The International Ball game Confederation
(also known as CIJB
, in French Confederation Internationale du Jeu de Balle
), founded on May 13th 1928, is the organization that manages the common activities of the many ball game
deriving from the Jeu de paume
Local federations that take part in the CIJB are: Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Uruguay.
Since every country has developed minor changes, the CIJB set up a variety called International game that shares all the common traits of the direct style (face to face) and another variety for the indirect style (International fronton). That's how every year the Handball International Championships are held: On even years, Europeans, and on odd years, World Championships.