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  • Announcing the ISCA Awards 2018 winners for MOVEment Spaces! 4 partnerships recognised for transforming urban spaces into active ones
    The jury and people’s choice votes are in and we are delighted to announce the winners of the first ISCA Awards, which in 2018 recognise partnerships that have transformed urban spaces into active spaces (under the theme MOVEment Spaces). MOVEment Spaces are public areas that are designed in a way that enable citizens to enjoy their human right to MOVE by being physically as part of their daily lives. This year, we aimed to award partnerships that have created active green (parks and other green areas) black (asphalt and paved areas) and blue (open water areas) spaces. Our expert jury has selected the following winners of the MOVEment Spaces Awards, which will be presented at the MOVING People – MOVING Europe Conference and Awards celebration on 23 November 2018 in Paris. Green spaces awardWINNER: Fitness-Locations, from DTB, Germany (pictured above top-left) Shortlisted: Germany; Vejle Kommune, Maria Park, Denmark; School of Sport and Recreation Auckland University of Technology, Beat Stress, Move More, New Zealand; Polytechnic School, European Pedestrian Road E-4 Horgoš-Martonoš-Kanjiža-Novi Kneževac, Serbia; BG Be Active, The Spot, Bulgaria Black spaces awardWINNER: Looking for a Place to Dream, from Game, Lebanon (pictured above top-right)Shortlisted: Nike do Brasil, Rio 2016 Legacy – Olympic Villages – Getting kids active in Rio, Brazil; MOVE Malta, Shake It!, Malta; By & Havn/CPH City & Port development, P-hus Lüders - Konditaget Lüders, Denmark; Bogota District Recreation and Sports Institute, Ciclovia Bogotana, Colombia Blue spaces awardWINNER: Bathing Zones from City of Copenhagen, Culture and Leisure Department, Denmark (pictured above bottom-left)Shortlisted: Healthy Ireland - Healthy Cities and Counties network, Swim Distance Markers in Galway Bay, Ireland People’s Choice AwardThe voting was opened to the public to select the fourth ISCA Award winner for 2018 from the 12 shortlisted partnerships. Thanks to a great response from ISCA members and followers, we received 3605 votes and the people’s choice is: WINNER: Swim Distance Markers in Galway Bay from Healthy Ireland - Healthy Cities and Counties, Ireland (38% of the votes) (pictured above bottom-right)Runners-Up:Bogota District Recreation and Sports Institute, Ciclovia Bogotana, Colombia (17% of the votes)MOVE Malta, Shake It!, Malta (12% of the votes) Congratulations to all winners! Special thanks to our jury of multi-stakeholder experts, Jayne Greenberg (Miami-Dade County, Florida, ISCA North America Chair, United States), Remco Hoekman (Senior Researcher Mulier Institute/Radboud University and President of the European Association for Sociology of Sport, the Netherlands), René Kural (Associate Professor, Director of Centre of Sports and Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Denmark), Michael Shiosaki (Director of Planning and Development, Seattle Parks and Recreation, United States), Maria Luiza Souza Dias (Manager of Physical and Sportive Development, Sesc São Paulo, ISCA Latin America Chair and ISCA Vice President, Brazil), and Oliver Vanges (Development Consultant, Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities, Denmark). Find out more about the ISCA Awards
    Announcing the ISCA Awards 2018 winners for MOVEment Spaces! 4 partnerships recognised for transforming urban spaces into active ones
  • 15 countries and 854 cities celebrated MOVE Week in Latin America
    MOVE Week in Latin America (known as Semana Move in Brazil and Semana Muévela in the Spanish-speaking countries) took place from 23-30 September this year, and expanded to two more countries – Guatemala and Panama. The week was organised by 87 organisations and individuals called "Movers" (58 in Brazil and 29 in Latin America), who held 10,000 activities in 854 cities of 15 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela. “An intense week of work for Semana Move!” Ana Paula Feitosa from Sesc São Paulo said after another successful and action-packed MOVE Week. “Many activities were carried out and many people were made aware of the regular practice of sport and physical activity. Thanks to the work of many teams, the dedicated team at Sesc SP and other states of Brasil, and the teams of the various Movement Institutions that believe in the cause and have taken this movement to the different corners of Latin America.” Interviews about Semana Move on featured on Globo TV (the