Brussels News Update - April 2018

Hello and welcome to the April Edition of Brussels News Updates – your monthly newsletter on chemistry in Europe!

With spring in fool bloom, and the Easter break now behind us, it’s time to dive right back into it – and we have plenty of news to share with you! In this edition, we’ll explore the role of chemistry in providing clean water, the worrying drop in vaccination use in Europe, and the ‘potentially pathogenic bacteria’ lurking inside rubber ducks… So, scroll down and catch up on the latest news and updates from Brussels and beyond! And for those looking to get more news from EuCheMS and its community, why not follow us on our new LinkedIn page!

European Highlights

EuCheMS has responded to the European Commission’s public call for feedback on the implementation of Missions within the future research … Read more
On 22 March, World Water Day was observed worldwide to highlight the importance of freshwater in our lives. Clean, accessible … Read more
The European Commission adopted on 14 March 2018 the Implementation Roadmap for the European Science Cloud. The background: the European … Read more
14,451. This was the total number of measles cases across Europe in 2017, triple the figure of 2016. In addition … Read more
The European Research Council has announced a total of €653 million worth of funding, that will benefit 269 senior researchers … Read more
Following recent developments in the Syrian conflict, EuCheMS has issued a statement deploring the use of any and all chemical … Read more
On 22 March, a public hearing organised by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee and the Petitions Committee looked at the … Read more
A study published in Nature by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg has revealed a phenomenon by which gut … Read more
A study by the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, ETH Zurich and the University of Illinois, found … Read more

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

A high-level Horizon 2020 conference organised by the European Commission spotlighted the latest innovations in the field of cultural heritage … Read more
On 20-21 March, the European Commission hosted a conference to identify the cross-cutting actions it, and stakeholders, could take, ‘to … Read more

Consultations & Roadmaps

The risk of outbreaks of highly infectious diseases will continue to increase and hit ever wider areas as mobility, urbanisation … Read more
As part of the European Commission proposal for the creation of a European Education Area, a Council Recommendation on promoting … Read more
The European University Association has opened the call for contributions to the Fourth EUA Funding Forum. The event will be … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

Deadline: 26 April 2018 Website: more
Deadline: see projects list here Website: more
Deadline: 30 April 2018 Website: more
Deadline: 31 May 2018 Website: more

EuCheMS Events

2 – 4 May 2018 Porto, Portugal Website: more
10 – 12 May 2018 Hannover, Germany Website: more
13 – 17 May Rome, Italy Website: more
4 – 7 June Prague, Czech Republic Website: more
10 – 14 June Gargnano, Italy Website: more
17 – 26 June Ghent, Belgium Website: more
EuCheMS is happy to announce that a policy workshop on Parkinson’s disease will be held at the European Parliament under … Read more

Other Events

27 – 29 April 2018 Brussels, Belgium Website: more
20 – 22 April 2018 Prague, Czech Republic Website: more
5 May 2018 Brussels, Belgium Website: more

Latest issue of EuCheMS Newsletter

Some of the highlights are:

EuCheMS responds to consultation on FP9 Missions
Chemistry and Clean Water
Antibiotic Resistance

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