TAFISA Newsletter  |  May 2019
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1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Festival, 13-17 September 2019, Ulyanovsk, Russia
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Less than 20 Weeks Left Before the 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Festival
A TAFISA delegation had an inspection tour of the city on April 14-18, where various issues related to the Festival were discussed. TAFISA is positive that the Festival's participants and international delegations will enjoy a unique experience in Ulyanovsk, Russia on September 13-17, 2019. Read More...
26th TAFISA World Congress, 13-17 November 2019, Tokyo, Japan
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 Latest News
Fruitful meetings for TAFISA in London
On the 2nd and 3rd May 2019, TAFISA Secretary General Wolfgang Baumann, Junior Director Jean-Francois Laurent and Business Development Manager Keri McDonald travelled to London, UK, for various meetings to discuss an array of opportunities within the Sport for All Movement, as well as innovative collaborative ways to make the world a better place through Sport for All. Read More...
TAFISA joins the Global Active City Chinese Project Forum in Chongqing, China
TAFISA President Prof. Ju-Ho Chang and Secretary General Wolfgang Baumann travelled to China on April 23rd for various meetings and to attend the 2019 Global Active City Chinese Project Forum on April 26th, organised in Chongqing, China, under the leadership of TAFISA Vice President Liu Guoyong, and Hebei Yonghuai Institute. Read More...
TAFISA visit in Rome
On April 16th, TAFISA Secretary General Wolfgang Baumann met with the President of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), Giovanni Malagò, the President of the Italian Federation of Traditional Sports and Games (FIGeST), Enzo Casadidio, and the Vice-President of the National Association of Italian Cities (ANCI), Roberto Pella, to discuss potential collaborations in the field of Traditional Sports and Games. Moreover, a first official meeting was hosted by the Vatican represented by Santiago Pérez de Camino Gaisse, Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. Finally, TAFISA Member UISP's Massimo Tossini reported on their current status of work.
46th ASFAA BoD Meeting Successfully Held in Ulsan, Korea
The 46th ASFAA Board of Directors meeting and international workshop held on March 20-21 in Ulsan Metropolitan City, Korea gathered over 100 participants from 8 countries across the Asian continent. The meeting and workshop were spearheaded by the TAFISA-Korea with prestigious speakers from Asia discussing topics such as Sport for All and Active Cities. Read More...
TAFISA Europe Steering Committee Meeting in Amsterdam
On March 14th, 2019, the second TAFISA Europe Steering Committee Meeting of the year took place in the Friendship Sports Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Constructive discussions took place regarding the cooperation between TAFISA Europe members as well as updates from both sides on current activities and future plans. Read More...
TAFISA Joins CIGEPS Annual Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland
TAFISA, as a member of the Permanent Consultative Council (PCC), attended the annual meeting of CIGEPS (Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport). CIGEPS goal is to promote sports, its role and value, and to enhance its inclusion in public policy. Read More...
Official launch of TAFISA-Korea to unify Sport for All movement in Korea
As a new governing body of Sport for All movement in Korea, TAFISA-Korea consists of several affiliated organizations including SAKA (Sport for All Association) and KSOC (Korean Sports Olympic Committee) aiming to cooperate with TAFISA and promote Sport for All in Korea. Read More...
The European Sport Stakeholders Gather in Bucharest
With more than 400 participants, the event proved once again to be the number one gathering of sport stakeholders across Europe, as representatives from the European Union, Sport Ministries, Sport movement and municipalities met to exchange about trends in the sports and physical activity sector. Read More...
TAFISA Attends 2nd International Ethnosport Forum in Kazakhstan
This event was hosted by WEC-member Kazakhstan Ethnosport Association with the theme “Back to Roots. Reviving Traditional Sports”. Meanwhile, an opportunity arose for TAFISA and TAFISA Kazakhstan to meet and discuss the existing partnership and future plans. Read More...
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...
Erasmus+ Projects - Update
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 PACTE project – Promoting Active Cities Throughout Europe –  makes steady progress with the next workshop on “Active Workplace” scheduled to take place on June 20 – 21 in Brussels, Belgium.
    More information and highlighted “Cities of the Month” are available at
  • The next meeting of the ADVICE project (Anti-Doping Values in Coach Education) will take place in July 2019 in Spain. The App is in the final stages of testing and it will be released in the upcoming months.
For the full list of Erasmus+ projects where TAFISA is involved, please consult our Erasmus+ page.
Applications are Open to Host the next Major TAFISA Events!
  • Apply to host the 28th TAFISA World Congress in 2023 Read More...
  • Apply to host the 8th TAFISA World Sport for All Games in 2024 Read More...
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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