UAP Coalition Netherlands: News and Updates

Welcome to the news page of UAP Coalition Netherlands! Here you will find the latest updates, developments and important announcements regarding Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) and our efforts to raise awareness and promote policy change.

Our mission:
UAP Coalition Netherlands strives to create a safe environment where professionals can report their UAP observations and where awareness, research, regulation, cooperation and support regarding UAP are promoted. We strive for recognition of UAP within the Dutch government and the European Union.

Latest news:

UAPCNL meeting with EASA and European Commission about EU flight safety

On Tuesday, July 9, 2024, UAPCNL had a meeting with EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) and the European Commission department responsible for flight safety in the European Union (DG MOVE). UAPCNL submitted a request to the European Commission (EC) to add Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) as a separate category within the EU's harmonized reporting systems, following questions from MP Guerreiro on flight safety. Although the EC earlier claimed that UAP could be reported under “unknown airborne objects”, it turned out during the meeting with the EC and EASA that this category does not exist. EASA and the EC suggested reporting UAP incidents under “Near Airborne Collision with Other Airborne Object”, but this category does not adequately cover UAP incidents. Despite the advice to set up awareness campaigns in all 27 EU member states, subsidies are not available and further action from the EC and EASA is lacking, making improved reporting systems and international harmonization for UAP reports urgently needed.

UAPCNL discusses UAP-related issues with the Dutch Safety Board

Op 22 april 2024 heeft UAP Coalitie Nederland een ontmoeting gehad met de Dutch Safety Board (OVV) in The Hague.
The Dutch Safety Board is an independent administrative body in the Netherlands that can investigate the causes and consequences of the incident in question after disasters, major accidents or other types of incidents.
UAP Coalition Netherlands has taken the opportunity to draw the attention of the OVV to issues related to Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP). The pleasant conversation focused on the importance of research and analysis of these phenomena, with specific attention to aviation safety. The meeting offered UAP Coalition Netherlands the opportunity to explain its views and emphasize the relevance of the subject.

UAPCNL conducts exploratory research into the adverse effects of suppressing emotions after experiences with UAP

Tony is an experienced mental health psychologist and member of UAPCNL. He conducted an exploratory research on the adverse effects of suppressing emotions after experiences with UAP. As far as we know, no research has been done into this yet. It is therefore unique that Tony specifically focussed on this. His research provides valuable insights into the potential consequences for professionals and safety. UAPCNL will mention his research during discussions with governments and other stakeholders.

Defense newspaper no. 13 of 2024 focuses on UAP

An article appeared in issue 13 of the Defense Newspaper on April 12, 2024 article about UAP, where UAPCNL was also mentioned. The article is about the American Joint Chiefs of Staff (Joint Chiefs of Staff), a major military advisory body to the U.S. federal government, which is a directive have issued instructions to all branches of the United States armed forces on how to deal with UAP. In addition, the document confirms that UAP incidents also occur among allies and opponents.

UAP conference in European Parliament

On March 20, 2024, a historic meeting took place in the European Parliament, organized by Member of European Parliament Francisco Guerreiro (Green/Free European Alliance) and UAP Coalition Netherlands with the subject 'Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) – EU Airspace: Reporting and Scientific Assessment'. This event aimed to introduce the topic of UAP in an accessible way for Members of the European Parliament, policy makers and other interested parties. Present were advisers to parliament, a representative of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, EASA), scientists and UAP experts. In addition, there were 140 online participants. Would you like to read more about this historic event? See our special page.

Meeting with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the Ministry of Defense

On February 16, 2024, a delegation from UAP Coalition Netherlands had a meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the Ministry of Defense.

They spoke for more than 2 hours with both Dutch Ministries about history, science, flight safety, airspace security and UAP stigma. It was a pleasant conversation and at no time were they and the witnesses not taken seriously. Another historic step!

Meeting with Directorate General Defense Industry and Space

On February 12, 2024, UAPCNL spoke to a delegation from the Directorate General for Defense Industry and Space. This is a department of the European Commission.

UAPCNL had a good conversation about UAP and the Space Legislation Initiative of the European Commission. In November 2023, UAPCNL gave feedback on this important initiative. In response to this feedback, UAPCNL has received advice, which will of course be used.

45th anniversary Soesterberg air base incident

On February 3, 2024, it was 45 years ago that 12 Dutch military men stationed at the former Soesterberg air base had an impressive experience with an UAP. In the early morning they saw an object in the shape of a triangle with an estimated diameter of 45 meters, flying slowly and almost silently over the air base.

This experience left a deep impression and UAPCNL board member Bram Roza produced a special documentary, which provides an insight into what these trained observers experienced. The Dutch current affairs program EenVandaag also made an item, in which UAPCNL ambassador Christiaan also spoke.

Feedback on the EU Commission's space legislation initiative

On November 27, UAPCNL provided feedback on the European Commission's Space Act Initiative. UAPCNL believes that UAP should be part of this law, because UAP is also observed in space and it is necessary to improve the safety of EU residents.

UAP Coalition Netherlands is notarized

Monday, October 30, 2023 was an important day for UAP Coalition Netherlands. On this historic day, UAPCNL officially became a foundation with ANBI status. Long and detailed work had been done on the statutes and regulations. The registration of UAPCNL in the EU Transparency Register was also approved.

Defense newspaper pays attention to UAP

An article about UAP appeared in issue 41 of the Dutch Defense Newspaper, which also mentioned UAPCNL. The article was mainly about the All Domain Anomoly Resolution Office (AARO), a department within the US Pentagon that conducts research into UAP.

UAP Coalition Netherlands politically active in Brussels

In 2023, UAPCNL was active in the political heart of the EU. They met with policymakers and Members of European Parliament to call for clear legislation and de-stigmatization of the topic of Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena. Both UAPCNL, the witnesses and the subject were taken seriously. UAPCNL will continue to work in Brussels for all professionals who have had to deal with UAP.

The Algemeen Dagblad pays attention to UAP

On September 14 2023 The Algemeen Dagblad published an article about NASA's UAP press conference and also mentioned UAPCNL.

A group of scientists and aviation experts analyzed since last year, on behalf of NASA, how NASA can collect data and conduct research into UAP. "The most important conclusion of the study is that there is much more to learn," NASA Director Bill Nelson said at a news conference.

He also announced that he would appoint a UAP Research Director so that further serious scientific research can be conducted.

De Telegraaf pays attention to UAP Coalition Netherlands

On August 27 2023 an extensive article was published in the Telegraaf. The article focussed on Dutch pilots who witnessed UAP and the activities of UAPCNL.

Both UAPCNL ambassadors spoke about their own experiences and their reasons for going public with their story. The founder and chairman of UAPCNL also spoke and why it is important that the government takes UAP seriously.

The Algemeen Dagblad writes an article about UAP & UAP Coalition Netherlands

On July 28th 2023 The Algemeen Dagblad writes an article about UAP Coalition Netherlands and ambassador pilot Christiaan, in which he emphasizes the need for a UAP reporting point and further destigmatization of the subject.

Chairman of the UAP Coalition Netherlands asks questions in the House of Representatives

The founder and chairman of UAPCNL visited the heart of Dutch Democracy in The Hague on February 11, 2023 and asked questions in the House of Representatives. Nico Drost from the Christian Union spoke to Joachim and promised to study the letter handed over, after a good conversation.