TAFISA Bulletin 2017



Regional Tafisa Bodies



PASFAF - Pan American Federation of Sport for All
ASFAA - Asian Sport for All Association

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Supported by

Ball Europe
Commerzbank AG
Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund
Bundesministerium des Inneren
Land Hessen


Seoul Congress
Seoul Congress

The registration for the 25th TAFISA World Congress to be held in Seoul, Korea, November 15-19, 2017 is now open! 

Be sure to register soon on the official website of the Congress to confirm your participation: http://www.tafisacongress2017.com/appointments/ 

The Congress, to be held from 15th to 19th November 2017 in Seoul, Korea, will address the following: 

“Active World 2030 - Defining a New Horizon”


  • The Yin-Yang of Sports - Grassroots and Elite: how the seemingly contrary divisions of sport and physical activity are actually complementary and interdependent.
  • Building Strong and Good Governance: designing and implementing robust, transparent, effective and ethical processes in Sport for All.
  • Peace and Collaboration:  Sport for All as a tool to create and nurture meaningful, peaceful and collaborative relationships between nations, organizations and individuals.
  • Making Sport for All "Sexy": marketing Sport for All and physical activity to attract the right sponsors and supporters.
  • Next Generation = Active Generation: providing early positive experiences for kids to encourage physical activity as a way of life for their generation, and those to follow.
  • Building the Member Network: how to create and nurture meaningful relationships to expand member networks for organizations and individuals.

TAFISA invites all its members, stakeholders, friends and Sport for All enthusiasts from around the globe to join us in creating an Active World 2030.

24th TAFISA World Congress

General Assembly

The General Assembly will form part of the 25th TAFISA World Congress to be held from 15th to 19th November 2017, at the same venue. We encourage all TAFISA members to attend the General Assembly, which is the opportunity for members to share their views and vote on important issues integral to the future development of TAFISA, and the Sport for All movement.

The General Assembly will be held on November 16th, 2017.

2015 TAFISA General Assembly

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Seoul in November.

For more information about the Congress, please consult the official website: http://www.tafisacongress2017.com/ 

TAFISA is happy to report on the success of the 2nd International Sport for All Congress that was held on February 18-19, 2017 in Tehran, Iran.

Iran SfA

The Iranian Minister of Sport and Youth Masoud Soltanifar and TAFISA President Juho Chang opened the congress with their welcome words in front of the large audience. The Congress was held under the theme "Past Achievements and Future Plans - Sport for All around the World" and over the two-day event, more than 600 participants actively discussed future concepts of how to integrate physical activity into today's society.

The Congress was very well prepared and organized by the Iran Sport for All Federation that has been a longstanding TAFISA Member, under the leadership of President Ali Majdara and Vice-President Mitra Rouhi, also member of the TAFISA Board. 

Iran SfA

The quality of presentations was outstanding and up to the level of international standards, with recognized experts from Iran but also invited speakers from other countries, including TAFISA Advisor Jorma Savola from Finland and KCSport's Peter Barendse from the Netherlands who is also a member of the TAFISA Board. 

Iran SfA

The world is looking forward to the 3rd international sport for all congress in Tehran, probably to be organized in 2019. 

The city of Tampere, Finland, successfully hosted a Take Back Your Future Workshop as part of the Take Back Your Streets... Take Back Your Future program, training 14 local stakeholders at the municipality level, including deputy mayors from landscape and environment department, culture sector and social and health sector among others.

-TBYF Tampere

The Workshop was delivered on January 19th by experts John Marsden and Keith George from the Liverpool John Moore University and received positive feedback from the participants, who will work towards developing an Active City strategy within the municipality of Tampere. 

TAFISA congratulates the host city, the experts and the participants on another successful workshop, and invites any city interested in organizing a Take Back Your Future Workshop to contact the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On the initiative of the TAFISA President Prof. Dr. Juho Chang, and with the financial support of K.Will, a high level PyeongChang Olympic Legacy Symposium was staged in Seoul on 24th January with the ultimate aim to highlight the importance of the legacy and sustainability of Olympic Games.

Pyeongchang Legacy Symposium

The event was attended by IOC Member and former President of Hungary Pal Schmitt as well as Dr. Tania Braga, Head of Legacy at the IOC. The 300 participants also included representatives from the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, from the Korean parliament, academic experts, etc.

Pyeongchang Legacy Symposium

The Symposium was well organized and spurred strong media coverage and attention - nationally and internationally. The Symposium was also a tribute to TAFISA partner KWill to support their “Bio Health Cluster” project to be included part of the PyeongChang Games legacy. 

Pyeongchang Legacy Symposium

TAFISA is proud to be part of the team involved in the Forum for Anti-Doping in Recreational Sport 2 (FAIR) project, which tackles the challenge of doping among non-élite sportspeople, as evidence shows that the problem is growing and becoming a public health issue.

FAIR KickOff
The team behind the project at the FAIR kick-off meeting in Brussels, Belgium, in January 2017

This European initiative is led by EuropeActive and co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission. As stated on the official website, "this 3-year project will review the existing interventions on doping in recreational sport and food/supplements for sportspeople; and will raise awareness of doping issues among stakeholders. Moreover, it represents a first opportunity to develop a Europe-wide network to assess good practices and develop new methods. This network can provide a basis for both future policy development and a long-term common approach in the prevention of doping in recreational sport."

More information about the project can be found here: http://www.europeactive.eu/projects/fair 

FAIR kickoffETSG