World Leisure Community of Excellence Open Call

WHAT IS IT?
The designation World Leisure Community of Excellence is bestowed by the World Leisure Organization (WLO) upon communities that have successfully used Leisure in its widest forms to reinvent themselves and to improve the economic, social and cultural lives of their citizens, and that have made substantive contributions consistent with advancing the mission of WLO. In so doing, WLO brings global attention to the excellence those communities have achieved through working together as citizens to promote leisure as a means to enhance the human condition.

APPLICATION RECIPIENTS
Recipients can be communities of any size that have undertaken broad-based citizen involvement to promote leisure as integral to the social, cultural, economic, and sustainable environmental development of the community. Designation as a World Leisure Community of Excellence can be bestowed upon a neighborhood, village, town, city, state or region whose citizens have worked together as a community. 

OPPORTUNITIES & BENEFITS
- Gain global recognition for its innovative use of leisure practices to strengthen economic, social, cultural, and environmental development
- Showcase its achievements at the international level
- Join an international network of leisure communities interested in sharing their innovative and revitalizing programs and strategies
- Attract tourism and investment
- Build a global reputation as a leading community in the leisure field


The World Leisure of Community Excellence designation is valid for a three¿years period. Continued use of the designation will be subject to a review.

The designed communities will be given the opportunity to join the World Leisure of Community Excellence Network (annual fee required). This network aims to strengthen cooperation with and among communities that have successfully used leisure in its widest forms to reinvent themselves and to improve the economic, social and cultural lives of their citizens. By joining the Network, communities will strengthen international cooperation, broaden their opportunities and benefit from the networking and the exchange among the WLO programmes.  
 
SUBMISSION DEADLINES & FEES:
December 1, 2017 - Notice of Intent to Respond
January 31, 2018 - Formal Response Due Date
 

For further detailed information about the Communities of Excellence programme send an email to: secretariat@worldleisure.org