Brussels News Update - May 2019

Hello and welcome to the May edition of Brussels News Updates, the monthly EuChemS newsletter keeping you up-to-date on the latest science-policy issues, news and upcoming events and awards. The last weeks saw some exciting new developments including the much-anticipated unveiling of the first EuChemS Historical Landmark plaque at the Ytterby mine in Sweden.

At the policy level, the European Commission has started planning Horizon Europe, the next EU research framework programme that will take the mantle from Horizon 2020. The plans will in addition shed additional light on the proposed ‘Missions’ within the programme and offer an opportunity for stakeholders to have a say on how the budget should be spent.

So, scroll down to read more about these new developments as well as for an overview of events and initiatives happening near you!

European Highlights

Famous for being linked to the discovery site of some eight chemical elements, Ytterby mine, deep in the Stockholm archipelago, … Read more
An expert group, set up to support the policy development of the European Commission on Open Science, published in January … Read more
The latest edition of our quarterly newsletter Chemistry in Europe, prepared with contributions from our team, members, professional networks and … Read more
On 26 April, the Finnish Chemical Society met in Helsinki to celebrate its 100-year anniversary. Founded in 1919, vibrant and … Read more
Planning for the implementation of the 9th research framework programme, Horizon Europe, officially began early May with a meeting of … Read more
As the European elections quickly approach, the European Union’s Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has launched a campaign to highlight the … Read more
The European Commission appointed on 14 May, Mauro Ferrari, an Italian nanoscientist known for his leadership role in the founding … Read more
The European institutions have long been criticised for their bureaucracy and lengthy reaction time. The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research … Read more
EuChemS was once again pleased to have been able to attend the European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTN) General Assembly … Read more

Consultations & Roadmaps

The European Food Safety Agency has launched a public consultation on its assessment report on the active substance Garlic extract. … 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
The European Commission has opened the call for applications for selecting members of the commission expert groups on five ‘Missions’ … Read more

EuChemS Events

37th Biennial Meeting of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry San Sebastian, Spain 26 – 30 May 2019 Website: more
118th General Assembly of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry (Bunsentagung 2019) Jena, Germany 30 May – 1 June … Read 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
“Attilio Corbella” International Summer School on Organic Synthesis (ISOS 2019) Gargnano, Italy 9 – 13 June 2019 Website: more
NUTRICON Congress 2019 Ohrid, North Macedonia 12 – 14 June 2019 Website: more

Other Events

EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) Brussels, Belgium 17 – 21 June 2019 Website: more
The role of communication and education to increase the acceptance of bio-based products Helsinki, Finland 8 July 2019 Website: more

Latest issue of EuChemS Newsletter

Some of the highlights are:

Horizon Europe
EuChemS Historical Landmarks Award
Call for experts for Horizon Europe Mission Boards
Future of scholarly communications

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