On May 9th, 2023, we celebrated the anniversary of the influential “Schuman Declaration” in 1950. On this day, French Minister Robert Schuman proposed the establishment of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), where member countries would collaborate on the production of these essential materials. The ECSC paved the way for a series of supranational institutions that eventually evolved into the present-day European Union.
This year, From May 8th to May 10th our partner CSIC organised a commemoration event for Europe Day in collaboration with the Autonomous University of Madrid. This event was targeted at young students and secondary students. The centrepiece of the event was a one-hour session that brought together young students and researchers working within the European scientific community. The goal was to showcase the research conducted within the European framework and highlight the opportunities that the European Union provides for participation, promotion, and funding across diverse fields such as biology, materials science, chemistry, physics, and more. Students gained valuable insights into ongoing research projects and the potential impact on society.
There, Beatriz Fuerte Diez, PhD student at CSIC, showcased the CATCO2NVERS project among the general public, including young students and children. Its objectives and accomplishments were shared to raise awareness and understanding of the project’s importance in tackling carbon dioxide conversion.