As part of its societal remit, the FEBS Science and Society Committee runs a science and society session at the FEBS Congress, which in 2021 explored the topic of ‘Plastics: revolution, pollution and substitution’; see the introduction to the session on the FEBS Network for more details. The committee would like to build on this and reach a wider audience and to this end here announces a call for proposals from FEBS Constituent Societies to run a ‘science and society’ event or activity in 2022 under the same theme.

The exact format of the event/activity is up to the organizing Society and the committee would like to support a range of activities from speaker events to educational activities, including for public engagement on this issue. Up to €1500 is available from FEBS to support this event/activity. Events or activities which involve more than one FEBS Constituent Society or which enable the sharing of an activity across FEBS Constituent Societies are encouraged.

Societies who wish to apply should check further details here and submit a 1-page (A4) outline of their event/activity along with the proposed budget by 15th January 2022 (extended deadline) to Prof. Raffaele Porta of the FEBS Science and Society Committee at [email protected]

NB: Support material for the topic of plastics can be found on the FEBS Network among ‘Green matters‘ posts, and some examples of public engagement activities on various topics from FEBS Constituent Societies and others are available in the FEBS Network’s Outreach activities room.