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.
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 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.
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