Title: Chemistry in a changing
world - new perspectives concerning the IUPAC family
Evans, and Akira
To organize a Workshop on "Chemistry in a changing world -
new perspectives concerning the IUPAC family" to foster communication
and discussion about the emerging role of COCI/IUPAC. Thirty representatives
of NAOs/chemical societies in the EU-countries (+ Norway and Switzerland)
will be invited to participate and to develop a framework for future
IUPAC occupies a unique and highly esteemed position at the center
of the world of chemistry. In recent years an important globalization
is taking place in science, industry and society.
This Workshop on "Chemistry in a
changing world - new perspectives concerning the IUPAC family"
is organized to increase the knowledge among the NAOs/chemicals
societies in EU (+ Norway and Switzerland) about the role of COCI/IUPAC
and about the changes now taking place. The interaction will provide
rare opportunity to learn more about the situation in respective
country as concerns chemistry, globalization and IUPAC. It will
facilitate and improve dialogues with NAOs in the EU. Received comments
will be very useful in generation of new projects and programs and
in recruiting new CAs and NAOs. There are new major imperatives
for IUPAC to engage more in the debate on chemical environment and
the social issues raised.
The following subjects will be discussed:
- COCI-IUPAC in general;
- NAOs and CAs
- possibilities and problems;
- the IUPAC-COCI
safety training program;
- the SAICM program (i.e. the Strategic Approach to International
Chemicals Management <http://www.chem.unep.ch/saicm/>);
- activities around responsible (alternatively "reliable")
applications of chemistry;
- public appreciation of chemistry; nanotechnology and biotechnology;
- innovation and the chemical industry (incl SMEs).
Break-out sessions are also being planned
for. Breefing documents will be prepared in advance of the meeting
to facilitate interaction among the delegates.
Although the Workshop for practical reasons
is organized within Europe, the subjects to be discussed are global.
The Workshop would provide a template for similar workshops in other