The COVID-19 pandemic that so deeply affects our lives and countries is not expected to end soon, and its consequences will be felt for a long time. In particular, satisfactory conditions for international scientific conferences to take place will certainly not be fulfilled in the next months. We are thus forced to postpone the 8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress. On the 3rd of May, 2020 the Executive Board of EuChemS, in consultation with the Scientific and Organizing Committee in Portugal were able to settle on a new date for the 8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress.
This was no easy decision but was a necessary one, and the only appropriate option, given the enormous material and immaterial compromise already assumed by the local organization. We praise our supporters and all the body of EuChemS, in particular the organizers of the forthcoming event on the series, for joining the Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ), with the support of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society (SPE), in the announcement of the new date of 8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress (ECC8), to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from August 28 to September 1, 2022.
Loyal to the initial theme, the 8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress will be built under the unifying theme of Chemistry the Central Science. The focus will remain on the central role of chemistry at the interfaces with biology, material and environmental sciences, both for the progress of humankind and for the solution of fundamental problems of modern societies. Some changes will be indeed introduced since nothing remains the same after the enormous test we are all being submitted. For the time being, we are still working on an exciting scientific program led by world-class experts, that will develop around the main scientific previously selected.
All previously submitted contributions will not be processed without notice to the 2022 ECC8 program. An opportunity for updating your contributions will be announced in due time. We will keep your pre-registration in our files so that we may send you further information in due time. If you do not agree, please let us know (by a simple e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will delete your full record. Nevertheless, we hope to see you all in Lisbon in 2022, for celebrating the continuation of this regular series of EuChemS Chemistry Congresses.
Registrations completed before congress postponement, will remain valid for the 2022, 8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress, if desired. Participants who want a refund, must cancel their participation by June 30 addressing their request to email@example.com. Refunds will be handled promptly with no charges.
Registration is temporarily suspended and will reopen during 2021.