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Jan 1
1970

WLO Treasurer, Yvonne Klerks, visited WLO Office in Bilbao for a working meeting

For two very intense days Yvonne Klerks, WLO Treasurer, met the team at WLO Office in Bilbao. This has recently become kind of a traditional working meeting in which team members recap and reflect in the future activity and projects of the organization. These are always intense and long days, accompanied by a learning process.

Some of the results of the meeting will be shared in the upcoming Board Meeting in Hangzhou, next October, 2017.

For two very intense days Yvonne Klerks, WLO Treasurer, met the team at WLO Office in Bilbao. This has recently become kind of a traditional working meeting in which team members recap and reflect in the future activity and projects of the organization. These are always intense and long days, accompanied by a learning process.

Some of the results of the meeting will be shared in the upcoming Board Meeting in Hangzhou, next October, 2017.

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Jan 1
1970

Hear from previous participants and get ready for the next Field School in São Paulo 2018!

WL Centers of Excellence (WLCE) network are currently working on the next WL Field School, which will take place on the occasion of the next WL Congress 2018 in São Paulo, connected to the theme of the Congress: “Leisure Beyond Constraints”. Students from the 3 WLCE and Brazilian students will participate in the Field School and work together on leisure case studies.

In preparation of this new edition of the WL Field School, we wanted to share with you the experience of some participants in Field Schools in Mobile (Alabama, US, 2014) and Durban (South Africa, 2016).

Rosangela Martins de Araujo Rodrigues

University of São Paulo (Brazil)

C_Rosangela Martins2-60“Initially, I thought the Field School was about sharing knowledge and experience with the local community, but I soon realized how much one can be taught from a different culture and from learners from different nationalities, on a reciprocal learning process. As a challenge of this experience, I would highlight proposing leisure solutions in a context that was very different from mine. That way, the Durban Field School brought an important upgrade to my professional and scientific path. The next edition will take place in one of the largest megacities in the world,  which has inhabitants who are native of more than 200 countries. It is marked by its architectural and gastronomic diversity, and for concentrating the largest Brazilian cultural pole, as well as the largest hotel complex in Latin America and the main office to renowned academic centers. The students will find this scenario of cultural plurality in 2018, because São Paulo is all well and good!”.

Gift Muresherwa

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Cape Town, South Africa)

C_Gift Muresherwa-FD Testimony-60“The Field School provided me with an exceptional opportunity that allowed me to work together with student delegates from various universities around the world in international and multi-disciplinary groups on a project related to the city of Durban. Through the discussions we had, in trying to accomplish the assigned tasks, knowledge was exchanged which enabled building on each other’s expertise. From this I learnt that if people work together, aiming to achieve set goals, the result is always fulfilling. The main highlight for this Field School to me was the contact we had with the community members particularly our host, the residents and sangoma (traditional healer). It was an amazing experience experiencing the rich tourist products of the Inanda area while trying to find best ways to market these products to benefit local businesses and community. I highly recommend academics regardless of level of study to participate in the Field School since there is much to learn and makes one to meet wonderful people from different parts of the world”.

Karabelo Khophoche

Central University of Technology (Free State Bloemfontein, South Africa)

C_Karabelo Khophoche-FS testimony-60“Firstly I would like to thank all the organisers and programme managers that made the Field School possible. It was an exceptional programme that I got to engage in and I am glad I got to be part of it as day by day I got to learn and discover many insightful information that I still use in my field till this day. Getting to be around different individuals from different cultures and speak diverse languages for me was the highlight of the entire Field School programme, as it allowed us to have many perspectives and dimensions when we had to work together. This is a great programme and I would love to do again, but also would definitely recommend it to every student to participate in it. It is one of the best experiences one can be part of at any given time”.

