The was founded at a meeting
held in London on 2nd July 1999. There were 4 founding WS member
organisations - Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland and Hungary. The second
meeting of FEWS took place in London on 5th February 2000 and was attended
by representatives from 8 WS organisations - the original 4 plus Norway,
Belgium (Flemish Speaking), Spain and France.
Officers of FEWS were elected as follows:
Chairperson - Susan Morgan (UK)
Two further meetings have been held and the Constitution was signed by
representatives of 8 WS organisations - Italy, UK, Ireland, Hungary,
Sweden, Belgium (Flemish), Norway and Spain.
The European Federation of Williams Syndrome Associations will be
registered in Belgium. The constitution of FEWS states:
"The Purpose of FEWS is the pursuit and
achievement of the following objectives: