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Jan 1
1970

2020 Beijing-Pinggu World Leisure Congress “Leisure Makes Life Better”

The 16th World Leisure Congress will be held in Pinggu, Beijing, from the 17th. to 23rd. October 2020. The Congress will be hosted by the Beijing City Government and co-organized by World Leisure Organization (WLO) and Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism and the Pinggu District Government. The Congress theme “Leisure Makes Life Better” aims to promote the concept of leisure for all and throughout the whole year. Read more about how to submit your abstract here: http://bit.ly/2OdSd4a

Hereby, we invite you to know more about the announced fourteen thematic areas of the Congress and submit your abstract!

We are very much looking forward to meeting you in Pinggu – Beijing in 2020!

*more general information about the congress logistics and registration will be published in due course.

The 16th World Leisure Congress will be held in Pinggu, Beijing, from the 17th. to 23rd. October 2020. The Congress will be hosted by the Beijing City Government and co-organized by World Leisure Organization (WLO) and Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism and the Pinggu District Government. The Congress theme “Leisure Makes Life Better” aims to promote the concept of leisure for all and throughout the whole year. Read more about how to submit your abstract here: http://bit.ly/2OdSd4a

Hereby, we invite you to know more about the announced fourteen thematic areas of the Congress and submit your abstract!

We are very much looking forward to meeting you in Pinggu – Beijing in 2020!

*more general information about the congress logistics and registration will be published in due course.

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Jan 1
1970

Challenge Day 2019 coordinated by Sesc São Paulo in the American continent

Every year, the last Wednesday of May, different cities from Latin America face each other in the Challenge Day, a friendly competition that encourages their population to exercise throughout the day. The winner city is that which gathers the largest number of inhabitants taking part in the challenge, compared to its total population. The pairs of cities, divided by number of citizens, were raffled at the 2018’s edition for a three years competition that continues until 2020. In other words, those pairs have been partners this year and will keep adding strengths to raise the number of active people during the following one. Beyond the challenge among cities, each pair classifies itself, as a unit, on a new ranking: City + City. This calculates the sum of both cities results, and it is updated each year, stimulating the exchange of good practices between towns, so that together they reach a better global result.

 

Furthermore, several activities took place throughout Latin America. One of the highlights is the city of São Paulo, competing with Caracas, Venezuela’s capital. Together, both cities lie within the fourth place in their category – more than 999,999 inhabitants – on City + City ranking. In Brazil’s most cosmopolitan city, actions were spread around bus and train stations, public squares, companies and all Sesc facilities. At Venezuela’s capital, schools made their students embrace the challenge and practice many different physical activities.

Brazil also pushed healthier habits to its children, and schools were a target of the action in many cities across the country. Santos, a seaside town of São Paulo state, held its popularly-known “night race”, which is as well a tradition in Alegrete, a countryside town in Rio Grande do Sul.

With regard to Peru, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Cuba organized walks and sports such as volleyball and soccer in public spaces. All events were free of charges and supported by their city halls.

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Every year, the last Wednesday of May, different cities from Latin America face each other in the Challenge Day, a friendly competition that encourages their population to exercise throughout the day. The winner city is that which gathers the largest number of inhabitants taking part in the challenge, compared to its total population. The pairs of cities, divided by number of citizens, were raffled at the 2018’s edition for a three years competition that continues until 2020. In other words, those pairs have been partners this year and will keep adding strengths to raise the number of active people during the following one. Beyond the challenge among cities, each pair classifies itself, as a unit, on a new ranking: City + City. This calculates the sum of both cities results, and it is updated each year, stimulating the exchange of good practices between towns, so that together they reach a better global result.

 

Furthermore, several activities took place throughout Latin America. One of the highlights is the city of São Paulo, competing with Caracas, Venezuela’s capital. Together, both cities lie within the fourth place in their category – more than 999,999 inhabitants – on City + City ranking. In Brazil’s most cosmopolitan city, actions were spread around bus and train stations, public squares, companies and all Sesc facilities. At Venezuela’s capital, schools made their students embrace the challenge and practice many different physical activities.

