Brussels News Update - March 2022

Dear readers,

Welcome to the March 2022 issue of the Brussels News Updates (BNU)! This EuChemS monthly newsletter is intended for chemists, policy makers, entrepreneurs and citizens in Europe and beyond who are interested in what’s happening in the world of chemistry. We aim to keep our readers up to date on the latest chemistry and science-policy related news, such as awards, consultations, and various events.

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European Highlights

The fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) took place from the 28 February to 2 March in … Read more
The European Union is working on an updated regulatory framework for batteries. The directive focuses on circular economy – the … Read more
The European Union has exceeded the objectives set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. The initial aim by 2020 … Read more
The European Parliament has published the new legislative resolution for the protection of workers from the exposure to carcinogens, mutagens … Read more
In order to prevent further groundwater and soil contamination and health risks for people, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has … Read more
Christian Ehler is the new STOA chair MEP Christian Ehler is the new chair of European Parliament’s Panel for the … Read more
The latest data of the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) shows that in 2020, only 0.19% of the food samples … 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: Biocidal products – classification of … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) are currently open. Current calls for comments and … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are currently open: Assessments following the clock … Read more

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Calls for Funding and Awards

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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 2022:

26 April 2022 Online Registration link: more
6 – 10 June 2022 Hybrid: online and Cagliari, Italy Website: more
28 August – 1 September 2022 Lisbon, Portugal Website: more

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

Other Events

Organised by European Commission, Education Area 22 March 2022 Online Website: more
Organised by the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism 27 – 28 April 2022 Online Website: more

Latest issue of EuChemS Newsletter

Some of the highlights are:

EuChemS statement on the invasion of Ukraine
UN Environment Assembly on global pollution
Sustainable batteries regulation
Nitrogen Element workshop

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