(Conseil de développement du loisir scientifique) was the organiser of the first Expo-Sciences International (ESI).
MILSET held its founding meeting during ESI 1987 in Quebec, Canada.
1st. ESI 1987, Montreal, CANADA1987
MILSET was founded by representatives of five international organisations and 41 national associations from 20 countries.
19 people were first elected on the Executive Committee, 7 of this people were nominated to the Board of Directors. From the first Executive Committee two key people who have contributed to the development and growth of this organisation are highlighted “Mr. Jean-Claude Guiraudon” and “Mr. Adnan Almeer” who nowadays are still the mainstay of MILSET.
Some of the first Board of Director members.
The Bulletin was the first official publication aimed to facilitate regular communication among member groups sponsored by Hydro- Québec, and was edited by past CDLS Executive Directors, Michel Bois and Carole Charlebois.
Carole Aumais developed MILSET logo which represents popular science and youth and suggests the earth with an endless line to reflect the continuity of action and the cooperation among member organisations, two fundamental factors for achieving peace and development.
Mr. Roger Lesgards, the former Honorary President of CIRASTI (Collectif interassociatif pour la Réalisation d’Activités Scientifiques et Techniques Internationales) in France, received de Expo’s Banner.
MILSET established in its bylaws five major objectives based on:
● Promoting leisure-time scientific and technical activities among youth.
● Contributing to the development of universally accessible scientific and technical culture.
● Assisting the work of its member organisations by fostering cooperation and joint activities.
● Representing its member organisations in their dealings with official bodies.
● Adopting all necessary measures to further its aim.
MILSET Executive Committee second meeting was held in Prague from June 1st to 6th.
Czechoslovakia was the first East Bloc country to accept MILSET’s objectives being one of its founding members the Czechoslovakia’s Union of Socialist Youth (UVSSM).
ABRET (Association Bretonne pour la Recherche et la Technologie) was selected to act as a host organization for ESI 1989 on the recommendation of CIRASTI. Mr. Jean-Pierre Trillet was elected as the general director the MILSET international event.
2nd. ESI 1989, Brest, FRANCIA1989
● Council of Young Scientists and Specialist of Byelorussia.
● Qatar Science Club.
● Natural History Museum of Chile.
● Irish Association of Young Scientists.
● Jordan Science and Technology Club.
During an Executive Committee meeting held in Kuwait, an agreement was signed to hold ESI 1991 in Prague. Two co-sponsoring organisations were to organise this great event the Czechoslovakia's National Association for Youth Science and Technology and ZENIT Centrum.1990
At this meeting, two countries raised their hands to hold ESI 1993, Kuwait represented by Mr. Adnan Almeer (Vice-President of Kuwait Science Club) and France represented by Alain Bernard.
Mr. Mohamed Benabdenbhi was elected as a new member of the Executive Committee replacing Mr. Said El Kharazzi.
MILSET welcomed two new member organisations: AMAVET (Association for Youth Science and Technology) of Prague, Czechoslovakia and the Counsel for Expositions for Young Scientists based in Pretoria, South Africa
International Youth Forum for Science and Technology with the collaboration of MILSET was held in Tunisia organised by the Association Jeunes Science de Tunisie (AJS).
MILSET-UNESCO forum sessions were held as activities during the event.
Stanislav Medričky, member of MILSET and president of AMAVET (Czech Republic) organised “ESI 1991 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
3rd. ESI 1991, Praga, Czechoslovakia1991
2 new members from Bulgaria joined the movement : The Association for Youth Technical and Scientific Creativity and Economic Initiative” (TNTM) and the Eureka Foundation.
For the first time URSS, Bulgaria, and the USA participated in ESI 1991 in Czechoslovakia.
MILSET history is full of regarding surprises and life experiences to tell, this young Mexican ESI 1991 participant became MILSET third president, Mr. Roberto Hidalgo. From left to right, Julio Cesar Ávalos and Roberto Hidalgo.
Due to the war in Kuwait, Amarillo Texas was proposed to be the next destination for ESI 1993 led by Mr. Sam Aldouri director of Club of Scientific Hobbies (COSH).
Mr. Adnan Almeer and Mr. Sam Aldouri
MILSET opened a regional office in Kuwait, this project improved contact and communication between MILSET and science clubs of Middle East countries.
Three new members were added to MILSET: Casa de la Ciencia de Morelos in Mexico led by Rosa María Ezquerro, Council for Expositions for Young Scientists from South Africa leaded by Mr. Derek Gray and Club des Débrouillards from Wallonie, Belgium led by Christian Renquet.
Last Participation of Enrique Padilla, an outstanding figure in MILSET history.
