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SCHEDULED EVENTS AND MEETINGS
• October 23-24, 2018: AFEMS Technical Committee, Brussels (Belgium)
• October 25, 2018: AFEMS BOD, Brussels (Belgium)



2018 AFEMS CONGRESS
From 7-9 June 2018, Portoroz (Slovenia) hosted the 2018 AFEMS Congress.
The Congress, at its 67th edition, was a great success: 131 guests joined the numerous AFEMS' Institutional and Social events scheduled in the agenda.
The General Assembly, held on 8th June, once again showed a great participation: 76 delegates representing 44 Companies and Associations from 20 different European Countries.
During the General Assembly, the AFEMS activities of the past 12 months were reported and the action plan regarding the next 12 months was presented. The Chairmen of the Committees and the Secretariat presented the progress made on projects under their responsibility.
Several presentations were illustrated by outstanding Guest Speakers. The first presentation provided a portrait of the hunting activity in Slovenia. The second provided an overview of the directive implementation in Sweden, while the third presentation focused on the public consultation recently launched by ECHA and the impact that the inclusion of lead metal in the REACH Candidate List could have on the ammunition sector.
The next AFEMS Congress will be held in June 2019, in Helsinki (Finland).
For further information, please contact the AFEMS Secretariat.



More than ammunition: AFEMS' commitment towards sports, environment and social inclusion
Hunting and sport shooting are sometimes perceived in a negative way despite the industry's continuous commitment to positively impact the communities where these sports are practiced. That's why AFEMS and its members work tirelessly to better communicate these benefits so the general public can have a holistic view of the industry, which is about much more than just lead. [continue reading]



 
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From EURACTIV.com
AFEMS 67th Congress: celebrating the European soul of the Association
The 67th Annual Congress of the Association of European Manufacturers of Sporting Ammunition (AFEMS) took place in Portoroz, Slovenia, in the first week of June.

More than ammunition: AFEMS' commitment to sports, environment and social inclusion
The Association of European Manufacturers of Sporting Ammunition (AFEMS) is a non-profit, Europe-wide association based in Brussels. Its mission, however, goes beyond protecting its members' interests and is at the forefront of defending social and environmental issues.

AFEMS dresses European
Over the years, AFEMS – the Association of European Manufacturers of Sporting Ammunition - has undergone many evolutions, in order to be more effective in advancing its missions and promoting the voice of the sector.

AFEMS: The lead issue and firearms legislation
AFEMS is the Association of European Manufacturers of Sporting Ammunition, which represents a network of manufacturers and distributors of ammunition, components, clay targets and machinery.

The Use of Lead in Ammunition
110 delegates, including journalists, politicians, scientists, members of environmental institutions, hunting and sport shooting organizations and food agencies met at the Symposium "The Sustainable Use of Lead Ammunition in Hunting and Sports Shooting: Facts and Emotions" held on 20 October 2015 in Brussels.

From All4Shooters.com
What is AFEMS?
AFEMS is the European Association of Manufacturer of Civilian Ammunition representing today 65 European Companies operating in 23 EU Countries, among which you can find all the leading Industries in the Ammunition sector. Here you'll find all important facts about this organization.

Symposium: Sustainable use of ammunition containing lead
The Association of European Ammunition Manufacturers (AFEMS) and the World Shooting Forum (WFSA) are hosting a symposium in Brussels on 19 - 20 October 2015 on sustainable use of lead ammunition in hunting and sports shooting. What's at issue here?