NEWS

Nov 26 2018

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

 

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Nov 5 2018

OPEN CALL FOR ARTICLES for World Leisure Journal Special Issue on “Leisure on 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.

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Oct 30 2018

15th WL Congress in São Paulo: over 1,000 participants, new innovative activities and a remarkable legacy for an unforgettable Congress

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 Congress was “Leisure Beyond Constraints”. Participants discussed the main barriers — physical, socioeconomic and symbolic — that still exist and prevent the access of all people to Leisure, as well as the need for overcoming and systematically confronting each of them. Over 700 high quality abstracts and poster were presented, and hundreds of people followed the livestreamed keynote presentation.

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Oct 30 2018

Road to Pinggu-Beijing 2020: 2nd China (Beijing) Leisure Congress gathers over 500 people

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 the issue of “Urban Culture and the Leisure Industry”, and related topics such as tourism, sports leisure and leisure agriculture and their connections to urban culture.

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Oct 30 2018

Leisure Magazine and the WLO sign a Memorandum of Understanding

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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