European Traditional Sports and Games Association

QUINA CANYA! JOGUINETES

by Biel Pubill Soler in Books

The book Quina canya! Joguinetes, written by Miqui Giménez and Biel Pubill, has just been published! The book has more than 150 pages filled with instructions to build more than 60 popular toys and instruments designed to chop, scratch, blow, throw, scrub, think… And, mostly, to share! Of course, all the toys and instruments are made of cane.

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17th edition of Tocatì in Verona

by Biel Pubill Soler in Festivales

Several delegations of AEJeST were present at the 17th edition of Tocatì in Verona from 12 to 16 September 2019.

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AEJeST in Madagascar

by Biel Pubill Soler in Meetings, UNESCO

Pere Lavega president of AEJeST participates in the First Regional Conference of African Ministers on the Implementation of the Kazan Action Plan (KAP) in Africa, in Antananarivo, Madagascar (10-13 September 2019).

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2nd Meeting of UNESCO-Listed Martial Arts Promotion Committee

by Biel Pubill Soler in Meetings, UNESCO

From 27th August to 2nd September Pere Lavega president of AEJeST has attended the 2nd Meeting of UNESCO-Listed Martial Arts Promotion Committee.

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Project of creation for a Croatian National Association of Traditional Games and Sports

by Biel Pubill Soler in Meetings

Members of Istarski Pljockarski Savez (IPS) was for the second year guests on one of greatest manifestation held in Croatia, in locality of Brodjanci on the eastern Slavonia. The manifestation started in 1973 and this year was the 47th edition, with about 900 participants in 20 disciplines.

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The Slingshot with Honda Balear exhibited in León

by Biel Pubill Soler in Festivales

On August 8th, coinciding with the “XXIV Valdearcos Cultural Week”, a small town in the south of the province of León (Spain), Mr. Pep Ribas from Ibiza, President of the Balearic Federation, hold a conference on the history of sling shooting which was entitled ‘The mercenary slingers of the Balearic Islands in Roman times’. On Sunday, August 11th there was an exhibition and a competition with free registration.

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Triathlon Valdoten

by Biel Pubill Soler in Festivales

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The “international pljočke festival”

by Biel Pubill Soler in Festivales, Meetings

The “international pljočke festival” has been held for the fourth time from 13th to 15th June 2019  in Svetivinčent, Croatia. It was organized by the IPS, and for the first time it was patronized by the UNESCO  Office in Croatia. The first day was about the work with schools and cooperation on projects concerning traditional games and sports. In the afternon there was a scientific conference named THE UNESCO REGISTER OF GOOD PRACTICES IN THE SAFEGUARDING OF THE TRADITIONAL GAMES AND SPORTS, organized with the expert assistance of the Ethnographic Museum of Istria, with which the IPS has been cooperating from the very beginning of its activity.

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IRSiE (Poland), CONSTRUCTION OF A GLOBAL DATABASE

by Biel Pubill Soler in Publicaciones

(IRSiE is the Institute for Sport Development and Education based in Poland, with Dr kazimierz Waluch and Bartosz Probucki, among others).  www.traditionalsports.org

The interest in original sports, or so-called traditional sports, is constantly growing worldwide. New traditional sport clubs and festivals are being created to preserve and save the traditions of physical activity from oblivion. Traditional sports in many countries were developed consciously and treated as an element of national identity while in other countries, traditional sports have been neglected and even completely forgotten.

For several years, the Institute for the Development of Sport and Education (IRSiE) has been collecting and providing information on traditional sports of different nations around the world, thereby popularizing this extraordinary and non-material part of the human heritage. Initially, these were short articles written in Polish (and published on the IRSiE website), however, it soon turned out that this form of traditional sports promotion  interested people same becoming popular in many places around the world.

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HISTORICAL ASSEMBLY IN AOSTA

by Biel Pubill Soler in Festivales, Meetings


More than sixty members of the European Association of Traditional Games and Sports have been invited to participate in the annual meeting organized, on this occasion in Aosta, by the Federachon Sport of Nohtra Tera with the collaboration of the Italian Federation of Traditional Games and Sports. Fifty people attended, among delegates and companions, who had as their base the Hotel Diana, in Pollein, a municipality near Aosta.

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