General European Highlights
Scientific Community Manages to Change Juncker Plan
There is encouraging news regarding EuCheMS public position on the reallocation of Horizon 2020 Funds to a new European Investment Fund, the so-called Juncker Plan.
Following pressure from the scientific community, amongst others from EuCheMS, and negative feedback from the European Parliament Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE), the European Commission has now presented a new proposal safeguarding funding for ERC, Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, and for the programme Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation, even though cuts will be made to the overall Horizon 2020 budget. The new Commission proposal will still have to be approved by both European Parliament and the Council of European Union.
Sources: http://europa.eu/ ; http://www.sciencebusiness.net/news/
Zero Carbon Energy
Once again EuCheMS gathered some of the best minds from the scientific community to discuss which solutions chemistry can provide to our contemporary societal challenges. On the 27 May in Edinburgh, EuCheMS, together with the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Society of Chemistry, brought together top chemists to discuss how ‘Zero Carbon Energy’ future can be achieved. The lectures engaged a participative audience with themes ranging from the energy-food-water trilemma, to dye-sensitised solar cells, systems allowing sunlight to decompose water directly into hydrogen and oxygen, and hydrogen storage by reaction with aromatic hydrocarbons.
(Re)searching for Jobs
The First European Employment Survey for Chemists and Chemical Engineers
Funding Updates and Awards
BioBased Industries Joint-Undertaking 2015 Calls for Proposals
26 June 2015
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking Call for Proposals 2015
Deadline: 27 August 2015
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF)
Deadline: 10 September 2015
Call for Developing Governance for the Advancement of Responsible Research and Innovation
Deadline: 16 September 2015
Call for Promoting Gender Equality in Research and Innovation
Deadline: 16 September 2015
Consultations and Roadmaps
Public Consultation on the Circular Economy
The European Commission has opened a public consultation to collect views on the main policy options for developing an ambitious new approach on the Circular Economy. Stakeholders' input will help feed the preparation of the new action plan, to be presented by the end of 2015.
The policy options for developing a competitive Circular Economy in Europe will look at waste policy and beyond and address the full product lifecycle, taking into account the situation in all Member States. It will include actions on intelligent product design, reuse and repair of products, recycling, sustainable consumption, waste policy, recycling levels, smart use of raw materials, stronger markets for secondary raw materials and specific sectorial measures.
Deadline: 20 August 2015
Public consultation on the active substance Linuron
The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has published a public consultation on the active substance Linuron.
Deadline: 19 July 2015
Upcoming EuCheMS Recognised Events
XL Edition of the "Attilio Corbella" International Summer School on Organic Synthesis
14 – 18 June 2015
VIII International School on Organometallic Chemistry Marcial Moreno Mañas
15 - 17 June 2015
22 - 24 June 2015
EuCheMS-CNC talks @ Expo 2015: Valery Petrosyan, Remediation of Eco-Systems Contaminated with Priority Toxic Substances
23 June 2015
Third EuCheMS Inorganic Chemistry Conference "Chemistry Over the Horizon"
28 June - 01 July 2015
31st conference of the International Society of Chemical Ecology
29 June – 3 July 2015
SCF´15: Chemistry and Energy Transition
04 - 09 July 2015
21st European Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
05 - 09 July 2015
EuCheMS-CNC Lectures @ Expo 2015: Clare Grey, Energy Storage
07 July 2015
8th Summer School of the Euromaster Measurement Science in Chemistry
12 - 25 July 2015
19th European Symposium of Organic Chemistry
12 - 16 July 2015
In Vino Analytica Scientia 2015
14 - 17 July 2015
15th European Conference on Solid State Chemistry
23 - 26 August 2015
WIFO 2015 - GDCh Chemistry Forum
30 August - 02 September 2015
10th European Conference on Computational Chemistry
31 August - 03 September 2015
EU Sustainable Energy Week 2015
15 - 19 June 2015
Driving Road Decarbonisation Forwards
18 June 2015
A New Start for Europe: Opening up to an ERA of Innovation
22 - 23 June 2015
European Technical School on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2015
22 - 26 June 2015
Closing the Loop - Circular Economy: Boosting Business, Reducing Waste
25 June 2015
STS Contro-Corrente Seminars: Prof. Daniel Sarewitz
The Helix Nebula Initiative: Towards a European Open Science Cloud
26 June 2015
CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
3rd Hellenic Forum for Science, Technology & Innovation
29 June - 3 July 2015
European Commission Dialogues Public Engagement about Science, Technology and Innovation - Mostar
6 - 7 July 2015,
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
European Commission Dialogues: Public Engagement about Science, Technology and Innovation - Split
9 - 10 July 2015
Workshop on Endangered Elements, Brussels, 22 September 2015 - Save the Date!Workshop organised by EuCheMS and chaired by MEP Ian Duncan. More info will soon be published at www.euchems.eu
The Chemist Towards Europe and the World @ Expo 201523 June & 7 July 2015, 11:00 @ EU Pavilion
Valery S. Petrosyan - Moscow State University, Russia; Clare Grey - University of Cambridge, UK
A series of EuCheMS-CNC lectures, The Chemist Towards Europe and the World, will take place during Expo 2015 in Milan.
6th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress11 - 15 September 2016
EuCheMS Newsletter May IssueDo not miss the May issue of EuCheMS Newsletter featuring articles on EuCheMS´ strategic planning, EuCheMS-ECTN closer cooperation, Chemistry for the Future of Europe, Solar-Driven Chemistry, Updates on EuCheMS Congress 2016, and much more!
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