The GAMe – Traditional Games are Meetings – Small Collaborative Partnerships

August, 2019

During a period of 12 months, our project aims to promote traditional European sports and games to the wider public. The young generations represent the main target of this project, as they are the ones who can preserve the customs and values of a certain culture through playing traditional games and sports that date back decades ago.

We are planning on implementing the project through several meetings in which Romania🇷🇴 and our partner countries ( Turkey 🇹🇷, Bulgaria 🇹🇷 and Croatia 🇭🇷) can share their traditional games for others to play.

This project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union 🇪🇺.

Our organisation is part of a consortium of youth sports organizations from Turkey, Croatia and Bulgaria.


Workshop - Croatia🇭🇷

We have started the cycle of “The GAMe” workshops in the city center of Rijeka, Croatia, where for two days (24th – 25th of May 2019) the participants have engaged in exciting traditional games from each country, having the joyful cheers of the passersby as a source of encouragement.

Workshop - Bulgaria🇧🇬

From June 23rd to June 26th 2019, the capital of Bulgaria hosted an international meeting with representatives from our partner organizations from Croatia, Turkey and Bulgaria, but also days of workshops where a group of students from the “Clement A. Timiryazev” Highschool engaged in traditional games from Turkey, Romania and Croatia, as a way of promoting these cultural values to the younger generations for further preservation.

Workshop - Romania🇷🇴

The third session of workshops took place in Bucharest, Romania in August 2019, as a way to share other European traditional games with our organization’s home country.

The first day of the activity consisted in our guests from Turkey, Croatia and Bulgaria visiting the Romanian Museum of Sport which later allowed them to eagerly describe and present the instructions of their traditional games.

During this activity we had the honor of having Mr Gheorghe Berceanu, Olympic champion in 1972 at Greco - Roman wrestling, explain and share his thoughts his favorite Romanian traditional game – trântă.

On the last day of the activity, over 20 Romanian teenagers have taken part in exciting traditional games from Turkey, Croatia and Bulgaria, this way getting the chance to find similar points between the ludic traditions of the four countries while brushing up on their English speaking skills in a multicultural environment

Workshop - Turkey🇹🇷

In October 2019, the final event of the project has been conducted by the coordinating organization of the project, namely, KARGENC Club, in a city of their home country, Sakarya, Turkey.

Together with numerous gymnasium students from Sakarya, we created memorable experiences while playing the traditional games this project strives to promote and preserve.

One can perceive how energy and cheerfulness are embodied in other cultures only when...