Brussels News Update - September 2020

Hello and welcome to the September 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.

EuChemS is pleased to announce that the call for submissions for four major EuChemS awards are now open, as well as the call for the International Award Committee for the EuChemS Lecture Award (IACL). And that’s not all! We are also delighted to announce that we will organise two webinars: one on circularity policy, other on colloidal chemistry.

This month, we also bring you the news about the winners of the European Young Chemists’ Award (EYCA), we have a look at the European Action plan on Critical Raw Materials launched by the European Commission, we bring updates on the Climate Law voted by the ENVI Committee, we look back at ESOF 2020, as well as other chemistry-related news.

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

European Highlights

On 26 August, the 12 finalists presented their research results in front of the European Award Committee for the EuChemS … Read more
On 3 July 2020, at the celebration of 50 years since the European Chemical Society has been founded, EuChemS had … Read more
On 3 September 2020, the European Commission presented an Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials. The aim of this plan … Read more
On 7 September 2020, European Research Council (ERC) President, Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, addressed the European Parliament ITRE Committee (Industry, Research and … Read more
On 11 September, the European Parliament ENVI Committee (Environment, Public Health and Food Safety) adopted the report on the EU … Read more
Half online, half on-site, the scientific event EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF 2020) was hosted in Trieste, the European City of … Read more
The European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and citizens … 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.

‘EU Green Deal (carbon border adjustment mechanism)’ public consultation, put forward by the European Commission, is currently open. Deadline: 28 … 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 Agency (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. The winner of the EuChemS Lecture … Read more
EuChemS Award for Service aims to acknowledge the outstanding commitment of an individual to fostering chemistry and molecular sciences in … 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 now open. Deadline: 31 December 2020 … 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:

The value is on circularity – Recycling-reusing-reinvesting on critical raw materials The webinar is jointly organised by the European Chemical … Read more
The 2018 EuChemS Lecture Awardee Webinar will be held online on Friday 13 November, from 10:00 to 11:30 CEST. During … Read more

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

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