Brussels News Update - June 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. 

This month, EuChemS is pleased to invite you to the webinar of the 2019 EuChemS Lecture Awardee that will be held online on Wednesday 23 June (15:00 CEST). David Portehault, EuChemS 2019 Lecturer, will give a talk on “From water to molten salts: geoinspired syntheses and reactivity of nanomaterials”.  

At the policy level, Slovenia is about to take over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, ECHA released its five-year report on REACH/CLF and the ENVI Committee discussed a new strategy to reduce methane emissions. Although the 9th EU framework programme for Research and Innovation was just launched, debates around Horizon Europe are still ongoing. 

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European Highlights

We are pleased to invite you on Wednesday 23 June, from 15:00 to 16:30 CEST to the 2019 EuChemS Lecture … Read more
Back in January 2021, Portugal took over the Council of the EU’s presidency from co-member state Germany and will be … Read more
No EU-Switzerland deal for Horizon Europe? On 26 May 2021, the Federal Council of Switzerland decided to terminate the negotiations … Read more
After a three-day summit, the leaders of the G7 countries agreed on 13 June to back the “Nature Compact” to … Read more
On 25 May 2021, the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER), the European University Association … Read more
On 11 May, the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) met to discuss the “health and economic … Read more
On 27 May 2021, the ENVI committee hosted a public hearing on the new EU strategy to reduce methane emissions. … Read more
On 1 June, during the knowledge4innovation online event, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel was … Read more
On 1 June 2021, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) issued a Five-year Report on the operations of Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation … 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 roadmaps, consultations, and Commission adoption documents are put forward by the European Commission for feedback:  Measurement research … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) are currently open.  Call for scientifically valid information … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are currently open.  Assessment Report on the … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

The call for nominations for three (3) vacancies for elected members of the EuChemS Executive Board is now open. You … Read more
Researchers who would like to compete for an ERC Advanced Grant have from 20 May to 31 August 2021 to … Read more
Researchers who would like to contribute to an Open Access EU Food Composition Database have from 26 May 2021 to … Read more
The call for the Emmy Noether Distinction of the European Physical Society (EPS) is now open. It aims to recognise … 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:

The European Chemical Society, EuChemS, is organising the 2019 EuChemS Lecture Awardee Webinar. The online event will be held on … Read more
2nd webinar of the series on Food Chemistry, organised by the EuChemS Division on Food Chemistry: Emerging mycotoxins in the … Read more
6th Sustainable Chemistry Lecture Series – SCLS 21 June 2021, 16:00 CEST Online Website: Read more
The 8th International Macrowine Conference on macromolecules and secondary metabolites of grapevine and wine 23 – 30 June 2021 Online … Read more
9th European Variety in University Chemistry Education Conference 7 – 9 July 2021 Hybrid: Ljubljana, Slovenia & online Website: Read more

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

Other events

Organised by the European Commission 23 – 24 June 2021 Online Website:  Read more
Organised by the European Commission 28 June – 9 July 2021 Online Website:  Read more
Organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) 12 – 15 July 2021 Online Website:  Read more
8th EFMC Young Medicinal Chemists’ Symposium 9 – 10 September 2021 Online Website:  Read more

Latest issue of EuChemS Newsletter

Some of the highlights are:

2019 EuChemS Lecture Awardee
Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Horizon Europe
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

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