Dear members of the AEJeST/ETSGA,
Today 18/07/2018 the AEJeST has lived a historical experience; for the first time ETSGA has participated in an online General Assembly (GA) through the virtual platform Blackboard Big Collaborate. I thank once again the institutional support of INEFC for having enabled a specific space in this platform for AEJeST and for helping us to carry out the GA online.
Nearly 50 participants from 11 countries; guests from the African Traditional Sports and Games Association, also the presence of a colleague from Mexico; consecutive translation into English, French and Spanish. We developed 11 points on the content sent in different emails integrating a dossier with around 125 pages of information. The GA has been democratic, it has allowed us to vote, to admit new members (individual and collective), to recognize persons and associations who are examples of good practices and to show the richness of the great family (community) that constitutes the AEJeST.Read more
by Biel Pubill Soler in Meetings
On 5 May 2020 we announced the suspension of the General Assembly to be held in August in Brittany due to international health alarm. We also informed you of the Council of Administration intention to hold this Assembly by videoconference.
Our legal advisor, Mr. Vicente Javaloyes, informs us that French legislation (our association is registered in France) gives validity to the convocation of the General Assembly using new technologies as long as it is held before 31 July, the final date of the state of alarm in France.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 ITSGA – International Traditional Sports an Games Association – has renewed its Council members. The last general meeting had taken place in Coimbra and Lousã, Portugal at the end of 2015. In 2019 two meetings had been scheduled for a general meeting, Iran and Tunisia, but the usual difficulties (visas, and travel funding) had postponed the agenda. It was during the December 2019 meeting in Tunisia that the decision was taken to organize the electoral process by email. The Council was therefore elected by all the member organizations in March 2020, the 19th. Then a deadline was given to the presidential candidates to present their candidacy and a work plan for the period 2020-2023. Only one candidate, Guy Jaouen, former president, presented a work plan (discussed individually with all the Council members). The election was held on April 21.Read more
The 3rd International Ethnosport Forum held between February 20 and 23 in Antalya, Turkey hosted more than 200 representatives from 50 countries as well as 12 ministers.Read 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
From August 13th to 16th the XIX General Assembly of the AEJeST will take place in Pontivy, French Brittany. The Confédération FALSAB is the association in charge of the local organization.Read more
The AJJST was created at the end of 2018 and has set up a regional organization. Six major regions have been created: North Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean. The organization is affiliated to ITSGA.
A website has also been opened: more on https://www.aajst.org/events
A series of meetings will be scheduled to consolidate the organization of the AJJST. The 1st took place from December 10 to 14, 2019 in Tunis.
Meeting with Mr the Minister of Culture and Mrs the Governor of the Region
The Tunis meeting saw the AJJST takes the historical decision to start a TSG inventory. It is an enormous task which is necessary because Africa has an immense cultural heritage and this which must be preserved. The video above shows one of the ways envisaged to gather information.
President Pere Lavega confirmed to President Joseph Rashidi Salumu of the AAJST the support of the AEJeST for this action.Read more
Last weekend, the Cia. De Jocs l’Anònima hosted the AEJeST Administration Council meeting in Berga (Barcelona). The meeting, which allowed us to discuss aspects related to the current projects, was very positive.Read more