EuChemS is 50 years old

While the New Year represents the beginning of a new decade for everyone, 2020 is a very special year for EuchemS: Chemistry in Europe is celebrating its 50 years anniversary.

Active since 1970, EuChemS evolved over time. The organisation was established on 3 July 1970 in Prague by 17 Member Societies from both East and West Europe, under the initial name of FECS (Federation of European Chemical Societies). In 2004, FECS decided to adopt EuCheMS, the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences designation, with its headquarters in Brussels. In 2018, a new name, acronym and logo was adopted: EuChemS, the European Chemical Society.

Since 1970, many events from FECS/EuChemS shaped Chemistry in Europe. Today, EuChemS represents more than 160,000 chemists from 50 Member Societies and Supporting Members.

For this anniversary, EuChemS plan a year-loncelebration. Among events and initiatives planned, the most prominent one will be the main anniversary celebration that will take place in Prague on 3 July 2020. The choice of the city and date was not trivial, as it echoes the founding of the association in 1970.

More activities and events are yet to be announced during this year-long celebration. Stay up to date and folow us on EuChemS social media not to miss out on any news.


We take this opportunity to thank our community and members for the last half century of excellent scientific cooperation and enhancement of Chemistry initiatives all over the European continent and beyond.

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