ACES Europe is currently working in the TELETURF Project included in the European Union Erasmus+ Call for education, training, youth and sport.

The main objective is improving safety and quality conditions of artificial turf sport fields, as well as extending its useful life through improving its maintenance.

In order to achieve it, the project plans to research and increase in knowledge about sport fields maintenance and it aims to distribute these knowledge among all European professionals in maintenance of artificial turf sport fields trough an on-line course in four languages (English, French, Dutch and Spanish).




The INSPORT+ project aims to promote the social inclusion of people with mental health illnesses and disabilities through sport.



SportWeCan is a project run by the European Capitals and Cities of Sport Federation (ACES Europe) in the framework of Preparatory Action in the Field of Sport 2012, co-funded by the European Commission.

Under the leadership of ACES Europe, ten European Cities of Sport have joined efforts in this project to address the low level of public awareness and intake of sport and physical activity in European cities, by coordinating to exchange and highlight best practices on the promotion of sport around 5 key themes: education, integration, quality of life, health, and social inclusion.

Ten workshops are being conducted in the framework of an event in each partner city to discuss and evaluate policies and initiatives in their cities for the promotion of sport and the topics above, followed by a set of conclusions and best practices selected. For more information, please see

European Cities for Volunteering in Sport


Is a project run by the European Capitals of Sport Association – ACES – and co-funded by the European Commission aimed at gathering best practices and establishing benchmarks for volunteering in sport.

‘European Cities for Volunteering in Sport’ is a project that began with the ambition of collecting further information and analysis on volunteering in sport by gathering experts in the field from 9 cities and towns across Europe that are active in promoting sport and volunteering at local level.

Each of the partners involved has been awarded recognition by the Association of the European Capitals of Sport (ACES).

As background for the project, ACES gathered that in the majority of European Union Member States today, the sport sector relies heavily on volunteers.

Valencia Origen del Ajedrez

“Year 1475: it was the heyday of Valencia’s cultural and commercial prosperity, when three Valencian poets, Francí of Castellví, Bernat Fenollar, and Narcís Vinyoles devised the beautiful allegorical poem ‘Scachs d’amor’. In the work described for the first time in the movement of the Queen or lady, and in by no means uncertain terms, these three Valencian poets promoted and laid the basis for a new way to play chess: the so-called ‘lady’s chess’, that is, the style of chess that is at the root of the game that is played today.”

On May 15, 1495, the “Llibre dels jochs partits dels schachs en nombre de 100” (‘The Book of Chess Matches for 100’) was published in Valencia. With this book, the author, Francesch Vicent, paved the way for the dissemination of modern chess, where the new rules established in the book spread throughout Europe with the help of an exceptional contemporary ally: the printing press.