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General European Highlights


European Commission publishes European map of regulated professions
The European Commission has published a European map of regulated professions. This is an essential part of the transparency process launched by the modernisation of the Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications in November 2013. This interactive map gathers together the most important information on how professions are regulated in the different Member States, such as the number of regulated professions and their breakdown by sector of the economy, the trend in the number of recognition decisions since 2005, and details of the national contact points responsible for informing professionals about the procedures and formalities to be completed in order to obtain recognition of professional qualifications.
Source: http://europa.eu
 
LIFE work programme for 2014-2017 approved
The LIFE multiannual work programme for 2014-2017 has been adopted by the European Commission. The work programme sets the framework for the next four years for the management of the new LIFE Programme 2014-2020. It contains an indicative budget, explains the selection methodology for projects and for operating grants and establishes outcome indicators for the two LIFE sub-programmes – for Environment and for Climate Action. The first calls are scheduled for May/June 2014.
Source: http://ec.europa.eu
 
Soil contamination: progress report on the management of contaminated sites
A new JRC report presents the current state of knowledge on the management of contaminated sites in Europe. Among the main findings are an estimated 2.5 million potentially contaminated sites in Europe, where detailed investigations are needed. Out of the circa 115 000 already identified contaminated sites, nearly half (46%) have already been remediated.
Source: http://ec.europa.eu
 
Control over import and export of hazardous chemicals handed over to ECHA
Recently, as new rules concerning the export and import of very hazardous chemicals have become operational, the Joint Reaserch Centre (JRC) handed over administrative and technical responsibility to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). For more than two decades, the JRC has been providing scientific and technical support for the  implementation of European legislation in this field, notably through the management of the European centralised database of export and import of certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides, DEXIM.
Source: http://ec.europa.eu
 
EPALE - the ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe
EPALE is a multilingual open membership community funded by the European Commission, as the latest development in an ongoing commitment to improving the quality of adult learning provision in Europe. EPALE launched a survey for trainers, researchers, academics, policy makers and anyone else with a professional role in adult learning across Europe in order to allow them to play a part in shaping the platform.
Source: http://ec.europa.eu/epale/
 

Funding Updates and Awards


Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowships
The goal of Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition at multi- or interdisciplinary level through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility. The scheme particularly supports the return and reintegration of researchers from outside Europe who have previously worked here.
Deadline: 11 September 2014
Source: http://ec.europa.eu
 
Call for proposals for ERC consolidator grant
ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. This action is open to researchers of any nationality who intend to conduct their research activity in any Member State or Associated Country.
Deadline: 20 May 2014
Source: http://ec.europa.eu
 
Erasmus charter for higher education 2014-2020
The Erasmus+ programme supports, among other policy objectives, the European modernisation and internationalisation agenda in higher education. The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution (HEI) may carry out within the Programme.
Deadline: 22 May 2014
Source: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu

EU-wide hunt for top tech startups
The European Commission is looking for Europe's best startups in this year's Tech All Stars competition. The competition is open to EU registered startups younger than 3 years, which have raised less than €1 million in external funding.
Deadline: 22 May 2014
Source: http://europa.eu

Call for nanotechnologies, advanced materials and production
ERA-NET on Materials (including Materials for Energy)
Deadline: 26 March 2015
Source: http://ec.europa.eu
 
Extended in-service service of advanced functional materials in energy technologies (capture, conversion, storage and/or transmission of energy)
Deadline: 26 March 2015
Source: http://ec.europa.eu
 
Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials
Eco-innovative solutions
Deadline: 16 October 2014
Website: http://ec.europa.eu
 
Eco-innovative strategies
Deadline: 16 October 2014
Website: http://ec.europa.eu   
 

Consultations and Roadmaps


Public consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy
The European Commission launched a public consultation in order to collect the view of the stakeholders and the general public on the strategy. The aim is to make a review of the Europe 2020 strategy and to establish the future developments. The strategy is focused on five ambitious goals in the areas of employment, innovation, education, poverty reduction and climate/energy.
Deadline: 31 October 2014
Source: http://ec.europa.eu
 
