Brussels News Update - May 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.

What a month it has been for science-policy activities! After hosting its successful webinar on The Carbon Element, EuChemS participated in the first meeting of the “High Level Roundtable on the implementation of the Chemicals Strategy” of the European Commission. We also answered to the Public Consultation on Soil Strategy.

In May, we bring you updates on Horizon Europe and on the European Climate Law. Furthermore, you will find news about ECHA’s Drinking Water Directive, EFSA’s recommendations on banning E171 from food products, the launch of the rural development manifesto, and much more!

Last but not least, we are delighted to announce the two winners of the 2020 EuChemS Award for Service: from all of us, congratulations to Antonio Laganà and Jan Mehlich!

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European Highlights

The European Chemical Society, EuChemS, has been invited to the expert group “High Level Roundtable on the implementation of the … Read more
On Earth Day (22 April), the European Chemical Society had the pleasure of hosting the webinar ‘The Carbon Element – … Read more
On 27 April 2021, EuChemS answered to the Public Consultation on the new EU soil strategy. Citizens and organisations in … Read more
We are pleased to announce that the 2020 EuChemS Award for Service has been awarded to Professor Antonio Laganà and … Read more
Late April (the 27th) has seen the €95.5 billion Horizon Europe budget’s official adoption by the European Parliament after the … Read more
On 20 April 2021, the European Parliament reached an informal agreement with the Council of the European Union and the … Read more
The ITRE committee of the European Parliament, chaired by MEP Cristian Bușoi, met on 13 April to discuss the decarbonisation … Read more
On 12 January 2021, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) presented the revised Drinking Water Directive (DWD). This new regulation aims … Read more
On 6 May 2021, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a study probing the risks of the toxicity of … Read more
On 6 April 2021, the commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, launched the Manifesto for Rural … 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: Revision of EU legislation on … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) are currently open. Call for comments and evidence … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are currently open. Public consultation 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
The call for the 2021 EU Prize for Women Innovators is now open. The deadline for submissions is 30 June … 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
Webinar “Bioinks, a prelude to tomorrow’s medicine?” 19 May 2021, 19:00 CEST Online Website: more
7th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting 19 – 21 May 2021 Online Website: more
Heritage and History of Chemistry webinar Thursday 20 May 2021, 13:00 CEST Online Website: more
5th Sustainable Chemistry Lecture Series – SCLS Thursday 20 May 2021, 16:00 CEST Online Website: more
1st Young Investigator Workshop of the EuChemS Division Chemistry for Life Science 24 – 25 May 2021 Online Website: more
9th  European Variety in University Chemistry Education Conference 7 – 9 July 2021 Hybrid: Ljubljana, Slovenia & online Website: 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: more
GDCh-Wissenschaftsforum Chemie 2021 (WiFo 2021) 29 August to 1 September 2021 Online Website: more
29 August to 2 September 2021 Online Website: more

Latest issue of EuChemS Newsletter

Some of the highlights are:

‘The Carbon element’ webinar
EC Consultation on Soil Strategy
Chemicals Strategy
2020 EuChemS Award for Service

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