Werner Blank

The Federal Board of the EuroJD mourns the loss of its Honorary Chairman

Werner Blank

Holder of the Federal Cross of Merit

Honorary member of the Eurojumelages

died on 6 January 2024 at the age of 88

x mas peter 600Dear friends of the Eurojumelages,

Christmas is coming soon. A time to pause, Look Back and Reflect.

To reflect on what was important this year and what will be important in the coming new year.

Personally, the many international encounters with Jumeleurs were very important to me.

The harmonious co-operation at all these meetings made a deep impression on me and at the same time encouraged me to continue to stand up for the future of a strong Eurojumelages.  

Above all, I am encouraged by the great commitment shown by many Jumeleurs at country and section level in organizing events such as language courses, sporting events and friendship meetings. They are the foundation of our association. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who once again contributed to the success of the numerous events this year!

This year, we also had to continue to deal with challenges. The biggest, constant challenge for Eurojumelages is to attract new members. 

During the coming year we therefore resolve to continue to strengthen our Eurojumelages – this objective must be pursued stringently at all levels of our Organisation.

To this end, the project we have started to recruit new member countries will be consistently pursued further.

Cooperation with other associations close to the Eurojumelages should also be considered.

In addition, the events in connection with the 2024 European elections offer a suitable forum for promoting Eurojumelages, as do the many regional events (Christmas markets, summer festivals, etc.). Suitable advertising materials (e.g. flyers) are available and we should not hesitate to make them available in places where there are large gatherings of people.

Let us consider the coming year 2024 as an opportunity and strive together for a strong Eurojumelages!

"The future depends on what we do today." (Mahatma Gandhi)

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a good start towards a healthy and peaceful year 2024.

Sincerely,

Peter Backes

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 Peter at the anniversary celebration 2023 of the Madeira  association in Madeira

"Dear friends of Eurojumelages, as President of Eurojumelages, it is important to me to get to know you personally at both regional and national events. Every association has different wishes and needs for our organisation. Personal contact is very important to me so that we can fulfil the wishes and concerns of the individual associations in addition to our major common goal of European international understanding. In this way, suggestions and requests for changes can be discussed together with my board members and incorporated into the work of Eurojumelages. The anniversary celebration with the Madeira section was another such opportunity.

2023: Madeira 11th to 15th October

madeira hauser 170This event was jointly organized by Rui Cabaco and John Saliba. From ten different nations participated: France (10), Germany (14), Italy (1), Malta (3), Poland (2), Portugal (7), Romania (2), Russia (1), Switzerland (2), and United Kingdom (2).
Participants were met at the airport by Paolo from CDCR Madeira and transported to Hotel Vila Gale in Santa Cruz which was directly on the seafront and close to Funchal.

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Peter at the12th International Boule Tournament in Marburg

“Dear friends of Eurojumelages,
as president of Eurojumelages it is important for me to get to know you personally at regional as well as national events. Each section has different wishes and requirements for our organization. Personal contact is very important to me so that we can do justice to the wishes and concerns of the individual sections in addition to our great common goal of European international understanding.
In this way, suggestions and requests for changes can be discussed together with my Board members and incorporated into the work of Eurojumelages. The boule Tournament at Marburg was another such opportunity"..

marboule kugel 170The 12th International Boule Tournament of Eurojumelages Germany took place on 29th July 2023 in the university town of Marburg.

35 jumeleurs accepted the invitation to participate in the tournament Organized by the Marburg association of Eurojumelages Germany and they travelled from various German associations and France.

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“Dear friends of Eurojumelages,
as president of Eurojumelages it is important for me to get to know you personally at regional as well as national events. Each section has different wishes and requirements for our organization. Personal contact is very important to me so that we can do justice to the wishes and concerns of the individual sections in addition to our great common goal of European international understanding.
In this way, suggestions and requests for changes can be discussed together with my Board members and incorporated into the work of Eurojumelages. The 2023 language course in Nantes was another such opportunity"..

2023: FRENCH LANGUAGE COURSE, 25 JUNE - 2 JULY IN NANTES

2023 Nantes groupe 200It was a great pleasure for me to participate as a student in the French course in Nantes from 25th June to 2nd July. Here is a report from the event, to which course participants from the countries Germany, England and Poland contributed.

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