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The 4th World Expo and Forum in Hangzhou, China, 2019
A special Issue (vol. 31, Issue 3, 2019) of the World Leisure Journal will be published in 2019, devoted to “Leisure and Innovation”, and guest edited by Lénia Marques and M. Sofia P. Biscaia (Erasmus University Rotterdam and University of Aveiro). This special issue of the World Leisure Journal is an outcome of the WL … Continue reading “OPEN CALL FOR ARTICLES for World Leisure Journal Special Issue on “Leisure on Innovation””
The 15th World Leisure Congress gathered over 1,000 participants from 37 nations in São Paulo, Brazil, from August 28th to September 1st. The event was organized by the WLO and Serviço Social do Comércio (Sesc), with academic support from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and several professional and teaching institutions. The theme of the … Continue reading “15th WL Congress in São Paulo: over 1,000 participants, new innovative activities and a remarkable legacy for an unforgettable Congress”
After the 1st edition in September 2017, the 2nd China (Beijing) Leisure Congress took place at Pinggu district on the 21st and 22nd of September. These Congresses are conceived as a warm-up for the 16th WL Congress, which will be held in Pinggu-Beijing in 2020. This new edition gathered over 500 people, who discussed on … Continue reading “Road to Pinggu-Beijing 2020: 2nd China (Beijing) Leisure Congress gathers over 500 people”
Dated 23rd September 2018, the Chinese publication Leisure Magazine and the WLO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at establishing cooperation mechanisms for the promotion of WLO’s mission and vision in China.
The 15th World Leisure Congress gathered participants from 37 nations in São Paulo, Brazil, from August 28th to September 1st. The event was organized by WLO and Serviço Social do Comércio (Sesc), with academic support from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and several professional and teaching institutions. The theme of the Congress, in consonance with … Continue reading “2018 São Paulo Declaration urges to enforce leisure as a human right”
After a first encounter in May, when a WLO delegation met in Beijing with representatives of the China Leisure Association and the China National Leisure Standardization Technical Committee, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between these entities and the WLO in the last visit of WLO Chairman Dr. Roger Coles, Chief Operating Officer Dr. … Continue reading “WLO and China National Technical Committee on Leisure Standardization and China Leisure Association to cooperate for the promotion of WL Communities of Excellence”
During the last WLO Board of Directors meeting, celebrated last August in São Paulo – prior to the start of the 2018 WL Congress, Dr. Jane Zhou and Dr. Ricardo Uvinha presented, respectively, the candidatures of Zhejiang University (ZJU) and the University of São Paulo (USP) to become World Leisure Centers of Excellence (WLCE).
Innovative Leisure Practices: Cases as Conduits between Theory and Practice- Volume 4 (2019) Call for Submissions Case studies are a valuable way for researchers and practitioners to synthesize and share knowledge with external audiences in a way that allows others to reflect, discuss and learn from approaches taken in other contexts. While ample case studies … Continue reading “Call for Innovative Leisure Practices – Cases as Conduits between Theory and Practice -Volume 4 (2019)”
From 5-9 November in Tokyo, the 2018 ENCATC International Study Tour is designed as an intensive learning programme for professionals who are academics, researchers, cultural operators, creators, decision makers, and artists coming from Europe and around the globe. This is a unique opportunity to learn, from inside, the cultural management and cultural policy in Japan. … Continue reading “2018 ENCATC International Study Tour (5-9 November in Tokyo)”
Within the 15th. World Leisure Congress, WLO took the opportunity to announce and update on several programmes and upcoming events. Stay tuned and see the summary here below: New WL Centers of Excellence WLO is glad to announce that three new centers of excellence have joined the network in the last months. This way, and … Continue reading “WL Announcements and general updates. Stay tuned!”
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