“Reconstructing History”

MILSET history has been written by great people who believe youth can be motivated through science and technology initiatives by creating a fraternal network of STEAM institutions and organisations around the world.

This web page is a historical archive which will be constantly updated
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1987

CDLS

(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, CANADA

1987
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MILSET was founded by representatives of five international organisations and 41 national associations from 20 countries.

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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.

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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.

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MILSET Logo Creation

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.

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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.

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1988

MILSET Objectives

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.

1988
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MILSET Executive Committee second meeting was held in Prague from June 1st to 6th.

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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).

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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.

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1989

2nd. ESI 1989, Brest, FRANCIA

1989
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Five new members were added to MILSET

● 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.

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1990

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
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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.

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Mr. Mohamed Benabdenbhi was elected as a new member of the Executive Committee replacing Mr. Said El Kharazzi.

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Integration of new members

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

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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).

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MILSET-UNESCO forum sessions were held as activities during the event.

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1991

Stanislav Medričky, member of MILSET and president of AMAVET (Czech Republic) organised “ESI 1991 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

3rd. ESI 1991, Praga, Czechoslovakia

1991
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2 new members from Bulgaria joined the movement : The Association for Youth Technical and Scientific Creativity and Economic Initiative” (TNTM) and the Eureka Foundation.

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For the first time URSS, Bulgaria, and the USA participated in ESI 1991 in Czechoslovakia.

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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.

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New Executive Committee


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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

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3rd MILSET General Assembly

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MILSET opened a regional office in Kuwait, this project improved contact and communication between MILSET and science clubs of Middle East countries.

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1993

MILSET Board members

1993
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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.

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Last Participation of Enrique Padilla, an outstanding figure in MILSET history.

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4th. ESI 1993, Amarillo, U.S

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MILSET Asia was born.



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1995

MILSET Expo-Sciences International was organised by the Kuwait Science Club directed by Mr. Adnan Almeer

5th. ESI 1995, Kuwait City, KUWAIT

1995
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MILSET elected a new President Mr. Jean-Claude Guiraudon

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1996

MILSET Europe was born.

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.

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1997

Executive Committee meeting in MILSET Paris office.

1997
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BEGINNING OF REGIONAL MILSET EXPO SCIENCES IN EUROPE

1st. ESE 1996, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

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6th. ESI 1997, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA

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1999

First meeting with Latin American representatives to design MILSET AMLAT Regional Office in Philadelphia at InteI-ISEF 99.

1999
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1998

2nd. ESE 1998, Coimbra, PORTUGAL

1998
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7th. ESI 1999, Puebla, MÉXICO

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MILSET AMLAT was born.

MILSET AMLAT was created in this year thanks to the Expo-Sciences International that took place in Puebla, México.

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2000

MILSET Africa was born.

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
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3rd. ESE 2000, Charleroi, BELGIUM

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BEGINNING OF REGIONAL MILSET EXPO SCIENCES IN MEDITERRANEAN

1st. EXPOMED 2000, Tipaza, ARGELIA

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2001

Preparation meeting of ESI 2001 in Lyon, France.

8th. ESI 2001, LYON, FRANCE

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2002

Executive Committee meeting in Rabat, Morocco

2002
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2nd. EXPOMED 2000, Rabat, MOROCCO

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4th. ESE 2002, Bratislava, SLOVAKIA

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BEGINNING OF REGIONAL MILSET EXPO SCIENCES IN LATIN AMERICA

1st. ESI-AMLAT 2002, Talca, CHILE

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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.

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MILSET NORAM was born.

MILSET NORAM (North America) was born and first led by Mrs. Rose Pérez as President.

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MILSET 15th anniversary celebration.

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2003

9th. ESI 2003 Moscow, RUSSIA

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2004

5th. ESE 2004 Dresden, GERMANY

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3rd. EXPOMED 2004, Antibes, FRANCE

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2nd. ESI-AMLAT 2004, Fortaleza, BRASIL

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2005

10th. ESI 2005 Santiago, CHILE

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2006

First MILSET Africa Expo-Sciences in Namibia with Jonathan Wilsnach as its President.

2006
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6th. ESE 2006 Tarragona, SPAIN

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4th. EXPOMED 2006, Valletta, MALT

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Antoine van Ruymbeke becomes MILSET Europe President, since his participation in ESI 1999 he has worked for MILSET and MILSET Europe improvement.

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BEGINNING OF REGIONAL MILSET EXPO SCIENCES IN AFRICA

1st. ESA 2006, Windhoek, NAMIBIA

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3rd. ESI-AMLAT 2006, Veracruz, MEXICO

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2007

MILSET elected a new President, Mr. Roberto Hidalgo.

2007
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11th. ESI 2007 Durban, SOUTH AFRICA

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MILSET Science Photo Contest was created by MILSET Europe which later became a very successful worldwide event.

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MILSET Europe organises the first International Science Summer Camp.

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2008

7th. ESE 2008, Budapest, HUNGARY

2008
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MILSET Europe launches the Young Citizens Conferences program which later became part of MILSET official activities.

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4th. ESI-AMLAT 2006, Lima, PERÚ

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2009

12th. ESI 2009 Tunisia, TUNISIA

2009
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UNESCO grants MILSET the status of NGO in operational relations.

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2010

8th. ESE 2010, Moscow, RUSSIA

2010
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2nd. ESA 2010, Le Port, REUNION ISLAND

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BEGINNING OF REGIONAL MILSET EXPO SCIENCES IN ASIA

1st. ESAsia 2010, Kuwait, KUWAIT

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5th. ESI-AMLAT 2010, Sao Luis, BRASIL

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2011

13th. ESI 2011 Bratislava, SLOVAKIA

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2012

MILSET 25th-anniversary celebration.



2012
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6th. ESI-AMLAT 2012, Asunción, PARAGUAY

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2nd. ESAsia 2012, Manama, BAHRAIN

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9th. ESE 2012, Tula, RUSSIA

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2013

14th ESI 2013 Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

2013
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2014

MILSET VOSTOK was born.

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.

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10th. ESE 2014, Žilina, Slovakia

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7th. ESI-AMLAT 2014, Medellín, COLOMBIA

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3rd. ESAsia 2014, Amman, JORDAN

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2015

15th. ESI 2015 Brussels, BELGIUM

2015
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MILSET Europe celebrates its 1st edition of the European Science Day for Youth.

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2016

MILSET Vostok held its first regional Expo-Sciences.

2016
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8th. ESI-AMLAT 2016, Mazatlán, MEXICO

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11th. ESE 2016, Toulouse, FRANCE

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1st. ESVostok 2016, Moscow, RUSSIA

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4th. ESAsia 2016, Muscat, OMAN

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2017

16th. ESI 2017 Fortaleza, BRAZIL

2017
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