Brussels News Update - November 2020

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

Not one, not two… but three! Three webinars are being organised by EuChemS in November 2020, including science-policy talks on circular economy, scientific plenary talk on CO2 conversion by the 2018 EuChemS Lecture Awardee and an Information Session on EuChemS Awards.

In this issue, we have a look at the agreement reached on Horizon Europe’s budget, and we also bring our readers’ attention to the final report of the International Year of the Periodic Table by IUPAC and look back to the numerous activities, including some EuChemS ones, during the year-long celebration of 2019.

Read on more below for the latest news impacting Chemistry in Europe!

European Highlights

November is a busy month for EuChemS in terms of events. Three webinars were scheduled this month: one on science-policy … Read more
The Final Report of the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements 2019 (IYPT) was released earlier in … Read more
Luigi Campanella, Senior Chair of the EuChemS Working Party on Ethics in Chemistry, wrote a contribution for EuChemS on the … Read more
Earlier this month, MEPs from EPP Group sent a letter to EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and German … Read more
Synergy Grants On 5 November, the European Research Council (ERC) announced that 34 projects have been awarded €350 million. In … 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: ‘Healthy soils – new EU … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) are currently open. You can take a look … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are currently open. You can take a … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

The European Chemistry Gold Medal aims to reward the exceptional achievements of one scientist working in the field of chemistry … Read more
Each year, EuChemS celebrates the major achievements of a junior scientist working in chemistry. Everything you need to know about … Read more
EuChemS Award for Service aims to acknowledge the outstanding commitment of an individual to fostering chemistry in Europe, as well … Read more
The EuChemS Historical Landmarks Award, which aims to celebrate the important link between history, cultural heritage and chemistry, is open … Read more
The call for the International Award Committee for the EuChemS Lecture Award (IACL) is open. Deadline: 31 December 2020 You … Read more

EuChemS Events

In the current environment and status of COVID-19, some events are being postponed or cancelled.

Please find below the EuChemS recognised events planned in the coming months:

CRISPR/Cas9: everything you need to know 18 November 2020, Online More info available here.Read more
EuChemS Awards Information Session 24 November 2020, Online More info available here.Read more

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

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