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Bid to Host the 30th TAFISA World Congress 2027

Make history and host the next TAFISA Congress! The bidding for the 30th TAFISA World Congress 2027 is now open. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their Expression of interest by 28 February 2023
The host of the 30th TAFISA World Congress will be elected during the upcoming TAFISA General Assembly, which will take place on 3 November 2023 as part of the 27th TAFISA World Congress in Dusseldorf, Germany. 

More information on how to bid

 Latest News
Apply Now! Bidding for 8th TAFISA World Sport for All Games 2024
TAFISA is opening the bidding for the 8th TAFISA World Sport for All Games 2024. We are inviting all members of the Global Sport for All Movement to apply or share within their network to help us identify the host for this flagship event.
This open bidding represents a unique opportunity to host a true Sport for All event which celebrates diversity, peace and friendship by welcoming up to 100 countries worldwide who will bring and present their Traditional Sports and Games, new sports, cultures, history and special performances to the host city over the course of a week. We are looking for organisations, cities, and countries who would be ready to host this special TAFISA event.
The deadline for application is 30 January 2023. | Read More and Apply...
TAFISA President Attends Olympism 365 Commission Meeting
On 24 November, the IOC's newly formed Olympism 365 Commision held its first meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. TAFISA President Wolfgang Baumann attended the meeting as an appointed member of the Commission. The Commission aims to "Advise on the IOC’s strategic approach to strengthening the role of safe, inclusive and sustainable sport as an enabler of the Sustainable Development Goals, and connect more people, from more diverse communities, to Olympism" among other responsibilities. | Read more...
Host a TAFISA Capacity Building Event in 2023!
TAFISA is inviting all member organisations to apply for hosting TAFISA capacity building programmes in 2023. From Mission 2030 Educational Modules to Certified Leadership Courses (CLC) levels 1 and 2, our diverse offer can be adapted to a diversity of needs and target audiences. | Applications and More Information... 
Join a MA Programme in International Sports Development 
Leipzig University and TAFISA are offering a blended-learning MA in International Sports Development to empower current and future leaders to work in sports organisations at the local, national, and international levels, providing them with the knowledge, expertise, and tools to develop Sport for All and grassroots sports. The first semester will start in Summer 2023 - apply now to secure your spot!  | More Information and Application
Busy End of the Year for TAFISA Board of Directors
The TAFISA Board of Directors has been busy with commitments over the past few weeks, with the following events among others (from top left to bottom right): 
  • TAFISA BoD Member Jacqueline Kronenburg (Netherlands) gave a keynote entitled "All hands of deck for Sport for All" at ISPAH 2022 in Abu Dhabi. 
  • TAFISA BoD Member Max Tamazawa (Japan) hosted a meeting with representatives and partners from the Sinn-i project at the Sasakawa Sports Foundation headquarters in Tokyo. 
  • TAFISA Vice-President Catherine Forde (Trinidad & Tobago) addressed the audience of Cubamotricidad in Cuba with a call to enhance knowledge and experience-sharing in Sport for All in the Americas
  • Forde, along with TAFISA Vice-President Herzal Hagay (Israel), and TAFISA BoD Member Wanshik Hong (Korea) joined the 16th ASFAA Congress which was held in Busan, Korea.
  • TAFISA Treasurer Janez Sodrznik, Msc. (Slovenia) joined the 17th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers Responsible for Sport as a member of the EPAS Consultative Committee Bureau in Antalya, Turkey. 
Rewatch our Online Conference "Translating European Grassroots Sports Policy into Practical Action"
Hosted as part of the Europe in Action project, the online Conference "Translating European Grassroots Sports Policy into Practical Action" gathered Sport for All representatives from all over Europe to exchange thoughts, good practices and challenges on bridging the gap between policy and its practical implementation at the EU, national and local levels. | Rewatch the Conference
Register to our International Active City Webinar
On 25 January 2023, Liverpool John Moores University, TAFISA and Evaleo are hosting a free International Active City Webinar.
Register Now!
INTERACT Closing Conference Gathers 80 Countries
The online closing conference of the INTERACT project (International and European Sport Organisations Activating Citizens) recorded 215 registrations from 80 countries. Concluding on the INTERACT project, the conference also introduced the INTERACT+ project which will run from 2023 to 2025. | Relive the Conference
[INTERACT] ISO of the Month - December
Find out about International Tchoukball Federation's Sport for All initiatives in the December ISO of the Month interview! | Watch the Interview
Save the Date! Erasmus+ Sport Info Day on 30 January 2023
On 30 January 2023, the European Commission will hold Sport Info Day. Save the date! The event enables organisations and stakeholders in Europe to learn about the latest updates on Erasmus+ and European Policy. 
The Sport Info Day represents an opportunity to learn more about the Erasmus+ call for Sport Actions and meet likeminded people and organisations to cooperate with. | More Information on Erasmus+ Sport Actions
Thomas Weikert re-elected DOSB President
On 3 December, Thomas Weikert was re-elected DOSB President  during the DOSB General Assembly in Baden-Baden, Germany. | Read More...
6th Annual Forum for Anti-Doping in Recreational Sport Held in Brussels
The 6th and last annual Forum for Anti-Doping in Recreational Sport was held in Brussels as part of the FAIR+ project, led by EuropeActive and co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. TAFISA is proud to have been a partner of the FAIR+ project, which delivered great insights and knowledge on the topic.  | Learn More about FAIR+ and the project's outputs
You can find more news on our website.
 Upcoming Events
17 January 2023 - TAFISA Mission 2030 Workshop "Innovation in and through Sport for All", Online
25 January 2023 - International Active City Webinar, Online
30 October-5 November 2023 - TAFISA World Congress, Düsseldorf, Germany
You can find more events on our website.
Want to share your story or event?
TAFISA is always proud to share the good work of its members with the Global Sport for All Movement.  Please send articles (in English) and pictures of programmes or events you want to share to
 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 Mission 2030
Read and Support TAFISA's Mission 2030 for a better world through Sport for All!
Introduce Certified Leadership Courses (CLCs) or Reach Out Day to your country
TAFISA Certified Leadership Courses in Sport for All were developed to train and qualify national Sport for All leaders around the globe. Learn more:
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