Public consultation on transparency measures for nanomaterials on the market
As part of the Communication on the Second Regulatory Review on Nanomaterials, the European Commission has announced to launch an impact assessment to identify and develop the most adequate means to increase transparency and ensure regulatory oversight on nanomaterials. The objective of the consultation is to obtain stakeholder views on the currently available information on nanomaterials on the market, the problem definition that forms the basis of the impact assessment, as well as the potential positive and/or negative impacts of the aforementioned policy options.
Deadline: 5 August 2014
Source: http://ec.europa.eu
 
Public consultation on Future and Emerging Technologies
The aim of the public consultation is to identify promising and potentially game-changing directions for future research in any technological domain. The consultation is organised as a series of discussions, in which contributors can suggest ideas for a new FET Proactive initiative or discuss the 9 research topics identified in the previous consultation to determine whether they are still relevant today. The ideas collected via the public consultation will contribute to future FET work programmes, notably the next one (2016-17).
Deadline: 15 June 2014
Source: http://europa.eu
 
Consultation to support the evaluation of the Implementation of the EU Ecolabel Regulation
The consultation is intended to inform the evaluation of the implementation of the EU Ecolabel Regulation (EC) 66/2010. The purpose of the consultation is to collect views from stakeholders on the implementation of the EU Ecolabel Scheme. The EU Ecolabel Scheme is a voluntary environmental labelling scheme designed to promote products with reduced environmental impact and through this contribute to a more efficient use of resources and a higher level of environmental protection.
Deadline: 18 July 2014
Source: http://ec.europa.eu

Business Updates

 
How Europe could get more out of its intellectual property
A recent study the European Patent Office (EPO) carried out with the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market, measured the importance of intellectual property rights to the EU economy. The focus of the study was put on sectors that make intensive use of intellectual property rights in order to calculate how much these IPR-intensive industries contributed to the EU economy, in terms of employment, gross domestic product, wages and international trade.
Source: http://www.sciencebusiness.net
 
Council approves private-public partnerships in biomass, air, energy, electronics, medicine
The European Council approved the roll out of a series of public private partnerships worth up to €22 billion over the next seven years. The partnerships between the European Union and consortiums of large businesses are targeted at sectors facing “major societal challenges.” They are part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 new €80 billion research and innovation programme for 2014-2020. Five of them are “joint technology initiatives” to fund large scale, longer-term, riskier research.
Source: http://www.euractiv.com
 

Forthcoming Events


Energy Storage for Electric Vehicles
22 May 2014
Brussels, Belgium
Website: http://www.agrion.org
 
Helsinki Chemicals Forum
22-23 May 2014
Helsinki, Finland
Website: http://www.helsinkicf.eu
 
11th Annual International Conference of Young Scientist on Energy Issues
29-30 May 2014
Kaunas, Lithuania
Website: http://www.cyseni.com
 
Mobilising Europe's Universities for Smart Specialisation
20 June 2014
Brussels, Belgium
Website: https://ec.europa.eu
 
Euroscience Open Forum
21-26 June 2014
Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: http://esof2014.org/

5th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress

31 August - 4 September 2014
Istanbul, Turkey
http://www.euchems2014.org/
 

Upcoming EuCheMS Recognised Events


38th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography & 11th GCxGC Symposium
18 - 23 May 2014
Riva del Garda, Italy
Website: http://192.167.106.132.htlm  
 
113th Annual German Conference on Physical Chemistry
29 - 31 May 2014
Hamburg , Germany
Website: http://www.bunsen.de
 
22nd Analysdagarna
9 - 11 June 2014
Stockholm, Sweden
Website: http://www.analysdagarna.se/  
 
15th International Conference on Electroanalysis
11 - 15 June 2014
Malmö, Sweden
Website: http://eseac2014.com/
 

Calls for EuCheMS Awards


EuCheMS Lecture Award
Deadline: 10 June 2014

EuCheMS Award for Service
Deadline: 10 June 2014
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