Brazil also pushed healthier habits to its children, and schools were a target of the action in many cities across the country. Santos, a seaside town of São Paulo state, held its popularly-known “night race”, which is as well a tradition in Alegrete, a countryside town in Rio Grande do Sul.

With regard to Peru, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Cuba organized walks and sports such as volleyball and soccer in public spaces. All events were free of charges and supported by their city halls.

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Jan 1
1970

Nicole Peel (Australia): “Leisure to me means being able to do something that makes me feel free and allows me to express myself”

We give a warm welcome to Nicole Peel, who has recently joined us as a WLO member. She works as an Associate Lecturer on Therapeutic Recreation at the School of Science and Health at Western Sidney University, and has recently published about the state of leisure studies in Australia and New Zealand.

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We give a warm welcome to Nicole Peel, who has recently joined us as a WLO member. She works as an Associate Lecturer on Therapeutic Recreation at the School of Science and Health at Western Sidney University, and has recently published about the state of leisure studies in Australia and New Zealand.

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Jan 1
1970

Call for Papers “Leisure for Children and Youth” Special Issue – WLJ

Throughout the world, children and youth are experiencing changes in their surroundings that influence, enhance or challenge their leisure experiences. These events occur individually, but also within peer groups, families, communities, and social media and technology. There are many health, economic, educational, and environmental factors that children and youth face and will continue to confront in the future, but there are also opportunities to nurture resiliency and growth. An African proverb states, It Takes a Village to Raise a Child. We invite those with empirical data, theoretical and analytical frameworks, and evidence-based practice to submit manuscripts that focus on leisure services/programs that play an important role in their village. We encourage studies that elucidate how collaboration with other areas and interdisciplinary approaches promote positive youth development. We want to know what empirically-based outcomes are linked to this research and how these can be applied to practice around the globe.

Papers are therefore invited to cover but are not limited to the following themes surrounding leisure for children and youth:

  • Immigrants and refugees
  • Poverty and low income
  • Homelessness
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Inclusion and disabilities (physical, cognitive, emotional/psychological, and/or social)
  • LGBT
  • Families
  • Cultural responsiveness
  • Community youth development
  • Youth engagement and decision making
  • Youth policy
  • Prediction-Prevention-Intervention paradigms
  • Out-of-school time
  • Nature and outdoors
  • Camps
  • Expressive Arts
  • Sport
  • Technology
  • Assessments for positive youth development

Potential authors are strongly encouraged to contact guest editor Cari Autry to discuss potential submissions to assure topics fit the special issue.

Manuscript Submission Procedure

Submit to both Guest Editors, Cari E. Autry () and Clifton E. Watts ().

The complete style and reference guide can be found at: http://www.informaworld.com/rwle or in the back cover of recent issues of the Journal. In brief:

  1. All manuscripts must be in English and must not exceed 5000 words all inclusive. Manuscripts that exceed this limit will not be reviewed until they conform.
  2. Manuscripts must be double spaced in 12 pt New Times Roman.
  3. Manuscripts must adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 6th edition).
  4. Manuscripts should be sent as e-mail attachments in doc or docx formats.

Throughout the world, children and youth are experiencing changes in their surroundings that influence, enhance or challenge their leisure experiences. These events occur individually, but also within peer groups, families, communities, and social media and technology. There are many health, economic, educational, and environmental factors that children and youth face and will continue to confront in the future, but there are also opportunities to nurture resiliency and growth. An African proverb states, It Takes a Village to Raise a Child. We invite those with empirical data, theoretical and analytical frameworks, and evidence-based practice to submit manuscripts that focus on leisure services/programs that play an important role in their village. We encourage studies that elucidate how collaboration with other areas and interdisciplinary approaches promote positive youth development. We want to know what empirically-based outcomes are linked to this research and how these can be applied to practice around the globe.

