On Friday, 3 July 2020, at 10:00 CEST, people from all around the world gathered to celebrate the 50th birthday of Eu- ChemS. We were delighted to welcome many live speakers: Nobel Laureates, Eu- ChemS Executive Board members, Presidents of EuChemS Member Societies and Supporting Members, Chairs of EuChemS Professional Networks, and Presidents of Friend Oranizations. The list of all the live speakers is available on the EuChemS website. We are very proud to have welcomed almost 200 attendees whose birthday wishes during the celebration were truly tremendous, and who used the #50yearseuchems hashtag in all social media. If you were not able to join our celebration live, we invite you to look at the recording on the EuChemS YouTube channel! The celebration programme was prepared by the Task Group chaired by Pilar Goya (EuChemS President), while the diverse preparations for the event, as well as the coordination of the online celebration itself, were in the capable hands of Jelena Lazic, EuChemS Science Communication and Policy Officer.
Céline Wittwer, SCS