programmes included Bom Dia SP and SPTV 1), RIT TV, CBN SP Radio and Gazeta Radio. Mexico returned to Semana Muévela after having to withdraw from last year’s event due to the natural disaster prior to the week. Via RecreActiva Guadalajara held several activities workshops and activities, including the colourful display pictured below. The movers are still tallying the number of participants who took part this year – which will most likely be counted in millions rather than thousands. ISCA’s NowWeMOVE Campaign Manager Laska Nenova took part in Semana Move for the first time this year, after having coordinated the roll-out of MOVE Week from Latin America from afar - in collaboration with ISCA member Sesc - since 2013, presenting on “Keeping grassroots sport at the top of political agendas” at the Semana Internacional Esporte pela Mudança Social (SIEMS) conference and blowing the horn to kick-off the Aquathon in Bertioga, which had 600 participants. Find out more about Semana Muévela 
    15 countries and 854 cities celebrated MOVE Week in Latin America
  • ISCA and Ollerup in “office activity takeover” at UN City
    During the #BeActive European Week of Sport in Denmark ISCA and the Ollerup Academy for Physical Education transformed a regular lunch hour at UN City in Copenhagen into a buzz of activity with our “office activity takeover”. The event saw staff from WHO Europe and UN branches including UNICEF jumping across a parkour course set up in the UN City lobbyand trying backflips with help from the Ollerup students, competing in slow biking and jumping contests, and relaxing with some stretching and gentle exercises that can be done in any office. There were 10 physical activity stations stretched across the lobby, and some of the staff stayed until they had tried all 10 – and filled in all the stamp on their #FindYourMOVE “loyalty card”. Communication and Programme Manager for UNICEF Maria Dyrberg said the staff would not normally have the chance to be active and interact on a regular working day, so she felt the activities brought them together in a relaxed way. “When I came out of my office to go for lunch, I was just so happy when I saw all the activities and I really got touched. I was feeling this community with all the others, like standing and cheering, and it just reminds me of how much I appreciate physical activity and movement and how I miss it actually,” she said. WHO Europe Technical Consultant Lea Nash Castro agreed that the inclusiveness of the activities enabled people to participate in everything from light to more challenging physical activities. “I think the keyword after experiencing this for me would be fun, and if I can add one more, inclusive, because I thought there was something for everyone and I saw people of different ages, backgrounds and styles participating,” she said. Ollerup’s parkour activities started as a spectacle that quickly drew a crowd as some of the students jumped from the first floor of the building into the lobby. But the open parkour course soon drew in curious spectators who wanted to learn some of the basics of jumping and balancing. “Parkour was a really nice experience. I wasn’t aware that I could do a lot of things with my body and jump over things, so it was really exciting,” WHO Europe Programme Assistant Jesus Chew Ambrosio said. “I’m working for the Programme for Nutrition, Obesity and Physical Activity so this kind of physical activity through our working day is very important and especially during this week, which is the European Week of Sport. I think everyone is loving it in the building and I could see a lot of my colleagues trying different things and dancing and doing physical activity for a couple of minutes. So I think it’s really nice.” ISCA’s collaboration with WHO Europe on the event is the second of our ongoing actions to promote physical activity together. Lea Nash Castro said the organisation recognises the potential of larger agencies in working with civil society organisations to extend the impact of their collective work. “We acknowledge the role of civil society in helping WHO and all the other UN agencies in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and of course ISCA is no exception to this work, working very directly especially with our good SDG 3 about health and wellbeing. So we think that these collaborations can really help WHO achieve their goals as well and support our member states, but also to identify the needs of the people in the countries and perhaps those whose voices are not so easily heard,” she said. Read the full interview with Lea Nash Castro here Watch WHO Europe’s video from the day Find out more about the European Week of Sport in Denmark Download the new WHO Europe Physical Activity Factsheets By Rachel Payne, ISCA
