TAFISA Bulletin 2017

 

 

Regional Tafisa Bodies

TAFISA Europe

TAFISA Africa

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

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Supported by

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

 

On May 5-7 Ljubljana hosted a first Take Back Your Streets event with their 60th March Along the Barbed Wire (60. Pohod - Pot ob žici), boasting more than 30,000 participants running or walking along the historical path. Organized by the Municipality of Ljubljana and Timing Ljubljana, the event was first launched in 1957 to commemorate the barbed wire built by the Italian (and then the German) occupiers during World War II. It has since been growing over the year and attracting walkers and runners to enjoy the beautiful setting offered by Ljubljana, from the famous architecture of its city center featuring the works of Jože Plečnik, to the large green parks and forests that constitute the "lungs" of the city and gave it the title of European Green Capital 2016. 

Over 30,000 Participants in Ljubljana for Take Back Your Streets Events.

Attending the event on Saturday, May 7, TAFISA Project Manager Gaëtan Garcia had the opportunity to meet with Ljubljana deputy mayor Dejan Crnek as well as Sports Union of Slovenia President Leni Fafangel. In preparation for the 1st TAFISA Europe Conference to be held in Ljubljana in September, 16-18, 2016, he also had a meeting with Slovenian Olympic Committee First Vice-President Janez Sodržnik and Sports Union of Slovenia Vice-President Patrik Perosa and reviewed the Conference's 5-star venue 'Hotel Lev'. The venue is prestigious and located in the heart of Ljubljana, in walking distance to the city center but also to the great Tivoli Park. It makes no doubt that it will be perfect to welcome the Conference.

The 1st TAFISA Europe Conference will have "Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future" as theme and will be the occasion for Flagships to present their activities and events as part of the project, as well as share and collect good practices in Sport for All. A TAFISA Europe members meeting will also be held on this occasion, to discuss the evolution of TAFISA Europe as a network and potential European projects.

Over 30,000 Participants in Ljubljana for Take Back Your Streets Events.
Gaëtan Garcia, Janez Sodržnik and Patrik Perosa at Hotel Lev, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana is now preparing to host their Take Back Your Future Workshop on May 19-20 with experts Dr. Lynne Boddy and John Marsden from Liverpool's John Moore University.

As part of the Take Back Your Streets… Take Back Your Future! program, Poland’s Ministry of Sport and Tourism, the Recal Foundation and TAFISA are organizing a conference on Sport for All on May 19, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. The details of the event can be found below.
If you wish to attend the conference, please fill in the application form:
» Conference_SportForAll_application_form.pdf 

Date: May 19th, 2016
Place: Torwar Central Sports Centre, Conference room C, ul. Łazienkowska 6a, Warsaw, Poland
Organizers: Ministry of Sport and Tourism, Poland
TAFISA (The Association For International Sport for All)
Foundation for Recovery of Aluminium Beverage Cans RECAL
Recipients: Representatives of spots authorities, LGU’s and NGO’s
Applications: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
participation only after obtaining written confirmation

10:00 – 11:00 Registration of participants
11:00 – 11:10 Opening – The Representatives of Ministry of Sport and Tourism & TAFISA
Session I
Moderator: Małgorzata Szukalska - Wrona, Ministry of Sport and Tourism (MST), TAFISA Europe
11:10 – 11:40 „Sport in the EU – Program Erasmus+ Sport” – Michal Rynkowski, European Commission
11:40 – 12:10 „Sport for All – the most important programs of MST” – Dariusz Buza – Director of the Sport for All Department, MST
12:10 – 12:30 Introduction to the project „Take Back Your Streets… Take Back Your Future!” – Gaëtan Garcia, TAFISA, Frankfurt, Germany
12:30 – 13:30 „Designed To Move – The importance of the city setting, public and open spaces" – Wolfgang Baumann, TAFISA Secretary General, Frankfurt, Germany
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
Session II
Moderator: dr Jakub Kortas – Tourism and Recreation Department of the University of Physical Education and Sport in Gdansk
14:30 – 15:00 „European Week of Sport” – Marta Dyszyńska, Ministry of Sport and Tourism
15:00 – 15:30 „Sport for All – Recycling for Everyone” – Artur Łobocki, RECAL Foundation
15:30 – 16:30

„Sport for all or for the chosen?” – discussion panel with:

  • Jakub Sobieski – The Sports and Recreation Centre, Boguszów-Gorce - Marcin Reif – Academic Scuba Diving Club "Piranha", Wroclaw
  • Joanna Styczeń – Lasocka, Special Olympics Poland, Warsaw
  • Leszek Tytko – Association of Promotion of Physical Culture (TKKF), Cracow
19:00 Dinner

The conference is co-organized as part of the global initiative „Take Back Your Streets… Take Back Your Future!” of TAFISA (The Association For International Sport for All).

Four US$20,000 Development Grants Being Offered by IOC Sport & Active Society Commission

The IOC Sport and Active Society Commission has announced that it has four development grants worth USD 20,000 each to award organisations that are running effective sport for all programmes in their communities.  Many TAFISA member organisations would be eligible for these grants, with a submission deadline of May 15 2016.