Papers are therefore invited to cover but are not limited to the following themes surrounding leisure for children and youth:

  • Immigrants and refugees
  • Poverty and low income
  • Homelessness
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Inclusion and disabilities (physical, cognitive, emotional/psychological, and/or social)
  • LGBT
  • Families
  • Cultural responsiveness
  • Community youth development
  • Youth engagement and decision making
  • Youth policy
  • Prediction-Prevention-Intervention paradigms
  • Out-of-school time
  • Nature and outdoors
  • Camps
  • Expressive Arts
  • Sport
  • Technology
  • Assessments for positive youth development

Potential authors are strongly encouraged to contact guest editor Cari Autry to discuss potential submissions to assure topics fit the special issue.

Manuscript Submission Procedure

Submit to both Guest Editors, Cari E. Autry () and Clifton E. Watts ().

The complete style and reference guide can be found at: http://www.informaworld.com/rwle or in the back cover of recent issues of the Journal. In brief:

  1. All manuscripts must be in English and must not exceed 5000 words all inclusive. Manuscripts that exceed this limit will not be reviewed until they conform.
  2. Manuscripts must be double spaced in 12 pt New Times Roman.
  3. Manuscripts must adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 6th edition).
  4. Manuscripts should be sent as e-mail attachments in doc or docx formats.
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Jan 1
1970

Board of Directors member Dr. Antonio Bramante presents WLO at the Leisure Studies Seminar in Brazil

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 theme for this seminar was “Leisure and Aging Process in the Digital Era” as an introduction for the 30th National Recreation and Leisure Congress which will take place in Curitiba (State of Paraná capital) on the 15th-17th November 2019.

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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 theme for this seminar was “Leisure and Aging Process in the Digital Era” as an introduction for the 30th National Recreation and Leisure Congress which will take place in Curitiba (State of Paraná capital) on the 15th-17th November 2019.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO announces the WL Strategic Priorities Grants Programme – Apply now!

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 engagement initiatives that promote socio-cultural development, encourage sustainable economic growth, or improve the quality of people’s lives that are aligned with the WLO’s mission, vision, and strategic plan. This program will continue contingent upon the availability of funding and subject to periodic review of its effectiveness in meeting stated goals.

Read more about the application guidelines here: https://bit.ly/2KyZje6

 

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 engagement initiatives that promote socio-cultural development, encourage sustainable economic growth, or improve the quality of people’s lives that are aligned with the WLO’s mission, vision, and strategic plan. This program will continue contingent upon the availability of funding and subject to periodic review of its effectiveness in meeting stated goals.

Read more about the application guidelines here: https://bit.ly/2KyZje6

 

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Jan 1
1970

OPEN CALL FOR ARTICLES for World Leisure Journal Special Issue on “Leisure and Innovation”

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 Special Interest Group on “Leisure and Innovation”. This issue will focus on exploring the diversity of innovation manifestations in leisure contexts, practices and theories. The advent of the internet and the rapid changes in technology have been shaping leisure in different manners, from individual practices or business opportunities to policy-making. Spaces of leisure are now constructed and experienced in both physical and digital manners, allowing for leisure to become a favored field of experimentation for innovative approaches. Articles are due on the 1st March 2019 and authors are strongly encouraged to contact the guest editors to discuss potential submissions to assure topics fit the special issue. The complete style and reference guide can be found here.

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 Special Interest Group on “Leisure and Innovation”. This issue will focus on exploring the diversity of innovation manifestations in leisure contexts, practices and theories. The advent of the internet and the rapid changes in technology have been shaping leisure in different manners, from individual practices or business opportunities to policy-making. Spaces of leisure are now constructed and experienced in both physical and digital manners, allowing for leisure to become a favored field of experimentation for innovative approaches. Articles are due on the 1st March 2019 and authors are strongly encouraged to contact the guest editors to discuss potential submissions to assure topics fit the special issue. The complete style and reference guide can be found here.

