JUGAJE INFO N° 13 – February 2007

Valencia: The Escola autonòmica de jocs tradicionals of Valencia will welcome the ETSGA winter meeting from the 9th to March 11th. Contact: jugaje@wanadoo.fr

Valencia University (Spain): A world Convention on the games of balls and pelota will be organised in April 2007. Contact:   http://www.ucv.es/pilota2007

Project Culture 2000: A 20mn DVD  showing the diversity of the different families of European traditional games has been achieved in the setting of the Project Culture 2000. It is available for 10€. Contact: museocampo@spicom.es
The AGM of ETSGA will take place in Angers (centre of France) the 6, 7 and 8th of July for the 100th anniversary of the federation.  

FILC: From 18.02 to 24.02, Brittany organises an international wrestling camp of traditional wrestling with delegations from 7 European countries and one from Africa (Niger). The meeting is co-financed by a program of the European Union. Contact: tiargouren@wanadoo.fr
UNESCO have achieved a DVD for the promotion of Peace through sport. In the four themes of the DVD, the one of the Culture is represented by pictures of traditional games.  
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Léon (Spain): April 19-23, the FILC organises its 15th international championship of Celtic wrestling (Men and women). Contact: contacto@luchaleonesa.net

Europe: The school network European Schoolnet organises a contest of posters and slogans to sensitise pupils and parents on the fundamental problem of the energy of the future (new energy). Pupils from 11 to 18 years are invited to participate and they may win important prizes and a trip to Brussels (deadline mid-March). Information in 19 languages on:

2008, European year of the Intercultural dialogue - 10 millions of Euros will be dedicated to this program ! Projects of European exchanges, with the traditional games to the crossroads of the festive cultures (gastronomy, music, regional languages, education) can be achieve in 2007. Co-financing of actions on a national scale with a strong European dimension may receive aid of up to 50% of the total budget.

Play the Game (world): The Play the Game movement prepares the communications for its 5th conference which will take place in Iceland. You are invited to give your ideas on the different themes proposed. Ex: “Corruption, money laundering, trafficking: Can football come clean?” ; “Gene doping: A brave new sports world?”; “ Obesity: Can Sport Save a Sedentary Society?”.
More on http://www.playthegame.org

Copenhagen University (Denmark): The ISHPES (International Society heart the History of Physical Education and Sport) and the ISSA (International Sociology of Sport Association) organise a Congress on Sport in a Global World from the 31.07 to 5.08. Ex. of themes “Sport and globalisation: processes, causes, effects”;  “Body and movement cultures in a changing world”;  “Media and media sports”, etc. Contact:

published final report on the International Year of Sport and Physical Education 2005 (IYSPE 2005).

European Union : « Youth in Action » Programme 2007-2013 have been adopted by the European Parliament. The provisional version of the Programme Guide including detailed information on the implementation of the programme has been published.

Niamey (Niger): Raphaël Martinetti, President of FILA, inaugurated the first World Centre of Traditional Wrestling in the beginning of February. This centre welcome also a museum of the Nigerian traditional wrestling style. Contact:
April 21-22: Istanbul, Turkey. European festival of traditional. Wrestling.
Contact: www.belt-wrestling.org/en/events.php
May 11-13: Siauliai, Lithuania - Festival of traditional Sporting Games. There is a plan for a world festival in 2013.
Contact: gvileita@yahoo.com
July 20-28: Kiev, Ukraine, "Europeans Sporting Games" (non Olympic sports). 
August: Austria, Alpiade.
Contact: organisation@alpiade.com
September 1-14:  Issi-kul, Kirgizstan. International Traditional Sport and Games Festival.
September: Verona, Italy.
Contact: stampa@agaverona.it
October 10-12: Ufa, Russia. International festival of traditional wrestling and world round table on the Traditional Games and Sports.  

The web site JUGAJE - www.jugaje.com is a source of permanent information for the traditional games. Thank you to make it’s promotion.