The development grants were created by the Commission to fulfil its mission to encourage people everywhere to participate in regular physical activity and to promote the health and social benefits of sport. It is also in keeping with the reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement that was approved in December 2014.

More information about the grants can be found below and at: http://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sport-and-active-society-commission-offering-four-usd-20-000-development-grants/248906

This year’s grants fall under three themes: sports legacy for the Olympic Games or other major events; community-wide promotion of physical activity; and the engagement of youth. To be considered for a grant, applicants should demonstrate that their project:

- has a long-term and sustainable timeline;
- uses sport or physical activity as a tool to improve social issues;
- uses available public space and/or sport facilities and venues to promote participation in physical activity;
- has concretely developed long-term partnerships; and
- has a concrete monitoring/evaluation plan in place.

“We are looking for projects that really inspire people to get moving and lead active, healthy lifestyles,” Commission Chair Sam Ramsamy said. “We know from experience that there are many excellent sport for all programmes out there and we are looking forward to learning more about some of the best practices being implemented around the world. We wish all the applicants the best of luck.”

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), not for profit organisations, International and National Federations (including IOC-Recognised International Federations) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) are eligible to apply. The applicants will be shortlisted by a panel of judges from the IOC Sports, Olympic Games, Olympic Solidarity, and Public Affairs and Social Development Through Sport Departments.

The shortlist will then be presented to the Sport and Active Society Commission Grants Panel to select the winners. The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2016. Winning entrants will be announced by July, with funding scheduled to be provided to the organisations in September.

Those interested in applying for a grant are asked to send a completed application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Regulations regarding the IOC Sport and Active Society Commission Development Grant can be found here.

Recent development grant recipients include a project by The Martin Luther King Association that provides social benefits by engaging children and teenagers in volleyball and football programmes in Lima, Peru. Another grant winner was the Gansbaai Sports Centre in Gansbaai, South Africa. The centre provides a “neutral” space for the three culturally diverse communities situated in the area. Its mission is to empower the communities by offering skills training and leadership opportunities while promoting education, health, social integration and participation through sport.

The IOC Sport and Active Society Commission, of which TAFISA’s Wolfgang Baumann is a member, works to increase the accessibility of sport as a right for all and engages with society to build on the sporting legacy of the Olympic Games and other major events. It is also responsible for activities related to the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, specifically those related to the promotion of active lifestyles in society, in particular among young people.

Sport For All Open Doors Day for the Algerian National Sport for All Federation                Sport For All Open Doors Day for the Algerian National Sport for All Federation

The Algerian National Sport for All Federation organized an open doors day to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Peace and Development. The event had to be delayed to April 12th due to the weather but was still a success.

Sport For All Open Doors Day for the Algerian National Sport for All Federation

Sport For All Open Doors Day for the Algerian National Sport for All Federation

17 Goals to Transform Our World

2016 presents an unprecedented opportunity to bring the countries and citizens of the world together to embark on a new path to improve the lives of people everywhere.
Countries have adopted a new sustainable development agenda and global agreement on climate change.

 

Sport For All Open Doors Day for the Algerian National Sport for All Federation

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Context

In order to emphasize the role of sports as a vector of development, the 6th of April was proclaimed “International Day of Sport for Development and Peace” on the occasion of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly, August 23, 2013 (resolution A/RES/67/296).

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is a way to promote the universal values of sports and show how sport can support peace and development and its contribution to advocate for tolerance and understanding.

Sport carries fundamental values, such as respect – for the rules and towards one’s opponent, teamwork and fair-play. These principles are written in the UN Charter.
When sport is used towards education, development and peace, it can enhance cooperation, solidarity, tolerance, understanding, social inclusion and health at the local, national and international levels.

Sport is also good for health. Regular physical activity like walking, bike riding or dancing lowers the risks for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and osteoporosis, on top of improving psychological balance.

The first International Day of Sport for Peace and Development was celebrated in 2014.

Goals

  • Emphasize the role of sport as a vector of progress and sustainable changes.
  • Promote solidarity, social cohesion and pacific coexistence through the intrinsic values of sport.
  • Showcase the contribution of sport towards achieving the Millenium Development Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Strengthen the role of sport in communities worldwide.

Process

  • Activity: doors open day on Sport for All
  • Program:
    • Sport for All animations (street soccer, street basket-ball, street volley ball…)
    • Sport for All games (fun slides, flying kites, stilts, etc.)
    • Speed ball initiation (new sport)
  • Target group: youth
  • Date: Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
  • Time: from 13h00 to 18h00
  • Place: nearby playgrounds,  Ain Allah commune of Dely Brahim
  • Partners:
    • MINISTERE DE LA JEUNESSE ET DES SPORTS
    • FEDERATION NATIONALE DU SPORT POUR TOUS.
    • DIRECTION DE LA JEUNESSE DES SPORTS ET DES  LOISIR DE LA WILAYA D’ALGER.
    • LIGUE ALGEROISE DU SPORT POUR TOUS.
    • COMMUNE DE DELY BRAHIM.
    • EURL PRO ORGANISATION.