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Jan 1
1970

Call for Innovative Leisure Practices – Cases as Conduits between Theory and Practice -Volume 4 (2019)

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 can be found in areas such as management, sustainability, and community development, there are far fewer cases available in leisure.  At a time when new approaches and models are being piloted and learned from in various contexts around the world, the leisure community is missing out on an opportunity to document and learn from these innovations taking place.

Read more about how to apply here: https://bit.ly/2Sl0mBS

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 can be found in areas such as management, sustainability, and community development, there are far fewer cases available in leisure.  At a time when new approaches and models are being piloted and learned from in various contexts around the world, the leisure community is missing out on an opportunity to document and learn from these innovations taking place.

Read more about how to apply here: https://bit.ly/2Sl0mBS

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Jan 1
1970

2018 ENCATC International Study Tour (5-9 November in Tokyo)

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. The 5-day programme includes the ENCATC Academy on Cultural Policy & Cultural Diplomacy and Study Visits.

ENCATC ACADEMY ON CULTURAL POLICY & CULTURAL DIPLOMACY
The International Study Tour will kick off with the ENCATC Academy on Cultural Policy & Cultural Diplomacy from 5-6 November at The Europa House in Tokyo.

The ENCATC Academy is a special learning experience different from other offers currently available. Combining expertise from the field, higher education, and policy ensures ENCATC provides comprehensive and in-depth knowledge.

As a participant, deepen knowledge on a variety of subjects and gain access to key resources to continue their learning experience: European Perspectives on Japanese Cultural Policy, Relations & Diplomacy; Japan’s Cultural Policy & Practice; Japan’s Cultural and Creative Industries; Doing Cultural Diplomacy in Japan; Tokyo as a world city, its cultural policy, Tokyo’s cultural programme and 2020 Olympic Games; and Promoting cooperation between EU and Japanese universities.
Seize your opportunity to join other motivated professionals who join ENCATC’s wish to back up recent EU-Japan policy developments, who are eager to access the latest on cultural management and policy in Japan, and who are thirsty to deepen their knowledge on cultural policy and cultural diplomacy in the land of the rising sun.

STUDY VISITS TO GET AN INSIDER VIEW OF TOKYO’S VIBRANT ARTS & CULTURAL SCENE
After the Academy, the International Study Tour programme will continue with three days of Study Visits. The itinerary will provide an exciting insider experience into Tokyo’s vibrant and fast-paced arts and cultural scene.

This is a chance to get out into the field to understand what is happening key arts and cultural institutions in Tokyo: The National Art Center; The MORI Building Digital Art Museum; The Yayoi Kusama Museum; Arts Council Tokyo/Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture; and The Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities (JAFRA).

Not only will you gain privileged access to these cultural landmarks, you’ll meet with top professionals to learn about their cultural institution’s business models, best practices, audiences, partnership strategies, and more!

Thanks to the study visits, come away with new knowledge and resources on cultural management and cultural policy practice to expand your institution’s education and training programmes, research activities, and projects. Use this valuable time and access to build strong foundations for future collaborations to advance your institution’s international cultural and educational relations.

For more information to register: http://blogs.encatc.org/internationaltour/

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. The 5-day programme includes the ENCATC Academy on Cultural Policy & Cultural Diplomacy and Study Visits.

ENCATC ACADEMY ON CULTURAL POLICY & CULTURAL DIPLOMACY
The International Study Tour will kick off with the ENCATC Academy on Cultural Policy & Cultural Diplomacy from 5-6 November at The Europa House in Tokyo.

The ENCATC Academy is a special learning experience different from other offers currently available. Combining expertise from the field, higher education, and policy ensures ENCATC provides comprehensive and in-depth knowledge.

