Young European Catalysis Network

The Young European Catalysis Network, or short YEuCat, is a network for early-career professionals who are active in the field of catalysis. YEuCat aims to build a diverse European network to address future challenges in catalysis, alongside with general technological and societal problems.

YEuCat’s core team currently consists of PostDocs and PhDs working in several different European countries. It already organized several virtual events for young career researchers in catalysis in the past three years (e.g. Twitter poster session, Career talks webinars, Catalysis talks). More recently, YEuCat also had the chance to organize and participate in several on-site events, such as the EFACTS Summer School 2020, YEuCat Better Together 2021 or the YouRHetCat conference in 2022.

At Europacat 2023 in Prague, YEuCat is happy to support the organizers in selecting the winner of the “Best Poster Award”. We are also looking forward to participating in the Charity Run on Wednesday evening.

Furthermore, there will be a YEuCat workshop on Sunday afternoon prior to the first Plenary Lecture and a “Get to know YEuCat” session on Thursday evening. Participation is free of charge, everybody is welcome to join! See below for more information on both activities.
If you want to find out more about YEuCat and its members, follow us on social media (Twitter: @YEuCat, LinkedIn: Young Catalysis Network, Instagram: @youngcatalysis) or visit us at We look forward to meeting all of you in Prague in August!

Sunday, August 27, 2023   


Workshop schedule:
14:00 - 14:10 Welcome
14:00 - 14:30 Introduction of discussion topics by YEuCat moderators
14:30 - 15:30 Moderated discussions
15:30 - 16:00 Wrap up & Presentation of outcome by moderators

For those of you wondering if it is worth arriving a day early to EuropaCat: It certainly is if you join YEuCat's first session at EuropaCat23 on Sunday afternoon!

Some of you may have heard about us and what we have been up to since the last EuropaCat took place in Aachen, maybe you even joined one of our previous activities. However, you are probably still wondering if you should get involved? Why would you want to know more about YEuCat? Is YEuCat useful for you? How important is outreach? Can it help me in my professional career? Should I even bother with it if I ultimately aim for a career in industry? And what’s the value of an international network? There is a simple answer: Join us on Sunday 27th and find out for yourself how to make networking work for you! You will probably not only enjoy it, but you might also even want to join us!

Participation in this workshop is free of charge for all registered participants of EuropaCat.
Information on how to register for the YEuCat workshop will follow in due time.
Target audience: If you identify as a young professional in catalysis, you’re it!

Workshop flyer to download here.

Please register at Eventbrite:

Thursday, August 31, 2023


On Thursday afternoon, we organise a dedicated session to introduce the network and allow you to get to know its current members. If you are a young professional in catalysis and want to join our mission, we as the core team encourage you to participate in this session and discuss with us how YEuCat can be of benefit for the new generation of catalysis professionals. We would be very happy to hear your ideas! Let us create the best possible network for all of us together!
No registration is required, simply show up and network with us! 

What can you expect from the event?
•    Presentation of YEuCat
•    Testimonial about networking communities
•    Get to know what a network can do for you
•    Learn how you can get involved & shape the future of YEuCat