1. This is a very good question, Peter.
    Of course I have no answer, but what I can say is that the project for a European Federation for Science Journalism was launched after many failed attempts to convince everyone in EUSJA that a much faster pace of reform/change was needed to keep relevant journalism associations – such as the French Association des journalistes scientifiques de la presse d’information, AJSPI, that had left EUSJA in recent years – in the loop.
    In the last general assembly (held in Vienna) there were several unsuccesful attempts at mediation, among others by Joost van Kasteren (from the Dutch Association), Rosemarie Waldner (President emeritus of EUSJA, from Switzerland) and Connie StLouis (from ABSW), but the majority of EUSJA delegates and the re-elected board decided that they prefered to leave those dissatisfied associations out (as a result, ABSW left EUSJA http://www.absw.org.uk/news-and-events/absw-news/absw-leaves-eusja.html, and other important European associations are considering to leave EUSJA).
    By the way, the Norwegian association of science journalists that had just become e member of EUSJA in Vienna is also working with EFSJ, because we are more than willing to accept associations and individual members who want to work to promote high quality science journalism.

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