Brussels News Update - July 2021

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

The highlights of the month include:

– the recording of the 2019 EuChemS Lecture Awardee webinar is now available on our YouTube channel! (re)Watch this successful scientific event and learn all about geoinspired syntheses and reactivity of nanomaterials!
– the 2021-2022 work programme of Horizon Europe has been released.
– a new ERC President was appointed.
– ECHA and EFSA joined forces on glyphosate.
– … and much more!

In this issue, we also take a close look at the programme for science, innovation, and education of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, which has just started its mandate. Amongst others, gender balance is a major priority of Slovenia: the country is currently drafting the Ljubljana pact on gender parity in research.

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European Highlights

On 23 June, the European Chemical Society (EuChemS) held another successful online event in celebration of the 2019 EuChemS Lecture … Read more
EuChemS has recently answered to the European Commission’s roadmap on the Data Act & amended rules on the legal protection … Read more
Precisely 13 years after its first Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Slovenia stepped into its second mandate … Read more
A little bit more than two months after its official budget adoption by the European Parliament and seven years after … Read more
The third edition of the European Research and Innovation Days was held online on 23 and 24 June 2021. This … Read more
On 30 June 2021, the European Commission appointed Maria Leptin as the new president of the European Research Center (ERC). … Read more
On 18 June, the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) hosted the “Bridging the gender gap in digital, research … Read more
On 15 June 2021, the Assessment Group of Glyphosate (AGG) – composed of France, Hungary, the Netherlands and Sweden – … Read more
In May 2021, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released a policy report on reducing the precarity of … Read more
On 6 July, the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) released a position paper on the Horizon Europe programme. EuChemS’ … 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: Food chain spending programme (2014-2020) … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) are currently open. Call for comment on hazard … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are currently open. Active substance Tritosulfuron as … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

Four Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) calls for funding are open since 22 June 2021: MSCA International Cooperation 2021 Deadline: 5 … Read more
Researchers who would like to compete for an ERC Advanced Grant have from 20 May to 31 August 2021 to … Read more
The EIC Pathfinder programme supports the exploration of bold ideas for radically new technologies and welcomes the high-risk / high … 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:

GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2021 29 August – 1 September 2021 Online Website: more
Virtual Conference on Organometallic Chemistry 1 – 3 September 2021 Online Website: more
16 September 2021 11:00 – 13:00 CEST Online Website: more
Webinar series on Food Chemistry – Chemistry behind pleasure: exploring aroma quality by multidimensional analytical techniques 22 September 2021 3:00 … Read more

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

Other events

29 August to 2 September 2021 Online Website: more
Thursday 16 September 2021, 09:00 CEST to Friday 17 September 2021, 17:00 CEST Frankfurt, Germany Website: more
21 September 2021, 15:00 CEST Online Website: more
Funded by the European Union 28 October 2021, 9:30 – 12:30 CET Online Website: more

Latest issue of EuChemS Newsletter

Some of the highlights are:

‘The Carbon element’ webinar
Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Horizon Europe
2020 EuChemS Award for Service

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