Chalons-en-Champagne (France), 14-16 October 2005

European UFO Organizations collective stand

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Long-standing national UFO organizations exist in several European countries, some of them having been active for decades. Regular exchanges of publications, information and documentation among these have also been the rule for a long time.

With the Internet diffusion in the Ď90s, such exchanges have found a new, helping tool to be improved. At the same time a new generation of UFO buffs have appeared on the world-wide web, noisily empoisoning the UFO subject presentation in the eyes of both the public and the media: itís not always easy to distinguish which of the thousands of UFO websites is but a smokescreen for just a handful of newbies (if not even a one-man), holding and spreading their own wild beliefs and crazy claims.

In 1998, a dozen national UFO organizations, sharing a scientific-oriented approach to UFO phenomena, decided to create a common space on the Internet, a joint mailing list (called EuroUfoList) where they might put information of common interest, discussions about ongoing activities, etc.

On the following year, representatives from half a dozen such organizations (from France, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Ukraina) accepted to have a part in the editorial team of the European Journal of UFO and Abduction Studies, a new peer-reviewed journal issued by the Totton College, in the UK (8 issues of which have been since published).

Besides representatives from national organizations, the EuroUfoList has been later extended to a few individual researchers, and as of now more than 40 people are list members, connecting from Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For the first time ever, six of these long-standing organizations agreed to prepare a poster (in English) about themselves, for a common stand at the European UFO Congress in Chalons-en-Champagne, while some 20 EuroUfo researchers took that occasion and held a private meeting (by invitation) in order to discuss how to work together for a concrete, common progress.

Thanks to Bruno Mancusi and Jacques Scornaux, a French translation of these posters was prepared for the stand, too.

Bruno Mancusi and Edoardo Russo at work on the stand [MV] The stand view to arriving visitors [ER]
In the end corner [ER] The view from above [ER]

Photo courtesy: [ER] = Edoardo Russo - [MV] = Maurizio Verga

Pictures of the meeting | List of Participants | Preliminary agenda | Discussion Minutes | Final press release | The EuroUfo collective stand


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