientific publishing, EU-UK relations and their impact on science, and more besides!

European Highlights

EuChemS has issued a Position Paper on the implementation guidelines of Plan S. On 4 September 2018, ‘cOAlition S’, a … Read more
EuChemS has published the 2018 Year Book, offering a summary of the many activities and initiatives of 2018. The annual … Read more
On 22 January, the EuChemS Periodic Table was unveiled by EuChemS President Pilar Goya and MEP Catherine Stihler alongside the … Read more
Transported to an alien world where everything looks unfamiliar, Jan is asked to help find missing elements and use their … Read more
ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency, submitted on 30 January an official proposal to restrict microplastic particles that are intentionally added … Read more
With no clear end in sight in Brexit negotiations, the impact on scientific collaboration, funding, and mobility between the UK … Read more
Last week saw the European Parliament dedicate a series of high-level events on science, and more precisely the need to … Read more
The International Year of the Periodic Table has also provided an opportunity to discuss one of the rarely mentioned aspects … Read more
On 7 March, EuChemS will be holding a workshop in the European Parliament in Brussels, where, together with representatives from … Read more
On 13 February, Members of the European Parliament overwhelmingly voted in favour of a non-binding resolution stating that EU Member … Read more

Consultations & Roadmaps

Call for feedback: High and low Indirect Land-Use Change (ILUC) – risks biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels The European Commission … Read more
Public consultation: Evaluation of the feed additives Regulation The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the Evaluation and … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

To replace fossil energy with sustainable alternatives that provide the same flexibility and convenience of use, we need to store … Read more
Advanced nuclear systems for increased sustainability and first Generation-IV reactors are expected to be fully operational around the world in … Read more

EuChemS Events

Chemical Sciences for Horizon Europe, education and employability Brussels, Belgium 7 March 2019 Website: Read more
1st GHI World Congress on Food Safety and Security (GHI2019) Leiden, Netherlands 24 – 28 March 2019 Website: more
6th European Chemical Biology Symposium / Meeting of EuChemS Division “Chemistry in Life Sciences” Madrid, Spain 3 – 5 April … Read more
37th Biennial Meeting of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry San Sebastian, Spain 26 – 30 May 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

Other Events

Master the recipe on developing successful proposals and projects based on European Funds Brussels, Belgium 13 – 14 March 2019 … Read more
IUPAC for Africa: Green Chemistry Postgraduate Summer School Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 12 – 19 May 2019 Website: more
EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2019 Brussels, Belgium 17 – 21 June 2019 Website: more

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