With a magnificent organisation, from 27th to 29th May, the XVI European Ball Shooting Championship was held in the region of Hamburg (Germany), in four modalities: on road, bow, ramp and on grass, male and female. The event was attended by teams from several countries: Holland, Germany, Italy and Ireland, and a delegation representing the AEJeST as a guest. There was a warm welcome and a great rapport between all delegations. As the Italian ABIS team belongs to FIGeST since 2018, and therefore the AEJeST, our association was also represented in sports.
Despite the bad weather, with intervals of rain and cold, on Saturday there was a large and enthusiastic public who could enjoy the marks achieved. On Sunday, with the weather improving, the fans who came to watch the competition crowded the 2 km race. Most of the time you could sense where the ball was going because people were moving out of the way. As on the previous day, the marks obtained were spectacular, with some throws exceeding 200 metres. It is worth mentioning the excellent participation of ABIS, which despite not being expressly its modality, had a remarkable participation.
On the part of AEJeST, the possibility of sharing agreements and projects is open, according to a conversation held with Aloys Timmerhuis, President of IBA, being summoned for the month of November with a proposal of collaboration. Representing the AEJeST was the vice-president Fernando Maestro, accompanied by Felipe Gonzalo, from the Aragonese Federation of Traditional Games.
The Federation of Gouren held on Sunday 22nd May the Championship of Brittany in the town of Guipavas. The Gouren Magazine (digital and paper) was also presented, which includes information about the Erasmus+ TRAWECU Project (with members of the AEJeST) and an extensive report about the “PALI” wrestling in Greece.https://fr.calameo.com/read/006278983f852e163d376Read more
Between April 20 and 22, the European Association of Traditional Sports and Games, as a member of the Opportunity European Project, has participated in the meeting of partners in Coimbra (Portugal).Read more
From 21 to 24 October took place in Svetvinčenat, Croatia, the meeting of the OPPORTUNITY Erasmus+ project partners, the 5th International Pljočke Festival, the General Assembly of AEJeST, as well as the Extraordinary General Assembly where the new Board of Directors for the period 2021-2025 was elected. The 21st and 22nd were mainly dedicated to the OPPORTUNITY Erasmus+ Project. There were meetings of the participating partners and workshops on traditional games and sports with various schools in the area, as well as demonstrations of the game of Pljočke adapted for people with different disabilities. Both activities were well attended, not only by the participants but also by locals and tourists who were even able to take part in the games.
Another highlight of the programme was the international scientific conference held in the main hall of Svetvinčenat Castle. It focused on the role of traditional games and sports in the development of local communities in the context of sustainable tourism.Read more
Pere Lavega, President of AEJeST and several members of AEJeST (Croatia: Istarski Pljočkarski Savez; France, Iparraldeko Joko eta Herri Kirol Federakuntza; Belgium, Vlaamse Traditionele Sporten; Cyprus, Folklore Association of KTIMA and Italy, AGA) were present at the 19th edition of the Tocatì festival.Read more
The city of Svetvincenat -Croatia- will host from October 20 to 24 the General Assembly of the AEJeST, during which the elections to the new Board of Directors will take place.
The Organizing Committee, composed of members of the AEJeST as well as IPS (Istarski Pljočkarski Savez) and HSTIS (Croatian Traditional Games and Sports Association), in addition to the General Assembly, has planned a varied program that includes the OPPORTUNITY Erasmus + project,
a scientific conference and the celebration of the 5th Pljočke International Festival.
Workshop activities are also planned for schools, people with intellectual disabilities and the blind with the participation of guests from Project Opportunity.Read more
As a result of the international health alert caused by COVID-19, the Lorient Inter-Celtic Festival has been suspended. For the same reason, the FALSAB Confederation has resigned from organising the General Assembly planned for August 2020 in Brittany, coinciding with the 90th anniversary of its foundation. Supporting FALSAB’s decision, the AEJeST Council of Administration agreed in its last meeting, to suspend definitively the AG2020 in a face-to-face way, and to consult the legal adviser the possibility of calling it on line at the end of the summer giving validity to its agreements. However, in the event that the agreements of this online GA are not valid, the CA will propose an online meeting of all the members, on an experimental basis, in order to know its functioning in case it is considered appropriate to include its future use in the Internal Regulations.Read more
30 years ago (in 1990) a week of meetings was organized in Brittany which turned out to be historic.
Two major events of these meetings took place at the Ti Ar Gouren Training Center, the other one in Carhaix where an important cultural association was associated to the organization.
This week was made up of three events: Anniversary International meetings of 1990 in Brittany – En
– a one-week international seminar aimed at making the point of the situation on traditional sports and games in Europe,
– an international course of traditional wrestling of Europe,
– an international festival of traditional psorts and games organized on Easter Monday, April 16, 1990 in Carhaix, with the participation of thirty delegations.
This meeting was then at the origin of many political actions by the European Parliament of which you will find attached (PDF) a summary. History of the vote of resolution by the E.P. 02 EnRead more
The Association Internationale des Jeux et Sports Traditionnels (ITSGA), the Association Africaine des Jeux et Sports Traditionnels (AAJST), together with the Association tunisienne de sauvegarde des TSG organized in Mannouba, Tunisia, from 10 to 14 December 2019, the 7th edition of Rencontres internationales sur les Jeux et sports traditionnels, with the theme “Jouons pour vivre ensemble”.Read more
Between 8 and 10 November, the “II International Congress: Games in History” was held in Castellón de la Plana and Sant Mateu, Spain. In this edition, the Congress focused on diversity in school play and leisure time.Read more