Lizzy Klijs

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)

C_Lizzy Klijs-60“During the Field School in both Alabama and Durban I got the opportunity to communicate with a wide variety of students from different disciplines and backgrounds, where leisure was the connecting topic. I noticed similarities but also differences in the perception of leisure in different contexts and countries. So I have learned that in some countries leisure is mainly perceived as sports, yet in other countries the word has a broader definition (also including events and attractions). This was one of the very important learnings I took with me, especially working with people globally. In my opinion the main highlight of the Field School has been that leisure students from different countries were united to discuss the phenomenon leisure. For all students over the world it is a great opportunity to join the Field School and the World Leisure Congress. The Field School gives you the opportunity to work on the practical side, yet the Congress gives you insights into the more theoretical and academic side of leisure. A perfect combination in my opinion. Participating in the Field School and presenting at the World Leisure Congress twice opened a lot of doors for me, and made me grow as a professional in the field of leisure”.

WL Centers of Excellence (WLCE) network are currently working on the next WL Field School, which will take place on the occasion of the next WL Congress 2018 in São Paulo, connected to the theme of the Congress: “Leisure Beyond Constraints”. Students from the 3 WLCE and Brazilian students will participate in the Field School and work together on leisure case studies.

In preparation of this new edition of the WL Field School, we wanted to share with you the experience of some participants in Field Schools in Mobile (Alabama, US, 2014) and Durban (South Africa, 2016).

Rosangela Martins de Araujo Rodrigues

University of São Paulo (Brazil)

C_Rosangela Martins2-60“Initially, I thought the Field School was about sharing knowledge and experience with the local community, but I soon realized how much one can be taught from a different culture and from learners from different nationalities, on a reciprocal learning process. As a challenge of this experience, I would highlight proposing leisure solutions in a context that was very different from mine. That way, the Durban Field School brought an important upgrade to my professional and scientific path. The next edition will take place in one of the largest megacities in the world,  which has inhabitants who are native of more than 200 countries. It is marked by its architectural and gastronomic diversity, and for concentrating the largest Brazilian cultural pole, as well as the largest hotel complex in Latin America and the main office to renowned academic centers. The students will find this scenario of cultural plurality in 2018, because São Paulo is all well and good!”.

Gift Muresherwa

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Cape Town, South Africa)

C_Gift Muresherwa-FD Testimony-60“The Field School provided me with an exceptional opportunity that allowed me to work together with student delegates from various universities around the world in international and multi-disciplinary groups on a project related to the city of Durban. Through the discussions we had, in trying to accomplish the assigned tasks, knowledge was exchanged which enabled building on each other’s expertise. From this I learnt that if people work together, aiming to achieve set goals, the result is always fulfilling. The main highlight for this Field School to me was the contact we had with the community members particularly our host, the residents and sangoma (traditional healer). It was an amazing experience experiencing the rich tourist products of the Inanda area while trying to find best ways to market these products to benefit local businesses and community. I highly recommend academics regardless of level of study to participate in the Field School since there is much to learn and makes one to meet wonderful people from different parts of the world”.

Karabelo Khophoche

Central University of Technology (Free State Bloemfontein, South Africa)

C_Karabelo Khophoche-FS testimony-60“Firstly I would like to thank all the organisers and programme managers that made the Field School possible. It was an exceptional programme that I got to engage in and I am glad I got to be part of it as day by day I got to learn and discover many insightful information that I still use in my field till this day. Getting to be around different individuals from different cultures and speak diverse languages for me was the highlight of the entire Field School programme, as it allowed us to have many perspectives and dimensions when we had to work together. This is a great programme and I would love to do again, but also would definitely recommend it to every student to participate in it. It is one of the best experiences one can be part of at any given time”.

Lizzy Klijs

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)

C_Lizzy Klijs-60“During the Field School in both Alabama and Durban I got the opportunity to communicate with a wide variety of students from different disciplines and backgrounds, where leisure was the connecting topic. I noticed similarities but also differences in the perception of leisure in different contexts and countries. So I have learned that in some countries leisure is mainly perceived as sports, yet in other countries the word has a broader definition (also including events and attractions). This was one of the very important learnings I took with me, especially working with people globally. In my opinion the main highlight of the Field School has been that leisure students from different countries were united to discuss the phenomenon leisure. For all students over the world it is a great opportunity to join the Field School and the World Leisure Congress. The Field School gives you the opportunity to work on the practical side, yet the Congress gives you insights into the more theoretical and academic side of leisure. A perfect combination in my opinion. Participating in the Field School and presenting at the World Leisure Congress twice opened a lot of doors for me, and made me grow as a professional in the field of leisure”.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO presents its new, member-driven, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

