news: go to our homepage
: 80 BJ are registrated today! Lets go on !
29.06.14 : Please check our map with the BJ 2014
locations (dayli update)
26.06.14 : Too many subscriptions...Help ! Its great
! Our mappy will hoppefully be ready this weekend
: Our map with the BJ 2014 location will be published
01.06.14 : 6 week to the Big Jump : Please
sign in with your event
08.04.14 : The date for the large Biiig Jump next
year (2015) is fixed : July 12
01.01.14 : The date of the Big Jump 2014 will be
14.07.13 : 30 000 - 50 000 people jumped on estimated
175 Big Jump places in Europe. Excellent partizipation
regarding the cancellation of many events along
the rivers in the Elbe and Danube Basin (big floods)..
14.07.13 : The ERN Big Jump Team wish you a great
Big Jump all over.
: Turkey is back with new Big Jumps, (see map upate
13.07.13 : Excellent Big Jump weather in all Europe.
Water temperatur are rising.
12.07.13 : Poland is back this year with 11 Big
Jump all over in the country.
11.07.13 : Elbe River : After the big flood many
of the Big Jumps cannot be organised this year.
Probably only 3 of all (see map). We wish you all
the best to over come tis bad times..any
of teh planned Big Jump are canceld A Big Jump in
Mostar (BiH, Bosna i Hercegovina). A international
cooperation with NGOs from Croatia. Merci !
: A Big Jump in Mostar (BiH, Bosna i Hercegovina).
A international cooperation with NGOs from Croatia.
: Our friends from Flandern in Belgium produced
again a super Video to promote the BJ 2013 (see
at the end of the page)
: We have reached the 100 bj mark. Please check
our map. (update 6 July 02h00)
06.07.13 : Welcome Serbia and Netherland (over 10
: Walonien (Belgium) joins after Flandern with more
04.07.13 : Italy and Spain join the big Jump 2013,
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.
: One month to the Big Jump. Prepare your actions
and letus 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...
: lthe website BigJumpChallenge (BJ for german
scools ) is online (in german only)
: Germans are organising a Youth Big Jump ( BJ Challenge)
for scools. We will provide oon more information
: The first BJ 2013 are announced by Germany and
: 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
your Big Jump Team
: 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
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
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
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
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
- videoclip (german only) -
website ( in german only)
30.05.12 : A map showing the Big Jump locations will be
20.05.12 : For instant we have subscribers from 6 european
countrys including Turkey.
14.03.12 : Germany : Big Jump Challenge Campaign for scools
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
: Germany is organising a Big Jump for scools.
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
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
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
: For unknown technical reasons our Web updates has not
been screened since weeks ! Sorry !
: 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 !
: Croatia joins Big Jump ( 4 or more Big Jump by Association
: 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)
: 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
: France : Excellent participation ! Soon more !
: Italy's Legambiente Onlus organise again some Big Jumps
! Benvenuti !
: 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
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
: French local gov. body publish a Guide
for swimming in natural waters (Departement Lot, South
Western France), available only in french
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 !
release for Big Jump France
: Video : A real Big Jump....
on bathing in freshwater in Cahors, France. Press releae
: 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
: Next Big Jump : 12 July 2009
: We are still waiting for reports and photos (BJ
: 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
! World Expo in Zaragoza: Big Jump 2008 canceld
by the Police ( see photos on the homepage)
: 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
: Call for the BJ 2008 !
Look for your swimsuit !
year edition is a further step towards 2010 European BIG
JUMP big size (half way of the water European Framework
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) !
: The date of the 2008 intermediary Big Jump is
fixed : July 6 at 3 pm
: 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 !
: The BJ 2007 (Focus South West Europe) : hundreds
of actions and BJ under
preparation for tomorrow 3 pm !!
:Portugal takes part !
: Hot weather annoned for the 15 of july
(France), a planned BJ with more than 5000
visitors on the Allier River
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
: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 !
: 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.
:Good news from Catalonia and Spain : 5-7
Big Jumps on the Llobregat River (Barcelona)
and on the Jucar River basin
: The Website "Loire Big Jump 07"
is online (up to 40 Big Jump sites), in
: The Rhine - Big Jump will be the starting
day for a Rhine Ralley
: France moves in the Big Jump 2007 : A
big Jump a long the Loire River and its
tributaries will be organised by SOS Loire
: First call for participation is planned
for end of january 2007
: Because of its great success, an intermediary
europeanwide Big Jump
is brought forward to 2007 !
