A world-wide, non-governmental association dedicated to discovering and fostering those conditions best permitting leisure to serve as a force for
human growth, development and well-being.
World Leisure Organization and Hanghzou Municipal Government have now agreed to strengthen the mutual cooperation and entered into an agreement to host the WL Expo every two years in the city of Hangzhou, China. Dr. Roger Coles, WLO Chairman, Dr. Cristina Ortega, WLO COO and Mr. Jack Agrios, WL Legal Advisor, traveled and meet Mr. Xie … Continue reading “World Leisure Organization and Hanghzou Municipal Government have now agreed to strengthen the mutual cooperation to organize WL Expo”
Interview to Fernando Pérez – Director of Azkuna Zentroa Could you describe Azkuna Zentroa? What does the user find when she/he comes here? Azkuna Zentroa is an integrated center where art and contemporary culture play a significant role. Located in the downtown area of Bilbao (Indautxu neighbourhood), this building has more than 35,000 square metres. … Continue reading “Must read interview to the new director of the international culture centre Azkuna Zentroa, located in the city of Bilbao”
Teresita Lencina Expert in Intangible Cultural Heritage, UNESCO – (Argentina) – May, 22nd. While visiting Bilbao, just for a few hours, I had the grateful experience of finding a city that I did not imagined. In a majestic geography, surrounded by mountains and water, a city divided by a sea loach is settled, banks … Continue reading “Teresita Lencina – About Bilbao: “…I had the grateful experience of finding a city that I did not imagined””
María Luiza Souza Dias, Fernando Tuacek and Eduardo Uhle SESC Sao Paulo and 2018 WL Congress Team (Brazil) – June, 16th. – 18th. Bilbao is a city for people that welcomes all. While we were there, we were invited to share it’s culture and costumes. Good food, good wine and nice places for leisure. Physical … Continue reading “María Luiza Souza, Fernando Tuacek and Eduardo Uhle – About Bilbao: “We felt in a city were we communicate by heart””
Dr. Neil Carr WLCE University of Otago (New Zealand) – June, 12th. Reflecting on my first ever visit to Bilbao, I found it a vibrant and edgy (in a positive way) city. It is clearly a post-industrial place, but one where its industrial roots still show through among the façade-ism that is seeking to move … Continue reading “Neil Carr- About Bilbao: “I found it a vibrant and edgy (in a positive way) city””
Dr. John Dattilo Pennsylvania State University, (USA) – June, 12th. Gentle paces, smiling faces Active walkers, welcome talkers Delicious food, relaxed mood Sips of wine, life is fine Well behaved pups, coffee in cups Bridges that connect, time to reflect Paddled boats, thoughts to promote So much art, reluctant to depart Old friends met, … Continue reading “John Dattilo: An Attempt to Stir the Poet Within – About Bilbao “Gentle paces, smiling faces…””
Dr. Douglas Kleiber WLO Research and Knowledge Transference Committee Chair, Georgia University – (USA). 12th, June. About all that had changed was to see more people running, and cycling than I remember as well as more on cell phones (as seems to be the case everywhere). But once again I was impressed with how many healthy … Continue reading “Douglas Kleiber – About Bilbao: But once again I was impressed with how many healthy looking people, locals as well as tourists, …””
Yvonne Klerks WLCE Breda NHTV University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands) June, 7th- 8th. Bilbao is a pleasant and ‘easy’ city in the North of Spain. The inner city has been transformed in a particularly nice area for people to spend their leisure time. The inner city is not too small and not too large, … Continue reading “Yvonne Klerks – About Bilbao: “A peaceful and relaxing atmosphere at the end of a working day, which gives a holiday feeling””
The LM SIG has used the very successful Leisure Management Commission as the foundation for its shift to the WLO SIGs. The beauty of the WLO’s SIGs is the opportunity address leisure issues on a global scale that can have applications on a local level. The LM SIG provides leisure professionals and scholars the opportunity … Continue reading “WLO’s Leisure Management Special Interest Group (LM SIG) establishment”
Carmen Grace Salazar Salas, Ph.D. is coordinator of Recreation Master´s degree programme at the University of Costa Rica.
Board of Directors
How we are
Special interest groups
Honours and awards
Centers of excellence
World Leisure Organization is a non-profit organization in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council since 1990.