Brussels News Update - September 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. 

EuChemS is pleased to announce that the calls for nominations for three major EuChemS awards are now open, as well as the call for nominations for the Members of the International Award Committee for the European Chemistry Gold Medal (IACM). And that’s not all! We are also delighted to invite you to our webinar “Good Chemistry – Do Chemists Need Ethics?” on 7 October.  

This month, we travelled to Almadén in Spain, where the celebration of the unveiling of the plaque of the 2019 EuChemS Historical Landmarks took place on 15 September. In this issue of BNU, we also provide you with highlights on EuChemS participation in WiFo 2021. We also inform you about the State of the Union address, the debates around the Conference on the Future of Europe and the Horizon Europe budget cuts, and much more policy-related news! 

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European Highlights

After postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had the pleasure of travelling to Almadén (Spain) on 14 and 15 … Read more
We are pleased to announce that the 2022 European Chemistry Gold Medal has been awarded to Professor Dame Carol Robinson … Read more
From 29 August to 1 September, EuChemS had the pleasure to join the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry (WiFo) as an … Read more
On 15 September 2021, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, conducted her yearly speech “State of … Read more
Since the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), discussions arose within the European scientific community on … Read more
On 2 September 2021, the Members of the European Parliament of the Industry, Technology, Research and Energy (ITRE) committee gathered … Read more
The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will open parallel consultations on the Renewal Assessment … Read more
Earlier this month, EuChemS released the third edition of the 2021 Chemistry in Europe newsletter.    This issue includes an editorial … 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:  Integrated water management – revised lists … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) are currently open.  Call for comment on harmonised classification and labelling … Read more
A number of consultations put forward by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are currently open.  Assessment Report on the active … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

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 for submission.  Find out … Read more
The Members of the International Award Committee for the European Chemistry Gold Medal (IACM)review the nominations for the European Chemistry Gold … Read more
Five Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) calls for funding are open:  MSCA International Cooperation 2021 Deadline: 5 October 2021  MSCA and Citizens … Read more
Currently, two European Research Council (ERC) calls are open:  Proof of Concept Deadline: 14 October 2021  ERC Synergy Grants  Deadline: … 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:

Save the date!  On Thursday 7 October 2021, the European Chemical Society (EuChemS) will hold the webinar “Good Chemistry – … Read more
Webinar series on Food Chemistry – Chemistry behind pleasure: exploring aroma quality by multidimensional analytical techniques  Wednesday 22 September 2021 Online  … Read more
5th EuChemS Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (EUGSC-5)  From Sunday 26 September to Wednesday 29 September 2021 Online  Website: Read more
From Monday 8 November to Tuesday 9 November 2021 Online (UK time – UTC+1) Website:  Read more
XXIst edition of EuroFoodChem From Monday 22 November to Wednesday 24 November 2021 Online Website:  Read more

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

Other events

Friday 24 September 2021 European-wide events taking place in 29 countries  Website:  Read more
The Euraxess Worldwide Network and ERC are organising a webinar series (7 webinars) for researchers from different regions around the world. From Tuesday 28 … Read more
Organised by the Young Scientists Network (YSN) of the European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology (EFMC)  Tuesday 28 September … Read more
Organised by the European Innovation Council and the SMEs Executive Agency From Tuesday 24 to Wednesday 25 November 2021  Website:  Read more

Latest issue of EuChemS Newsletter

Some of the highlights are:

EuChemS Historical Landmarks 2019
WiFo 2021
EuChemS Awards
Chemistry in Europe

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