As a participant, deepen knowledge on a variety of subjects and gain access to key resources to continue their learning experience: European Perspectives on Japanese Cultural Policy, Relations & Diplomacy; Japan’s Cultural Policy & Practice; Japan’s Cultural and Creative Industries; Doing Cultural Diplomacy in Japan; Tokyo as a world city, its cultural policy, Tokyo’s cultural programme and 2020 Olympic Games; and Promoting cooperation between EU and Japanese universities.
Seize your opportunity to join other motivated professionals who join ENCATC’s wish to back up recent EU-Japan policy developments, who are eager to access the latest on cultural management and policy in Japan, and who are thirsty to deepen their knowledge on cultural policy and cultural diplomacy in the land of the rising sun.

STUDY VISITS TO GET AN INSIDER VIEW OF TOKYO’S VIBRANT ARTS & CULTURAL SCENE
After the Academy, the International Study Tour programme will continue with three days of Study Visits. The itinerary will provide an exciting insider experience into Tokyo’s vibrant and fast-paced arts and cultural scene.

This is a chance to get out into the field to understand what is happening key arts and cultural institutions in Tokyo: The National Art Center; The MORI Building Digital Art Museum; The Yayoi Kusama Museum; Arts Council Tokyo/Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture; and The Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities (JAFRA).

Not only will you gain privileged access to these cultural landmarks, you’ll meet with top professionals to learn about their cultural institution’s business models, best practices, audiences, partnership strategies, and more!

Thanks to the study visits, come away with new knowledge and resources on cultural management and cultural policy practice to expand your institution’s education and training programmes, research activities, and projects. Use this valuable time and access to build strong foundations for future collaborations to advance your institution’s international cultural and educational relations.

For more information to register: http://blogs.encatc.org/internationaltour/

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Jan 1
1970

WL Announcements and general updates. Stay tuned!

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 together with Vancouver Island University in Vancouver (Canada) and with Breda University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands), the network has been expanded and represent all the continents worlwide. The new centers of excellence that have joined the network are:

University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China)

University of Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Learn more about WL Centers of Excellence (WLCE) here: https://bit.ly/2DSo2ub

New WL Communities of Excellence

The WL Communities of Excellence application form will be opened as an ongoing process and algon the year. Keep your eyes open as new communities of excellence will be joining the network in the upcoming future!

Learn more about WL Communities of Excellence: https://bit.ly/2IDFqS8

WL Latin American Chapter

The unique moment of the 15th. World Leisure Congress in Sao Paulo, fostered the leadership and gave the opportunity to narrow the process of stablishing a WL Latin American Chapter. More updates will come on how to get involved in the chapter.

Learn more about WL Chapters: https://bit.ly/2IxLZFD

Upcoming Events

2019 WL Games,  Laixi – Qingdao (China)

2019 WL Expo, Hangzhou (China)

2020 WL Congress Pinggu – Beijing (China)

2022 WL Congress Dunedin (New Zealand)

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 together with Vancouver Island University in Vancouver (Canada) and with Breda University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands), the network has been expanded and represent all the continents worlwide. The new centers of excellence that have joined the network are:

University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China)

University of Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Learn more about WL Centers of Excellence (WLCE) here: https://bit.ly/2DSo2ub

New WL Communities of Excellence

The WL Communities of Excellence application form will be opened as an ongoing process and algon the year. Keep your eyes open as new communities of excellence will be joining the network in the upcoming future!

Learn more about WL Communities of Excellence: https://bit.ly/2IDFqS8

WL Latin American Chapter

The unique moment of the 15th. World Leisure Congress in Sao Paulo, fostered the leadership and gave the opportunity to narrow the process of stablishing a WL Latin American Chapter. More updates will come on how to get involved in the chapter.

Learn more about WL Chapters: https://bit.ly/2IxLZFD

Upcoming Events

2019 WL Games,  Laixi – Qingdao (China)

2019 WL Expo, Hangzhou (China)

2020 WL Congress Pinggu – Beijing (China)

2022 WL Congress Dunedin (New Zealand)

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