The 2020 EuChemS General Assembly meeting took place on Thursday, 24 September 2020 as an online meeting.

Representatives from EuChemS Member Societies and Supporting Members attended the first ever EuChemS General Assembly meeting held online, including the voting session. The meeting was chaired by Pilar Goya, EuChemS President, who presented the highlights of the European Chemical Society in the last twelve months. Her presentation included, amongst other updates on what is new at EuChemS, EuChemS’ 50th anniversary initiatives, policy work, projects, communications… Her presentation was followed by updates on the financial matters given by Eckart Rühl, EuChemS Treasurer. Presentations are available for download on the EuChemS website.

Another peak of the General Assembly meeting were the elections for three elected members of the EuChemS Executive Board. Congratulations for being elected go to Renáta Orinaková (her first term as an elected member) and to Christophe Copéret and Artur Silva, who were both re-elected for a second term. Their mandate starts on 1 January 2021. Pilar Goya, who chaired her last General Assembly in her capacity as the President of EuChemS, was warmly thanked by Floris Rutjes, EuChemS Vice-President, and Nineta Hrastelj, EuChemS Secretary-General, for her work during her mandate (2018–2020).

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Céline Wittwer, SCS