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human growth, development and well-being.
The 4th World Expo and Forum in Hangzhou, China, 2019
We welcome as a new WLO member Giyasettin Demirhan teacher at the Faculty of Sport Sciences, Department of Physical Education and Sport, at Hacettepe University (Ankara, Turkey). Scroll down to learn more about him, his professional background and collaboration interests!
You know what they say: once a member of WLO family, always a family member! Arianne Reis from Western Sidney University was a WLO member in the past and rejoins us now to meet new colleagues and engage in discussions on leisure policies and practices. Read more about her work and motivations below.
On the 2nd November, at the Xixi Campus of Zhejiang University (ZJU), WLO COO Dr. Cristina Ortega represented the WLO in the signing and licensing ceremony of the World Leisure Center of Excellence (WLCE) recognition awarded to the Chinese University. Prof. GU Jianmin, Dean of College of Education, and former WLO Board member Prof. Dr. … Continue reading “WLO and Zhejiang University celebrate a signing ceremony recognizing ZJU as a new WLCE”
Dr. Antonio Bramante participated in the VIII Leisure Studies Seminar as keynote speaker during its opening ceremony. The event was held from the 14th to the 17th November in Maringá, a well-planned city only 70 years old in the Southern part of Brazil (Paraná State) under the sponsorship of the State University of Maringá. The … Continue reading “Board of Directors member Dr. Antonio Bramante presents WLO at the Leisure Studies Seminar in Brazil”
From the 9th to the 11th November, WLO COO Dr. Cristina Ortega, and Executive Board members Dr. John Tower and Dr. Miklos Banhidi attended the 2018 Summit Forum on Rural Revitalization and Leisure Industry Development in Shangyu, China, where they delivered keynote presentations in the morning of the 10th November. WLO Board member Dr. Lijun (Jane) … Continue reading “WLO, present at the 2018 Summit Forum on Rural Revitalization and Leisure Industry Development in Shangyu, China”
The World Leisure Organization is pleased to announce a new programme designed to support members’ projects that further the development of leisure as a means to enhance the human condition. This programme will award Strategic Priorities Grants (SPGs) of $2,000 – $5,000 (USD) on average per project in support of leadership, advocacy, research, education, and … Continue reading “WLO announces the WL Strategic Priorities Grants Programme – Apply now!”
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.
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