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•May 14, 2019: AFEMS Legislative Committee, Paris (France)
• June 6-8, 2019: 68th AFEMS Congress, Helsinki (Finland)

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]

About Afems > What we can do together

What we can do together

In order to safeguard the collective interests of its members, AFEMS undertakes a range of activities. Working with our members, AFEMS aims to:

• gather and exchange information on scientific, technical, institutional, environmental and standardisation issues regarding sporting ammunition and related industries;

• participate in working groups, comprising experts from European industry, to study problems and propose solutions;

• cooperate with the European Commission during Directive preparatory stages, by being able to provide specific information regarding our industry;

• submit papers to the EU Parliament representing our industry's position;

• monitor the work of the Committee of United Nations Working Groups and Experts (Transport of Dangerous Goods);

• co-operate with CEN (European Committee for Standardization) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) to draft standards to govern our sector;

• establish and maintain working relations with the main European non-governmental organisations safeguarding and developing hunting and sport shooting;

• foster compatibility between the industry's requirements and the expectations of environmental protection bodies;

• promote mutual respect, dialogue and shared goals between the hunting and sport shooting community, decision-making bodies and public at large, to improve quality of life and to maximise economic benefits.