In carrying out its mission to promote physical activity and sport for all, the Tempo Livre has developed a vast activity and implemented services that have made it a national and international reference. The results of this work provide the Tempo Livre an active presence in the European networks of the sport for all movement.
To fulfill its mission, the TEMPO LIVRE it currently has a technical staff composed of a total of 89 people, including sports managers, project managers, physical education teachers, coaches, administrative staff, technicians, logistics and maintenance staff.
For more than 20 years, the daily work of Tempo Livre is consigned to the democratization of sport in Guimarães. This trajectory accompanied public investment in sports facilities that contributed, on the one hand, to the introduction of sport in the community's leisure and, on the other hand, to the promotion of sport and more competitive sporting practice.
Following the guidelines issued by the municipality regarding the implementation of the municipal sports policy, TEMPO LIVRE applies best practices for the management of sports facilities, develops and implements activities and programs to promote physical activity and sport for all, as well as promotes sport initiation by supporting innovative projects.
A TEMPO LIVRE is proud to function as an incubator for new sports. It is an example of success in the support given to informal groups that have become clubs whose practitioners in a few years have achieved a prominent place in national and international competitions. An example of this good practice are the modalities of rugby, figure skating, korfball, speedminton and women's futsal.
With the conquest, in 2013, of the title of European City of Sport, Guimarães became the first Portuguese city to receive this award and to implement a program of activities, of national and international dimension, throughout that year. The entire organization and implementation of the program was attributed to TEMPO LIVRE.
With the creation of the five programming axes of CED2013 - "Sports and Culture", "Training and Qualification", "Sports Events", "Sports for All" and "Research and Knowledge" - the foundations for new projects, activities were laid and services.
This process culminated with the creation of the Sport Studies Center (CEDG), the promotion of sports initiation programs for school-age children (with the Descolar program), the implementation of activities for seniors (the Vida Feliz program), without forgetting audiences that require specific support.
These and other programs and projects have led to Tempo Livre to the international network. In the last decade, Tempo Livre was involved with European projects and partners who, recognizing the value of the work developed in Guimarães, place the Tempo Livre as an essential partner in the different working groups.
Participation of Tempo Livre in projects, programs and meetings with European partners: