Brussels News Update - June 2020

Hello and welcome to the June 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 are delighted to announce that EuChemS 50th anniversary will be celebrated online on 3 July 2020, 10:00 CEST. You are kindly invited to join us for this special celebration, and we hope to see you there.

Following the April pan-European Hackathon, EuChemS joined the EUvsVirus online Matchathon. In this June edition, we also take a look at the ITRE Committee vote to enter the Horizon Europe negotiations and at the Croatian Presidency of the European Council coming to an end.

Read on more below for the latest news impacting Chemistry in Europe!

European Highlights

To mark its 50th anniversary since the foundation of the Federation of European Chemical Societies (FECS) in 1970, the European … Read more
On 15 June 2020, the European Chemical Society endorsed the Statement on inclusion and diversity in the chemical sciences of … Read more
Following the #EUvsVirus Hackathon, the European Commission organised the #EUvsVirus Matchathon on 22-25 May. The goal of the Matchathon was … Read more
On 1 January 2020, Croatia took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Finland. In January … Read more
On 4 June 2020, the Industry Committee of the European Parliament (ITRE Committee) has voted to enter into interinstitutional negotiations … Read more
The ERCEA supports operationally the ERC Scientific Council. Based in Brussels, the ERCEA is also in charge of the day … Read more
On 5 June 2020, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) warned about the increasing commercialisation of non-compliant disinfectants during the COVID-19 … Read more

Consultations & Roadmaps

If you would like to contribute to a EuChemS response to any of the above consultations, please drop us a line.

A number of consultations put forward by the European Commission are currently open: ‘2030 Climate Target Plan’ Deadline: 23 June … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) are currently open. You can take a look … Read more
Deadline: 15 July 2020 You can take a look at it here.Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

Researchers who would like to compete for an ERC Advanced Grant have until 26 August 2020 to apply for the … Read more
Currently two calls are open: Individual Fellowships 2020 Deadline: 9 September 2020 Co-funding of regional, national, and international programmes 2020 … Read more

EuChemS Events

In the current environment and status of Covid-19, some events recognised by EuChemS are being postponed or cancelled.

EuChemS Events calendar is being updated on a regular basis.

If you planned to attend an event, you can check more about it here.

50th anniversary celebration 3 July 2020 Online event Website: Register here.Read more
2020 EuChemS General Assembly 24 September 2020 Online Event Website: www.euchems.euRead more
2020 annual meeting of EuChemS Professional Networks 2 September 2020 Online Event Website: www.euchems.euRead more
8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress (ECC8) 28 August – 1 September 2022 Lisbon, Portugal More information is available on the ECC8 … Read more

Latest issue of EuChemS Newsletter

Some of the highlights are:

EUvsVirus Matchathon
ITRE Committee

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