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  • Countdown to MOVE Week 2014 – 4 weeks to go
    With only four weeks until Europe’s biggest community sport event starts on 29 September, the countdown to MOVE Week 2014 is rapidly gaining momentum. Over 300 MOVE Week events in 28 European countries have already been registered on moveweek.eu – will we make it to the projected record of 2000? With the numbers climbing up every day, we think we will. Poland is still leading the running count with 68 activities planned in as many as 45 cities across the country. The Czech Republic has raced into second place with 39 events, and Italy (27), France and Turkey (23), Bulgaria and Germany (20), Malta (19) and Greece (18) are not too far behind. National Coordinators and MOVE Agents across are busy gathering support from local sports organisations, schools, governments and sponsors to help their events reach as many people as possible. With endless opportunities to get different community actors involved, they have managed to link a diverse range of new and established events to MOVE Week such as school sports days, bike rides in cities and stunning natural sceneries, conferences and “no email” office days. Anyone can be a MOVE Agent. No matter how big or small your event is, it is important to make it count by registering it online. Be part of a pan-European campaign and help us reach our goal of 2000 MOVE Week events in 2014! Find out how
    Countdown to MOVE Week 2014 – 4 weeks to go
  • French Ministry of Sport places MOVE Week under its patronage
    France’s MOVE Week preparations have received a valuable boost of support from the French Ministry of Sport, which has announced it will place MOVE Week 2014 under its patronage. Despite a cabinet reshuffle in April, the Ministry of Sport agreed to back MOVE Week in France this year, as the Ministry of Women’s Rights, Towns, Youth and Sport had done so last year. Its support comes as a high profile reward for the collaborative efforts of six French sports federations, ASPTT, FSCF, FSGT, EPMM Sport Pour Tous, UFOLEP, USEP, and social development organisation La Ligue de l'enseignement. Together these organisations approached newly appointed Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem to ensure the patronage agreement and, meanwhile, have been busy urging local, regional and national MOVE Agents to register events. So far, they anticipate 40 events to take place throughout France during MOVE Week from 29 September to 5 October. Highlights include an after work Nordic walking event in Lyon, a youth event in Limousin giving participants the chance to try different physical activities, and a family walk on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. France’s National Coordinator, Aurélie Darcis, says that she is delighted to see France’s preparations progress so well in the countdown to MOVE Week, and the Ministry’s support will give the event a boost all over France. “It is an asset for us for different reasons,” she says. “First, it gives MOVE Week credibility among the public. Second, it helps MOVE Week position itself toward the week ‘Sentez-vous Sport’ from 13 to 21 September, organised by the French Olympic Committee, which also received the patronage of the Ministry.” Keep track of the MOVE Week events registered in France here Read all the latest MOVE Week news on the official NowWeMOVE Blog
    French Ministry of Sport places MOVE Week under its patronage
  • NowWeMOVE Blog now online!
    We are happy to announce the launch of the NowWeMOVE Blog, which will keep you up-to-date with the latest news from the NowWeMOVE Campaign, including the countdown to MOVE Week 2014 (29 September-5 October) and the MOVE Congress 2014 (22-25 October), as well as what’s new in the physical activity sector.  It will feature previews of MOVE Week events from around Europe and profiles of the people behind them, plus physical activity trends and tips, comments from the experts and much more! The NowWeMOVE Blog is here to stay, with updates coming to you all year round. So we hope you will use it as a hub for inspiration to get involved in the NowWeMOVE Campaign – be it by being part of MOVE Week (by planning an event or participating in one) or the MOVE Congress or by being an advocate for physical activity in your community. You can also use it to “Find your MOVE” and work out how to squeeze physical activity into your own everyday routine. Stay tuned, follow our posts, read exclusive stories from our guest bloggers or contribute something yourself – write to us at [email address] to send us your story ideas. MOVE Agents, this is a great opportunity to promote your MOVE Week events! Access the blog here 
    NowWeMOVE Blog now online!
  • MOVE Week 2014 Flash Mob: Join in and MOVE your city this September
    Flash Mobs are a great tool to get people together, be active and create a buzz around anything you want to promote. But what are they exactly? No more than spontaneous routines performed in public by a group of people for a short period of time. It takes some practise in advance, but the choreography is usually easy enough for anyone to join in. Want to give it a try and surprise your city? Help us promote MOVE Week in as many cities as possible on 20 September and be part of the fun! Last year, the MOVE Week flash mob was a great success, with MOVE Agents in 34 European cities surprising people passing by and getting them to MOVE. To see how they did it, watch the MOVE Week 2013 flash mob video here This year we have planned for the flash mobs to take place a week before MOVE Week, at 17:00 on 20 September to raise awareness of the official start of MOVE Week 2014 on 29 of September. We have all you need to organise your own flash mob!At moveweek.eu you can find our step-by-step guide to the MOVE Week 2014 flash mob and a video of the new choreography is on YouTube here . For more information contact your country’s National Coordinator. Visit the MOVE Week 2014 flash mob page here  
    MOVE Week 2014 Flash Mob: Join in and MOVE your city this September
  • Free MOVE Congress 2014 registration: Submit a photo for your chance to win!
