Federation of European Philatelic Associations
The Federation of European Philatelic Associations (FEPA ) is proud to be a patron for LONDON 2015 EUROPHILEX, the largest exhibition in Europe in 2015.
The FEPA Consultant for LONDON 2015 EUROPHILEX is Mr Giancarlo Morolli, Vice-President of FEPA.
History of FEPA
FEPA celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2014, having been established at the FEPA meeting in Sofia on 29 May 1989.
A number of like-minded European philatelists met during the 1987 HAFNIA International Exhibition in Copenhagen, and a Working Party was formed to consider a draft text for a FEPA Constitution and Rules. The majority of European national federations participated and at a meeting chaired by Alan Huggins, during the PRAGA 88 International Exhibition, various amendments were accepted and the Working Party constituted itself as the first ‘committee’ of FEPA with the British Federation acting as the temporary Secretariat.
Its aims included:
To facilitate contact between member Associations/Federations
To represent a European viewpoint to other philatelic organisations
To promote interest in philately generally throughout member countries of FEPA
To collaborate in stimulating interest among young collectors
To further the specialised study of philatelic material
To advise on and/or organise philatelic events within Europe
To encourage the publication and distribution of philatelic literature
To encourage the participation of exhibitors and interchange of jurors at National Exhibitions in member countries of FEPA
FEPA now has 43 member federations with over 5,000 clubs. Its Board meets twice a year together with an annual congress, and each national federation sends a delegate to Congress. FEPA awards medals and certificates, based on nominations from member federations: Medal for service and/or support to philately; Medal for exceptional study and research; and FEPA certificate of appreciation to the best European Clubs.
2014 was a very successful year for exhibitions and seminars at all levels in Europe. There were 25 recorded events in 17 different FEPA member states, and well over 30 philatelic events have been planned for 2015 across Europe.
FEPA News is published twice a year and is available in digital format at http://fepanews.com/