On 11 February 2020, the 5th International Day of Women and Girls in Science took place and EuChemS actively participated in this celebration on its social media channels.
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science was implemented by UNESCO and UN-Women in 2015. It is a day to celebrate women in sciences, and to promote full and equal participation of women in science and encouraging girls in STEM career path.
On this day, Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, launched the 7th edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2020. The Prize aims to celebrate the work of women in R&I and to inspire future generations. The deadline for application is 21 April 2020. You can apply here.
On 12 February, EuChemS President, Pilar Goya, participated in the Global Women’s Breakfast in Murcia, Spain. This global networking event was designed by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) to empower women in Chemistry. This year, the Global Breakfast took place in more than 240 locations around the world.