International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Partners for the
International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Mr Ian Cummings Ideas Activities
  • Communications, Media & Web Manager, ECETOC
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Email
    Tel 32 2 663 38 17
  • Sector:

    Non Governmental Organizations
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  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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ECETOC shares a common interest with IYC 2011 in wanting to promote better public understanding of chemistry and encouraging talented young people to choose chemistry-related careers. Among other programmes, we provide a number of annual awards to young scientists.

ECETOC plays a major role in investigating the ecotoxicology and toxicology of chemicals, a role which is rapidly expanding and being drawn centre-stage with developments in cutting-edge fields such as nanotechnology. In the coming year we intend to expand the visibility of our research; a better-informed public is in the interest of all concerned.