INTERACT Project aiming to place Sport for All and Physical Activity at the forefront of International Sport Organisations is now in motion
TAFISA and World Minigolf Sport Federation are pleased to announce that their project “International and European Sport Organisations Activate Citizens – INTERACT” selected by the European Commission and co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union had its initial online kick-off meetings on 18-19 February in cooperation with the following partners:
- International Table Tennis Federation Foundation
- World Minigolf Sport Federation
- International Fistball Association
- International Dance Organisation
- Confederazione Boccistica Internazionale
- German Flying-Disc Federation
- Italian Federation of Traditional Sports and Games
- Sports Union of Slovenia
The project aims to gather International and European Sport Organisations (IESOs) and develop a new delivery system that places participation in Sport for All and physical activity at its core. It will reflect on how to adapt sports, their rules, settings, delivery, etc. to the needs of target groups and grassroots sport participation, and on how IESOs can better contribute to the objectives of key European and International policy papers, including, but not limited to, the WHO Global Action Plan for Physical Activity, UNESCO Kazan Action Plan, UN Sustainable Development Goals, EU Council Recommendation on HEPA, and EU Physical Activity Guidelines.
A set of resources will be developed to empower and support IESOs and their respective National Federations to adopt new strategies to promote Sport for All and physical activity participation, including the following:
- A study and report on IESOs needs and expectations to better promote (and increase) participation in Sport for All and physical activity.
- An online platform of good practices.
- An IESOs’ Sport for All and physical activity toolkit.
- A “Capacity building in Sport for All and physical activity” training for IESOs staff and volunteers.
- A new IESOs International Sport for All event.
A next step will be the organisation of a consultation workshop with selected IESOs in May 2021.
The project seeks to create new opportunities for citizens, especially the physically inactive, to try out and practice new sports and disciplines that are adapted to their needs.
TAFISA is the leading international Sport for All organisation, with over 360 members in 170 countries striving to reintroduce physical activity into the everyday life in order to bring development to communities and citizens around the globe.