The GDCh is the second largest member of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS).

EuChemS is an association of scientific specialist societies and professional associations in the field of chemistry. It currently has 49 members from Europe, representing a total of more than 160,000 chemists across Europe. In addition to the GDCh, the German Bunsen Society is also represented in the EuChemS.

EuChemS is the successor organization to the Federation of European Chemical Societies (FECS), which was founded in 1970 with the significant participation of the GDCh.

The scientific activity of EuChemS, in particular conferences, networking, etc., is guaranteed by the corresponding divisions and working parties. The GDCh sends German representatives to these bodies.

  • The EuChemS office is based in Brussels.
    The Managing Directors is in the hands of Dr. Nineta Hrastelj.
  • Prof. Floris Rutjes has held the office of President since January 2021. The GDCh Executive Director, Prof. Dr. Wolfram Koch represents the GDCh on the EuChemS Executive Board, the highest decision-making body that meets several times a year between the annual general meetings.


  • A main activity of EuChemS is the implementation of the EuChemS Chemistry Congresses (ECC), which take place every two years. The first congress took place in August 2006 in Budapest and was an immediate success. Turin 2008, Nuremberg 2010, Prague 2012, Istanbul 2014, Seville 2016, Liverpool 2018 and Lisbon 2022 followed. The next congress (ECC9) will take place in Dublin in 2024.

  • The Brussels News Update is published monthly, reporting on chemical-related information from the EU Commission, the EU Parliament and other bodies.
  • The EuChemS Newsletter is published four times a year.
  • Every year, EuChemS publishes an annual report.
  • EuChemS awards prizes.
  • It supports congresses and events of its partner companies.

EuChemS Annual Yearbooks

You can find out more about the EuChemS activities in the
annual year books.

Make friends with EuChemS

You cannot personally become a member of EuChemS because direct members are the European chemical and molecular societies. Never mind, because: You can now become a friend of EuCheMS.

Commemoration of April 22, 1914

The EuChemS positioned itself on the occasion of the memorial day:
Chemists against Chemical Weapons.
On April 22, 1914, during World War I in Ypres / Belgium
used poison gas for the first time.

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