“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 (MILSET Expo-Sciences International ).

MILSET held its founding meeting during MILSET Expo-Sciences International 1987 in Quebec, Canada.

1st. MILSET Expo-Sciences International 1987, Montreal, CANADA

1987
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First MILSET Expo-Sciences International

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MILSET

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

MILSET creation

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First Executive Committee meeting

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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).

Executive Committee meeting, Prague, Czechoslovakia.

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ABRET (Association Bretonne pour la Recherche et la Technologie) was selected to act as a host organization for MILSET Expo-Sciences International 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. MILSET Expo-Sciences International 1989, Brest, FRANCIA

1989
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MILSET Expo-Sciences International 89, Brest, France

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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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First World Energy Conference, Montreal, Canada

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1990

During an Executive Committee meeting held in Kuwait, an agreement was signed to hold MILSET Expo-Sciences International 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 MILSET Expo-Sciences International 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 Medřický, member of MILSET and president of AMAVET (Czech Republic) organised “MILSET Expo-Sciences International 1991 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

3rd. MILSET Expo-Sciences International 1991, Praga, Czechoslovakia

1991
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Maurice Huppé and Jean-Pierre Trillet at the Expo-Sciences 1991 in Prague

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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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MILSET Board of Directors meeting during MILSET Expo-Sciences International 91

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International Federation of Petits Debrouillards FIPD, Prague, MILSET Expo-Sciences International 1991

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For the first time URSS, Bulgaria, and the USA participated in MILSET Expo-Sciences International 1991 in Czechoslovakia.

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MILSET history is full of regarding surprises and life experiences to tell, this young Mexican MILSET Expo-Sciences International 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 MILSET Expo-Sciences International 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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Mr. Enrique Padilla in Buenos Aires National Expo-Sciences

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1992
1992

MILSET Executive Committee, Amarillo, Texas.

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Second World Energy Conference, Madrid, Spain.

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Summer University, Genoa, Italy.

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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. MILSET Expo-Sciences International 1993, Amarillo, U.S

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Mr. Enrique Padilla at MILSET Expo-Sciences International ESI 1993.

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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. MILSET Expo-Sciences International 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.

1996
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BEGINNING OF REGIONAL MILSET EXPO SCIENCES IN EUROPE

1st. Expo-Sciences Europe 1996, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

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1997

Executive Committee meeting in MILSET Paris office.

1997
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MILSET 10th Anniversary, Paris, France


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6th. MILSET Expo-Sciences International 1997, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA

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MILSET Collaboration – Kids museum, Caracas, Venezuela.

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MILSET Collaboration – Orinoco Exposition, Caracas, Venezuela.

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1998

2nd. Expo-Sciences Europe 1998, Coimbra, PORTUGAL

1998
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Gulf Countries Expo-Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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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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7th. MILSET Expo-Sciences International 1999, Puebla, MÉXICO

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MILSET Board of Directors meeting, Puebla, Mexico.

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MILSET Expo-Sciences International ESI 1999, Puebla, Mexico

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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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MILSET AMLAT creation, 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. Expo-Sciences Europe 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 MILSET Expo-Sciences International 2001 in Lyon, France.

8th. MILSET Expo-Sciences International 2001, LYON, FRANCE

2001
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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. Expo-Sciences Europe 2002, Bratislava, SLOVAKIA

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MILSET Expo-Sciences Europe ESE 2002, Bratislava, Slovakia.

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BEGINNING OF REGIONAL MILSET EXPO SCIENCES IN LATIN AMERICA

1st. MILSET Expo-Sciences International -AMLAT 2002, Talca, CHILE

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The first Expo-Sciences Latin America “MILSET Expo-Sciences International 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. MILSET Expo-Sciences International 2003 Moscow, RUSSIA

2003
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MILSET Expo-Sciences International ESI 2003, Moscu, Russia.

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2004

5th. Expo-Sciences Europe 2004 Dresden, GERMANY

2004
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MILSET Europe was legally founded, Mr. Martin Kustek was elected as President, Mr. Stanislav Medřický as General Secretary, Mr. Guy Severs and Mr. Antoine van Ruymbeke as Vice-Presidents.

Expo-Sciences Europe ESE 2004, Dresden, Germany.

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3rd. EXPOMED 2004, Antibes, FRANCE

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2nd. MILSET Expo-Sciences International -AMLAT 2004, Fortaleza, BRASIL

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2005

10th. MILSET Expo-Sciences International 2005 Santiago, CHILE

2005

MILSET Europe created the European Science Day for Youth with on 21th April.

MILSET Expo-Sciences International 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. Expo-Sciences Europe 2006 Tarragona, SPAIN

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The 4th MILSET Expo-Sciences Mediterranean EXPOMED 2006 was held in Msida, Malta.

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Antoine van Ruymbeke becomes MILSET Europe President, since his participation in MILSET Expo-Sciences International 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. MILSET Expo-Sciences International -AMLAT 2006, Veracruz, MEXICO

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2007

MILSET elected a new President, Mr. Roberto Hidalgo.

2007
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11th. MILSET Expo-Sciences International 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. Expo-Sciences Europe 2008, Budapest, HUNGARY

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

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4th. MILSET Expo-Sciences International -AMLAT 2006, Lima, PERÚ

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2009

12th. MILSET Expo-Sciences International 2009 Tunisia, TUNISIA

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

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2010

8th. Expo-Sciences Europe 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. MILSET Expo-Sciences International -AMLAT 2010, Sao Luis, BRASIL

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2011

13th. MILSET Expo-Sciences International 2011 Bratislava, SLOVAKIA

2011
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2011

MILSET General Assembly.

2011
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2012

MILSET 25th-anniversary celebration.



2012
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6th. MILSET Expo-Sciences International -AMLAT 2012, Asunción, PARAGUAY

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2nd. ESAsia 2012, Manama, BAHRAIN

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9th. Expo-Sciences Europe 2012, Tula, RUSSIA

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2013

14th MILSET Expo-Sciences International 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.

2014
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10th. Expo-Sciences Europe 2014, Žilina, Slovakia

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7th. MILSET Expo-Sciences International -AMLAT 2014, Medellín, COLOMBIA

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MILSET AMLAT General Assembly

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MILSET AMLAT members

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3rd. ESAsia 2014, Amman, JORDAN

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MILSET Executive Committee meeting held in Oman during ES Asia 2014

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MILSET Executive Committee meeting held in Oman during ES Asia 2014

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2015

15th. MILSET Expo-Sciences International 2015 Brussels, BELGIUM

2015
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MILSET Executive Committee meeting held in Brussels during ESI 2015

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MILSET Asia General Assembly

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MILSET Vostok General Assembly

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MILSET AMLAT General Assembly

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MILSET General Assembly

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Mr. Jean Claude Guiraudon MILSET Vice-President and Mr. Roberto Hidalgo MILSET President.

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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. MILSET Expo-Sciences International -AMLAT 2016, Mazatlán, MEXICO

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MILSET AMLAT Executive Committee meeting 2016.

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MILSET AMLAT Executive Committee meeting 2016.

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11th. Expo-Sciences Europe 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. MILSET Expo-Sciences International 2017 Fortaleza, BRAZIL

2017
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