In the Name of FEZA:
The Federation of European Zeolite Associations (FEZA) created in January 1996, consisting of 17 National Zeolite Associations (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, UK) has taken the following decision in strong support of Ukraine and all people suffering from the horrible war
National Zeolite Associations within the FEZA wholeheartedly approved the measure to suspend Russia from FEZA, and to promote other activities of the scientific community in support of Ukraine.
Our resolution is taken to support the peace, and in opposition to war and the suffering of the people in Ukraine.
We hope for an immediate stop to this war and a peaceful future for Europe. Let us stand together for a peaceful worldwide community and for the sake of our future generations.
We do believe that Russian people are also victims of their government and our action is not against them.
The Russian scientists are not responsible for this war but we as a European research community express our opinion now. The aggression against Ukraine decided by the government of Russia reflects on all of us!
The objectives of FEZA are to improve communication and collaboration between researchers in Europe for the benefit of the public and therefore we decided to:
1. Suspend the membership of Russia from FEZA.
2. Become a promoter for other European initiatives reflecting the opinion of other European scientific communities by:
- official statement on the FEZA website
- state our strong support in papers currently in press
- express our support during meetings, conferences.
3. FEZA solidarity scholarship will be provided to a Ukrainian early career researcher to attend a conference in the field of porous materials.
9th FEZA Conference
We warmly invite you to the next FEZA Conference which will be in Portorose (Portorož), Slovenia, 2-6, July 2023. Congress is organized by Slovenian, Croatian and Serbian Zeolite Associations. More about conference you can find at this web site.
Celebration of AIZ
The Italian Zeolite Association (AIZ) celebrated the 30th Anniversary of its foundation (9th of December 1991) during the XV Italian Congress of Zeolites Science and Technology (AIZ2021), held in Napoli from 9th to 11th of December (www.aizeta.it) jointly with the Celebration of the Centenary of the birth of Professor Riccardo Sersale, one of the pioneers of the research on zeolites in Italy.
Among the invited speakers of the Celebration Event, which also included an International Symposium on Future Challenges in Zeolites Science and Technology, also the President of the FEZA, Svetlana Mintova, as well as Martin Hartmann (IZA President) and Giuseppe Bellussi (Former Eni R&D Senior Vice President).
The meeting, which was attended by many young researchers, was an excellent opportunity to share and discuss recent advances and future trends in the science and technology of zeolites and related materials, but also to taste traditional Neapolitan cuisine and to admire the wonderful collections of minerals (including those of zeolites) kept at the Real Museo di Mineralogia of the University of Naples Federico II.
Meeting of Romanian Zeolite Society
The Romanian Catalysis Society and the Romanian Zeolite Society organized the 13th International Symposium of the Romanian Catalysis Society (RomCat2022) preceded by the Summer School “Catalysis for a promising future” in Baile Govora Romania, June 21-24, 2022. The symposium aimed to bring the academic and industrial communities in a debate focusing recent achievements in materials for catalysis. The topics of the meeting were synthesis of zeolite and related porous catalysts, advanced characterizations, heterogeneous, homogeneous and enzymatic catalysis, integrating theory and practice. More information could be found on:
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