TAFISA Newsletter  |  July 2018
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Ready for the 1st TAFISA European Sport for All Games!
August 3-7, 2017, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
On August 3-7, 2018, Leeuwarden will host the 1st TAFISA European Sport for All Games. More than 20 international delegations representing over 50 Traditional Sports and Games, thousands of participants and tens of thousands of visitors will join the 5-day event. | Read More...
 Latest News
Nassau and TAFISA Partner Together
Nassau Co. Ltd. and TAFISA have signed a MoU to promote Sport for All and Physical Activity worldwide. Nassau is a Korea-based company manufacturing and selling sports equipment worldwide, with a mission to promote health and happiness through sport and leisure. Read More...
TAFISA Strengthens Ties With the Pacific Islands
Developing Sport for All and physical activity participation in Oceania is a priority for TAFISA. Following their kind invitation, TAFISA Special Advisor for Oceania Wendy Gillett and Junior Director Jean-Francois Laurent joined the General Assemblies and workshops of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC)Olympic Sport Federations of Oceania (OSFO) and Pacific Games Council (PCG), held on 12 – 17 June 2018 in Apia, Samoa.  Read More...
TAFISA Mission 2030 is Gaining Momentum
TAFISA's Mission 2030 is gaining momentum as more organisations and institutions join in and adopt its principles. The strategic paper was recently translated into French and Spanish, which will soon be distributed to reach a wider global audience. Read More...
Read TAFISA's Mission 2030 and Support It
Ulyanovsk Gears Up for 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Festival
A TAFISA delegation met with representatives of the Ulyanovsk Government and the Organising Committee of the event to discuss and prepare for the international event. The 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Festival will be held on September 13-17, 2019 in Ulyanovsk, Russia. Read More...
Sport for All Moving Forward in the Americas
The second half of the year looks busy for TAFISA in the American continent. After signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Panam Sports, and starting a research on needs and expectations of the organizations in the region, TAFISA will be in the field next October. Moving from the south of the continent to the north the month is fully booked:
  • Olympism in Action Forum, 5-6th October in Buenos Aires, within the scope of the Youth Olympic Games (Argentina)
  • TAFISA Sport for All Workshop, 24th October in Havana, in connection with the International Conference Cubamotricidad 2018 (Cuba)
  • TAFISA Mission 2030 Seminar on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, in the framework of the CANOC General Assembly (Haiti)
  • TAFISA-Panam Sports meeting, 30th October in Miami, to discuss future collaboration in the Americas Alliance for Sport for All (USA)
Millions Active for 2018 TAFISA World Challenge Day
The 2018 World Challenge Day which was held on the 30th May was the most triumphant so far, with a remarkable 52 million participants from 51 countries contributing towards the phenomenal success of the event. Consult the TAFISA website for the full results of the World Challenge Day Cup. Read More...
Hamburg one of World's First Cities to Prioritise Physical Activity
Walking and cycling will be prioritised in an urban development for up to 20,000 people in Oberbillwerder. The forward-thinking design was chosen following an appeal by city leaders for architects to create a ‘role model active city district’.  | Read More...
TAFISA Board of Directors Meeting Held in Gaborone, Botswana
The TAFISA Board of Directors met in Gaborone, Botswana, on May 15, 2018.

Board Members also attended the 7th IWG Conference on Women in Sport, which was held on May 17-20 in Gaborone, Botswana, and saw thousands of participants from all continents join the discussion. 
Hong Kong, China Holds 15th ASFAA Congress on June 22-24
On June 22-24, 2018, the 15th ASFAA Congress was successfully hosted in Hong Kong, China and gathered over 200 participants from 20 countries around the theme "Achieving Sport for All through Olympic Education"  Read More...
Erasmus+ Projects Well on their Way
The various Erasmus+ projects co-funded by the European Commission where TAFISA is involved are progressing towards their objectives. Project partners regularly meet to ensure the success of the project: 
  • The Technical Expert Group n.1 of the FAIR project (Forum for Antidoping In Recreational sport) met in London, UK, on May 18-19, to draft a survey for the EU28 NADOs on the effectiveness and applicability of doping prevention interventions. The next FAIR annual forum will take place in Brussels, Belgium on November 22, 2018.
  • Partners of the InSport project (Sport Inclusion: Full Paricipation in Sport by Persons with Disabilities) met in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 7-8, to prepare for the next steps following a survey on good practices and existing programmes.
  • The PRIME project (Participation, Recreation and Inclusion through Martial Arts Education) saw its project partners meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on June 4-5 to refine the coaching framework in Martial Arts for persons with disabilities.
  • The latest partners meeting for the Keep Youngsters Involved project took place in Bucharest, Romania, on March 26-28. After establishing 14 main factors for youth drop-out in sport, the project partners are now moving on to collecting effective and practice based working elements. If you are working in the field and want to share your good practice examples please contact
  • After a successful start in January 2018, the first phase of PACTE (Promoting Active Cities Throughout Europe) is coming to an end with a Europe-wide survey on the integration of physical activity within municipalities' policies. It is still time to share your experience! If you are a city representative, fill in the survey before July 15th  at:

For the full list of Erasmus+ projects where TAFISA is involved, please consult the TAFISA Europe page.
Traditional Sports and Games Highlighted at EU Presidency's Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria
The Conference "Grassroots Sport as a Tool for Integration and Bridge between Tradition and Innovation" took place on 12-13 June, 2018 within the scope of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU. TAFISA Secretary General Wolfgang Baumann emphasised the role of Traditional Sports and Games during the panel discussion "How to promote physical activity through tradition and innovation?".
Great Year for TAFISA Certified Leadership Courses
Four successful TAFISA CLCs were already hosted this year, training current and future Sport for All leaders in their respective countries: 
  • April 9-14, Mauritius
  • May 15-19, Antalya, Kazakhstan
  • May 16-20, Brasov, Romania
  • June 5-9, New Delhi, India
TAFISA would like to congratulate all CLC graduates and extend its thanks to the hosts and the lecturers. 
To learn more, please consult our website: TAFISA CLC
You can find more news on our website.
 Upcoming Events
18 - 21 July, ISHPES Congress, Münster, Germany
7 August 2018 - 2nd TAFISA Europe Conference, Heerenveen, Netherlands
11 - 14 September, TAFISA CLC, Sri Lanka
24 - 30 September, European Week of Sport, Europe-wide
29 - 30 September, TAFISA World Walking Day, Worldwide
18 - 21 October, TAFISA CLC, Abrantes, Portugal
11 - 14 September, TAFISA CLC, Sri Lanka
4 - 8 December, TAFISA CLC, Israel
2019 - 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Festival, Ulyanovsk, Russia
You can find more events on our website.
 What you can do
Apply for Patronage
If your organisation will host a Sport for All event you have the opportunity to apply for TAFISA patronage.
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.
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:
CLCsReach Out
c/o Commerzbank / Filiale Höchst
Hostatostraße 2
D-65929 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: +49 (0) 69 973 935 992 0
Fax: +49 (0) 69 973 935 992 5
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