Brussels news Update: ECC6 Special Issue

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Bringing Chemistry Closer to Society? ECC6 did it!

Throughout this past week a series of policy related events took place at the biggest chemistry event in Europe, the European 6th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress (ECC6) in Seville, Spain. Although ECC6 is at its core a scientific event, science should not be set apart from society, and chemists showed that they are particularly involved in…


The Seville Declaration on the Use of Chlorine in Warfare

“We, the Member Societies of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS), deplore the use of chlorine in the Syrian conflict or any other and call upon the international community to bring to justice those responsible for the misuse of chlorine.”

It was with these very concrete words that 36 Chemical Societies in…

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Chemistry & Society: Towards a Sustainable Future Through Chemistry

Chemistry and Society were the focal point of a debate that counted with the participation of Carlos Negro (Foro Química y Sociedad President and Co-Chairman of ECC6), Jean Marie Pierre Lehn (Nobel Laureate), Antón Valero (President of Spanish Chemical Industry Federation), Ehud Keinan (President of EuCheMS Member, the Israel Chemistry Society), Robert Parker (CEO of…


The Seville International Chemistry Declaration 2016

Following the debate on Chemistry and Society, the Seville International Chemistry Declaration 2016 (SICD2016), was presented and signed by its panellists.

“In spite of the fact that chemistry is invisible to most, it is the basis for practically all the scientific, technological and innovation advances that enable humankind to progress. Without chemistry’s important and continuous…


Solar-Driven Chemistry: White Paper Launched

The EuCheMS and DFG (German Research Foundation) launched at the congress “Solar-Driven Chemistry” white paper. It was presented on the 12 September by Ulrich Schubert, EuCheMS Vice-President and one of the authors of the paper. Solar-driven chemistry is a visionary concept, for which many scientific and technical problems still have to be solved. The objective…


Funding opportunities for Creative Minds by the European Research Council Session

The European Research Council (ERC), responsible for the Horizon 2020 funding grants for top researchers in frontier, excellent research had a session entitled “Funding Opportunities for Creative Minds”. During this session chaired by EuCheMS President Prof. David Cole-Hamilton, ERC starting, consolidator, advanced and proof of concept grants were presented in detail by Monica Favaro (ERC…


European Young Chemists: Funding, Science Café, and many other Activities

During the European Young Chemists´ Network (EYCN, EuCheMS´ young division) Career Days, a session co-organised with DFG (German Research Foundation) was dedicated to chemistry funding possibilities in Europe. With the personal funding experiences of Federico Bella (Politecnico di Torino), Bettina V. Lotsch (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Andreas Hirsch…


New at the ECC – Masterclass Lunches

With the objective of sharing knowledge with non-experts, the ECC6 created masterclasses which were presented while lunch was served. Prof. Ulrich Schubert, EuCheMS Vice-President, was one of the Prof. delivering one of these innovative masterclasses.


EuCheMS Annual meeting in Seville

This year EuCheMS´ General Assembly took place in Seville, just before the 6th EuCheMS European Chemistry Congress. The meeting's rich agenda brought to Andalusia 90% of the total votes: this clearly shows the commitment of European Chemists to work together for better future. In this respect, the General Assembly send a strong message to the…


Thank You Chemistry

It is time to say "Thank You Chemistry!" 


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