ACS serves more than 152,000 members globally, with over 10,000 in Europe, providing educational and career development programs, products, and services. EuChemS brings together chemistry related organizations throughout Europe with a global membership to provide a single voice on key science and policy issues, based on expert scientific knowledge. EuChemS has over 40 member organizations (mainly national Chemical Societies) which together represent more than 150,000 chemists in academia, industry, government and professional organisations in over 30 countries across Europe and wider.
Elements of the ACS/ EuChemS Partnership include:
- Lobbying (within the limits of applicable law) their respective government bodies of the United States of America (for ACS) and Europe (for EuChemS)
- Cooperation in conducting surveys of mutual interest where differences and similarities between the member groups could be instructive
- Organizing joint events
- Developing exchange or collaborative programs
- Encouraging joint programs for younger scientists
- Encouraging ACS and EuChemS Divisions to explore and exploit synergies that may be mutually beneficial
- Working together to improve the public understanding of and appreciation for Chemistry
- Assessing and working together on Grand Global Challenges and U.N. SDGs
EuChemS, the European Chemical Society, aims to nurture a platform for scientific discussion and to provide a single, unbiased European voice on key policy issues in chemistry and related fields.
EuChemS has been active since 1970, when it was created under the name of FECS (Federation of European Chemical Sciences). Representing more than 160,000 chemists from more than 40 Member Societies and other chemistry related organizations, EuChemS relies on a unique network of active researchers involved in all the fields of chemistry. Through this network, EuChemS organizes several specialized academic conferences as well as the biannual EuChemS Chemistry Congress, the European congress of chemical sciences. EuChemS also promotes the role and image of the chemical sciences among the general public and policy-makers through social media, newsletters and through the organisation of conferences and workshops open to the society.