    The MOVE Congress 2014 organisers are giving you the chance to be rewarded for your creativity and win free registration for this year’s event in Rome from 22-25 October. All you have to do is send us a photograph that you think represents “sport for all”. Find out below how you can enter the first ever MOVE Congress Photo Contest! Sport for all is a concept that has different shades. Is it club sports? Is it exercise that you organise yourself, like running or working out? Does it include walking to the shops, gardening or riding your bike to work? Organisations and other stakeholders interested in grassroots sport are still debating the meaning of sport for all and defining what it encompasses. What we know for sure is that people choose to be active in many different ways and in different places. We also know that action speaks louder than words, so we want you to show us what you think: What does sport for all mean to you? Take a picture and send it to us by Friday 26 September 2014. First prize: The photographer of the photo awarded first prize will win free registration to the MOVE Congress 2014 in Rome (value €250). Their photo will also be exhibited at the Open Market Fair, featured in the official Congress video and published on the MOVE Congress 2014 website. Runners-up: In addition to the winning photographer, 9 runners-up will also be selected and their work exhibited at the Open Market Fair, featured in the official Congress video and published on the MOVE Congress 2014 website. The winner and runners-up will be announced on Wednesday 1 October. The MOVE Congress 2014 Photo Contest is open to anyone regardless of their residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation. HOW TO ENTER:TERMS AND CONDITIONS:Maximum three colour or black and white (or a mixture of both) photos per entrant.Photo captions must accompany all submissions. The photos must be in digital format and emailed to the MOVE Congress 2014 organisers contact@movecongress.com by the submission deadline. All digital files must be 20 megabytes or smaller, in JPEG ( .jpg format), and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if horizontal) or 1,600 pixels tall (if vertical). The photos must be original and taken by the person entering the contest. If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to the MOVE Congress 2014 organisers upon request. Entrants must not submit images that involve human nudity or any other offensive or explicit material. The entries will be judged in accordance with the Criteria for Selection, as defined below. All entries must be submitted and received by 26 Sep, 2014 at 12:00:00 p.m (GMT + 1) The winners and runners-up will be notified by email by 1 Oct 2014. There will be one winner selected for the first prize of the 250 EUR congress fee. The winning entry and nine runners-up will be notified when their photographs are published in the MOVE Congress online and offline materials. CRITERIA FOR SELECTION: The eligible photo entries will be judged over three rounds of evaluation. In Round One, the entries will be sorted according to their originality and relevance to the theme “sport for all”. In Round Two, they will be judged according to their creativity, photographic quality, composition and impact. Round three will determine the selection of the winner and runners-up. The judging will be carried out by ISCA and UISP staff. PERMISSION: By entering the MOVE Congress 2014 Photo Contest, all entrants agree to allow the MOVE Congress organisers permission to publish, reproduce, distribute and display the photographs (along with a name credit) in connection with the Photo Contest and MOVE Congress. LIABILITY: The entrant submits their photo understanding the Terms and Conditions of the contest. Entries can be withdrawn through email correspondence by the final judging date (30 September). The MOVE Congress organisers assume no responsibility after the publication date. RIGHT TO CANCEL CONTEST: The MOVE Congress organisers have the right to cancel the contest at any time without prior notification. Entrants will be notified by e-mail if the contest is cancelled. PRIVACY: Entrants agree that their name, location and email address may be processed, shared, and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Photo Contest. Participants have the right to access, review, rectify, or ask for their data to be deleted by the MOVE Congress organisers by writing to contact@movecongress.com. The entrants’ personal data will not be kept by the organisers after the contest. This photo contest is inspired by the National Geographic Photo Contest: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2014/rules/ QUESTIONS?Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to contact@movecongress.com 
    Free MOVE Congress 2014 registration: Submit a photo for your chance to win!
Countdown to MOVE Week 2014 – 4 weeks to go
With only four weeks until Europe’s biggest community sport event starts on 29 September, the countdown to MOVE Week 2014 is rapidly gaining momentum. Over 300 MOVE Week events in 28 European countries have already been registered on moveweek.eu – will we make it to the projected record of 2000? With the numbers climbing up every day, we think we will. Poland is still leading the running count with 68 activities planned in as many as 45 cities across the country. The Czech Republic has raced into second place with 39 events, and Italy (27), France and Turkey (23), Bulgaria and Germany (20), Malta (19) and Greece (18) are not too far behind. National Coordinators and MOVE Agents across are busy gathering support from local sports organisations, schools, governments and sponsors to help their events reach as many people as possible. With endless opportunities to get different community actors involved, they have managed to link a diverse range of new and established events to MOVE Week such as school sports days, bike rides in cities and stunning natural sceneries, conferences and “no email” office days. Anyone can be a MOVE Agent. No matter how big or small your event is, it is important to make it count by registering it online. Be part of a pan-European campaign and help us reach our goal of 2000 MOVE Week events in 2014! Find out how

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