Brussels News Update - June 2018

Hello and welcome to the June edition of our Brussels News Updates newsletter – your monthly update on chemistry in Europe and EuCheMS’ activities!

Where to begin? The last few weeks have seen a flurry of activity surrounding a wide range of topics, from the next framework research programme, Horizon Europe, to a Plastics Strategy, to Open Science. Meanwhile, EuCheMS has submitted feedback to the European Commission’s consultation on its European Heritage Label Action, as well as UNESCO’s Open Educational Resources draft recommendation text. So, scroll down to explore our debriefs on what has been keeping us busy here in Brussels!

European Highlights

EuCheMS responded to the European Commission’s consultation on the evaluation of the European Heritage Label Action. With input from the … Read more
EuCheMS, with the support of the EuCheMS Division of Chemical Education submitted feedback on UNESCO’s Open Educational Resources (OER) draft … Read more
It’s out! On 7 June, the European Commission made public its full proposal for the shape and scope of the … Read more
On 22 April, the Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP) of which EuCheMS is a member, adopted a set of ‘prioritised … Read more
EuCheMS attended the high-level conference on a strengthened cooperation between the Science and Technology in Society Forum and the EU … Read more
On 22 May, the European Commission unveiled its proposal for a second package of initiatives with the aim at creating … Read more
The European Commission has put forward a proposal for a ban on several single-use plastics most commonly found polluting our … Read more
On 31 May, the deadline for the last REACH registration signalled the end of a 10-year registration period for existing … Read more
The General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) has now been in force since 25 May and EuCheMS has as such adopted some … Read more

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

An independent study on the impact of European Research Council (ERC) projects in frontier research in 2016 and 2017 has … Read more

Consultations & Roadmaps

The European Commission has published an open call for feedback on it’s action on single use plastics and fishing gear. … Read more
As part of the European Commission’s announcement of its proposed Multiannual Financial Framework budget, there are a number of open … Read more
Know something about the active substance folpet? Captan? Tolpyralate? Or perhaps disulphide? EFSA, the European Food Safety Agency, has open … Read more
The European Commission has published a survey seeking to find out what available education and training resources exist on the replacement, … Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

A historical landmark with a fundamental role in the development of chemistry and European unity and cooperation will soon be … Read more
Deadline: 28 June 2018 Website: more
Deadline: 28 June 2018 Website: more
Deadline: 5 July 2018 Website: more

EuCheMS Events

Montpellier and Toulouse, France 30 June – 4 July 2018 Website: more
Bucharest, Romania 3 – 8 July 2018 Website: more
Florence, Italy 26 – 31 August 2018 Website: more
Warsaw, Poland 2 – 6 September 2018 Website: more
Bilbao, Spain 3 – 7 September 2018 Website: more
Lisbon, Portugal 4 – 7 September 2018 Website: more
Padova, Italy 5 – 7 September 2018 Website: more

Other Events

EuCheMS will be attending this year’s ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum) – the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe. It is … Read more
On 8 November 2018, EuCheMS in cooperation with EFMC and the European Parliament (under the chairmanship of MEP Pavel Poc) … Read more

Latest issue of EuCheMS Newsletter

Some of the highlights are:

European Heritage Label Action
UNESCO Open Educational Resources Recommendations
Horizon Europe & Open Science

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