4th. ESI 1993, Amarillo, U.S
MILSET Expo-Sciences International was organised by the Kuwait Science Club directed by Mr. Adnan Almeer
5th. ESI 1995, Kuwait City, KUWAIT1995
MILSET elected a new President Mr. Jean-Claude Guiraudon
The first European Expo-Sciences was organised in Prague in the same location where the Expo Sciences International 1991 took place.
That year, MILSET Europe Regional Office was born and its first President was Mr. Stanislav Medričky.
Executive Committee meeting in MILSET Paris office.1997
1st. ESE 1996, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
6th. ESI 1997, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA
First meeting with Latin American representatives to design MILSET AMLAT Regional Office in Philadelphia at InteI-ISEF 99.1999
2nd. ESE 1998, Coimbra, PORTUGAL1998
7th. ESI 1999, Puebla, MÉXICO
MILSET AMLAT was created in this year thanks to the Expo-Sciences International that took place in Puebla, México.
MILSET Mediterranean is founded, with the commitment of organising an Expo-Sciences for the northern countries of Africa and South of Europe, currently, this region has been unified by MILSET Africa.2000
3rd. ESE 2000, Charleroi, BELGIUM
1st. EXPOMED 2000, Tipaza, ARGELIA
Preparation meeting of ESI 2001 in Lyon, France.
8th. ESI 2001, LYON, FRANCE2001
Executive Committee meeting in Rabat, Morocco2002
2nd. EXPOMED 2000, Rabat, MOROCCO
4th. ESE 2002, Bratislava, SLOVAKIA
1st. ESI-AMLAT 2002, Talca, CHILE
The first Expo-Sciences Latin America “ESI AMLAT” was held in 2002 in the city of Talca in Chile. The first Executive Committee was formed by Mrs. María Angélica Riquelme, Mr. Hélio Luis Brochier, and Mr. Atilio Buendia.
MILSET NORAM (North America) was born and first led by Mrs. Rose Pérez as President.
9th. ESI 2003 Moscow, RUSSIA2003
5th. ESE 2004 Dresden, GERMANY2004
3rd. EXPOMED 2004, Antibes, FRANCE
2nd. ESI-AMLAT 2004, Fortaleza, BRASIL
10th. ESI 2005 Santiago, CHILE2005
First MILSET Africa Expo-Sciences in Namibia with Jonathan Wilsnach as its President.2006
6th. ESE 2006 Tarragona, SPAIN
4th. EXPOMED 2006, Valletta, MALT
Antoine van Ruymbeke becomes MILSET Europe President, since his participation in ESI 1999 he has worked for MILSET and MILSET Europe improvement.
1st. ESA 2006, Windhoek, NAMIBIA
3rd. ESI-AMLAT 2006, Veracruz, MEXICO
MILSET elected a new President, Mr. Roberto Hidalgo.2007
11th. ESI 2007 Durban, SOUTH AFRICA
MILSET Science Photo Contest was created by MILSET Europe which later became a very successful worldwide event.
MILSET Europe organises the first International Science Summer Camp.
7th. ESE 2008, Budapest, HUNGARY2008
MILSET Europe launches the Young Citizens Conferences program which later became part of MILSET official activities.
4th. ESI-AMLAT 2006, Lima, PERÚ
12th. ESI 2009 Tunisia, TUNISIA2009
UNESCO grants MILSET the status of NGO in operational relations.
8th. ESE 2010, Moscow, RUSSIA2010
2nd. ESA 2010, Le Port, REUNION ISLAND
1st. ESAsia 2010, Kuwait, KUWAIT
5th. ESI-AMLAT 2010, Sao Luis, BRASIL
13th. ESI 2011 Bratislava, SLOVAKIA2011
6th. ESI-AMLAT 2012, Asunción, PARAGUAY
2nd. ESAsia 2012, Manama, BAHRAIN
9th. ESE 2012, Tula, RUSSIA
14th ESI 2013 Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES2013
MILSET Vostok was created in during Expo-Sciences Asia held in Amman, Jordan as a need to unify Russian spoken countries, led by Mr. Alexander Leontovitch as President.2014
10th. ESE 2014, Žilina, Slovakia
7th. ESI-AMLAT 2014, Medellín, COLOMBIA
3rd. ESAsia 2014, Amman, JORDAN
15th. ESI 2015 Brussels, BELGIUM2015
MILSET Europe celebrates its 1st edition of the European Science Day for Youth.
MILSET Vostok held its first regional Expo-Sciences.2016
8th. ESI-AMLAT 2016, Mazatlán, MEXICO
11th. ESE 2016, Toulouse, FRANCE
1st. ESVostok 2016, Moscow, RUSSIA
4th. ESAsia 2016, Muscat, OMAN
16th. ESI 2017 Fortaleza, BRAZIL2017