The 28th of April 2001 was a great day for the Traditional Sports and Games. After fifteen years of common experiences and many reflections, half a hundred people from several European countries met in Lesneven-Brittany-France, and agreed to create the European Association of Traditional Games and Sports. Guy Jaouen was elected President, the statutes were drawn up in Santander on 1st November and finally, it was registered with the Prefecture of Brest on 8th January 2002.
These were the 21 founding members:
Confédération FALSAB (Bretagne, France); FILC-IFCW-International Federation of Celtic Wrestling; FCB-Federación Cántabra de Bolos (Cantabria, Spain); Sportimonium/Vlaamse Volksport Centrale (Flandre, België); FIGeST-Federazione Italiana Giochi e Sport Tradizionali (Italy); INEFC-Lleida (Catalonia, Spain); Museo de Juegos Tradicionales de Campo (Aragon, Spain); FENT-Fédérachon Esport Nohtra Téra (Aosta, Italy); FFBSQ-Fédération Française Bowling et Sport de Quilles (France);
VlAS- Vlaamse Traditionele Sporten (Flandre, België); Proyecto Educativo Madera de Ser (Cantabria, Spain); KULKI-Kultura Kirila (Basque Country, Spain); Jeux, Culture et Tradition d’Anjou (Festival des Boulympiades, France); Club San Cristóbal-Bolo Salinero (Basque Country, Spain); Iparraldeko Joko eta Herri Kirol Federakuntza (Hendaye, France); Club Araba de Bolos (Basque Country, Spain); Institut de Gerlev-Idretshistorisk Verksted (Danmark); IIAC-Institut International d’Anthropologie Corporelle (international); GAA-Gaelic Athletic Association (Ireland); Federación Aragonesa de Deportes Tradicionales (Aragón, Spain) and Fédération des Jeux de Picardie (France).
The Organising Committee (AEJeST + INEFC) has already confirmed the 14 associations that will participate on 14 and 15 May 2021 in the 2nd European Forum of Traditional Games and Sports.
It has also confirmed the participation, on the opening day, of Mr. Necmeddin Bilal Erdoğan, President World Ethnosport Confederation y M. Joseph Rashidi Salumu, President African Association of Games and Traditional Sports.
He will be joined by Dr. Pere Lavega (President of AEJeST) and Dr. Eduard Inglés (Director of INEFC) to open the meeting.
If you are interested in participating as a listener, you can do so until May 10 at the following link:
If you have not received your certificate of attendance at the 1st Forum, please request it here:
The small federation Salzburg Rangglerverband and TAURISKA company have published the book “Hundstoa Ranggeln. Myth. Culture. Tradition.”Federation website: https://salzburger-rangglerverband.at/Read more
It seems that April is a very special month for AEJeST. TODAY we have experienced a historic event since FOR THE FIRST TIME AEJeST has been the ONLY European organization invited by the European Commission (Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture) that has participated as a SPEAKER in the second European online seminar. This time the theme was The New Erasmus + Program (2021-2027), Challenges and Opportunities For The Traditional Sports And Games’ Online Meeting.Read more