We are pleased to announce that the MOOC course: Promoting social inclusion and gender equality through traditional games and sports is now active.
Free of charge. Conducted in ES, EN, FR. Certificate of recognition of 50 to 125 hours of training. We invite you to register and enjoy its content. Registration: https://cooperation.inefc.es/Read more
by Biel Pubill Soler in Meetings
History: The Constitutive General Assembly of the ATSGA was organized on October 1, 2022. It was the last step of a long process that began on 29-07-2020 with the Vice President Gholamreza Jafari (Iran) and a group of officials from ITSGA, the global platform gathering the continental organizations AEJeST, AAJST, APJDAT and now ATSGA. Guy Jaouen, Pere Lavega were also part of this group along with some other Asian officials.
During almost two years of collective work, meetings and contacts, partners of the TRAWECU project (Greece, Serbia, Romania, Spain, France) met in SERRES, 80.000 inhabitants, near the Bulgarian border, Greece. The program was linked to a major multi-day trade fair, SEREXPO. On Saturday an international conference was organized in the morning, then in the afternoon a traditional wrestling competition of PALI in the SEREXPO space. Then on Sunday was scheduled a meeting to review the project + visits.Read more
by Biel Pubill Soler in Festivales
During the general meeting of AEJeST, on 18.09
The TOCATI festival celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2022. This great international festival is organized by the AGA Verona, Associazione Giochi Antichi (Association of Ancient Games), with the help and support of many other public and private structures: Verona City Council, Ministry of Culture, Province of Verona, Veneto Region (Venice), private companies and of course associations and federations of traditional games and sports without which there would be no TOCATI festival. Let’s not forget the hundreds of volunteers who work in the shadows during the festival so that everything goes for the best.
Next Saturday, September 17, the XXI Ordinary General Assembly of the AEJeST will take place in Verona, in which the participation of more than 40 associations is expected. The meeting coincides with the celebration of the twentieth edition of Tocatì, Festival Internazionale dei Gicohi in Strada (September 15-19).Read more
The Cantabrian Skitles Federation organised the XXXIIth Bowling Week in Torrelavega. During 10 days -from 17th to 26th August- five important competitions were held: the 1st category Spanish Championship, the Women’s and Children’s Championships, as well as the Spanish Federation Cup by teams and the Million K.O. Tournament. The organisers gave full visibility to the AEJeST in all the posters and in the static and dynamic publicity of the bowling alley.
The traditional wrestling federation of North Macedonia organized its main event “BALKAN CUP” in the locality of Buzalkovo Veles, in the center of North Macedonia. Two to three thousand people took part in the celebration as well as several dozen wrestlers.
Wrestlers from the Uniunea Democrată Tătară organization from Romania also participated in the competition. The day was embellished with folk dances.
The young categories were also represented.
In the center the best wrestler of the day, Ramazan Bakija.
In recent years, the federation has created several clubs and is working to disseminate Pehlivan wrestling, the traditional Balkan wrestling, similar to that one of Greece and Turkey, in the country.
Meeting with the Turkish ambassador (in costume, with the president of the federation Amet Osman (on the left) and on the right Hamid Bakija, the general secretary of the federation.Read more
On May 19, the sixteenth edition of Tradijoc (meeting of 1st year ESO students from the Ribera d’Ebre and Terra Alta counties) took place in Móra d’Ebre (Catalonia). The objective of this meeting is to live and get to know each other, for a day, practicing traditional games of the area.Read more
by Biel Pubill Soler in General
Croatia on July 9, 2022. On the occasion of the opening of the first sports center dedicated to traditional games and sports in Sv. Petar in Istria, Croatia, a match of the national teams was held in ‘pljočkanje’. The opening ceremony was attended by several high-level authorities, including the State Secretary for Sport of the Republic of Croatia and the Vice President of the Istria Region. The competition was held for the first time in 2016 and, after a two-year break, brought together the national teams of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy and Slovenia. This time, Italy celebrated victory ahead of Croatia.Read more
by Biel Pubill Soler in Festivales
The Sports and Games section of the Cultural Institute of Brittany, in coordination with the Federation of Gouren and the International Federation of Celtic Wrestling, created an international festival in 1990, called C’hoarioù Breizh. Guy Jaouen and his team, delegated by the 3 organizations, was the coordinator.