The first meeting of the European MELCOR user group was held in December 2008 in Switzerland. This group was founded to facilitate collective discussion and exchange of experience between European MELCOR users and with the US NRC and Sandia and to support the training of new MELCOR users. The host organisation is among the European MELCOR community and from a country which is a member of CSARP (Cooperative Severe Accident Research Program). Participants are members of European research institutes, universities and industry. Participants from European non CSARP members are also welcome. The coordination of the yearly meetings is supported by PSI, Switzerland.