TAFISA Bulletin 2013


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Save the Date! 24th TAFISA World Congress 2015, Budapest PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 July 2014 16:03

Representatives from TAFISA and the Hungarian Leisure Sports Association met in Budapest, Hungary, from the 28th of June to the 1st of July to start the preparation of the 24th TAFISA World Congress 2015. This working meeting was the occasion for both parties not only to discuss logistics and organisational matters, but also to secure the Congress theme, “Sport for All: the Ultimate Legacy”. The group also visited the Congress venue; the beautifully restored Vigado Concert Hall, located in the heart of Budapest along the ornament of the Danube promenade and other cultural wonders Budapest has to offer.

All TAFISA members and stakeholders will receive a first announcement and invitation in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for the coming website launch! Details about registration, congress fees, accommodation arrangements and call for papers will follow soon.

This meeting was also an opportunity for TAFISA to experience the active City of Budapest. The “Night of Movement”, a new and innovative sports festival concept, was organised for the first time on the 28th of June and gathered more than 10 000 dwellers from 10pm to 4am. Participants could try out various atypical sports including dragon boat, speedminton and korfball, and also attend a giant zumba class. The Hungarian Leisure Sport Association was fully engaged in the exciting program, presenting Boccia and “Nowathlon”, a mix of Nordic Walking and Orienteering.

For more information about the Congress, its theme and sub-themes, please consult the following page: http://www.tafisa.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=268&Itemid=73

TAFISA Secretary General Wolfgang Baumann and TAFISA Project Coordinator Jean-Francois Laurent in Budapest


Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 19:42
TAFISA Europe Meets in Warsaw PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 July 2014 15:16

Invited by its Deputy Chair and TAFISA Board Member Malgorzata Szukalka-Wrona, TAFISA Europe held its 2014 Steering Committee meeting on the 2nd of July 2014 in Warsaw, Poland.

The meeting was attended by Steering Committee Chair Peter Barendse (Netherlands), members Ismail Hakki Mirici (Turkey), Dusan Mitic (Serbia), Efi Mouzourou (Cyprus), Wolfgang Baumann (Germany) and observers Erdal Zorba (Turkey) and Jean-Francois Laurent (TAFISA).

On the agenda was:

  • an evaluation report of TAFISA Europe
  • updates on TAFISA Europe members and TAFISA activities,
  • TAFISA Europe Working Plan for 2014 – 2015,
  • TAFISA SportCityNet and “Recall: Games of the Past – Sports for Today” projects, co-funded by the European Commission,
  • the new European Commission Erasmus + program and funding opportunities,
  • the European Week of Sport,
  • Designed To Move.
The next meeting will be organised in Budapest, Hungary, as part of the 24th TAFISA World Congress. At this occasion, elections will be held and the Steering Committee renewed. Interested candidates are invited to contact Peter Barendse: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 16:20
The Results of the SportCityNet Project Published! PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 July 2014 15:08

TAFISA is proud to announce the publication of the TAFISA SportCityNet project results which include:

  • The launch of the SportCityNetwork;
  • The launch of the SportCityNet toolkit which includes
    • A comprehensive description of the 5 Key Success Areas to become an Active City;
    • A new set of good practices from cities, for cities;
    • A step-by-step approach to help cities become Active Cities, based on the successful experience of the City of Liverpool;
  • The launch of the TAFISA Triple AC – SportCityNet Awards.

All results have been integrated into the worldwide TAFISA Triple AC program and published on a renewed website: www.triple-ac.net. TAFISA members, stakeholders and friends will soon receive a folder and CD-Rom with the toolkit. We encourage everyone to reach out to cities and disseminate these as much as possible to make a change.

TAFISA would like to thank all project partners and cities which have made SportCityNet a success, the European Commission and Ball Packaging Europe for their financial contribution, as well as the pioneer Active City of Liverpool for its on-going support in the development of the SportCityNet toolkit.

We were also honoured by the wonderful welcome offered by the City of Guimaraes, Portugal, which hosted the final SportCityNet meeting from the 7th to the 9th of May 2014.


The representatives of the SCN-Cities during their meeting in Guimaraes, Portugal

Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 07:50
A TAFISA First: CLC Mongolia PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 July 2014 14:05

The 26 participants of the first ever TAFISA Certified Leadership Course in Sport for All in Mongolia were an inspiring example of enthusiasm, dedication and innovation, paving the way for the progression of the Mongolian national Sport for All movement.

The course was hosted by the Mongolian Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism, and supported by the Mongolian NOC and Sports Training Centre, and held at the NOC from the 9th to the 13th of June 2014.

In the tradition of TAFISA CLCs, students were exposed to lectures, panel discussions and working groups on topics such as:

•             Designed To Move

•             Global Sport for All Movement

•             Sport for All programs and events

•             Promotions and marketing in Sport for All

•             Volunteerism

•             Target Groups

•             Leadership & Management

•             Strategy development


Prof. Dr. Peter Kapustin, TAFISA Commissioner for Education, and Bae Schilling, TAFISA Director, facilitated the course, strongly supported by many locals, including Mr Bakytjan, Ms. P. Tungalag, Ms. J. Tungalag and Mr Purevdorj.


TAFISA extends its sincere gratitude to all lecturers, hosts and participants for their positive attitudes and excellent contributions.

For more information on the TAFISA CLCs, including hosting a national or international CLC, please see www.tafisa.net or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Mongolia TAFISA CLC participants proudly display their graduation certificates.

Newflower leads the other CLC participants in an active break between lectures

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 16:51
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