1st Mediterranean Conference


This conference is uncial, the first in the history of the FCI. The purpose of these special FCI regional conference is to muster the pigeon sport enthusiasts of the Mediterranean area/region

The goal of the conference is: establish a closer cooperation between the countries of this region, their national associations and the FCI. 

It is a great possibility create a forum for familiarizing the latest knowledge, researches and results of the world, to promote the pigeon sport.

As part of the conference, the representatives of the FCI countries will discuss their future plans and present their achievements.

The conference will be concluded with the adoption of the closing declaration, which covers the principles of cooperation and its practical measures.

Presenters, presentations of the conference:

Jose Jacintó – President Portugal Federation

Istvan Bardos-Key-note presentation: The position of the pigeon sport in the world and the international cooperation

Introduction of participating countries

Michel Vanlint: Motivation and successful racing with our pigeons Presentation,  Questions, consultation

Thomas Zimmermann Benzing Co.: Innovations in ETS and result calculations

Dr. David Madeira: Animal Health Issues Racing Pigeon Sport Nowadays

Frans Hermans: The FCI Grand Prix as a new possibility to develop the pigeon sport

Dr. José Tereso: Good Practices: Special opportunities in the pigeon one loft races, introduction of the  Mira One Loft, Algarve Great Derby and Algarve Pigeon Golden Race