TAFISA Bulletin 2017

 

 

Regional Tafisa Bodies

TAFISA Europe

TAFISA Africa

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

Recognised by

Champion of

Supported by

Ball Europe
Commerzbank AG
Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund
Bundesministerium des Inneren
Coca-Cola-Foundation
Land Hessen

 

In less than 100 days, Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, will also be the world capital of Sport for All! 

Welcoming the 6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games, 2016, the city is expecting athletes from over 100 countries worldwide to join and perform their traditional sports and games, showing the beauty of their various cultures to the participants and spectators. 

100 Days to Jakarta

There is still time to register and join the event! 

 

More information: http://tafisagames2016.com/ 

Contact: Organizing Committee and Secretariat, Tel: +62 21 5738 592, Fax +62 21 5738 592 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

New European study strengthens arguments that inactivity is burdening Europe’s societies

Initiated by the Sport and Citizenship Think Tank, in partnership with other European Organisations as TAFISA, the PASS (Physical Activity Serving Society) project revealed its findings on the state of physical activity in Europe, in front of the European Parliament.

The relationship between physical activity and physical health is now established beyond doubt, and the awareness of the health costs of sedentary behaviours is so advanced that inactivity is now recognized as a major public health concern.

210 million European citizens are inactive.
This situation imposes economic costs of more than 80 billion euros per year to the EU-28

 New European study strengthens arguments that inactivity is burdening Europe’s societies

 

84% of policymakers are unaware of the overweight rates
and their consequences on health

 New European study strengthens arguments that inactivity is burdening Europe’s societiesNew European study strengthens arguments that inactivity is burdening Europe’s societies

New European study strengthens arguments that inactivity is burdening Europe’s societies

“The city setting constitutes a number one target when targeting physical inactivity. We must reach out to citizens an integrate physical activity in their daily life”
Wolfgang Baumann, Secretary General, TAFISA

 

» Full report available here


 

About the PASS Project

Taking inspiration from the Designed to Move international campaign, the PASS project – supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union - aims at shedding new light on the state of physical activity in Europe. With the support of 6 major European players (EUPEA, FESI, ISCA, ICSSPE, Spolint Institute and TAFISA), the Sport and Citizenship think tank is leading an important campaign on the current state of physical activity policy and practice in Europe.
This 3-year project will end in December 2017.
www.sportetcitoyennete.com/pass

 

Press contact

Sport and Citizenship Think tank
Camille Aribaud
Tel.: 0033 2 41 36 21 96
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 New European study strengthens arguments that inactivity is burdening Europe’s societies

Physical activity and sport in schools is a foundation for future success of the new generation…

Russia’s children are part of the least active generation in history and urgent action is needed to encourage sport and physical activity, according to a group of government, private sector and civil society organizations meeting in Moscow to discuss a framework for action.

Representatives of organizations including the Russian Olympic Committee, the Ministry of Education, the School Sport Federation, the Children Sport Foundation and Nike met at the Innovation Centre of the Russian Olympic Committee on Tuesday 31 May to discuss how to increase sport participation among Russia’s youth.

The meeting came as the Active Schools Guide is newly published in Russia, highlighting the extent of the problem of inactivity today - with Russia’s children sedentary for as much as 80% of their time at school. Alongside this challenge, the new guide presents an opportunity: global research shows that active children are happier, healthier and more successful, and the guide sets out how schools can help children to lead active lifestyles.  

President Alexander Zhukov of the Russian Olympic Committee, whose foreword is in the guide, said: “The Olympic Committee of Russia is committed to developing sports for all Russians, and to giving children and young people an opportunity to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. Our common task is to unite the efforts of school administrators, physical education teachers, parents, coaches and non-profit organizations to ensure that each school can become active for the future of our children and our country.”

Timur Mantashev, Head of the Children Sport Foundation said: “Children spend most of their day at school, and it’s hugely important in encouraging kids to be active. Numerous studies also show that getting children more active can help improve mental and physical health, lead to better academic results, improved attention and better behavior at school – so it’s a win for students and teachers alike.”

Kristjan Luha, GM Nike Russia, said: “Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for school leaders to make their schools more active, and experience the benefits - for students and teachers. The Active Schools guide gives helpful, practical advice from experts and school leaders from Russia and around the world in how to help kids be active before, during and after school, and help encourage the next generation of Russian athletes.”

The Active Schools Guide, prepared in Russian by the Innovation Center of the Russian Olympic Committee in cooperation with Nike and a number of Russian organizations, draws on global and Russian research and provides Russia’s school leaders with practical information and advice on how to get kids active before, during and after school.

The guide will be distributed to more than 31,000 schools across Russia through the award-winning Dnevnik schools web-portal at the start of the next school year. A pilot of the Active Schools approach, supported by Nike and carried out by the Children Sport Foundation in 20 schools in Moscow, shows how schools can help to get kids moving:

  • 23% increase in physical activity rates at the schools in one year.
  • 2 times increase among participating kids in sport competitions
  • 99,1% of kids at participating schools saying that sport is a great way to spend free time and be happy
  • Kids report a 15% decrease in anxiety levels
  • Teachers say there is better behavior in schools

All materials in Russian, and English, are available to download from www.designedtomove.org, and a video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7iS7t9gj7U .

 Designed To Move Publishes Active Schools Guide in Russia

Designed To Move Publishes Active Schools Guide in Russia Designed To Move Publishes Active Schools Guide in Russia

TAFISA Europe Conference

Dear TAFISA Europe Members and Stakeholders,

TAFISA Europe is proud to announce the organisation of the 1st TAFISA Europe Conference to take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on September 16 – 18, 2016 – as part of the European Week of Sport 2016. Co-hosted by the National Olympic Committee of Slovenia and Sports Union of Slovenia, the 1st TAFISA Europe Conference’s theme will be “Take Back Your Streets… Take Back Your Future!”

Please find here the program: Conference Program

You can register your attendance at http://www.olympic.si/sport-za-vse/1st-tafisa-europe-conference/.

For any comments or questions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

We look forward to welcoming you in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from September 16th to 18th

 

 

The 1st TAFISA Pan-American Congress was successfully organized in Cuba on May 28.