Brussels News Update - October 2019

Hello and welcome to the October edition of 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.

Beginning of October, we headed to Bucharest for our General Assembly meetings where we discussed many pressing issues and upcoming initiatives and which witnessed the elections of the EuChemS President-Elect, the EuChemS Treasurer and two new elected members of the Executive Board. A partnership agreement was also signed with the American Chemical Society cementing our joint efforts in advancing Chemistry and tackling global challenges. Meanwhile, the spotlight was on EU science and research during the EU’s R&I days, a major science event aimed to launch the co-design implementation of Horizon Europe.

European Highlights

The annual gathering of the EuChemS community sees several meetings taking place: its General Assembly, Executive Board meeting and Professional … Read more
The EuChemS video game ‘Elemental Escapades!’ has just been released in 11 different languages. You can now join Jan’s adventures … Read more
On 30 September, Mariya Gabriel, who has been put forward by the European Commission President-Elect Ursula von der Leyen as … Read more
On 24 to 26 September, the European Commission launched the EU Research & Innovation Days, a three-day marathon of sessions, … Read more
A report titled ‘Europe – the global centre for excellent research’, requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research … Read more
The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) met in September to address a number of … Read more
The European Food Safety Agency’s (EFSA) publication of dietary reference values (DRVs) for sodium and chloride marks the end of … Read more
The European Physical Society (EPS) invited EU institution representatives and stakeholders to a session on ‘The Importance of Physics to … Read more
On 14 October, EuChemS joined the celebration of the 30-year anniversary of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)’s delegation in … Read more

Consultations & Roadmaps

This initiative aims to support sustainability-driven innovation in creating new local value from waste and biomass. It will focus on … Read more
This initiative aims to provide a collaborative platform for pre-competitive research and innovation where small and big companies can join … Read more
The European Commission is assessing whether to propose an Institutionalised European Partnership on Metrology under Horizon Europe. Its overall objective … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

The call for submissions for three major EuChemS awards were opened on 1st September. First off, the EuChemS Historical Landmarks … Read more

EuChemS Events

15th International Conference on Polysaccharides-Glycoscience (15th ICPG) 13 – 15 November 2019 Prague, Czechia Website: more
3rd International Caparica Christmas Conference on Translational Chemistry 2 – 5 December 2019 Caparica, Portugal Website: more
Avogadro Colloquia 2019 (AC 2019) 17 – 18 December 2019 Rome, Italy Website: more
Chemistry Conference for Young Scientists 2020 (ChemCYS 2020) 19 – 21 February 2020 Blankenberge, Netherlands Website: more
Food Contamination and Traceability Summit 26 – 27 May 2020 Erding, Germany Website: more
European Conference of Research in Chemistry Education (ECRICE 2020) 6 – 8 July 2020 Rehovot, Israel Website: more

Other Events

‘Standing up for Science’ EU workshop 30 November 2019 Barcelona, Spain Website: more
EU Water Innovation Conference 2019 11 – 13 December 2019 Zaragoza, Spain Website: more

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