12.12.2011 - UNESCO Venice Office

Reflections and Prospectives. A Ceremony Closure of the International Year of Chemistry in Italy

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In celebrating the International Year of Chemistry 2011, the Italian National Commission for UNESCO has organized a series of national and international events aimed at supporting research in chemistry and disseminating its results publicly. The International Year of Chemistry is now coming to a close and the Commission is scheduling a closing ceremony on upcoming 15 December at the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome, Italy.

Following brief presentations by partners involved, a series of grants and recognitions will be awarded on that occasion. In particular, the “Chemistry in South East Europe” Grant supported and financed by the UNESCO Office in Venice  – UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe will be awarded to a selected young chemist from the South-East European (SEE) region. This grant is designed to support a fruitful scientific collaboration between Italian researchers and researchers from South-East Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey). The selected candidate’s proposal was reviewed by a Technical Committee and then submitted to a Jury which endorsed the selected grant recipients.

The event in Rome will also include a round table entitled “Chemistry: the crossroads between economy, society, industry, technology and sustainability”. The round table will be moderated by Stefano Righi and speakers will be Angela Agostiano, Luciano Caglioti e Mauro Chiasserini. Partners of the Rome event are: FEDERCHIMICA/Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research/Italian Chemical Society/ under the patronage of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO.  

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