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06.07.13 : We have reached the 100 bj mark. Please check our map. (update 6 July 02h00)
06.07.13 : Welcome Serbia and Netherland (over 10 BJ)
05.07.13 : Walonien (Belgium) joins after Flandern with more the BJ
04.07.13 : Italy and Spain join the big Jump 2013,
30.06.13 : Watch the map with over 65 BJ places (updated today). The Registration is still open
17.06.13 : Germany starts today its Youth Big Jump Challenge for Scools. Big Floods in Germany will oblige to be very prudent.
14.06.13 : One month to the Big Jump. Prepare your actions and let us know..
30.04.13 : more and more registrations for our event in 2013 : A map with the places will be published as soon a possible.
13.04.13: A Big Jump in New Zeland . It will be winter, but they will really jump...
15.03.13 : the website BigJumpChallenge
(BJ for german scools ) is online (in german only)
14.02.13 : Germans are organising a Youth Big Jump ( BJ Challenge) for scools. We will provide oon more information
12.02.13 : The first BJ 2013 are announced by Germany and France
01.02.13 : Please sign in with your BJ 2013 event.
12.07.12 : The date for the BJ 2013 is fixed : 14 of July 2013, 15h
08.07.12 : This was a big, good and save Jump all over ! Some with rain, others with sunshine. Thanks a lot or the extraordinary participation (min. 206 official places.your Big Jump Team
07.07.12 : Big Jump is going to Turkey : 17 Jumps ! Thanks to DOGA
07.07.12 : ATTENTION : Flood danger in Switzerland : The BJ on the River Aare are postboned.
07.07.12 : Tomorrow we will have a estimated number of 200 known Big Jumps in 10 countrys.
07.07.12 : UK reach BJ in the last moment with 4 BJ under very bad weather conditions (Oudoorswimmers)
03.07.12 : Italy (Legambiente) joins with 10 new BJ sites
03.07.12 : Extraordinary ! We are on the way for more then 150 Big Jumps !
28.06.12 : Good participation. Big Jump already planned in 10 countries including Turkey and newly Serbia !
17.06.12 : Germany : Today is the Youth - Big Jump Challende Day . Up to 100 Scool will participate in the whole country
- videoclip (german only)
- website ( in german only)
30.05.12 : A map showing the Big Jump locations will be published soon
20.05.12 : For instant we have subscribers from 6 european countrys including Turkey.
14.03.12 : Germany : Big Jump Challenge Campaign for scools launched !
- watch the videoclip
- visite the website 06.03.12 : The first event is registrated by a belgium organisation (again).(Association entre Meuse et Liège)
01.03.12 : NOW : register your event using our 2012 form
15.01.12 : Germany is organising a Big Jump for scools. more information
10.07.11 : Thousands jumped in the rivers and lakes. Please send us yor photos and reports ! Thank you !
09.07.11 : Over 100 Big Jumps - high participation for a regional edition !

08.07.11 : The map showing the Big Jump 2011 locations in Europe will be displayed saturday, 9 july, 8 pm
08.07.11 : 7 Bj Jump in the Czech Republic coordinated by ARNIKA !
08.07.11 :A number of Big Jumps are planned a long the Elbe river in Germany (10 years Elbebadetag)
07.07.11 : Belgium, as usual, is a top BJ country : 26 BJ are planned !
05.07.11 : Ebro / Spain : a biiig Piraguada in place of swimming event (Ebro is too polluted)
04.07.11 : over 20 BJ in France. Merci !
03.07.11 : Finland and Germany join the 2011 BJ ! Welcome !
23.06.11 : Italy is again announcing its participation
22.06.11 : For unknown technical reasons our Web updates has not been screened since weeks ! Sorry !
01.06.11 : Dordogne/ Garonne Rivebasin (Southeast of France) : After the successfull Big Jumps in 2010, a new serie of events will be organised ! 11.05.11 : Good news : Turkish NGOs will participate in the Big Jump 2011
01.03.11 : Please register your event using our form
07.01.11 : The date for the 2011 regional big Jumps is fixed : sunday 10 July
11.07.10 : The Big Jump 2010 was a real Biiiiig Jump ! 250 official and up to 400 inofficial or privat Big Jumps in 20 countrys ! Thank you to all the organisators !
27.04.10 : Croatia joins Big Jump ( 4 or more Big Jump by Association Franjo Koscec
09.07.10 : Download documents "How to swimm and more" (in french and german only)
08.07.10 : Please read our international Pressrelease (ERN / EEB /WWF in english) : Jump in the river and call for a better Implementation of the EU Water policy

07.07.10 : More Big Jumps in Poland, Spain and Portugal (map update soon)
06.07.10 : Big Jump France has officially been launched on the Lot river (Photos soon)
03.07.10 : Very good participation. today we approche 150 Big Jumps. Exeption : Germany compared to the passed ! Football feaver ? May be, the 11 of july is the day of the world chamionship finale !

