ACS/FLAQ Collaboration Alliance
The American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Latin American Federation of Chemical Associations (FLAQ) havesigned collaboration alliance characterized by mutual benefit, impact and a commitment to cooperation in service to chemical scientists, engineers and professionals. The alliance emphasizes the shared interest that each society has in engaging the Latin American and U.S. chemical communities in collaborations, research, education, and meetings. The current agreement runs from December 2013 to December 2016.
ACS and FLAQ are both organizations which support chemistry and those working in related sciences on a global platform. Both organizations organize scientific conferences, publish peer reviewed materials and provide networking opportunities for those involved in scientific and, especially, chemistry-based innovation.
Elements of the current ACS/FLAQ partnership include:
- Cooperation and the development of joint virtual and/or physical outreach activities and programming, furthering the popularization of Chemistry and the role that Chemistry plays in people’s daily lives;
- Organization and delivery of joint activities with a focus on Green Chemistry, sustainable development, innovation and/or addressing Global Challenges, particularly those associated with sustainability, e.g., energy, water, health and food;
- Collaboration and the development of models that facilitate and foster information exchange and joint US/Latin-American scientific research, including but not limited to providing support to the ACS International Center;
- Development of an action plan for cooperation between FLAQ, and the ACS to help catalyze ACS and FLAQ member collaboration;
- Collaboration on professional development and soft-skill training for young chemistry professionals in areas related to innovation and leadership;
- Mutual promotion of events, programs, products and services relevant to ACS and FLAQ memberships, maintaining links to each other’s websites and leveraging other communication channels available to both organizations when appropriate;
- Invitations to senior leaders of ACS and FLAQ leadership to attend and participate in our respective national meetings and congresses where cooperative activities will be evaluated and refined.
The Latin American Federation of Chemical Associations (FLAQ) was founded in the seventh Latin American Congress of Chemistry, held in Mexico City from March 29 to April 3, 1959.
- Promote the establishment of Chemical Associations at the local level of professional chemistry.
- Promoting the establishment of a Code of Professional Ethics to be adopted by practitioners of Chemistry in Latin America.
- Encourage the exchange between Higher Education Centers encouraging the exchange of science and technology to respond to urgent development opportunities in Latin America. Promover la Organización de Congresos Latinoamericanos de Químicas.
- Participate in international meetings on chemical and related problems.
- Promote studies on the chemical problems.
- Establish working committees to study problems on a permanent Latin American chemists.
- Helping to spread by the means at their disposal new knowledge of chemistry.