    ISCA and Ollerup in “office activity takeover” at UN City
  • Vote for your favourite MOVEment space
    Our jury of experts in active urban spaces has shortlisted 12 partnerships that have transformed urban spaces into active spaces. Now is your chance to vote for your favourite! The 2018 ISCA Awards for Movement Spaces will present four awards. Three of the award winners will be selected by our panel of experts, but the people's choice award will be selected by you in the survey below! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZW9VX2D Read about all projects that have been shortlisted by our panel, and vote for your favourite by Wednesday 10 October. We will announce all winners at the ISCA Awards ceremony in Paris on 23 November. Read more about MOVEment Spaces Read more about the ISCA Awards here Please note: Only one vote per person is allowed, and multiple votes will be discounted.
    Vote for your favourite MOVEment space
  • ISCA talks physical activity promotion with Lea Nash Castro from WHO Europe
    ISCA and the Ollerup Academy of Physical Education visited UN City in Copenhagen on 28 September as part of the #BeActive European Week of Sport Denmark, thanks to the initiative of WHO Europe, which followed up on the success of last year’s event with more lunch time physical activity for UN City staff. In the same week, WHO Europe also published a new set of advocacy factsheets mapping available national documents and action plans, recommendations, goals and surveillance for physical activity, and potential networks for interested stakeholders to get in touch.We spoke to WHO Europe Technical Consultant Lea Nash Castro about these latest developments and our “Office activity takeover” at UN City. What is your one keyword of today’s “Office activity takeover” by ISCA and Ollerup in connection to this year’s European Week of Sport – and why?LNC: I think the keyword after experiencing this for me would be fun, and if I can add one more, inclusive, because I thought there was something for everyone and I saw people of different ages, backgrounds and styles participating. So that was great to see – very inclusive. Which activities did you try today and which was your personal favourite?LNC: I tried most of them. I tried the jumping one of the post-its on the all. It tried different games – one where you had to throw something in the bucket. But by far my favourite was the back-flipping – with help, of course. What are the most recent developments in WHO Europe when it comes to the HEPA agenda?LNC: Actually, just this week WHO Europe published a set of factsheets on physical activity for the 28 EU member states, and we published one set of country factsheets where we outlined all of the main developments on a policy level for physical activity regarding 23 different indicators. So really ranging from many different things on physical activity in each country. But we also published some specific factsheets on physical activity and the education sector and the health sector. So we’re showing a lot of different success stories or case examples from countries they wanted to highlight. What is the value for WHO Europe to work together with ISCA (as a civil society organisation) on an event like today – and the broader HEPA agenda?I think there are many opportunities and a lot of potential for working together. We acknowledge the role of civil society in helping WHO and all the other UN agencies in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and of course ISCA is no exception to this work, working very directly especially with our good SDG 3 about health and wellbeing. So we think that these collaborations can really help WHO achieve their goals as well and support our member states, but also to identify the needs of the people in the countries and perhaps those whose voices are not so easily heard and help us to listen to those important voices as well. Watch WHO Europe's video from the day Find out more about the European Week of Sport in Denmark Download the new WHO Europe Physical Activity Factsheets here
    ISCA talks physical activity promotion with Lea Nash Castro from WHO Europe
Announcing the ISCA Awards 2018 winners for MOVEment Spaces! 4 partnerships recognised for transforming urban spaces into active ones
