On 29 November, the Administrative Council of the European Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN) met at the GDCh premises in Frankfurt. The meeting focused on the latest ECTN activities, such as the EuroLabels for higher education and the EChemTest. On the menu was also the recent publication of the 2nd Employment Survey for European Chemists (ESEC2), a joint project with EuChemS. The next, 3rd Employment Survey for chemists scheduled in 2020 was also discussed. Finally, the Administrative Council finalised further details regarding the ECTN General Assembly to be held in Krakow, Poland, in April 2019.