EuChemS President Angela Agostiano, as Secretary General Nineta Hrastelj and Science Policy and Communications Officer Marton Kottmayer from the EuChemS Office joined the Delegate Assembly as invited guests.
During the opening of this annual meeting, Angela Agostiano presented some of EuChemS’ activities, inviting input from EYCN colleagues and led a discussion on inclusion and diversity, building on her own personal experiences. In another session, Marton Kottmayer addressed how the upcoming European elections may affect science, and later, alongside Nineta Hrastelj, led a simulation exercise demonstrating the European policymaking process.
The event, organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), had no shortage of high-quality discussions within the EYCN’s teams, the outcomes of which were presented to all attendees. A highlight was Sir Martyn Poliakoff, who presented a passionate lecture on the periodic table, its history and his own life intertwined with it, also mentioning the EuChemS Periodic Table.
EuChemS thanks EYCN for the invitation and congratulates EYCN Chair Claudia Bonfio and Secretary Tomasz Swebocki for putting an excellent programme and event together, jointly with RSC colleagues on behalf of which Helen Pain, RSC CEO welcomed and hosted us in London.