Association Européenne des Jeux et Sports Traditionnels
Chief: Dr. Pere Lavega
Address: 15 rue des Cieux, 29690, Huelgoat, France
The European Traditional Sports and Games Association founded on 28 April 2001 at Lesneven (France). French researcher Guy Jaouen elected as president and his continuity now a day.
The ETSGA comprises sports or cultural federations, associations, educational institutions or companies whose aim is the management, the promotion and the guardianship of traditional sports and games.
The ETSGA has for objective to encourage and support the development and the practice of the traditional sports and games, as well as the recognition of the values contained by the traditional sports and games in general:
- To support the creation of an European network;
- To support the setting up of other associations;
- To support the setting up of international meetings and conferences;
- To support study and research;
- To support the creation of documents for educational application.
At the initiative of ETSGA adopted a resolution on the need for a special Charter on the preservation and development of traditional games, which is enshrined in the protocol of the 33rd session of the General Conference of UNESCO in Paris, 3-21 October 2005. The document states that traditional games and competitions are part of the intangible cultural heritage and encouraged to develop a state-level platform for cooperation for their protection and conservation.
Guy Jaouen (France) – President
Fernando Diestro Gomez (Spain) – Vice-president for Spain
Jean Fulcrand (France) - Vice-president for relations with Olympic sports
Norberto Goncalves (Portugal) - Vice-president for Portugal
Jacques Regourd (France) - Vice-president for France and francophone counrties
Fabrizio Vierin (Italy) - Vice-president pour for Italy
Erik de Vroede (Belgium) – Vice-president for Netherlands and relations with European Commission
Pere Lavega i Burgues (Spain) – Secretary General and relations with universities
Carlos de la Villa Poras (Spain) - Council memeber, editor of Information Letters
Ana Rosa Jaqueira (Portugal) – Council memeber
Pierre Parlebas (France) – Council memeber
Juan Carlos Luis Pascual (Spain) – Council memeber