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human growth, development and well-being.
The 4th World Expo and Forum in Hangzhou, China, 2019
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 … Continue reading “Call for Papers “Leisure for Children and Youth” Special Issue – WLJ”
We are happy to introduce you to our member Dr. Jo An M. Zimmermann, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator for the Recreation Administration program at Texas State University. We feel lucky to count on Jo An’s expertise in the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Leisure Management, which she co-facilitates together with Dr. John Tower.
On the 24thJanuary, WLO Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dr. Cristina Ortega Nuere, visited the international tourism trade fair FITUR in Madrid, and met Mr. Ion Vilcu, recently appointed as the new director of the UNWTO Affiliate Members Department — which the WLO is part of. WLO COO introduced WLO’s programs to Mr. Vilcu and expressed … Continue reading “WLO COO meets the new director of UNWTO Affiliate Members Department”
Keqiao District (Shaoxing, China) has been designated as a World Leisure Community of Excellencefor 2018 by the World Leisure Organization (WLO). This title recognizes Keqiao’s innovative and successful use of leisure to improve its citizens’ quality of life.
Coming from Australia, Brazil, China and Turkey, four new members join the WLO Board of Directors, who will serve for the period 2019-2021. They were elected by current members of the Board after an open nomination process that closed in November last year.
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”
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World Leisure Organization is a non-profit organization in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council since 1990.