European Traditional Sports and Games Association

XVI EDITION OF THE TOCATI FESTIVAL, 13-16 SEPTEMBER 2018

by Biel Pubill Soler in Festivales, Meetings

In this new edition of TOCATÌ (Festival Internazionale dei Giochi in Strada) 137 activities have been programmed, including games, conferences, meetings, project exhibitions, laboratories… On this occasion the guests of honour were the games organisations of the South of France with the “quilles au maillet”, the tambourine game, the Basque rural games, petanque, etc.

Colloquium for the Safeguarding of UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage

Apart from the traditional recreational program and the magnificent organization to which we are accustomed, on this occasion we must highlight the historic participation of the European Commissioner for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, Mr. Tibor Navracsics who participated in the colloquium related to the candidature of the Tocatì festival for the Register of Good Practices for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Heritage of UNESCO.

The colloquium was attended by various representatives of the AEJeST. Pierre Parlebas (CEMEA, France), Peggy Liaigre (Falsab, France), Manolo Alcayaga Goikoetxea JDT of the Basque Country (France), Alain Bovo (Foyers Ruraux Gers, France), Bregt Brosens (Sportimonium, Belgium), Milivoj Pacenti (Istrie Plojckarski Savez, Croatia), Paolo Avigo, Giuseppe Giancon, Valentina Lapiccirella (AGA, Italy) and Pere Lavega (INEFC, Catalonia, Spain).

Commissioner’s speech : https://ec.europa.eu/commission/commissioners/2014-2019/navracsics/announcements/tocati-festival-2018-building-communities-role-traditional-games-and-sport_en

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