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The European Association of Catalysis Societies is a non-profit organization of 25 National European Catalysis Societies to facilitate, coordinate, and rationalize scientific activities in the field of catalysis on a transnational level. EFCATS and the National Catalysis Societies aim to mutually strengthen all activities on national and transnational levels in all areas of catalysis.
To promote scientific and technical progress both in the fundamental understanding and in the application of catalysis in all its manifestations;
To foster public awareness of the importance of catalysis and to initiate educational activities;
To represent the views of the membership and the scientific community at large concerning research priorities to funding agencies, the European Community and national governments;
To act as a centres of information on catalysis, and to coordinate and publicize the activities of national catalysis societies and of inter-governmental organizations, through distribution via a Website;
To organize a biennial European Congress on Catalysis, to be known as EUROPACAT;
To act as a vehicle for exchange of information and views on catalysis and science policy;
To arrange meetings and to approve other activities that advance the above objectives;
Membership in EFCATS is reserved to National Catalysis Societies of Europe or Organizations, which are constituted of National Societies. National Catalysis Societies of other continents may apply for an Associate Membership. The procedures will be provided by the Secretary upon request.
In Europe, several societies and branches of national scientific societies are devoted to the study of catalysis and related subjects. To provide scientists and engineers in Europe with an opportunity to coordinate and rationalize their scientific activities in the field of catalysis and to simplify the means for communicating the results of their research, the non-profit-making European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS) was founded in 1993. EFCATS does not intend to replace existing national societies or to take over their functions; its purpose is to initiate and coordinate international activities, especially conferences, and play a key role in promoting catalysis in Europe. The existing societies continue to organize their own national activities and play a vital part in realizing the aims of EFCATS.Read More»