Brussels News Update - January 2020

Hello and welcome to the first Brussels News Updates of 2020, the monthly EuChemS newsletter keeping you up to date on the latest chemistry related science-education-policy news, upcoming events and awards.

This new year has begun under the sign of change, also for research in Europe. The ERC has welcomed its new President and Croatia took over the presidency of the Council of the European Union. In the UK, Brexit threatens the membership of the country to the Erasmus+ and the Horizon Europe programmes. On another note, 2020 also marks the 50 years anniversary of EuChemS. Different initiatives and events will be held to celebrate those 50 years of Chemistry in Europe. You are all kindly invited to join our 2020 celebrations.

Before reading on, we wish everyone a happy New Year, from all of us at EuChemS.

European Highlights

While the New Year represents the beginning of a new decade for everyone, 2020 is a very special year for … Read more
On 1 January 2020, Professor Floris Rutjes (Royal Netherlands Chemical Society) took up the position of Vice-President of EuChemS and … Read more
On 1 January 2020, Croatia has officially taken over the presidency of the Council of the European Union from Finland. … Read more
The European Green Deal is taking shape. During her first speech as the new Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen … Read more
Brexit is not without consequences on European research. Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Education, Research, Innovation and Youth, declared that the … Read more
Professor Mauro Ferrari took up the presidency from Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, whose mandate lasted from January 2014 to December 2019. After … Read more

Consultations & Roadmaps

‘Climate Law’ roadmap, put forward by the European Commission, is currently open. Deadline: 6 February 2020 You can take a … Read more
‘Harmful Chemicals – endocrine disruptors’ put forward by the European Commission, is currently open. Deadline: 9 March 2020 You can … Read more
Several consultations put forward by the European Food Safety Authority are currently open. You can take a look at them … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

The aim of this grant is to support early career researchers (bachelor, masters and PhD student) actively attending the EuChemS … 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, ‘Research and Innovation staff exchange (RISE)’ call is opened. The RISE scheme is designed to support international and cross-sector … Read more

EuChemS Events

Executive Board Meeting 17 – 18 February The Hague, The Netherlands Website: www.euchems.euRead more
Chemistry Conference for Young Scientists 2020 (ChemCYS 2020) 19 – 21 February 2020 Blankenberge, Belgium Website: more
Total Food 2020 15 – 17 April 2020 Nottingham, United Kingdom Website: more
Food Contamination and Traceability Summit 26 – 27 May 2020 Erding, Germany Website: more

Other Events

All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum 6 – 7 February 2020 Brussels, Belgium Website: more
OpenEARTH conference 12 – 14 February 2020 Thessaloniki, Greece Website: more
ENRICH Entrepreneurial Skills Development Program (ESDP) 19 – 24 March 2020 Philadelphia, USA Website: more

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