Regional bodies

To support its activities and strengthen its connection to its member regions, TAFISA recognises the following as official regional bodies.

Europe

Tafisa Europe

TAFISA Europe is an active, informal platform that succeeded ESFAN following its dissolution in 2011. TAFISA Europe’s work is based on adopted guidelines and is chaired by a Steering Committee elected during TAFISA Europe’s meeting on 14th October 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. TAFISA Europe supports and promotes TAFISA activities in the region, as well as implementing its own activities, including cooperation with the European Commission.

For more information, see www.tafisa.org/europe.

Asia / Oceania

ASFAA

The Asiania Sport for All Association (ASFAA) was formally established in 1991 and is dedicated to the promotion of the Sport for All movement in the Asian and Oceania Region. As an officially recognised regional body of TAFISA, ASFAA supports and promotes TAFISA activities in the region, as well as implementing its own activities. TAFISA welcomes organizations in the region to be members of, and benefit from, both TAFISA and ASFAA.

For more information, please see www.asfaa.org.

Africa

Tafisa Africa

TAFISA Africa was formed during the TAFISA-UNESCO VIPS Training Course in April, 2012, in Tanzania. It is an informal platform whose work is based on adopted guidelines and is chaired by a Steering Committee comprising representatives of TAFISA’s members in Africa.

For more information, see www.tafisa.org/africa.

Americas

In response to demand for a regional body representing the needs of the Americas in the Sport for All sector, The Americas Alliance for Sport for All (TAASFA) was initiated during the 1st TAFISA Pan American Sport for All Congress in Cuba, May, 2016 as part of the CUBAMOTRICIDAD Conference. To develop TAASFA into an operational network open to governmental and non-governmental organizations working in the field of Sport for All and physical activity (SAPA), a MoU is in the process of being signed by the following organizations:

  • The Association For International Sport for All (TAFISA)
  • Pan American Sports Organization (PASO)
  • Central America and Caribbean Sports Organization (CACSO)
  • Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC)
  • Institute of Sport, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER)
  • International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA)

For more information, please contact the TAFISA office