TAFISA Bulletin 2017



Regional Tafisa Bodies



PASFAF - Pan American Federation of Sport for All
ASFAA - Asian Sport for All Association

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Ball Europe
Commerzbank AG
Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund
Bundesministerium des Inneren
Land Hessen


TAFISA Reaches Out to South Africa

For the first time in South Africa, TAFISA, in partnership with the Foundation for Sport for Development and Peace, organised a Reach Out course (supported by the IOC) in Cape Town.

The course, held on the 14th and 15th Of September 2016, saw more than 60 participants from various backgrounds (Municipality of Cape Town, Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport of the province of the Western Cape, NGOs from South Africa, Malawi and Zimbabwe, etc.) introduced to and certified in the field of Sport for All and Physical Activity Development.

TAFISA Reaches Out to South Africa

A great success, which was followed by the 3rd Cape Town International Peace Conference and Expo on the 16th of September, where TAFISA Commissioner for Education Prof. Peter Kapustin was invited to participate in a panel debate on the topic “Promoting Values, Partnerships, Wellbeing and Peace.”

TAFISA Reaches Out to South Africa

This event in South Africa was also the occasion for TAFISA Representatives to meet with Gert Oosthuizen, South African Deputy Minister for Sport and Recreation and Chair of CIGEPS at UNESCO.

Further collaboration was also discussed with the Foundation for Sport and Development and Peace, which could lead to more Reach Out and CLC courses in the region in the next years.

TAFISA Congratulates the Foundation for Sport and Development and Peace for their initiatives on the African continent.  

During UNGA Week, global citizens around the world unite to unlock the potential of technology to make the world a better place, and how for kids, play is serious.

On September 18 & 19 during the UNGA Week in New York, g

The Social Good Summit is a two-day conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. Held annually during UNGA Week, and this year on September 18 and 19, the Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders and grassroots activists to discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our time.

The theme, #2030NOW, asks the question, “What type of world do I want to live in by the year 2030?” During the Social Good Summit, global citizens around the world unite to unlock the potential of technology to make the world a better place.

Nike’s Jorge Casimiro, Vice President, Global Community Impact, NIKE, Inc., is speaking during Session 16 on September 19 about how “For Kids, Play is Serious”.

The session, and others, can be watched live on the Social Good Summit website: http://mashable.com/sgs/.

#2030NOW – Global Social Goods Summit 2016

From August 19th to August 21st, Riesa, Germany, has been celebrating through its annual "Riesa Stadtfest" (city festival).

Riesa is Dancing


Riesa is a Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future! Flagship city and their Stadtfest saw thousands of people from the area going out and enjoying the car-free streets around the center of the city. The Rathausplatz, Riesa's main square where the city hall stands, was for the occasion adorned with a stage welcoming various performances from juggling to dancing. 

Riesa is Dancing
On the afternoon of Saturday 20th, the on-stage dancing choreography was then brought to the audience and the square became the theater of a giant flash mob involving all the spectators and attendees, including Riesa's Lord Mayor Mr. Marco Müller showing the way to his citizens. 
Riesa is Dancing
Riesa regularly organizes dancing events and will be the host of the IDO World Show dance Championships 2016 in November, but their commitment to sport is yearlong with programs bringing sport courses to children in kindergartens and schools, providing them with opportunities to try out and practice a wide array of sports encompassing the likes of Triathlon or even Diving. 

International Event Organiser course from the 7th October 2016

To make the step into the event industry as simple as possible for career changers, the International Event & Congress Academy (IECA) in Mannheim is again offering part-time advanced training to become an International Event Organiser from the 7th October 2016.

In the one-year part-time training to become an International Event Organiser, the participants, who are often newcomers from different sectors, receive part-time training in all areas of the congress, event and meeting industry, taught by experts in the field, on 18 weekends over a period of 12 months.

There is no comparable offer that meets the criteria of such a practice-orientated and complete training in the event sector so well. In particular, the specialized subject treatment, based on projects and specific examples is very important. In this way, the participants not only receive theoretical input, but also jointly plan an event. The course weekends take place in Mannheim, but also in other European locations, such as Vienna.

The evaluation is always very positive. Katja Brandes, a graduate of the course, is very enthusiastic:

“The International Event Organizer course at the IECA in Mannheim is the best choice for advanced training in the events industry. One learns a great deal which is practice-relevant and students are taught by highly-skilled instructors. This course has lastingly enriched my life.”


Interested parties can register for the IEO and other courses at www.ieca-mannheim.de


Contact details:

IECA – Internationale Event- & Congress-Akademie

Susanne Grabau

Rosengartenplatz 2

68161 Mannheim

Tel.: + 49 (0)621-4106-8601

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The I.R. Iran Sport for All Federation hosted a TAFISA Sport Club for Health (SCforH) course for the second year. The successful event confirmed the ongoing demand for TAFISA SCforH courses among sport clubs managers and workers. 

Iran SCforH

Two SCforH courses were held in Mashhad, Iran, from July 14th to July 17th, 2016. TAFISA Special Advisor Mr. Jorma Savola from Finland was present to contribute to the courses. The first course, which was aimed at sport club managers, gathered 113 participants while the course for instructors saw 81 people taking part. The opening ceremony was organized and attended by the Vice President of Iran Sport for All Federation Dr. Mitra Rouhi and the President of Mashhad Sport for All Association, Mrs.  Razita Heidari. Iran Sport for All Federation President Dr. Majdara had also written a message for the course participants, prompting them to "Take advantage of the course to the maximum of their ability in order to increase their scientific knowledge and play their best role in Sport for All". 

Iran SCforH

During the course, working groups were formed and each group eventually presented their activities and reports. An oral exam was held to conclude the course. 

Iran SCforH

The closing ceremony was attended by Iran Sport for All Federation Vice President Mr. Gholamreza Kamaneh, Dr. Mitra Rouhi, Dr. Razita Heidari and other sport officials of the Mashhad province. The participants were then awarded their well-deserved course certificates. Dr. Mitra Rouhi and Mr. Jorma Savola praised the efforts and entuthiasm to learn showed by the participants. "This course was one of the best I have ever had!", claimed Mr. Jorma Savola. 

Iran SCforH