02.07.10 : Lituany participate for the first time with a Big Jump. Welcome !

29.06.10 : UK join the Big Jump 2010 (2-10 BJ)

28.06.10 : Tanger (Marocco) ready to organise a giant meditteranean Big Jump. Thousands of persons will jump in the delta and the see
!
26.06.10 : 130 official Big Jump are know ! Super !
21.06.10 : Over 115 Bj registered

16.06.10 : Luxembourg and Corsica (France) joins the BJ 2010 !
08.06.10 : France : Excellent participation ! Soon more !
07.06.10 : Italy's Legambiente Onlus organise again some Big Jumps ! Benvenuti !
01.06.10 : Up to 80 Big Jumps 2010 known to day !
22.05.10 : Big Jumps in Czech Republic confirmed . Welcome !
27.04.10 : Croatia joins Big Jump ( 4 or more Big Jump by Association Franjo Koscec
20.04.10 : Second call for partizipation
22.03.10 : Today (Worldwide Water Day) we know that Big Jumps 2010 will be organised in :
Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italien, Netherland, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland.. . More to come..
19.03.10 : The online subscribe process opens april 5 midnight in german and french, and during april 7 latest in english.
17.03.10 : Official launch of the BIG JUMP Europe will be organised june 1- 4 in Brussels during EUs Green Week. 5 by ERN, WWF and EEB). National announcement are planned during june.
01.02.10 :
A newsletter, forms to subscribe, a timeline and a map with te first known bathing places will be published end of march on this webpage
09.08.09 : French local gov. body publish a Guide for swimming in natural waters (Departement Lot, South Western France), available only in french
12.07.09: Good participation in the 2009 regional Big Jump ! 20 in Belgium/Luxembourg, 18 in Germany, 10 in France, 9 in Spain,9 in Netherland,7 in Italy,.... more to come. Please Send us your photos !
10.07.09: press release for Big Jump France
28.06.09 : Video : A real Big Jump.... (mpg, 700k)
25.06.09 : ExcellentSeminary on bathing in freshwater in Cahors, France. Press releae soon .
12.05.09 : the regional BJ 2009 is on the way. A new riverbasin is participating : the Dordogne (5 BJ) in France
01.06.09 : the preparations for the next europeanwide Big jump has started . The date will be the 11 of july 2010 ! We hope reach 500 - 700 000 citizens

04.04.09 : The date for the BJ 2010 is known :: 11 July !

15.03.09 : Announcement : National Meeting on bathing in freshwater in Cahors / France : 24/25 of june 2009, more information