: 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
: Paris : Inauguration of a swimming 'Piscine"
(Pool) on the River Seine
: Bathing Water: Large majority of beaches
continues to meet EU standards
: bathing waters quality : publication of
the EU Directive
: Next Big Jump : due to the success sooner
than expected !
: EU: Agreement on new bathing water directive
: Announcement : After years of pollution:
15 th Isarschwimmen in Munich (17. September)
: Regional Big Jump follow up meetings will
be organised in October/November 2005 !
Invitation follows during August by personalized
: 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
: UNEP Director Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer
sent a welcome letter to Big Jump Project
: Big Jump 2005 - the First European River
Swimming Day - was a phantastic river celebration
!! Estimated 200-300 000 participants across
Europe ! Thank you !
: Pressrelease ERN / EEB / WWF ( Word, english)
: new event in Croatia (Dalmatien/Split,
River Jadro).. confirmed by Dalmatian Greens
: Flood on Danube stops Big Jump in Vienna..
No access to the Island !
A Little Jump is still planned !
Elbebadetag officially launched in Hamburg
(Press conference by "Lebendige Elbe"
: Big Jump Flash N°12 (e, f, d) ist
BJ Portugal extended to 5 beaches and a
: Big Jump Poland Campaign started. Klub
Gaja in the many TV News.
: TID (Intl. Danube Boat Trip) call its
members for participation in Big Jump !
: Spain: New Big Jump Events in Madrid,
Alicante,Sevilla,Tortosa, Zaragossa (WWF,
: Hamburg's Stadtentwässerung HSE (City's
Wastewater Treatments Company) joins Big
Jump as organizer of the
Elbebadetag in Hamburg (Hafencity)
: BJ Press conferences in Juy 2005 :
12. Hamburg / 13. Praga / 14. Berlin and
Karlsruhe / 15. Brussels
more to come : (Paris, Vienna, Madrid..)
: EU bathing water report 2005 is online
! Good news !
: Two new flyers online : Big Jump Vienna
: BJ - Logos online ! Download it !
: an interactive map with 60 swimming points
along the Elbe River and its tributarys
is available on the 'Elbebadetag Website'
: Pressrelease and press book from the Press
conference in Dresden, (Germany) about the
2. Elbebadetag (Lebendige Elbe), german,
: 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.
: 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.
: Big Jump Flash N° 11 is on line
: Excellent Big Jump Press Conference in
: Big Article on Big Jump in the french
magazine "Terre Sauvage" :
: article on Big Jump in the french GEO
and in TERE SAUVAGE (Format jpg)
: Big Jump leaflets (France and Belgium)
now online (see downloads)
: Czech NGO Arnika organise 15 - 20 events in its
: WWF Switzerland call its sections to participate
in Big Jump !
: The project 'Rhine - River of 1000 islands"
joins the Big Jump Project
: More Groups from Portugal join Big Jump
: Two new partners in Germany: BUND Rheinland Pfalz
(Rhine River) and BUND Schleswig Holstein (Rivers
in SH) join the BIG JUMP
: Great ! Groups from Montenegro, Bosnia and Serbia
ready to organize Big Jump Events (more information
:Time for Odra and BUND Berlin puts BIG JUMP Webspages
online (Odra, Spree, Havel), d
: Great News: WWF Spain reaches BIG JUMP as new additional
Big Jump Coordinator for events in some Spanish cities
: UK: Bathing waters pass European standards despite
summer of run-off (edie news)
: Big Jump Workshops in Germany (West) during the
week of 29.11- 03.12.04 (g)
: First call for the 'Elbebadetag' in Germany launched
by the project Living Elbe (a DUH /Gruner + Jahr project).
: ERN launch the first official call for participation
in Big Jump ! (by letter)
: The list of partners (transregional and regional
coordinators) is updated ! More the 35 coordinating
structures allover in Europe ! Join
: EEB (European Environmental Bureau) call for supporting
and participating in Big Jump
Pre events in July and August 2004: Big success !
Subscribe our newsletter www.bigjump.org
: Pressrelease ERN ,
(pdf) The BIG JUMP started ! European people swim
for better rivers
: the listserv "big jump" is open : send
a mail without texte to: bigjumpnews-subscribe at
: the main coordination office in France starts
: The website is launched