EuCheMS Brussels News Updates
 
 
 
BNU April 2017
 
 
European Highlights
 
 

Syrian Conflict - EuCheMS Condemns Use of Chemical Weapons

The European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences, EuCheMS, condemns in the strongest possible terms the continuing use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict. It calls on the perpetrators to be tried for War Crimes at the earliest possible moment. The use of chemical weapons is a crime against humanity of the severest kind…

 
 

Glyphosate Article and Invitation to Workshop

Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Pavel Poc, EuCheMS and ECTN would like to invite you to a debate on glyphosate taking place on the 10 May at the European Parliament in Brussels. Join this debate with ECHA representatives and leading experts on glyphosate and discuss glyphosate’s possible negative effect on human health,…

 
 

From Waste to Health

Earlier this month in Malta, EuCheMS brought together researchers and policy-makers to discuss the unique environmental and economic opportunities of circular economy in the field of pharmaceuticals. All materials and conclusions from the workshop From Waste to Health will soon be published at EuCheMS´ website but in the meantime, you can already watch the video…

 
 

Secondary Raw Materials for a Circular Economy

The European Parliament (EP) services have recently published a report for the EP Environmental, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee on secondary raw materials for a circular economy. This report summarises four presentations by experts and discussions which took place at the workshop “Supporting the market for Secondary Raw Materials in a Circular Economy”…

 
 

New Action on Conflict Minerals

On 16 March, Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of making EU companies take responsibility for the origin of the minerals they import. Companies will have to check their supply chain in order to respect human rights and prevent them from contributing to conflicts from 1 January 2021 onwards. EU countries will be…

 
 

New Standards for Treating Waste

After three years of work, the review of the EU environment standards for waste treatment is reaching an end. During the final stakeholder’s meeting, the stakeholders, together with the European Commission, completed the technical work to define the Best Available Techniques (BAT) conclusions for the waste treatment sector as part of the review of the…

 
 

Upcoming Legislative Proposals on Water

On the occasion of the World Water Day on the 22 March, European Commissioner Katainen, Commissioner Hogan, and Commissioner Vella released a joint statement on the topic of water. In this statement, the Commissioners affirm that the Commission will propose in 2017 a revision for the Drinking Water Directive as well as a proposal to…

 
 

2016 Report of the Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Dangerous Products

The system covers dangerous non-food products intended for consumers (e.g. a toy, a cosmetic product, clothing, childcare products) and for professionals, which pose a serious risk to their health and safety, such as risks of injuries, chemical risks, etc. The system also includes alerts concerning products that pose other indirect hazards to consumers and the…

 
 

Data on 15,000 Chemicals Now Available for Use

The European Chemicals Agency has published information on around 15 000 chemical registered substances on its website. This information covers the intrinsic properties of each substance and their impact on human health and the environment. The data comes directly from companies who make or import the substances and have registered them with ECHA. Researchers, regulatory…

 
 

EMA - Collaboration with Academia to be Reinforced

As a science-driven organisation, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recently developed a framework to formalise, structure and further develop interactions with the academic community in the context of the European medicines regulatory network. The framework’s overall objectives are: 1) to raise awareness of the mandate and work of the European medicines regulatory network to…

 
 

Pesticide Residues in Food

Food consumed in the European Union continues to be largely free of pesticide residues or to contain residues that fall within legal limits according to the latest monitoring report published by European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The report reveals that more than 97% of food samples collected across the EU in 2015 were within legal…

 
 

Additional 65 Early-Career Researchers Awarded ERC Starting Grant

In addition to the 325 early-career scientists awarded Starting Grants in September last year, the European Research Council (ERC) announced earlier this month another 65 winners of the 2016 competition. They will receive funding, worth up to €1.5 million per project, to build their own research teams and pursue their best ideas at the frontiers…

 
 
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
 
 

Innovation Deal – Water Reuse

Earlier this month the European Commission, together with 14 partners from national and regional authorities, universities, knowledge centres, innovators and end-users, signed an Innovation Deal on water reuse. The Innovation Deal will focus on perceived regulatory barriers in relation to the recovery of costs for water services, discharge requirements for urban wastewater treatment, and responsibilities…

 
 
Consultations and Roadmaps
 
 

Roadmap: Development of a Monitoring Framework for the Circular Economy

The objective of the monitoring framework is to assess progress towards a more circular economy at EU and national level, through a limited set of keys, meaningful indicators that capture the main elements of the circular economy. This will also allow to assess the effectiveness of action at EU and national level, to identify best…

 
 

Public consultation on Guidance on The Use of the Weight of Evidence Approach in Scientific Assessments

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Scientific Committee has developed a draft guidance document on the use of the weight of evidence approach in scientific assessments for use in all areas under EFSA’s remit.  The guidance document addresses the use of the weight of evidence in scientific assessments using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Several…

 
 

Public Consultation on How EFSA Assures the Impartiality of Professionals Contributing to Its Operations

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched an open consultation on its draft Policy on independence. This draft Policy represents the outcome of reflections carried out by a Working Group of EFSA’s Management Board set up specifically for this purpose, and has been endorsed for public consultation by EFSA’s Board.

Deadline: 5 May 2017

 
 

Survey on The Impacts of International Mobility and Cooperation in The Areas of Education and Training, Youth and Sport

The European Commission has launched an online survey to assess the added-value of the programme Erasmus+ for learners and staff. The survey will help the Commission in gaining a more specific understanding of the impact of the Erasmus+ programme by comparing the changes in attitudes, competences and behaviours of learners and staff as a result…

 
 
Calls for Funding and Awards
 
 

Boosting the Potential of Small Businesses in the Areas of Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials

 
 

Call for Applications for the Selection of Members of the Informal Expert Group on Marine Knowledge

 
 

Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

 
 

ECSEL Research and Innovation Action

 
 
EuCheMS Events
 
 

Glyphosate: Harmless Tool or Sneaky Poison?

 
 

TFA VIII – Trends in Food analysis VIII

 
 

EuCheMS Executive Board Meeting

 
 

Inorganic Chemistry Days

 
 

ICCE 2017 – 16th EuCheMS International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment

 
 

ISOS 2017 – International Summer School on Organic Synthesis “A. Corbella”

 
 

SPE2017 - XXII Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Electrochemistry

 
 

Bienal 2017 – XXXVI Biennial Meeting of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ)

 
 

7th EuroVariety - 7th European Variety in University Chemistry Education

 
 
Other Events
 
 

Maltese Presidency conference - Mobility takes research further

 
 

JRC Summer School on Alternative Approaches for Risk Assessment

 
 

REACH Seminar on Applications for Authorisation

 
 

BLUEMED – A Basin of Research and Innovation for Sustainable Growth

 
 

How to Best Attract Talented Researchers

 
 

REACH 2018 and Beyond

 
 

Presentation of the Stakeholders Consultation on Horizon 2020 - Midterm Review

 
 
Glyphosate: Harmless Tool or Sneaky Poison

Glyphosate: Harmless Tool or Sneaky Poison

10 May 2017 Brussels, Belgium

Website: http://www.euchems.eu/

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EuCheMS Year Book 2016 Now Online

EuCheMS Year Book 2016 Now Online

The 2016 edition of EuCheMS Year Book is now online here.

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Chemistry in Europe

Chemistry in Europe

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