In a world facing an epidemic of physical inactivity, municipalities are the primary provider of Sport for All and physical activities. Their role ranges from the provision of infrastructure and facilities, through the organisation of programs and events, to the funding to local stakeholders. Unfortunately, however, they very often lack a comprehensive or holistic approach towards increasing Sport for All and physical activity participation within their community, the support to create one, or do not know where to start.
TAFISA’s vision is to achieve a sustainable active world. It is our responsibility and priority to
promote the development of Active Cities worldwide, and endeavour to support municipalities
to make a difference. Read on to discover our initiatives.
Give life to your city by joining the worldwide movement to activate public and open spaces. It is an easy way to start off.
Register your own Sport for All or physical activity event within the #TakeBackYourStreets Movement – it will be added to our worldwide calendar of events, and you will receive TAFISA patronage for it.
Challenge your own community against others worldwide by getting as many citizens active as possible on the last Wednesday of May every year.
Integrate physical activity into everyday lives by participating in the TAFISA World Walking Day, on the first weekend of October every year.
Because it is so important to acknowledge role models, every two years TAFISA rewards municipalities that have developed innovative and sustainable good practices. Discover how to apply for the “#TakeBackYourStreets Award”
Municipalities are welcome to apply to host myriad TAFISA events or programs, including a:
Please contact TAFISA for more information.
1. Active Well-Being Initiative and Global Active City Label
TAFISA, in partnership with Evaleo and with the support of the IOC, leads the Active Well-Being Initiative (AWI), a non-profit, non-governmental organisation founded in 2017. The AWI provides municipalities with a holistic approach towards creating their own “Active City” strategies, and recognises them through the Global Active City Label. Through an ISO-compatible standard, cities get access to tools, good practices and a network of experts to leverage physical activity and Sport for All to enhance individual and collective well-being. Learn more at http://activewellbeing.org.
2. Active Cities Training
Our teams are available year-round to help you kick-start and develop your Active City policies and strategy. If you do not know what to do, where
to start, or simply wish to receive professional support, check out our available programs.
3. Active Cities, Active Communities, Active Citizens - TAFISA Triple AC Program
In 2010, with the support of the IOC, TAFISA developed its Triple AC program to support cities and municipalities in their mission to become Active
Cities. In 2013 the project expanded to include SportCityNet, supported by the European Commission, which includes a “toolkit” containing a
description of the 5 Key Success Areas to become an Active City, a set of good practices and a step-by-step approach to create an Active City
strategy. See www.triple-ac.net for more information.
TAFISA works with international organisations towards the promotion of Active Cities. Consult our declarations, resolutions and calls to action.
Municipalities are welcome to join the TAFISA network and become supporter members. Discover how.
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