Traditional Sports and Games are back to the front stage. On the 30th of June 2015, TAFISA was pleased to be hosted by Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Seán Kelly to organise the final conference of project “Recall: Games of the Past – Sports for Today” at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
Some 60 participants coming from all over Europe and beyond gathered in the high-standing conference in presence of Irish MEPs Seán Kelly, Marian Harkin and Brian Hayes, as well as Polish MEP Bogdan Wenta, who is also the Vice-President of the Sports Intergroup the European Parliament, and Yves Le Lostecque, Head of the Sport Unit at the European Commission.
This conference was the opportunity for TAFISA and its project partners to unveil the results of project “Recall: Games of the Past – Sports For Today”, co-funded by the European Commission, which aims to re-introduce Traditional Sports and Games into the daily lives of children and youth: www.recallgames.com. TAFISA also invited UNICEF UK and the Youth Sport Trust, which produced Traditional Sports and Games’ resources for the London Olympic Games 2012 and Commonwealth Olympic Games 2014 to introduce their work, and announced their integration into project Recall.
TAFISA, MEP Kelly, UNICEF UK, the Youth Sport Trust and project Recall partners finally passed to Yves Le Lostecque the “Recall Appeal on the Promotion and Re-introduction of Traditional Sports and Games into the Daily Lives of European Citizens”
TAFISA thanks MEP Seán Kelly for his warm welcome and making this event possible, the European Commission for co-funding project Recall, as well as project partners for their hard work since the 1st of January 2014.