External communication

working group public relations: external communication

The working group public relations seeks contact with the media, wants to stimulate concrete projects and participate in their implementation. Currently active projects are:


  • SEC Internet pages. The SEC website provides information on the activities of the Senior Expert Chemists. They encourage participation and structure the information about these activities: www.gdch.de/sec.
  • newspaper columns for daily newspapers. The members write newspaper columns on individual chemical substances. The texts are aimed at a non-scientific audience and familiarize them with chemistry through easily understandable and stimulating texts. So far, 34 newspaper columns appeared. Most of them have also been prepared for the GDCh website "Fascination Chemistry" under the heading " Chemistry everywhere ". more...
  • Pros and Cons reports. The working group public relations intensively promotes the technical discussion on scientific topics related to the public. The working group uses pro and con reports to provide topical information on the current status of politically relevant chemical issues. more...
  • Current topics. The working group intensively discusses current chemical issues with relevance for society and takes a position on them. Examples are: glyphosate, plastic waste in the sea, energy transition, NO x limit value, or hydrogen economy. On June 16, 2020, the SEC sent an open letter to the EU Commission on the subject of glyphosate. In the case of the energy transition, the working group organized a large symposium " Energy transition, yes - but how " (Frankfurt, DECHEMA-Haus, October 30, 2019).
  • SEC lecturer. SEC lecturers are experts who can give understandable and entertaining presentations on their specialist knowledge. You enrich the GDCh colloquia in the local chapters. more...
  • Conference reports. Reports on specialist conferences with topics of general interest are presented in a timely manner, e.g. report on the 7th SEC annual meeting, Nachr. Chem. 2018, 66, 921.

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