Strengthening European Traditional Sports

Building a network to strengthen European traditional sports and games


VlaS will act as main partner in the newly approved EU-project called 'European Traditional Sports Platform'.

After consulting with other important European TSG partners in The Hague and later again in Brussels Tafisa accepted to lead this follow-up TSG-project.

Tafisa (The Association For International Sport for All) - Germany - forms for this project a partnership with next to VlaS - Belgium also, ETSGA (France), Figest (Italy), Gerlev (Denmark), Kavala (Greece) and Sportfryslan (The Netherlands).  The two main goals of the new project are:

- create a common understanding of the status and current situation of traditional sports in Europe 

- define and establish a European platform that strives to be a resource hub to help strive for a future where traditional sports are more widely practised

The project will last during the whole of 2017.  It starts with a meeting in Rome, goes on with numerous workmeetings, a follow-up meeting in Berlin and a presentation of the new TSG-platform in december in Brussels.


At the EU-forum in The Hague the leaders of 5 TSG-projects sat together and descided to mount a project to prepare a European platform on traditional sports and games.

The Hague feb2016klein