An invitation for expressions of interest to contribute to defining the key topics for World Leisure Organization Special Interest Groups (SIGs) was launched in 2016. This invitation responded to a priority that was pointed out during an open debate held in 2016 LARASA World Leisure Congress (Durban, South Africa): open and accessible SIGs should be developed to update and replace the Commissions formed in the 1970s, they should be member-generated and member-driven.

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An invitation for expressions of interest to contribute to defining the key topics for World Leisure Organization Special Interest Groups (SIGs) was launched in 2016. This invitation responded to a priority that was pointed out during an open debate held in 2016 LARASA World Leisure Congress (Durban, South Africa): open and accessible SIGs should be developed to update and replace the Commissions formed in the 1970s, they should be member-generated and member-driven.

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Jan 1
1970

Strengthening Chinese-Hungarian ties through table tennis

A sports delegation from the Chinese universities Zheijang University and Nantong University visited Hungary from the 14th to the 20th June. The visit was hosted and supported by the City of Pápa, in northwest Hungary, and co-organised by the Young People’s Leisure Network (YPLN), together with Pápa Table Tennis Association and Bamafo Foundation.

Continue reading “Strengthening Chinese-Hungarian ties through table tennis”

A sports delegation from the Chinese universities Zheijang University and Nantong University visited Hungary from the 14th to the 20th June. The visit was hosted and supported by the City of Pápa, in northwest Hungary, and co-organised by the Young People’s Leisure Network (YPLN), together with Pápa Table Tennis Association and Bamafo Foundation.

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Jan 1
1970

Save the date for 2018 World Leisure Congress in Sao Paulo!

WLO, SESC Sao Paulo and the University of Sao Paulo (USP) are working together on the organization of the 2018 World Leisure Congress, the world biggest network of experts and academic in the leisure field, which will be held in the Brazilian city from 28 August to 1 September 2018.

Continue reading “Save the date for 2018 World Leisure Congress in Sao Paulo!”

WLO, SESC Sao Paulo and the University of Sao Paulo (USP) are working together on the organization of the 2018 World Leisure Congress, the world biggest network of experts and academic in the leisure field, which will be held in the Brazilian city from 28 August to 1 September 2018.

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Jan 1
1970

World Leisure Organization – Innovation Prize 2017 – Call for Applications

See and download the Official Call here:

WORLD LEISURE ORGANIZATION 2017 INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION PRIZE

The 7th edition of the World Leisure International Innovation Prize seeks to recognize organizations that have implemented creative solutions which foster local, national or international leisure opportunities for the benefit and development of individuals and communities.

The originality, creativity, and innovation should be demonstrated related to process (vision, management and communications), resources (financial viability and human such as volunteers), partnerships and community involvement, outputs (program, events and amenities) and outcomes. Innovation may mean a new idea or it may mean finding creative solutions through leisure to existing problems and issues.

Leisure is considered in its broadest sense including culture, tourism, sports and recreation. Including different kind of initiatives related to: policies, management, education, research, children, youth, aging, wellbeing, access and inclusion, diversity, gender, health, events, digital leisure, nature, travel, etc.).

 

Applications criteria

The Prize is open to any public, voluntary, or private sector organization.

We welcome programmes, projects, services and policies that demonstrate, originality and creativity and have been operational for more than two years, showing an evidence of its long-term sustainability. The objectives of the project must be clearly stated providing examples that they have been met successfully. The project should contribute to promote social, cultural, economic, and environmental quality in the community. In addition, applicants must demonstrate that their project does not exist elsewhere but it could be potentially adapted to other situations.

Application submission and deadline

Applications can be submitted in either English or Chinese. The written statement (excluding applicant’s name and contact details) is limited to 1,500 words. Graphs and data tables illustrating the project are acceptable.

