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


One of TAFISA's key successes in 2016, the Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future program now has its Implementation Workbook, referencing good practices from the program's flagships and resources to get involved with the program! 

The Workbook is available here: http://tafisa.net/pdfs/TBYSImplementationWorkbook.pdf 

TBYS-F Brochure

Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future aims to emphasize the significance of the urban setting, public and open spaces, in reintroducing physical activity as part of the daily lives of people.

Many Take Back Your Streets Festivals and events were organized in public and open spaces throughout Europe in 2016 to invite people and communities to take to the streets and enjoy being active.

In addition, Take Back Your Future Workshops have been training local stakeholders at the municipal level to better organize Sport for All events and develop an Active City strategy to foster a sustainable, healthy, active lifestyle for their citizens and communities.  

Are you interested in organizing a Take Back Your Streets event or hosting a Take Back Your Future Workshop? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

The Chairman of the Ulyanovsk Region Government, Mr. Aleksander A. Smekalin, along with the Russian Union of Martial Arts (RUMA) CEO, Mr. Ramil Gabbasov and his adviser on international issues, Ms. Anna Subbotina, were welcomed in the TAFISA Office to discuss their cooperation with TAFISA in the field of Martial Arts. 

RUMA Ulyanovsk
RUMA CEO Ramil Gabbasov with TAFISA Secretary General Wolfgang Baumann and Ulyanovsk Region Government Chairman Aleksander A. Smekalin at the TAFISA Office


The possible organization of a new type of Martial Arts / Sport for All Festival in the Ulyanovsk Region, Russia, was the main topic of the successful meeting. and TAFISA is looking forward further discussing this idea together with RUMA and the Ulyanovsk Region government in the future. 

Bulletin 2017
The yearly TAFISA Bulletin has just been released! The 12-page Bulletin highlights TAFISA's busy life and many activities in 2016, featuring major milestones such as the 6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, along with the big events to come, like the 25th TAFISA World Congress in Seoul, Korea. 
You will receive the bulletin in your mailbox soon!
The pdf version can be found online here: http://tafisa.net/pdfs/bulletin/TAFISABulletin2017.pdf 


It is with great success that TAFISA and its project partners launched, on January 18th – 20th, the “European Traditional Sports and Games Platform” (ETSGP) Project. The kick-off meeting was co-hosted by the Italian Federation of Traditional Sports and Games and Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) in Rome, Italy.


Co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union, the ETSGP Project aims to establish a comprehensive overview of the status of Traditional Sports and Games in Europe, from the 3 complementary perspectives of policy, research and practice. Ultimately, it will create a European TSG Platform (ETSGP), serving as a central resource hub and  guide to the EU and its stakeholders for the safeguarding and promotion of TSG at European, national and local levels.

The ETSGP Team in Rome, Italy


Primary Objectives – To:

  • Create a common understanding of the status of TSG in Europe
  • Preserve, promote and increase participation in TSG, Sport for All and HEPA, particularly among those less active
  • Encourage social inclusion, understanding, respect for others using TSG
  • Encourage heritage preservation and strong cultural identification at local, national and European levels
  • Strengthen the sense of ‘pride in being European’ in citizens across Europe.


Action Plan Summary:

  1. Conduct an analysis of the current situation of TSG in Europe and publish an overview focussing on three key elements – policy, research and practice
  2. Draw conclusions, identify key priorities and formulate recommendations for the safeguarding and promotion of European TSG
  3. Define the ETSGP’s scope of work, vision, mission, objectives, structure, strategy, activities and budget requirements
  4. Establish the ETSGP and broadly disseminate project results


Project Partners:

  • Municipality of Kavala, Greece
  • European Traditional Sports and Games Association (ETSGA), France
  • Flanders Traditional Sports and Games Association (VlaS), Belgium
  • Gerlev Sports Academy, Denmark
  • Italian Traditional Sports and Games Federation, Italy
  • University School of P.E., Poznan, Poland