TAFISA Newsletter – July 2016

Focus TAFISA News Programs & Events Take Back
Your Streets
Members activities What can
YOU do?

3 Months to Go! The 6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games 2016 are Just Around the Corner.

It is still time to join the week-long Traditional Sports and Games Festival, which will gather some 100 countries from all continents in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 6th - 12th, 2016. Register now!


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Register Now! 1st TAFISA Europe Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 16 - 18, 2016

Delegates from all over Europe will gather in the European Green Capital 2016, on the theme “Take Back Your Streets… Take Back Your Future!” – Join them!


“The Americas Alliance on for Sport for All (TAASFA)” launched during the 1st TAFISA Pan American Sport for All Congress in Cuba

TAFISA is proud the announce the creation of “The Americas Alliance for Sport for All”, in partnership with PASO, CANOC, CASCO, ISCA and INDER.


Save the Date! 25th TAFISA World Congress 2017

Next year’s TAFISA World Congress will take place from the 15th to the 19th of November 2017 in Seoul, South Korea


TAFISA’s “Recall: Games of the Past – Sports for Today” selected as “Success Story” by the European Commission.

Safeguarding the World’s Intangible Heritage and Traditional Sports and Games – discover our collection of more than 100 TSG from around the Globe!


High Level Groups on Sport Diplomacy and Grassroots Sport present their Recommendations to Commissioner Navracsics.

Drafted by the EU’s High Level Group on Grassroots Sports, whose rapporteur was TAFISA Secretary General, the report contains a set of recommendations for the development of grassroots sport in Europe



UNESCO nominates TAFISA as part of MINEPS VI Programme Committee

The 6th International conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI) will take place in Kazan, Russia, June 14th – 17th, 2017.


Global Active Cities Development Project Continues To Grow

As TAFISA invests in the field of “Active Cities” and “Legacy”, the cooperation with the IOC intensifies with a Tokyo 2020 workshop and “Global Active Cities Development” pilot programme.



Welcome to New TAFISA Members

8 organisations became TAFISA members at the occasion of the last TAFISA Board of Directors Meeting in May 2016.


International Federations find ‘Home’ with TAFISA

International Federations are embracing their TAFISA memberships, and enjoying the networking and program services TAFISA has to offer.


Cyprus Sport Organization and TAFISA meet for High Level Talks

On invitation of the Cyprus Sport Organization (KOA) TAFISA Board Member Denis Karakasis and Secretary General Wolfgang Baumann met with the newly appointed KOA President Cleanthis Georgiades and Head of Sport for All Department Efi Mouzourou to discuss future areas of collaboration.


  Programs & Events

Macau Welcomes the World Sport for All Movement

Flashback on the 14th ASFAA Congress 2016, which welcomed the TAFISA Board of Directors Meeting and participants from all over Asia-Oceania.


New European Study Strengthens Arguments that Inactivity is Burdening Europe's Societies

84% of the policy makers do not know the figures of overweight. Discover the findings of the PASS study and striking elements confirming the extent of the epidemics of physical inactivity.


A Toolbox for the European Week of Sport

Video, Infographics and Handbooks developed under the leadership of TAFISA are now available to download for a successful European Week of Sport 2016.



TAFISA Leads the Training of the Sport for All Managers of Tomorrow.

This year’s TAFISA Certified Leadership Courses and Reach Out Programmes will start in Ghana and take place in South Africa, Israel, Oman, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Portugal and the UK.


Active Cities – More Necessary than Ever

Urbanisation is linked with physical inactivity, which causes approximately 3.2 million deaths each year. Unfortunately, urbanization will increase to where 66% of the world population lives in cities by 2050. Fortunately, there is a solution; Active Cities…


Designed to Move Publishes Active Schools Guide in Russia

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


TAFISA Leads Traditional Sports and Games Symposium as part of ICSEMIS 2016

Save the date and join in Santos, Brazil, on September 3rd, 2016! The main theme of the symposium will be “Indigenous and Traditional Sports and Games”


  Take Back Your Streets… Take Back Your Future!

Flagship Events Giving Value to „Take Back Your Streets“

The success of the Take Back Your Streets… Take Back Your Future programme lies on the hard work of our volunteer, pilot organisations and municipalities. Thank you!


Discover the Take Back Your Streets! Events 2016

Many organisations have joined in “Take Back Your Streets” by submitting their events and were awarded with a label. You can also do it! Check out our 2016 Calendar of Events.


50 Million Participants Take up to the World Challenge Day

In more than 40 countries, participants took back their streets and gathered in open and public spaces to show the power of Sport for All and Physical Activity. Check the results and great pictures they shared with us.



Participate in the TAFISA World Walking Day 2016

The TAFISA World Walking Day, which is from this year on integrated to the “Take Back Your Streets” programme, will also be part of the European Week of Sport. Join the movement and submit your events!


Successful Sport for All Conference in Warsaw

Poland opened the European summer season with the “Sport for All – Review of Current Initiatives” Conference, which also marked the official launch of their flagship events as part of “Take Back Your Streets… Take Back Your Future”


  Members activities

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

Focus on the initiative of TAFISA’s Member in Algeria, as part of the UN’s International Day for Sport for Development and Peace.



Apply for Patronage and Share With Us Your Good Work!

If you like to introduce your organisation to the world/to other members or if you are hosting Sport for All and Physical Activity programmes and events in your country, you are welcome to apply for patronage, write a short article and contribute to our newsletter. Please contact info@tafisa.net.

  What can YOU do?

Apply for Patronage

If your organisation will host a Sport for All event you have the opportunity to apply for TAFISA patronage.

Learn more...

TAFISA Awards Scheme

TAFISA has established an Awards Scheme to honour those individuals and organisations that have enabled, and continue to support, TAFISA’s
growth and success.

Learn more...

Introduce Certified Leadership Courses (CLCs) or Reach Out Day to your country

TAFISA Certified Leadership Courses in Sport for All and Reach out Day were developed to train and qualify national Sport for All leaders around
the globe.

Learn more:
» CLCs
» Reach out

Send us your comments or articles about your organisation or event

If you would like to introduce your organisation to the world/to other members or if you hosted a Sport for All event in your country, you are
welcome to write a short article and contribute to our newsletter.

Please send the articles (not more than 300 words) to: info@tafisa.net
  Upcoming Events
   18-22 July TAFISA CLC, Accra, Ghana
   24-28 August TAFISA CLC, Tabriz, Iran
   21 August–4 September ICSEMIS 2016, Santos, Brazil, including TAFISA Symposium on “Indigenous and Traditional Sports and Games (TSG)”
   10 September – 2 October European Week of Sport 2016, TAFISA #BeActive Challenge
   14-15 September TAFISA Reach Out Programme, Cape Town, South Africa
   16-18 September 1st TAFISA Europe Sport for All Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia
   1-2 October TAFISA World Walking Day, Worldwide
   6-12 October 6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games, Jakarta, Indonesia
   18-21 October TAFISA CLC, Netanya, Israel
   24-28 October TAFISA CLC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
   4-7 November TAFISA CLC, Oxford, UK
    TAFISA CLC Portugal (date to be confirmed)
    TAFISA CLC Muscat, Oman (date to be confirmed)
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