TAFISA Newsletter  |  March 2019
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 Latest News
Women Sport for All Leaders Trained in 9 African Union Region 5 Countries
17 young women were selected to attend the event, from 9 of the 10 Region 5 countries according to their experience and facilitation skills. They were trained to act as Sport for All multipliers and themselves lead the “Women Leadership Through Sport for All Programme” in their respective countries. They will be responsible, back in their homeland, to further train 20 more Sport for All leaders each, and organise TAFISA Certified Leadership Courses in the 10 countries.  Read More...
TAFISA Joins OCA General Assembly in Bangkok, Thailand
On March 2nd, the Olympic Council of Asia’s 38th General Assembly opened in Bangkok, Thailand where TAFISA President, Prof. Ju-Ho Chang, was invited by OCA Director General Dr. Husain Al-Musallam. Read More...
Successful 3rd International Sport for All Congress, in Kish, Iran
Hosted by the Iran Sport for all Federation (Kish Sport for All Association), the 3rd International Congress of Lifelong Sport for All and Physical Activity in Iran took place in Kish on February 19-21, 2019.  Around 400 participants attended the event from all over Iran. Read More...
TAFISA Secretary General Joins IOC Sport and Active Society Commission Meeting
TAFISA is proud to announce that Secretary General Wolfgang Baumann was again appointed by IOC President Thomas Bach member of the IOC Sport and Active Society Commission. The Sport and Active Society Commission (formerly the Sport for All Commission) advises the IOC Session, the IOC Executive Board and the IOC President on all the activities of the Olympic Movement that are related to using sport to improve physical activity in the population, giving access to sport as a right for all, and on engaging in sports activities with a special focus on youth. At its last meeting on January 13th, it was TAFISA's honour to present on the status of the IOC co-funded project Global Active Cities (GAC) as well as the results of a research project that was assigned to TAFISA by the IOC to inquire into the role and significance of Sport for All and physical activity within the global Olympic family with special focus on National Olympic Committees as well as International Federations. This meeting was the last one under the chairmanship of Dr Sam Ramsamy who resigned from his position as his term as an IOC member came to an end.
TAFISA Meets Sport for All Leaders in Saudi Arabia
In February 2019, TAFISA representatives visited Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to learn more about the work of the Saudi Mass Participation Federation and their vision to achieve 40% of the Nation being physically active by 2030. This exploratory meeting allowed discussions to take place regarding ways in which a partnership can be formed between TAFISA and the Saudi Mass Participation Federation to benefit the global Sport for All Movement. Read More...
EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics Receives TAFISA Jürgen Palm Award
The Jürgen Palm Award, TAFISA’s most prestigious award, was presented to European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics for his exceptional contribution to the growth of the international Sport for All Movement.  Read More...
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TAFISA World Challenge Day 2019!
TAFISA World Challenge Day is a worldwide, friendly competition in Sport for All and physical activity where cities and communities from around the globe encourage as many of their citizens to be active for at least 15 minutes on one day as possible. Read More...
TAFISA's Mission 2030 Receives International Support
TAFISA's Mission 2030 is receiving international support as now organisations from 80 countries have officially voiced their support, with the latest signatories including the National Sports Council of Zambia, the Japanese Olympic Committee, the Myanmar Olympic Committee and the Saudi Federation of Mass Participation, among others. 
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Erasmus+ Projects - Conclusions and New Beginnings
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: 
  • As part of the FAIR project (Forum for Antidoping In Recreational sport), the second FAIR annual forum took place in Brussels, Belgium on November 22, 2018, bringing key European stakeholders around the table to discuss the issue of doping and food supplements usage at the grassroots level.
  • Following a Europe-wide survey on existing good practices and initiatives towards inclusion at national and European levels, partners of the InSport project (Sport Inclusion: Full Paricipation in Sport by Persons with Disabilities) met on December 6-7 in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • The PRIME project (Participation, Recreation and Inclusion through Martial Arts Education) reached its conclusion. One of the main outputs, the Practical Guide for Coaches, is available in English, French, German and Italian on the project's website.
  • Keep Youngsters Involved ended with a Final Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on March 14 & 15, where the outcomes of the project were presented to a wide European audience. Over the past two years the seven project partners collected 14 factors responsible of youth dropout from sport, together they designed a toolbox to tackle the problem, available on the project's webpage.
  • TAFISA is proud to announce that the results of the Europe-wide survey led by ICSSPE and Sport and Citizenship, as well as all PACTE project (Promoting Active Cities Throughout Europe) partners including TAFISA, were released during the PACTE Active Education Workshop in Berlin, Germany, on 21 – 22 February 2019. The Executive Summary of the study “Physical Activity Policies at Municipal Level in Europe” is available here.
  • TAFISA joined the BeActive Beach Game project led by Latvian Sports Federation Council, which just started with a kick off meeting in Rome, Italy on February 19-21. The project will develop a concept and guidebook for the organisation of "Beach Games" with an inclusive Sport for All approach, and will pilot the concept with Beach Games events in Latvia and in Portugal.

For the full list of Erasmus+ projects where TAFISA is involved, please consult the TAFISA Europe page.
Discrover the schedule for the TAFISA Certified Leadership Courses in 2019!
2018 was a strong year with five successful TAFISA CLCs hosted, training over 230 current and future Sport for All leaders in their respective countries: 
  • 9 - 14 April, Quatre Bornes, Mauritius
  • 16 - 21 May, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 16 - 21 May, Brasov, Romania
  • 5 - 9 June, New Delhi, India
  • 11 - 16 October, Mashhad, Iran
2019 will keep up the pace, with the six following CLCs already scheduled: 
  • 22 - 23 March, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 17 - 20 June, Portugal
  • 27 - 29 September, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 6 - 10 October, Delhi, India
  • October, Kerala, India
  • 17 - 21 December, Israel
  • Iran (date tbc)
  • 10 CLCs in African Union Region 5 countries

Apply now to host a TAFISA CLC in 2019!
Busy Start of the Year for the TAFISA Office
Since the beginning of the year various high-level meetings took place at the TAFISA Office in Frankfurt, Germany, which enjoyed visits from:
  • TAFISA Treasurer Herzel Hagay
  • TAFISA Board Member Yasuo Yamaguchi
  • ENGSO President Carlos Cardoso
  • World Flying Disc Federation Executive Director Volker Bernardi
  • 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Festival Organising Committee member Natalya Aksyonova
You can find more news on our website.
 Upcoming Events
22-26 May 2019 - TAFISA Board Meeting, Tokyo, Japan
17 - 20 June 2019, CLC, Portugal
5 - 6 October 2019 - TAFISA World Walking Day
6 - 10 October 2019, CLC, Delhi, India
October 2019, CLC, Kerala, India
14 November 2019 - Joint Event TAFISA - World Union of Olympic Cities, Tokyo, Japan
15 November 2019 - TAFISA General Assembly, Tokyo, Japan
17 - 21 December 2019, CLC, Israel
You can find more events on our website.
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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:
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