 Sport For All Open Doors Day for the Algerian National Sport for All Federation

UNESCO- the World body on educational, social and cultural organization has recognized traditional sports and games under the category of ‘Intangible cultural heritage’ and taken up this issue on its agenda. The intergovernmental committee (CIGEPS) is also formed to guide the world body for the preservation and promotion of traditional sports and games of different countries. The Association for International Sports for All (TAFISA) has gone a step ahead by organizing  World Festival of TSG ; also established ‘Regional Centres of Traditional Sports & Games’  in India and Denmark; passed resolution in its General Assembly to reinforce the importance of Traditional Sports and Games as a vehicle for the world’s unity, integration, cultural diversity, peace and physical activity. TAFISA’s observations reveal that many Traditional Sports and Games (TSG) have disappeared or are under threat. This organization firmly believes that the tsg promote and contribute to cultural diversity, as well as guarantee the participation of all in sports and physical activity, regardless of gender, race, religion, ability or social background ; and ascertains TSG as a decisive component of world sports in itself, and further develop the complimentarity between Traditional Sports and Games and modern sports.

In view of increasing importance of TSG in our society and taking into consideration the heritage in the form of TSG preserved through generations in different countries and their value based system, it is imperative to save this intangible cultural heritage from any threat of extinction. Encouraging efforts are being made world over to preserve and promote this rich heritage. Many organizations and governmental agencies have come forward to offer their voluntary services in this direction.

TAFISA Regional Centre of TSG functioning in India at Amravati under the auspices of the century old institution named ‘HANUMAN VYAYAM PRASARAK  MANDAL’ has recently declared its projects and programs for the preservation and promotion of TSG of India and Asia.

Projects & Proposals

  1. National Initiatives
    • To open the website of TAFISA Regional Centre of TSG-Amravati- India.
    • To prepare a collection of Indian TSG for integration into the TAFISA Recall website (www.recallgames.com).
  2. Asian/International Initiatives
    • To act as an expert and ambassador of TSG in Asia and the World
    • To lobby for the promotion and safeguarding of TSG
    • To advocate creation of other TSG Centres .
    • To participate and present in International Seminars /Congresses Conferences /Workshops TSG
    • To organize the 2nd Global Conference on Traditional Physical Cultures, Sports & Games.
    • To prepare a collection of Asian TSG for integration into the TAFISA Recall website (www.recallgames.com).
    • To prepare Directory of Institutions and Organizations working in the field of TSG.
    • To prepare Bibliography of Books/ Journals and magazines on TSG (ancient texts and modern books).
    • To prepare region-wise list of experts and consultants on TSG.
    • To prepare region-wise list of TSG Festivals.
    • To publicize regular and periodical events and news about TSG.
    • To prepare a collection of Asian TSG for integration into the TAFISA Recall website (www.recallgames.com).
    • To prepare Directory of Institutions and Organizations working in the field of TSG.
    • To prepare Bibliography of Books/ Journals and magazines on TSG (ancient texts and modern books).
    • To prepare region-wise list of experts and consultants on TSG.
    • To prepare region-wise list of TSG Festivals.
    • To publicize regular and periodical events and news about TSG.

Popular Literature

History reveals that every ancient civilization that existed and flourished at different sites world over, had developed items of their entertainment in the form of folk dances, music, sports and arts including drawing and painting. Cave paintings depicting hunting, dancing horse riding or playing on musical instruments still available are testimony of such items of recreation. Terracotta figurines, coins, toys, ornaments, weapons, etc. found at the archeological sites also narrate the same story. With the advancement of civilizations and development of language and script, people started writing books on different subjects including those on sports and pastime. This type of literature is also a cultural heritage and must be preserved. It is therefore, our endeavor to first of all collect the information of such classified literature of ancient period and middle ages. We propose to prepare bibliography of all such rare literature. Modern time authors have also substantially contributed to TSG through their writings in the form of articles, research papers and books. Information of this category will also be included in this compendium. Any further suggestion from all like-minded people is much appreciated.

Objects of proposal:

  1. To submit the completed project to the Office of TAFISA and to UNESCO..
  2. To make available the information to research scholars, organizations working in the field of TSG, Regional TSG Centres, Public libraries and Universities.
  3. To select the standard literature from the collected information for publication in book form.
  4. To make available a soft copy on the website of the Centre.

We like to appeal to the institutes, public libraries, universities and individuals working in the field of TSG to extend their cooperation by providing concern literature in the form of list in bibliographic format or provide reliable source wherefrom the information of literature could be retrieved. As the entire project is carried out on voluntary basis and under the technical guidance of TAFISA,, any cooperation or contribution offered will be considered with honor as voluntary service and not counted in terms of monetary gain.

Contact Dr.S.H.Deshpande
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
C/O H.V.P.Mandal, Amravati – 444605  India.

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