The jury and people’s choice votes are in and we are delighted to announce the winners of the first ISCA Awards, which in 2018 recognise partnerships that have transformed urban spaces into active spaces (under the theme MOVEment Spaces). MOVEment Spaces are public areas that are designed in a way that enable citizens to enjoy their human right to MOVE by being physically as part of their daily lives. This year, we aimed to award partnerships that have created active green (parks and other green areas) black (asphalt and paved areas) and blue (open water areas) spaces. Our expert jury has selected the following winners of the MOVEment Spaces Awards, which will be presented at the MOVING People – MOVING Europe Conference and Awards celebration on 23 November 2018 in Paris. Green spaces awardWINNER: Fitness-Locations, from DTB, Germany (pictured above top-left) Shortlisted: Germany; Vejle Kommune, Maria Park, Denmark; School of Sport and Recreation Auckland University of Technology, Beat Stress, Move More, New Zealand; Polytechnic School, European Pedestrian Road E-4 Horgoš-Martonoš-Kanjiža-Novi Kneževac, Serbia; BG Be Active, The Spot, Bulgaria Black spaces awardWINNER: Looking for a Place to Dream, from Game, Lebanon (pictured above top-right)Shortlisted: Nike do Brasil, Rio 2016 Legacy – Olympic Villages – Getting kids active in Rio, Brazil; MOVE Malta, Shake It!, Malta; By & Havn/CPH City & Port development, P-hus Lüders - Konditaget Lüders, Denmark; Bogota District Recreation and Sports Institute, Ciclovia Bogotana, Colombia Blue spaces awardWINNER: Bathing Zones from City of Copenhagen, Culture and Leisure Department, Denmark (pictured above bottom-left)Shortlisted: Healthy Ireland - Healthy Cities and Counties network, Swim Distance Markers in Galway Bay, Ireland People’s Choice AwardThe voting was opened to the public to select the fourth ISCA Award winner for 2018 from the 12 shortlisted partnerships. Thanks to a great response from ISCA members and followers, we received 3605 votes and the people’s choice is: WINNER: Swim Distance Markers in Galway Bay from Healthy Ireland - Healthy Cities and Counties, Ireland (38% of the votes) (pictured above bottom-right)Runners-Up:Bogota District Recreation and Sports Institute, Ciclovia Bogotana, Colombia (17% of the votes)MOVE Malta, Shake It!, Malta (12% of the votes) Congratulations to all winners! Special thanks to our jury of multi-stakeholder experts, Jayne Greenberg (Miami-Dade County, Florida, ISCA North America Chair, United States), Remco Hoekman (Senior Researcher Mulier Institute/Radboud University and President of the European Association for Sociology of Sport, the Netherlands), René Kural (Associate Professor, Director of Centre of Sports and Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Denmark), Michael Shiosaki (Director of Planning and Development, Seattle Parks and Recreation, United States), Maria Luiza Souza Dias (Manager of Physical and Sportive Development, Sesc São Paulo, ISCA Latin America Chair and ISCA Vice President, Brazil), and Oliver Vanges (Development Consultant, Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities, Denmark). Find out more about the ISCA Awards

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The 7th European edition of NowWeMOVE’s signature event MOVE Week took place on 28 May-3 June 2018 and MOVE Week in Latin America (Semana Muévela and Semana MOVE Brasil) took place on 23-30 September 2018. Stay tuned for the dates for 2019!

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New ISCA website coming soon! Our mascot is working very hard on a brand new ISCA website and we look forward to revealing it to you later in 2018. Meanwhile, we will still keep you updated here with the latest news from ISCA and our partners.

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OTHER ISCA ACTIVITIES

Inactivity Time Bomb

In 2015, ISCA commissioned a study called the 'Economic Cost of Physical Inactivity in Europe', showing that half a million Europeans die every year as a result of being physically inactive. The most common causes of death are from those diseases linked to being physically inactive, such as coronary heart disease, type II diabetes and colorectal and breast cancer. One in four adults across Europe is currently physically inactive – as are four out of five adolescents.

 

Download the full report and infographics at the official microsite http://inactivity-time-bomb.nowwemove.com/

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MOVE&Learn

Training on-line tool for non-formal Education through Sport and physical activities with young people.

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