3rd of May 2007, the annual assembly of the
Spanish Naturist Federation, (FEN, in Spanish)
was held at the hostel of the Catalonian Naturist
Club, (CCN), in Fonoll, the naturist village
in the prov. of Tarragona. This annual meeting
takes place in Madrid, at about this time,
at the FEN social club, but this year it was
held in Catalonia as it was the 30th anniversary
of the CCN foundation.
headquarters of the CCN
Since Friday and coming from
all walks of Spain, the representatives of the
different FEN associations, went to Fonoll not
only to work but also to enjoy themselves in Naturist
At the Assembly we went over
what had been done throughout 2006. Most of the
International Naturist Federation official activities
took place in Spain during that year, as it was
also the 25th anniversary of the Spanish Federation.
The Interfederal Meeting at Vera Natura, (Almería),
the Youth Camp in Almanat, (Málaga), the
World Congress in El Portús, (Murcia) and
the Swimming Gala in Gijón, (Asturias)
stand out among others.
These activities have given
a good international image of Spanish Naturism,
although we have a long way to go to catch up
with traditionally Naturist countries like Holland,
France, Germany or Great Britain. Our membership,
still low, is not yet in the forefront of the
European Naturism movement.
In 2007 our work at the FEN
will be aimed at the national scene and will try
to get all associations to work together. At the
beginning of May, CCN will hold a meeting at El
Templo del Sol. All FEN associations are invited.
Another proposal is to celebrate
the “Swimming-Clothes-Free Day” on
15th of July. The goal is to spread nudism along
the beaches of the Spanish coast to make it more
acceptable. Finally, we plan to print a three
page information leaflet about beaches and centres
which comply with a certain standard.
That week-end there was a
“Calçotada” on Sunday in Fonoll
with a large attendance of CCN members and all
those FEN present.
Translated by Alberto González Iglesias
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