The statements must be received by WLO Secretariat by 12.00hrs Central European time (CET) 31st August 2017 and should be sent in Adobe PDF format to secretariat@worldleisure.org

Download full document for further information.

Prize Winners

Initiated in 2006 the World Leisure Organization has awarded projects all over the world offering them a unique opportunity to be recognized by a high international level audience, gaining prestigious position and promotion in the leisure field.

The 2017 Innovation Prize winner, furthermore and including the international promotion and recognition, will have the opportunity to present the project to a large international audience, at the World Leisure Expo in the city of Hangzhou, China. The World Leisure Expo previous edition in 2011 gathered over 15 million visitors from China, Asia and the World.

The winning organization representative will also receive the “George” trophy, in honor of George Torkildsen, a physical symbol/statue reflecting the unique social, cultural characteristics of the physical, cultural or social geography of Hangzhou.

Winning organization may also use the title “2017 World Leisure International Innovation Prize Winner” and the Innovation Prize logo in their future media information. Travel and accommodation will be fully funded to attend the 2017 World Leisure Expo.

Highly Commendable

World Leisure will recognize and award projects that are judged to be “Highly Commendable”.

Download full document for further information.

For further questions, please contact us at: secretariat@worldleisure.org

See and download the Official Call here:

WORLD LEISURE ORGANIZATION 2017 INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION PRIZE

The 7th edition of the World Leisure International Innovation Prize seeks to recognize organizations that have implemented creative solutions which foster local, national or international leisure opportunities for the benefit and development of individuals and communities.

The originality, creativity, and innovation should be demonstrated related to process (vision, management and communications), resources (financial viability and human such as volunteers), partnerships and community involvement, outputs (program, events and amenities) and outcomes. Innovation may mean a new idea or it may mean finding creative solutions through leisure to existing problems and issues.

Leisure is considered in its broadest sense including culture, tourism, sports and recreation. Including different kind of initiatives related to: policies, management, education, research, children, youth, aging, wellbeing, access and inclusion, diversity, gender, health, events, digital leisure, nature, travel, etc.).

 

Applications criteria

The Prize is open to any public, voluntary, or private sector organization.

We welcome programmes, projects, services and policies that demonstrate, originality and creativity and have been operational for more than two years, showing an evidence of its long-term sustainability. The objectives of the project must be clearly stated providing examples that they have been met successfully. The project should contribute to promote social, cultural, economic, and environmental quality in the community. In addition, applicants must demonstrate that their project does not exist elsewhere but it could be potentially adapted to other situations.

Application submission and deadline

Applications can be submitted in either English or Chinese. The written statement (excluding applicant’s name and contact details) is limited to 1,500 words. Graphs and data tables illustrating the project are acceptable.

The statements must be received by WLO Secretariat by 12.00hrs Central European time (CET) 31st August 2017 and should be sent in Adobe PDF format to secretariat@worldleisure.org

Download full document for further information.

Prize Winners

Initiated in 2006 the World Leisure Organization has awarded projects all over the world offering them a unique opportunity to be recognized by a high international level audience, gaining prestigious position and promotion in the leisure field.

The 2017 Innovation Prize winner, furthermore and including the international promotion and recognition, will have the opportunity to present the project to a large international audience, at the World Leisure Expo in the city of Hangzhou, China. The World Leisure Expo previous edition in 2011 gathered over 15 million visitors from China, Asia and the World.

The winning organization representative will also receive the “George” trophy, in honor of George Torkildsen, a physical symbol/statue reflecting the unique social, cultural characteristics of the physical, cultural or social geography of Hangzhou.

Winning organization may also use the title “2017 World Leisure International Innovation Prize Winner” and the Innovation Prize logo in their future media information. Travel and accommodation will be fully funded to attend the 2017 World Leisure Expo.

Highly Commendable

World Leisure will recognize and award projects that are judged to be “Highly Commendable”.

Download full document for further information.

For further questions, please contact us at: secretariat@worldleisure.org

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