Brussels News Update - May 2018

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

This month’s big news: the European Commission has unveiled the name and proposed budget for the successor funding programme to Horizon2020. Called Horizon Europe (no longer FP9), and with a proposed budget of nearly 100 billion euro, the proposal has already sparked debate. The European Parliament and stakeholders would like to see it increased, but the viewpoint may be different within the Council… You can read EuCheMS’ response below, and catch up on the latest EuCheMS activities and developments affecting chemistry in Europe!

European Highlights

The proposal for the future framework programme – Horizon Europe – was unveiled by the European Commission on 2 May, … Read more
EuCheMS responded to the European Commission’s public call for feedback on its Roadmap for Promoting the Automatic Mutual Recognition of … Read more
EuCheMS has signed the Future Partnership Project statement launched by the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust – a project … Read more
EuCheMS is happy to announce that the Guidebook ‘Pre-Service Training for Chemistry Teachers’ edited in part by Iwona Maciejowska, Chair … Read more
Our own Policy and Communications officer attended the latest round of discussions of the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public … Read more
EuCheMS attended the European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTN) General Assembly from 18 – 22 April in Prague. EuCheMS President … Read more

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

In early May, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) organised a high-level conference with the objective of increasing regional cooperation in … Read more

Consultations & Roadmaps

The European Commission is looking to collect views on the level of awareness of air quality challenges in general and … Read more
The European Commission has made a proposal for a directive on added and more comprehensive EU whistleblower protection. The directive … Read more
As part of the evaluation of the Directive on the assessment of the effects of certain public plans and programmes … Read more
Click here to access the consultation. Deadline: 23 May 2018Read more

Calls for Funding and Awards

Deadline: 6 September 2018 Website: more
Deadline: 6 September 2018 Website: more
EUROGIA2020 call for project purpose is to foster multidisciplinary, innovative, RD&D programmes to build and develop the future energy mix. … Read more
Deadline: 31 May 2018 Website: more

EuCheMS Events

Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands 27-31 May 2018 Website: more
Prague, Czech Republic 3-7 June 2018 Website: more
Oviedo, Spain 6-8 June 2018 Website: more
Gargano, Italy 10-14 June 2018 Website: more
Ghent, Belgium 17-21 June 2018 Website: more
Siena, Italy 17-20 June 2018 Website: more
Montpellier and Toulouse, France 30 June – 4 July 2018 Website: more

Other Events

ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum) is the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe. It is dedicated to scientific research and innovation … Read more

Latest issue of EuCheMS Newsletter

Some of the highlights are:

Horizon Europe
Automatic and mutual recognition of diplomas abroad
Science post-Brexit

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