TAFISA cooperates with, and is supported by, many varied organisations around the world in its mission to achieve a better world through Sport for All. TAFISA is well recognised 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 Organisation (UNESCO). TAFISA also enjoys productive working relationships with other international bodies, and is open to new fields of cooperation, including for:
TAFISA offers partners access to its vast network of members and existing partners and stakeholders, and the billions of citizens around the world they represent. 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 organisation for tax purposes.
TAFISA extends its sincere gratitude 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 organisations for the further development of selected TAFISA programmes, TAFISA’s seat on the IOC Sport and Active Society Commission, and the IOC’s patronage of many TAFISA programmes 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 programme.
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 organisation 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 CSIT is an international multi-sports organisation responsible for organising 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 & Physical Activity Netherlands (Kenniscentrum Sport & Bewegen 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 & Bewegen is both a member and partner of TAFISA, most notably hosting the 23rd TAFISA World Congress in 2013 (at the time the organisation was known as NISB).
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 practise of sport and the application of Universal and Olympic values as tools for development, social change and peace through advocacy, capacity building and training, research and 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 programmes, 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.
The World Union of Olympic Cities is the only association which brings together former and future Olympic host Cities. Through its network, Smart Cities & Sport, the Union offers a platform for cities to learn, share and connect.
Liverpool John Moore’s University is one of the largest, most-dynamic and forward-thinking universities in the UK, counting over 23,000 students from over 100 countries world-wide.
The Aspen Institute, founded in 1949, is a global non-profit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. The mission of the Sports & Society programme is to convene leaders, facilitate dialogue, and inspire solutions that help sports serve the public interest and build healthy communities.
Established in 2014, smartcities & sport is an initiative that originates from the World Union of Olympic Cities which gathers former and future Olympic Host Cities. It has since expanded to cities interested in using sport as a platform for growth and development.
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 organisation 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.
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