01.10.08 : Next Big Jump : 12 July 2009
15.09.08 : We are still waiting for reports and photos (BJ 2008) !
14.07.08 : The Big Jump 2008 , July 6, 2008 at 3 pm
seems to be again a succes Please send photos and infos to : infos_bigjump at ern.org
07.07.08 ! World Expo in Zaragoza: Big Jump 2008 canceld by the Police ( see photos on the homepage)
06.07.08 : More then 80 BJ known for instant ! Please send us reports and photos to : infos_bigjump at ern.org
Germany : 20 ; Belgium : 18; Spain : 22 ; France : 6 ; others :15
04.06.08 : Call for the BJ 2008 ! Look for your swimsuit !
This year edition is a further step towards 2010 European BIG JUMP big size (half way of the water European Framework Directive). Several outstanding events will mark intermediary 2008 BIG JUMP.
First of all, a huge BIG JUMP will be organised in Saragossa on the occasion of the International Expo on water, thanks to several local NGOs like COAGRET. Hungary with WWF, will take part in the event this year, hopefully opening the door to other Eastern countries. We also salute England's participation, which will probably be enriched next year by Irish and Scottish BIG JUMPS. Italy of course will participate again this year thanks to the NGO "Lega Ambiente"
And as usual, many local BIG JUMPS will be organised here and there in Europe. We already know that Switzerland will participate (WWF), as well as N Holland ( Amsterdam), Germany (Rhine/Leine) , Belgium and France ( Loire, Seine and Dordogne rivers) organised by (SOS Loire Vivante, Marne Vive) !
28.11.07 : The date of the 2008 intermediary Big Jump is fixed : July 6 at 3 pm (Brussel time)
16.10.07 : The date of the next intermediary Big Jump in 2008 as well as the date of the BJ 2010 (big size) will be announced in december !
15.07.07 : Big Jump : again a success ! Thousands in the rivers and the coastal waters! Over 120 Big Jumps in 15 countrys !
14.07.07 : The BJ 2007 (Focus South West Europe) : hundreds of actions and BJ under
preparation for tomorrow 3 pm !!
13.07.07 :EuroMed Big Jump Website ist online
12.07.07 : Portugal takes part !
11.07.07 :Gran salto: 8 new BJ in Spain (WWF Adena)
10.07.07 : Hot weather annoned for the 15 of july
09.07.07 : Mediterranean Big Jump : have a look on the posters of Big Jump in Tanger (Morocco) and Alexandria (Egypt)
!02.07.07 : Vichy (France), a planned BJ with more than 5000 visitors on the Allier River
08.06.07: Mediterranean Big Jump in Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Spain and Italy ! The 2007 edition has to announce a much bigger Mediterranean Big Jump in the coming years ! The mediterrandean Big Jump is a common project of ERN and the Anna Lindh Foundation.
06.06.07 :Italien : Lega Ambiente (an important Italian environemtal NGO) takes part to the Big Jump. Until now, only few Big Jump took place in Itlay. This will change now ! Lega Ambiente links its campaign fro rivers and lakes to a Big Jump event. Bravo !
15.05.07 : A Big Jump for the mediterranean region ? We plan to organize in 2007 some BJ in MED countries in order to announce a first and big Med. Big Jump in 2008.
12.05.07 :Good news from Catalonia and Spain : 5-7 Big Jumps on the Llobregat River (Barcelona) and on the Jucar River basin
27.04.07 : The Website "Loire Big Jump 07" is online (up to 40 Big Jump sites), in french
15.02.07 : The Rhine - Big Jump will be the starting day for a Rhine Ralley
10.01.07 : France moves in the Big Jump 2007 : A big Jump a long the Loire River and its tributaries will be organised by SOS Loire vivante.
01.12.06 : First call for participation is planned for end of january 2007
30.10.06 : Because of its great success, an intermediary europeanwide Big Jump
is brought forward to 2007 !   
20.07.06 : Big Jump Belgium in the TV News
BJ Brussel (wmf file)
BJ Gent (wmf file)
16.07.06 : 44 Pre Big Jumps and actions take place this week, all are announcing the europeanwide BigJump 2007 (15.07.07); Belgium 22; Germany 16 ; Switzerland 2;
Spain : 2 France 1; Croatia 1 (soon more infos)
07.07.06 : Paris : Inauguration of a swimming 'Piscine" (Pool) on the River Seine
09.06.06 : Bathing Water: Large majority of beaches continues to meet EU standards
13.03.06 : bathing waters quality : publication of the EU Directive
01.03.06 : Next Big Jump : due to the success sooner than expected !
12.10.05 : EU: Agreement on new bathing water directive
04.08.05 : Announcement : After years of pollution: 15 th Isarschwimmen in Munich (17. September) (g) !
01.08.05 : Regional Big Jump follow up meetings will be organised in October/November 2005 ! Invitation follows during August by personalized mails !
31.07.05 : Final Report on the BIG JUMP 2005 : Extraordinary participation in Big Jump: 31 rivers, 22 countries, 216 official actions, 240 spontaneous non official jumps, 250 000 people, extraordinary coverage by media ( Word Doc, in engl oder french.)
22.07.05 : UNEP Director Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer sent a welcome letter to Big Jump Project (in german)
17.07.05 : Big Jump 2005 - the First European River Swimming Day - was a phantastic river celebration !! Estimated 200-300 000 participants across Europe ! Thank you !
16.07.05 : Pressrelease ERN / EEB / WWF ( Word, english)
