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Chemical Sciences for Horizon Europe, education and employment

Employment and Social policy
Date: Thursday, 07 March 2019 09:00 - 13:00

Venue: European Parliament, Room JAN 6Q1

Join us on Thursday 7 March 2019, from 10:00 – 12:00 in the European Parliament in Brussels, Room JAN 6Q1

In light of the ongoing negotiations on the European Commission’s proposals on the future EU research framework programme (Horizon Europe), EuChemS, the European Chemical Society invites participants to reflect on the role an enhanced and ambitious programme can have on the state of research and innovation in Europe, and subsequently on the employability for chemical scientists.

The aim of the workshop is to understand the priorities of chemical research for Horizon Europe, to comprehend the meaning behind the latest employability figures of chemical scientists in Europe, and to present improvement measures for the future. With issues such as gender parity, salary discrepencies, job prospects, aquired versus needed skills, a complex web of intrinsically linked problems is quickly visible, bringing together education, employment and research in Europe. Together with policymakers and representatives from academia and industry, and with case study interventions, we aim to provide a constructive debate on how we can work on and improve the existing conditions.



09:00 – 10:00 registration and coffee

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome remarks

Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP

10:10 – 10:20 Welcome remarks

Pilar Goya, EuChemS President

10:20 – 10:30 2nd Employment survey for European Chemists (ESEC2)

Reiner Salzer, ECTN & University of Dresden

10:30 – 10:40 Video statement – Employment trends among Chemists in the USA

LaTrease E. Garrison, American Chemical Society, Executive Vice President Education

10:40 – 10:50 The Chemical Industry

Pierre Barthélemy, European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), Executive Director Innovation

10:50 – 11:00 The role of universities

Silvia Gomez Recio, Young European Research Universities (YERUN), Secretary General

11:00 – 11:10 Role and vision of the European Commission

Antoaneta Angelova-Krasteva, European Commission, Director for Innovation, International Cooperation and Sport in the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

11:10– 11:20 Education and the labour market: a case study from Belgium

Kris Bosch, Essenscia, Advisor Education and Labour Market

11:20 – 11:30 Towards equality in science

Lutgarde Buydens, Professor Radboud University and Netherlands house for Education and Research (Neth-ER)

11:30 – 11:40 Perspectives from Young Chemists

Torsten John, European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN), Secretary

11:40 – 11:55 Discussion / Q&A

11:55 – 12:00 Conclusions

Nineta Hrastelj, EuChemS General Secretary

12:00 – 13:00 Networking lunch


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  • Thursday, 07 March 2019 09:00 - 13:00

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