Brussels News Update - May 2020

Hello and welcome to the May edition of the Brussels News Updates, the monthly EuChemS newsletter keeping you up to date on the latest Chemistry related science-policy issues, news and upcoming events and awards.

As announced earlier in May, the 8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress is postponed to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The current health crisis affects our lives, countries, and Chemistry is no exception: the Horizon 2020 budget has been reprioritised and new scientific online platforms are being implemented. This month, we also look back at our participation in the #EUvsVirus Hackathon, organised by the European Commission.

You are invited to read on more below for the latest news on Chemistry in Europe impacting our lives.

European Highlights

The COVID-19 pandemic that so deeply affects our lives and countries is not expected to end soon, and its consequences … Read more
The European Chemical Society congratulates the member of EuChemS Executive Board and Chair of Division of Chemistry and Environment, Professor … Read more
On 24 – 26 April 2020, the European Commission organised an online pan-European Hackathon under the patronage of Mariya Gabriel, … Read more
As reported by the EuChemS representative in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) of ECHA … Read more
On 4 May 2020, the European Commission announced in a press release the reprioritisation of the Horizon 2020 framework programme … Read more
On 20 April 2020, the European Commission, together with EU Members States and research partners, launched a COVID-19 Data Platform. … Read more
Chemistry in Europe 2020-2 includes many interesting articles, among other the Editorial by W. Koch, EuChemS Executive Board member on … Read more
As the European Parliament is working on a strategy for the post-COVID-19 crisis period, MEPs asked to put the Green … Read more

Consultations & Roadmaps

A number of consultations put forward by the European Commission are currently open: ‘Climate Pact’ Deadline: 27 May 2020 ‘2030 … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) are currently open. You can take a look … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

Currently two calls are open: Individual Fellowships 2020 Deadline: 9 September 2020 Co-funding of regional, national, and international programmes 2020 … Read more
The ERC Proof of Concept Grant is available only to Principal Investigators who already have an ERC award to establish … 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: www.euchems.euRead more
2020 EuChemS General Assembly 24 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
EuChemS Professional Networks annual meeting 29 September 2020 Online Event Website: www.euchems.euRead more

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Some of the highlights are:

EUvsVirus Hackathon
Horizon Europe

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