Partners and stakeholders

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:

  • Political leadership and lobbying,
  • Programs, events and member development,
  • Networking and knowledge and/or experience sharing,
  • Donations.

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 Partners

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC)

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC)

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.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

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.

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND CULTURE ORGANIZATION (UNESCO)

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND CULTURE ORGANIZATION (UNESCO)

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.

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (ICSSPE)

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (ICSSPE)

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.

EUROPEAN NON-GOVERNMENTAL SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS (ENGSO)

EUROPEAN NON-GOVERNMENTAL SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS (ENGSO)

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.

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC)

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR SPORTS AND LEISURE FACILITIES (IAKS)

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.

ACES

ACES EUROPE

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.

INTERNATIONAL WORKING GROUP ON WOMEN AND SPORT

INTERNATIONAL WORKING GROUP ON WOMEN AND SPORT

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.

INTERNATIONAL WORKERS AND AMATEURS IN SPORTS CONFEDERATION (CSIT)

INTERNATIONAL WORKERS AND AMATEURS IN SPORTS CONFEDERATION (CSIT)

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.

KENNISCENTRUM SPORT

KENNISCENTRUM SPORT

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

AGITA MUNDO

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.

Supporters

GERMAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

GERMAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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

COMMERZBANK AG

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.

DOSB

GERMAN OLYMPIC SPORTS CONFEDERATION (DOSB)

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.

THE COCACOLA FOUNDATION

THE COCA-COLA FOUNDATION

The Coca-Cola Foundation is the Coca-Cola Company's primary international philanthropic arm. Since its inception in 1984, The Coca-Cola Foundation has given back more than $820 million to enhance the sustainability of local communities worldwide. In 2016, with the Foundation’s support, TAFISA established its Take Back Your Streets… Take Back Your Future! program.

EC

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

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 als holds a seat on the European Commission’s High Level Working Group on Grassroots Sport.