John Martinez (NM) posted the following information to the ACR ListServ.
… I ran across an interesting organization in Europe that is very similar to ACR. It is called the European Forum of Official Gazettes and the description on its homepage reads:
The European Forum of Official Gazettes was created in 2004 by the organisations responsible for publishing the official gazettes of the European Union Member States and the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. Since 2005, the Forum also invites legal gazettes of countries outside the European Union to participate in its work.
The objectives of the Forum are to exchange ideas and information on publication processes, technology and best practices between the official publishers.
The Forum produces the Directory of Legal Gazettes in Europe, which is similar to the Survey that ACR produces. It also has annual conferences where they discuss issues very similar to those that we do at our conferences. The website is located at http://circa.europa.eu/irc/opoce/ojf/info/data/prod/html/index.htm. . . . Agendas and materials from past conferences are located under “Activities” and a copy of the 2007 Directory of Legal Gazettes in Europe is located under “Official Gazettes.”
The Forum’s 2007 Directory of Legal Gazettes in Europe is available as a PDF document. The Forum’s next meeting is scheduled for September 25-26, 2008, in Madrid, Spain.