Eurogiants: The project officially gets underway
On Sunday May 6, 2012, in the city of Barcelona has written a page in the history of the giants of Europe: Eight Federations of the giants of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, Aragon, the Netherlands and Belgium, met in "la Casa dels Entremesos" to discuss the founding of Eurogiants, with the European Confederation of the Giants.
After an interesting tour through the House and an introduction to the giants exposed, each participant presented his Federation, then make a meal of fellowship.
A four-thirty in the afternoon, James Lopez Puigbó, as president of the International Circle of Friends of the Giants, opened the session by saying a few words by way of guidelines. He then gave the floor to Paul Spapens, president of the Dutch Federation spoke about the need for all federations to work together as friends of the giants. Then Johan Vencken, President of the Federation of Flemish Giant, gave an introduction on the basic principles of Eurogiants.
A more detailed report of the meeting will be issued within a few weeks, but the conclusion of the meeting is for all federations gave the officer shot forward towards the base Eurogiants effective.
The foundation will be held in May 2013 in Brussels, being the capital of Europe.
Over the next months of this year 2012 the proposals of the official statutes and internal rules will be written and sent to all Federations founding. In early 2013, the final version should be ready to proceed to the foundation Eurogiants effective.
The first strand was laid, the rest will follow. It should be a lot of work, but friendship among the delegates is growing strong.
And this friendship is the cornerstone of the federation: we are all friends of the giants, who want to promote and preserve the unique tradition of the giants !.
The meeting represented the following federations were:
International Circle of Friends of the Giants (Catalonia)
Reuzen in Vlaanderen (Belgium)
Reuzen Federatie (Netherlands)
Coordinadora de Colles de Geganters i Grups de Grallers de les Comarques Meridionals de Catalunya (Catalonia)
Agrupació Gegantera de les Illes Balears (Balearic Islands)
Coordinadora de Gegants de Barcelona (Catalonia)
Coordinadora de Gegants i Bestiari de Ciutat Vella (Catalonia)
Asociación de Portadores, Músicos y Amigos de los Gigantes de Aragón - By delegation (Aragon)