15.07.05 : Last minute : - Italys only Big Jump in Torino is confirmed !   Il grande salto :
"ai MURAZZI" (centre ville) traversata del Po a nuoto doccia con la pompa e concerto della banda BANDAKADABRA Bravo !
14.10.05 : new event in Croatia (Dalmatien/Split, River Jadro).. confirmed by Dalmatian Greens
14.07.05 : Flood on Danube stops Big Jump in Vienna.. No access to the Island !
A Little Jump is still planned !
12.10.05: Elbebadetag officially launched in Hamburg (Press conference by "Lebendige Elbe"
10.07.05 : Big Jump in HOLY JORDAN FOR PEACE AND TO SAVE THE JORDAN RIVER ! (EcoPeace/FOE ME / ERN) in english
- pressrelease postevent
- Presserelase announcement
- program of the day
10.07.05 : Big Jump Flash N°12 (e, f, d) ist online
09.07.05: BJ Portugal extended to 5 beaches and a 3-days event
07.07.05 : Big Jump in the Jordan / Middle East for peace and a living Jordan on July 10 ! (EcoPeace/FOE ME / ERN) - Presserelase   - program of the day
04.07.05 : Big Jump Poland Campaign started. Klub Gaja in the many TV News.
03.07.05 : TID (Intl. Danube Boat Trip) call its members for participation in Big Jump !
02.07.05 :BJ Luxembourg's Poster and Flyer online
01.07.05 : Belgium : 20 Big Jumps in Wallonie (IWE) www.bigjump.be
30.06.05 : 18 BJ Events in Czech Republic (ARNIKA)
26.06.05 : Spain: New Big Jump Events in Madrid, Alicante,Sevilla,Tortosa, Zaragossa (WWF, COAGRET,PDE)
23.06.05 : Hamburg's Stadtentwässerung HSE (City's Wastewater Treatments Company) joins Big Jump as organizer of the Elbebadetag in Hamburg (Hafencity)
18.06.05 : BJ Press conferences in Juy 2005 :
12. Hamburg / 13. Praga / 14. Berlin and Karlsruhe / 15. Brussels
more to come : (Paris, Vienna, Madrid..)
17.06.05 : EU bathing water report 2005 is online ! Good news !
12.06.05 : Two new flyers online : Big Jump Vienna and Havel
10.06.05 : BJ - Logos online ! Download it !
06.06.05 : an interactive map with 60 swimming points along the Elbe River and its tributarys is available on the 'Elbebadetag Website'
31.05.05 : Pressrelease and press book from the Press conference in Dresden, (Germany) about the 2. Elbebadetag (Lebendige Elbe), german, (doc)
30.05.05 : Ecologistas en accion, a confederation of around 300 local groups all over Spain plans to participate in the big jump day. They will organize festivity acts, including swimming in the river in different parts of the country.
25.05.05 : Poland joins the Big Jump ! Klub Gaja organises a "Vistula party" in Warsaw on the banks of the Vistula, as part of a wider project that will take place in 5 different cities.
22.05.05 : Big Jump Flash N° 11 is on line
19.05.05 : Excellent Big Jump Press Conference in Belgium
06.05..05 : National Geographics (d) and GEO (d) call for the Big Jump
02.05.05 : Big Article on Big Jump in the french magazine "Terre Sauvage" :
Page  1   2    3   4
29.04.05 : article on Big Jump in the french GEO and in TERE SAUVAGE (Format jpg)
05.04.05 : Big Jump leaflets (France and Belgium) now online (see downloads)
23.03.05 : Big Jump Elbe Pressrelease by DUH (Elbebadetag), in german only
16.03.05 : DUH announces over 45 swimming places along the Elbe ! www.elbebadetag.de
13.03.05 : Czech NGO Arnika organise 15 - 20 events in its country
08.03.05 : WWF Switzerland call its sections to participate in Big Jump !
22.02.05 : The project 'Rhine - River of 1000 islands" joins the Big Jump Project
01.02.05 : More Groups from Portugal join Big Jump
12.01.05 : Two new partners in Germany: BUND Rheinland Pfalz (Rhine River) and BUND Schleswig Holstein (Rivers in SH) join the BIG JUMP
24.12.04 : Great ! Groups from Montenegro, Bosnia and Serbia ready to organize Big Jump Events (more information soon)
14.12.04 :Time for Odra and BUND Berlin puts BIG JUMP Webspages online (Odra, Spree, Havel), d
20.11.04 : Great News: WWF Spain reaches BIG JUMP as new additional Big Jump Coordinator for events in some Spanish cities
12.11.04 : UK: Bathing waters pass European standards despite summer of run-off (edie news)
01.11.04 : Big Jump Workshops in Germany (West) during the week of 29.11- 03.12.04 (g)
15.10.04 : First call for the 'Elbebadetag' in Germany launched by the project Living Elbe (a DUH /Gruner + Jahr project). more information
10.10.04 : ERN launch the first official call for participation in Big Jump ! (by letter)
05.10.04 : The list of partners (transregional and regional coordinators) is updated ! More the 35 coordinating structures allover in Europe ! Join us !
11.09.04 : EEB (European Environmental Bureau) call for supporting and participating in Big Jump
10.09.04 : the project timeline is online
9.09.04 : First list of the regional coordinators and organizers
and a map online
31.08.04: Pre events in July and August 2004: Big success ! more
15.08.04: Subscribe our newsletter www.bigjump.org
14.07.04 : Pressrelease ERN , english français deutsch (pdf) The BIG JUMP started ! European people swim for better rivers
13.07.04 : Many pre - events take place during July and August 2004
12.07.04 : the listserv "big jump" is open : send a mail without texte to: bigjumpnews-subscribe at rivernet.org
10.07.04 : the main coordination office in France starts
01.07.04 : The website is launched

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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