Revive Tradition with Sport — Macedonia


Programme and action: Youth in Action programme, action 1.1. youth exchange

Venue: Struga, Macedonia

Date: 28 June – 6 July 2013

Pax: Marie Wiesnerová, Kristýna Prachařová, Marie Přibylová, Lucia Matlová, Jan Filip, Jan Matuška, Adam Zubatý (GL)

Participating countries: Macedonia, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Poland, Turkey

Project report: 

Project Revive Tradition with Sport was realized in the Macedonian town of Struga on 28 June -6 July , 2013. The main objective of the project was to use traditional sports culture of each country to present the nation and also to find common ground with other nations. Project promoted the value of sport as a tool for social inclusion and active participation. Sports are expressions of the native culture and life systems contributing to the identity of human beings.

The program was very intense, divided into morning, afternoon and evening sessions. At the start days  was rather dating games, later we joined the group games. After already traditional ice breaking games and energizereches came the very interesting workshops. Evenings were popular intercultural nights, where we are represented our typical food and drinks. Big squeeze noted  plum brandy, becherovka and paste Májka. We also enjoyed a day trip to the beautiful city of Ohrid.

In the end we presented one show of tradionals sports. I with my czech team chose our very popular and for other nations unknown sport poor (russian) bowling. This sport has big tradion in Czech Republic. We were pleased to be involved local denizens and specifically our bowling is enjoyed great popularity of local preschoolers. We also created promotional materials for dissemination.

As to the summary, it was the best experience for me I met very many perfect people. As to the accommodation, Lake Ohrid, organizers, everything was super. Finally, I would like to thank all our Czech group, namely Maruške W., Maruške, Týnce, Honzovi Filipovi, Adamovi,  Honzovi M. for a super group.


Lucia Matlová

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