TAFISA Bulletin 2017



Regional Tafisa Bodies



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
Land Hessen


Traditional Sports and Games (TSG) are part of Europe’s intangible heritage and a symbol of both its cultural diversity and common cultural background. TSG are an effective vehicle to encourage participation in Sport for All and physical activity, and they convey values of solidarity, diversity, inclusiveness, cultural awareness and peace. Unfortunately, no common understanding of the situation of TSG in Europe exists, let alone a coordinated approach to the promotion and provision of TSG opportunities.

In direct response to this need, the European TSG Platform project, co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union, will create a central resource hub encompassing the three complimentary elements of research, policy and practice, enabling the future development of a coordinated approach to the preservation and promotion of European TSG.

The ETSGP Kick-Off meeting in Rome, Italy (January 18th – 20th, 2017)
Vision – A united Europe eternally rich in diverse TSG.

Mission – to create a European TSG Platform (ETSGP), serving as a central resource hub and ultimately a guide to the EU and its stakeholders for the safeguarding and promotion of TSG.


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:

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


Project Partners:

  • Municipality of Kavala, Greece
  • European Traditional Sports and Games Association, 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
  • Stichting Sport Fryslan, Netherlands




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