European Chemical Society (EuChemS)

The European Chemical Society (EuChemS) is a European non-profit organisation which promotes collaboration between non-profit scientific and technical societies in the field of chemistry.[1][2]

European Chemical Society (EuChemS)
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MottoChemistry developing solutions for society
Formation3 July 1970, in Prague, Czech Republic, as Federation of European Chemical Societies and Professional Institutions FECS (from 1970 until 2004); European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences EuCheMS (from 2004 until 2018)
TypeEuropean non-profit organisation
Location
Official language
English
President
Pilar Goya Laza
Websiteeuchems.eu

Based in Brussels, Belgium, the association took over the role and responsibilities of the Federation of European Chemical Societies and Professional Institutions (FECS) founded in 1970. It currently has 51 Member Societies and supporting members, with a further 19 divisions and working parties. It represents more than 160,000 chemists from more than 30 countries in Europe.[2]

Since 2017, Pilar Goya Laza, research professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), is President of EuChemS. Nineta Hrastelj is General Secretary. On 3 October 2019, the EuChemS General Assembly voted Floris Rutjes of Radboud University as EuChemS President-Elect, his term as President beginning in January 2021.

Aims and functionEdit

The European Chemical Society has two major aims. By bringing together national chemical societies from across Europe, it aims to foster a community of scientists from different countries and provide opportunities for them to exchange ideas, communicate, cooperate on work projects and develop their networks. EuChemS in turn relies on the knowledge of this community to provide sound scientific advice to policymakers at the European level, in order to better inform their decision-making work. EuChemS is an official accredited stakeholder of the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), and the European Chemical Agency (ECHA). EuChemS also relies on quality science communication to better inform citizens, decision-makers and scientists of the latest research developments in the chemical sciences, and their role in tackling major societal, environmental and economic challenges.

Because the field of chemistry is particularly vast with many different disciplines within it, EuChemS provides advice and knowledge on a broad range of subjects including:

Divisions and Working PartiesEdit

The EuChemS scientific divisions and working parties are networks in their own fields of expertise and promote collaboration with other European and international organisations. They organise high quality scientific conferences in chemical and molecular sciences and interdisciplinary areas.[1]



The European Young Chemists' Network (abbreviated to EYCN) is the younger members' division of EuChemS.[1]

EventsEdit

EuChemS organises a variety of different events, including policy workshops with the European Institutions, specialised academic conferences, as well as the biennial EuChemS Chemistry Congress (ECC). There have been 7 Congresses so far since the first in 2006, held in Bucharest, Romania.

The congresses have taken place in: Turin, Italy (2008); Nuremberg, Germany (2010); Prague, Czechia (2012); Istanbul, Turkey (2014); Seville, Spain (2016); Liverpool, UK (2018). The next ECC is due to take place in Lisbon, Portugal in 2020. The ECCs usually attract some 2000 chemists from more than 50 countries across the world.

AwardsEdit

EuChemS proposes several awards including the European Chemistry Gold Medal Award, awarded in 2018 to Nobel Laureate Bernard Feringa; the EuChemS Award for Service; the EuChemS Lecture Award; the European Young Chemist Award; the EuChemS EUCYS Award; the EuChemS Historical Landmarks Award, as well as several Divisional Awards. EuChemS implemented in 2020 the EuChemS Chemistry Congress fellowship scheme. The aim of EuChemS fellowship scheme is to support early career researchers (bachelor, masters and PhD students) actively attending the EuChemS Chemistry Congresses.


Projects and ActivitiesEdit

 
EuChemS Periodic Table depicting elements scarcity

In light of the UN declared International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements of 2019, EuChemS published a Periodic Table which depicts the issue of the abundance of the chemical elements to raise awareness of the need to develop better recycling capacities, to manage waste, and to find alternative materials to the elements that are at risk of being unusable.

Members & Supporting MembersEdit

Supporting members:

  • European Nanoporous Materials Institute of Excellence (ENMIX)
  • European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTN)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB)
  • European Federation of Managerial Staff in the Chemical and Allied Industries (FECCIA)
  • European Research Institute of Catalysis (ERIC)
  • European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC)
  • International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3)
  • ChemPubSoc Europe
  • Italian National Research Council (CNR)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Introducing EuChemS: The European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences". iupac.org. IUPAC. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b Dr. John V. Holder, The European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences - Ethical Guidelines for Publication in Journals and Reviews, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Volume 13, Number 4 / July, 2006
  3. ^ "Division of Analytical Chemistry". euchems.eu. Euchems. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Division of Chemical Education". euchems.org. Euchems. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Division of Chemistry and the Environment". euchems.eu. Euchems. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Division of Chemistry in Life Sciences". euchems.eu. Euchems. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Division of Computational Chemistry". euchems.eu. Euchems. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Division of Food Chemistry". euchems.eu. Euchems. Archived from the original on 14 April 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Working Party on Green and Sustainable Chemistry". euchems.eu. Euchems. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Division of Inorganic Chemistry". euchems.eu. Euchems. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Division of Nuclear and Radiochemistry". euchems.eu. Euchems. Archived from the original on 14 April 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Division of Organic Chemistry". euchems.eu. Euchems. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  13. ^ "Division of Organometallic Chemistry". euchems.eu. Euchems. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Division of Physical Chemistry". euchems.eu. Euchems. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  15. ^ "Working Party on Solid State Chemistry". euchems.eu. Euchems. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  16. ^ "Division of Chemistry and Energy". euchems.eu. Euchems. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  17. ^ "Working Party on Chemistry for Cultural Heritage". euchems.eu. Euchems. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  18. ^ "Working party on Ethics in Chemistry". euchems.eu. Euchems. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  19. ^ "Working Party on the History of Chemistry". euchems.eu. Euchems. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.

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