Leaded by World Leisure Centres of Excellence the Douglas Ribeiro da Silva International Field School is a learning opportunity that combines field experience with congress attendance. Initiated in the 2014 WL Congress in Mobile, Alabama (USA) it has now become one of the most successful and active programmes of WLO for the youngest leisure community.

2018 – WLCE Douglas Ribeiro da Silva Field School (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

The 2018 Field School during the World Leisure Congress (São Paulo, Brazil) embraced the theme of “Leisure Beyond Constraints”, addressing leisure and access in its broadest sense.  The theme included three dimensions of barriers: physical, socio‐economic and symbolic, which must be recognized, discussed and overcome, to ensure that all people can fully enjoy and take advantage of leisure. Utilizing that theme, the field school offered students an opportunity to study and experience leisure constraints in the local Brazilian Perus for 4 days before attending the 2018 World Leisure Congress in São Paulo.

See the WL Centers of Excellence Douglas Ribeiro da Silva International Field School Perus, Brazil, 2018 Case Studies Volume

2016 – WLCE Field School (Durban, South Africa)

During the 2016 WL Congress in Durban (South Africa), Durban Green Corridors welcomed young generations to discover the magnificent tourism products on the eNanda Route in Durban, giving them the chance to explore the township vibe, hike down to the stunning uMzinyathi Falls, and learn about the Rastafarian Culture.