Brussels News Update - February 2021

Hey, welcome to the Brussels News Updates (BNU), EuChemS newsletter for policy makers, chemists, entrepreneurs and citizens with 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.

In this issue, we share with you many news, such as:
– our first Global Women’s Breakfast to address diversity and inclusion in the chemical sciences;
– EuChemS Year Book 2020;
– the launch of Horizon Europe, and of the new ERA Forum for Transition;
– the ISE’s report on the Precarity of Academic Careers.

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European Highlights

On the occasion of the Global Women’s Breakfast 2021 #GWB2021, an IUPAC initiative, the European Chemical Society (EuChemS) organised its … Read more
The 2020 Yearbook is a form of a EuChemS annual report which looks back at the activities and achievements carried … Read more
On 2 February 2021, the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission hosted the … Read more
On 4 February 2021, the European Commission launched the new European Research Area (ERA) Forum for Transition. It is composed … Read more
With the transition from ‘Horizon 2020’ to ‘Horizon Europe’, the new seven-year framework programme for Research and Innovation, the European … Read more
On 5 February, the European Innovation Council (EIC) announced that 35 projects from 10 European countries were selected in its … Read more
Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) released a report on the precarity of academic careers in Europe. As ISE considers … Read more
On 11 February 2021, on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the International Union … 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: ‘Industrial emissions – EU rules … 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 European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET) announced the launch of the 2021 Call for Needs for several topic … Read more
RawMaterials Accelerator introduces start-up teams to potential customers from the EIT RawMaterials partner networks willing to adopt innovations. The programme … Read more
The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) Innovation Challenge 2020/2021 addresses innovators from around the world which are active in … 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:

3rd Sustainable Chemistry Lecture Series – SCLS 2 March 2021 Online Website: more
1st European Sample Preparation Conference – EuSamplePrep Conference 11 – 12 March 2021 Online Website: more
9th  European Variety in University Chemistry Education Conference 7 – 9 July 2021 Hybrid: Ljubljana, Slovenia & online Website: more
5th EuChemS Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (5th EuGSC) 26 – 29 September 2021 To be decided: online or … Read more

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

Other events

18th Hellenic Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry 25 – 27 February 2021 Online Website: more
Research assessment practices by Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) 4 March 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 CET Online Website : more
Research grant evaluation by Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) 18 March 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 CET Online Website: more
ONE – Health, Environment, Society – Conference 2022 21 – 24 June 2022 Hybrid: Brussels, Belgium & online Website: more

Latest issue of EuChemS Newsletter

Some of the highlights are:

Year Book 2020
Horizon Europe
Initiative for Science in Europe

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