Brussels News Update - March 2019

Hello and welcome to the March edition of Brussels News Updates, the EuChemS newsletter keeping you up-to-date with the latest developments on the chemical sciences, as well as our news, activities and upcoming events!

On 8 March, we celebrated International Women’s day, which once more spotlighted the continuing gender inequality within society, but also within the scientific arena more specifically. Data indeed shows that whilst some progress has been made in reducing discrimination and encouraging equal opportunities for women, progress remains too slow and unequal across countries.

EuChemS broached the subject in a workshop organised on 7 March in the European Parliament on education, employability and EU research funding. The event was hosted by Member of the European Parliament van Nistelrooij, and featured a panel of speakers representing European institutions, academia and industry. You’ll find our full debrief below!

European Highlights

How are education, employability and research funding linked, and how can we ensure they are connected in a way that … Read more
The new edition of the She Figures report prepared by the European Commission puts into focus a clear message: women … Read more
Members of the European Parliament have urged that a preliminary deal on Horizon Europe be made ahead of the May … Read more
On 18 -19 February, the EuChemS Executive Board met in Lisbon, Portugal for the first Executive Board meeting of the … Read more
The European Commission is currently preparing a project know as the “Knowledge4Policy” (K4P) platform, a set-up that aims to enable … Read more
A recent report released by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority … Read more

Consultations & Roadmaps

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to gather opinions on the current situation regarding gender equality in the … Read more
EFSA’s Food Ingredients and Packaging (FIP) has launched an open consultation on the draft scientific opinion on the risk assessment … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

Every two years, the exceptional achievements of one scientist working in the field of chemistry in Europe are rewarded. The … Read more

EuChemS Events

EYCN Delegate Assembly, 21st JCF Frühjahrs­symposium and 2nd European Young Chemists’ Meeting Bremen, Germany 17 – 23 March Website: more
1st GHI World Congress on Food Safety and Security (GHI2019) Leiden, Netherlands 24 – 28 March 2019 Website: more
6th European Chemical Biology Symposium / Meeting of EuChemS Division “Chemistry in Life Sciences” Madrid, Spain 3 – 5 April … Read more
37th Biennial Meeting of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry San Sebastian, Spain 26 – 30 May 2019 Website: more
14th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC2019) Lecce, Italy 2 – 6 June 2019 Website: more
Organic Battery Days 2019 (OBD 2019) Jena, Germany 3 – 5 June 2019 Website: more

Other Events

Food Safety in the EU: Maintaining High Standards and Ensuring Transparency of Information Brussels, Belgium 11 April 2019 Website: more
European Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN) General Assembly Krakow, Poland 12 – 14 April 2019 Website: more
11th Annual International Symposium on University Rankings and Quality Assurance 2019 Brussels, Belgium 20 June 2019 Website: more
IUPAC 50th General Assembly, 47th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress, and Centenary Paris, France 5 – 12 July 2019 Website: more

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Women in Science
Education & Employability
Horizon Europe
Science & Policy

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