About

 

The International Movement for Leisure Activities in Science and Technology (MILSET - Mouvement International pour le Loisir Scientifique Et Technique) is a non-governmental, non-profit and politically independent youth organisation, which aims at developing scientific culture among young people through the organisation of science-and-technology programmes, including science fairs, science camps, congresses and others activities of high quality.

Mission and Objectives

MILSET supports its member organisations to engage youth in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) through motivation, cooperation, collaboration, and networking. We do this by:

  • Helping member organisations create a local or national environment to motivate youth to be involved in STEAM;
  • Connecting, supporting, and representing member organisations around the world;
  • Stimulating and supporting international youth networking and cooperation through STEAM; and
  • Providing member organisations with global opportunities to engage youth in STEAM.

MILSET is also a stakeholder in the current revolution of the Technologies of Information and Communication, and advocates the free sharing of knowledge and the building of true knowledge sharing societies, a stand exemplified in its participation to the parallel events to the World Summit on Information Societies through the World Youth Congress on Information and Knowledge Society.

Thanks to MILSET, tens of thousands of young people have already met to exchange and make the most of their creations, discuss with researchers, youth leaders and industrialists. They have developed projects together, discovered foreign languages and cultures, and have been trained to acquire new technologies.

Joining MILSET is adhering to its charter, that of a movement which is concerned about today's world, participates in the local development of scientific and technical education in leisure time, promotes international cooperation, sustainable development, citizenship and peace, by practicing sciences and technology in a spirit of respect, understanding and solidarity within different geographic and spiritual communities.

Team

Jean-Claude Guiraudon - France

Roberto Hidalgo - Mexico
President
Roberto.Hidalgo@milset.org

Adnan Al-Meer - Kuwait
Vice-President
Adnan.Almeer@milset.org

Reni Barlow - Canada
Vice-President
Reni.Barlow@milset.org

Carole Charlebois - Canada
General Secretary & Treasurer
Carole.Charlebois@milset.org

Ksenia Salnikova - Russia
Ksenia.Salnikova@milset.org

Jeppe Willads Petersen - Denmark
Jeppe.Petersen@milset.org

 
Roberto Hidalgo - Mexico
 
Carole Charlebois - Canada
 
Salomé Matos - Portugal
 
Ksenia Salnikova - Russia
 
Antoine van Ruymbeke - Belgium
Secretariat for Europe
 
Jeppe Willads Peterson - Denmark
Secretariat for Europe
 
Helio Luis Brochier - Brazil
Secretariat for Latin America (AMLAT)
 
Eugenio Urrutia Albisua - Mexico
Secretariat for Latin America (AMLAT)
 
Dawood Al-Ahmad - Kuwait
Secretariat for Asia
 
Adnan Al-Meer - Kuwait
Secretariat for Asia
 
(to be elected)
Secretariat for Africa
 
Reni Barlow - Canada
Secretariat for North America (NORAM)
 
Alexander Leontovitch - Russia
Secretariat for Vostok
 
Berenice Suárez - Mexico
Managing Director
Berenice.Suarez@milset.org
 
Lisette Vela- Mexico
Communication Manager
Liz.Vela@milset.org

Philosophy

MILSET Programmes and Events Philosophy Statement

MILSET programmes and events reflect the organisation’s non-negotiable values:

  • Participation: MILSET programmes and activities are open to all.
  • Ideology: MILSET programmes and activities focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) and are free of political, religious and other ideological agendas or propaganda.
  • Integrity: MILSET is honest, consistent, and clear in its conduct and relations with members, youth, and others.
  • Competition: MILSET believes that competition motivates youth to participate in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM); however:
    • ESIs are non-competitive events with a program that focuses on cooperation, collaboration, and networking. No form of project competition or awards is permitted; youth may be recognized equally for their participation.
    • Other MILSET programmes and activities may include competition, but only if the judging and award winner selection processes are clear, rigorous and equitable, and are conducted by people with recognized expertise in the applicable field(s). Competition that is perceived by participants to have been misrepresented, unfair, inconsistent, or lacking in credibility discourages youth and reflects badly on the organisation.

Awards

MILSET Award

MILSET Award has been traditionally given to the host organization of the Expo-Sciences International since the 1st one in Canada in 1987.

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Derek Gray medal

The Derek Gray Medal is presented, during the MILSET Expo-Sciences International, to an individual outstanding contribution to the movement and its activities or the long term investment of an individual to the movement.

This award has been created in memory of Derek Gray from South Africa.

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Enrique Padilla Award

Enrique Padilla Award is presented, during the MILSET Expo-Sciences International, to a delegation participating to the current ESI while having struggled to bring as many young participants as possible despite difficult conditions.

This award has been created in memory of Enrique Padilla from Argentina.

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MILSET Volunteer Award

The MILSET Volunteer Award is presented every odd year to a young volunteer as recognition of their values, passion and commitment in promoting and supporting science and technology education for youth.

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ESI Cultural Award

The Cultural Award is presented during the MILSET Expo-sciences International, to a delegation participating to the current ESI. This award is presented to the delegation whose performance during the ESI cultural evening shows preparation, practice, and the full participation of the delegation while reflecting the unique culture of their country.

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ESI Best Delegation Award

The Best Delegation Award is presented, during the MILSET Expo-sciences International, to a delegation participating to the current ESI. This award should recognize, among other qualities of the delegation, their exemplary behaviourand their openness toward other cultures.

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ESI Young Scientists Award

The Young Scientists Award is presented, during the MILSET Expo-Sciences International, to recognize the work of the youngest participants at MILSET ESI – those in primary or elementary school whose projects were exhibited in the Young Researchers area. In some countries, these young students are known as Les Petits Débrouillards.

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History

Over 30  years making history

Contact

Donations

MILSET is dedicated to promoting science and technology education for all. If you enjoy taking part in our activities and believe in our mission, please consider making a donation.