Among the countries of the partnership, France and Belgium, with the game diversity programme, have significant and pioneering experience in the inventory of traditional games. In Croatia and Cyprus, more recent and significant experiences are underway.

 

In Italy, with participation in the tender dedicated to the intangible heritage of the Lombardy Region, the Ancient Games Association (AGA) inaugurated a new season of studies in 2018, dedicated to the inventory of traditional recreational heritage in close dialogue with the communities of practice. For us, who have had the good fortune to engage in this project by discovering “a Region that plays”, this will remain an unforgettable positive experience. We worked online: some of the communities that welcomed us are part of a movement that every September moves towards the Tocatì of Verona. They have been AGA’s fellow travellers for many years. Other communities were a further discovery. We sincerely thank all of them for the valuable work they have made possible, sharing their traditions with us and guiding us along fascinating hidden paths. Thanks to them we continue to discover that the traditional game is much more than it seems: the game is embedded memory, it is a rule, a need and a passion, an adaptation to transformation, communication and health, sociability and a sense of community, celebration and daily life.