Brussels News Update - November 2018

Hello and welcome to the November edition of Brussels News Updates, bringing you all the latest from our Brussels office, upcoming events, and activities!

The last few weeks have seen a flurry of activity, from our workshop in the European Parliament to taking part in the EU Circular Economy missions to Japan and Indonesia, without forgetting updates on Horizon Europe, ‘Plan S’, important European Parliament votes on plastics and antibiotic resistance, and more besides.

And don’t forget, nominations for the EuChemS Award for Service, and the EuChemS Lecture Award are open! It’s a great opportunity to show your appreciation for someone’s outstanding work (deadline: 31 December2018)

European Highlights

On 8 November, experts from the scientific community, alongside Members of the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the European … Read more
EuChemS was very pleased to once more participate in the Circular Economy Missions organised by the European Commission Directorate-General for … Read more
As you may already know, EuChemS has launched a unique Periodic Table which depicts the very real issue of element … Read more
Negotiations surrounding Horizon Europe are in full swing, although the likelihood of an impasse looms. There have been some proposals … Read more
An Open Letter has been making the rounds in reaction to ‘Plan S’, a plan put forward by European funding … Read more
On 17 October, the third meeting of the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) Stakeholder Bureau took place in Brussels under … Read more
A number of important votes took place in the European Parliament end of October. First up, Members of the European … Read more
The European Commission recently published a call for feedback on setting a legal limit for industrial trans fats in foods, … Read more
The Royal Society of Chemistry recently published an extensive report which explores the barriers to women’s retention and progression in … Read more

Consultations & Roadmaps

The European Food Safety Agency has published a Public Consultation on the active substance ferric pyrophosphate. Drop us a line … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

Each year, the major achievements of one junior scientist working in chemistry in a country with a EuChemS Member Organisation … Read more
The European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN) has launched the second edition of its video competition Chemistry Rediscovered, this time putting … Read more

EuChemS Events

Setting their Table: Women and the Periodic Table of Elements 11 – 12 February 2019 Murcia, Spain Website: more
1st GHI World Congress on Food Safety and Security (GHI2019) Leiden, Netherlands 24 – 28 March 2019 Website: more
14th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC2019) Lecce, Italy 2 – 6 June 2019 Website: more
17th International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment – ICCE2019 16 – 20 June 2019 Thessaloniki, Greece Website: more
International Summer School on Natural Products (ISSNP) 1 – 5 July 2019 Naples, Italy Website: more
6th International Conference on the Chemistry and Physics of the Transactinide Elements (TAN 19) 25 – 30 August 2019 Wilhelmshaven, … Read more

Other Events

High-level conference EU research and innovation in our daily life 27 November 2018 Brussels, Belgium Website: more
European Cancer Forum – Changing the future of cancer in Europe 4 December 2018 Brussels, Belgium Website: more
Launch of the 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019) 29 January 2018 Paris, France Website: … Read more

Latest issue of EuChemS Newsletter

Some of the highlights are:

Parkinson’s disease: causes and cures
Horizon Europe updates
Chemistry and the Circular Economy

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