The World Ethnosport Confederation (WEC) is an organization that aims to increase the awareness and promote the popularity of traditional sports and games around the globe. 1st International Ethnosport Forum titled, “Reviving Traditional Sports” was held in Antalya/Turkey, February 2018. Delegates consisting of Ministers, government officials, representatives of federations and academicians from 56 countries attended the 1st Forum. 2nd International Ethnosport Forum took place in Almaty/Kazakhstan, April 2019. Around 200 delegates who are specialized in their field from 30 countries attended. Kazakhstan Ethnosport Association, a member of WEC, hosted the 2nd Forum together with World Ethnosport Confederation.
The Forum which we will organizing this year is important in terms of identifying the problems of traditional sports, offering solutions based on personal and corporate experiences, interchanging knowledge from different geographies for traditional sports and games.
The Forum acts as a platform for consultation, collaboration, collective mind and action in order to realize the short, medium and long term goals for traditional sports and games.
The World Ethnosport Confederation (WEC) is an international organization that carries out activities to promote awareness and proliferation of traditional sports and games.
The head office of the Confederation, which was established in Bishkek in 2015, moved to Istanbul in 2017.
As an international umbrella organization, the confederation, which supports preservation, execution and sustainability of traditional sports and games transmitted from generation to generation, plans to make its activities towards this end more permanent and systematic. The World Ethnosport Confederation organizes international activities to revive traditional sports and games, increase their awareness, and make them popular around the world. It aims to perform in a professional context to ensure ethnosport’s relevance in the future, the values of which have been handed down the next generations for thousands of years.
Speakers: Expected Honorable Sport Ministers
Moderator: Necmeddin Bilal ERDOĞAN (President of WEC)
The importance of governments support for traditional sports and games.The ideas for attracting state bodies into these fields.
Traditional sports and games on youth empowerment, develop their skills and spend their time more productively.
The importance of cooperation of universities, federations and clubs for the collection, preservation and documentation of information on traditional sports.
2-Junior Traditional Sport Player
3-Senior Traditional Sport Player