TAFISA is well recognized and respected in the family of international leaders of sports, sciences, culture and politics. This includes official recognition by, and active cooperation with, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO).
TAFISA also enjoys productive working relationships with other international bodies, and is open to new fields of cooperation, including for:
Information regarding many of TAFISA’s existing partners is given below. For more information regarding becoming a TAFISA partner or donor, please contact the TAFISA office.
Please note that TAFISA is a registered not-for-profit, charitable organization for tax purposes.
TAFISA gives sincere thanks to all of its partners and supporters for their invaluable help, making our work possible.
TAFISA and the IOC share a long standing cooperation emphasised by the IOC’s official recognition of TAFISA, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations for the further development of selected TAFISA programs, TAFISA’s seat on the IOC Sport and Active Society Commission, and the IOC’s patronage of many TAFISA programs and events.
TAFISA and the WHO have enjoyed a mutually beneficial working relationship for many years, which has included cooperation on TAFISA publications and the WHO’s Europe’s Healthy Cities program.
TAFISA and UNESCO have been active partners for many years, highlighted by TAFISA’s seats on the Permanent Consultative Council (PCC) and International Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS). UNESCO has also been patron to many TAFISA events.
TAFISA and ICSSPE are established partners, having initiated the Global Coalition for an Active World together. TAFISA Secretary General, Mr Wolfgang Baumann, also holds the elected seat of ICSSPE Vice President, and ICSSPE has been patron to many TAFISA events.
TAFISA and TAFISA Europe both appreciate a positive, working relationship with ENGSO. In 2010, TAFISA and ENGSO solidified their relationship by signing a memorandum of understanding to seek further opportunities for practical cooperation.
IAKS is an international, non-governmental, non-profit organization operating in the field of sports and leisure facilities. TAFISA and IAKS signed an MOU in 2010 for cooperation regarding facilities for Sports for All.
The European Capitals and Cities of Sport Federation (ACES Europe) is a non-profit association based in Brussels which annually assigns the recognitions of European Capital, City, Community and Town of Sport. TAFISA and ACES Europe have strong programs and networks which complement each other and commenced formal cooperation in 2015.
The International Working Group on Women and Sport’s story began at its first world conference in 1994 with the debut of the Brighton Declaration on Women and Sport. TAFISA and the IWG have worked together to highlight the issues of women, girls and equality in sport, most notably in the 2014 IWG Conference, and 2015 TAFISA World Congress.
The CSIT is an international multi-sports organisation responsible for organizing sports and Sport for All events for amateurs and workers from all over the world. There are many synergies between the missions of CSIT and TAFISA, and the two enjoy a positive cooperation.
Knowledge Centre for Sport Netherlands (Kenniscentrum Sport in Dutch) aims to strengthen the impact of sport through better use of knowledge and to increase the level of knowledge about sport and physical activity. Kenniscentrum Sport is both a member and partner of TAFISA, most notably hosting the 23rd TAFISA World Congress in 2013 (at the time the organization was known as NISB).
Agita Mundo is a global physical activity promotion network, which also promote the World Day for Physical Activity. TAFISA and Agita Mundo have many members, associated experts, networks and objectives in common.
The African Union Sport Council Region5 (AUSC Region5) is the sports arm of the African Union, which was once the Organisation of African Unity. Its main aim is to use sports to achieve peace, integration and unity in Africa i.e. sport as a vehicle of encouraging people to develop and come together, irrespective of colour, economic status, political, class, or gender. TAFISA and the AUSC Region 5 have signed a MoU to cooperate in reaching their common goals.
The Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace (FSDP) promotes Universal and Olympic values of friendship, joy of effort, fair play, respect, excellence and balance of body, spirit, will and mind as well as interdependence, sharing, love, tolerance, equality amongst others. Its purpose and vision is to promote, advocate and facilitate an improved understanding and practice of sport and the application of Universal and Olympic values as tools for development, social change and peace through advocacy, capacity building and training, researchand evaluation, youth scholarships, community outreach programmes and partnerships. TAFISA and FSDP have signed a MoU to establish a stronger platform for Sport for All activities and programs, particularly to promote gender equality.
Evaleo is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation operating in the field of sustainable health management. The main objective of Evaleo is the implementation of sustainable health management systems. TAFISA and Evaleo work closely together in the field of Active Cities through their common project the Active Well-being Initiative, supported by the International Olympic Committee.
World Ethnosport is an international, non-governmental, non-profit organisation. World Ethnosport was formally established in 2012 and now has a network of more than 100 organizations around the world. World Ethnosport's task is to encourage and preserve of traditional games in the framework of festivities; they understand traditional games as a folklore part of the sport, consisting of traditional styles of physical activity, which are called "ethnosport"
Germany is TAFISA’s home, being both the location of the headquarters and the birthplace of its first President, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Palm. TAFISA is fortunate to have enjoyed the continued support of the German Federal Government, represented by its Ministry of the Interior.
Commerzbank AG is a global banking and financial services company founded in 1870 with its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. For many years the company has supported both top sports and Sport for All activities nationally, and internationally. The TAFISA headquarters is housed by Commerzbank.
The German Olympic Sports Confederation ('Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund', DOSB) is the non-governmental umbrella organization of German sport. It was founded on May 20, 2006, resulting from the merger of the German Sports Confederation (DSB) and the National Olympic Committee for Germany. Along with being a founding TAFISA member, the DOSB remains a strong supporter.
Nike, Inc. is a global leader of the sporting goods industry and a firm believer in the power of sport to move the world. Through various programmes, they are committed to helping kids reach their greatest potential and creating more equal playing fields for all. The Made to Play initiative aims toachieve this goal and TAFISA is working together with Nike, Inc. to make it a reality.
The European Commission is the executive of the European Union and promotes its general interest, including promoting and supporting opportunities for Europeans participate in Sport for All and physical activity. TAFISA and the Commission have been working closely together for many years, including on cooperative projects on Health Enhancing Physical Activity, SportCityNet, Project Recall, the European Week of Sport Toolbox, and many others. TAFISA also holds a seat on the European Commission’s High Level Working Group on Grassroots Sport.
Playfit provides a series of exercise equipment encompassing a wide range of models for every setting and different age and/or user groups, making sport and physical activity readily available in parks and green spaces near or in residential areas. TAFISA and Playfit are collaborating to bring outdoors sport equipment to local communities.
Nassau is a Korea-based international sports brand that was founded in 1971 as a company specialized in sporting goods. Nassau considers that as a sporting goods company it is their mission to promote health and happiness through sports and leisure.
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