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  • ISCA meets 26 Chinese grassroots sport stakeholders as MOVE Transfer EU-China project begins
    ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby and Head of Projects Saska Benedicic Tomat had a full schedule last week when they visited China to meet the Chinese partners of the new EU-supported MOVE Transfer EU-China project. The seven-day trip opened doors not only to a new grassroots sport culture, but to a wealth of new partnerships in Beijing, Nanjing and Hong Kong. These partnerships span across sectors, from the government ministries to universities, schools and grassroots sport assocations. And the grassroots sport leaders who will be selected for the project’s EU-China exchanges will also get an opportunity to visit some of these sites later in 2019, as well as the MOVE Congress in October. The first visit was to the Chinese Vice Minister for Sport and World Skate Asia President Mr. Liu Guoyong in Beijing. This was followed by visits to 26 institutions, associations, federations and unions, plus three active schools in Nanjing. Pictured are some of the highlights from the tour, where ISCA visited the following stakeholders: BeijingSERK.c.cAll China Sports Science Research InstituteBeijing Sports UniversityQingHua UniversityBeijing Health Science Technology LimitedBeijing Capital University of Physical Education and Sports, ChinaTraining Department of the Chinese Mountaineering AssociationOrienteering Branch of Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC)Study Trips and Camp Education Professional Committee, Department of Physical Education, Peking UniversityInteractive Sports Technology Invention, BeijingYMCA Beijing NanjingJinling Exercise and Health Promotion Alliance (JEHPA) and their stakeholders,Sports science and physical education college, Nanjing Normal UniversityDepartment of exercise and health science, Nanjing Sport InstituteNanjing Health Industry CoNanjing Network of Innovative TechnologyDigital Fitness IndustrySport Fitness AssociationAsian Outdoor Trade Association Hong KongHong Kong Gymnastics AssociationHong Kong Skating UnionHong Kong Karatedo FederationHong Kong Bodybuilding and Fitness AssociationHong Kong Mountaineering and Climbing UnionHong Kong Sports Association for Persons with Intellectual DisabilityHong Kong Faculty of Education, University of Macau Watch this space for more news about the MOVE Transfer EU-China project and register for the MOVE Congress 2019 for exclusive insights from some of these stakeholders into grassroots sport and physical activity in China. By Rachel Payne, ISCAPhotos: Saska Benedicic Tomat, ISCA
    ISCA meets 26 Chinese grassroots sport stakeholders as MOVE Transfer EU-China project begins
  • New multi-storey Sesc Guarulhos facility opens in the State of São Paulo
    In March ISCA member Sesc was awarded an ArchDaily Building of the Year Award in the Public Architecture category for its innovative headquarters Sesc 24 de Maio. On 11 and 12 May, Sesc inaugurated a brand new culture and sport centre: Sesc Guarulhos. The facilities were opened in second largest city in São Paulo State, gathering 24,400 people from the local area, who were invited to participate in activities at the new centre. Sesc Guarulhos has 34 thousand m² of built up area, a building with three floors that incorporate a theatre, a music centre, an exhibition area, a centre of environmental education, an aquatic centre with indoor and outdoor pools, a multi-sports gymnasium, a synthetic grass field, a multi-sports court, gym rooms, technology and arts spaces, a dental clinic, a library and a space for children to play, among other spaces. This new cultural and sports centre is expected to welcome 4000 users per day, with its facilities being open to people of all ages from the local community. “The opening of a Sesc centre in Guarulhos increases our capacity to promote our facilities to workers from commerce, the services and tourism sectors, and the public in general, giving them the opportunity to enjoy many programmes and activities that provide learning, networking and dialogue. The delivery of this new facility to the public reaffirms the institution's commitment to promoting collective wellbeing in the communities in which it operates. It also enables everyone to access the full experience of their city and the region’s dynamic cultural scene,” Danilo Santos de Miranda, the Regional Director of Sesc São Paulo, says. Sesc’s network includes 44 centres in the State of São Paulo, most of them cultural and sports centres. Sesc also provides activities on social tourism, health, performing and visual arts, environmental education and special programmes for children and seniors. It is also the pioneer of an initiative to help reduce hunger and food waste, called “Mesa Brasil Sesc”. Visit the Sesc Guarulhos website
    New multi-storey Sesc Guarulhos facility opens in the State of São Paulo
  • Get into the game at the MOVE Congress 2019: Call for Innovation Alley exhibitors and presenters
    Are you changing the game for members of your community with activities or technologies that are getting them MOVING? Did we hear a “yes!” or even a “hell yeah!”? Then ISCA and our organising partner, the Hungarian School, University and Leisure Sport Federation, invite YOU to submit your very own physical activity initiative or technology that you want to showcase to up to 500 MOVE Congress participants in Budapest from 16-18 October 2019. The MOVE Congress Change the Game: It’s Your MOVE promises to be our most interactive conference yet, featuring keynote speakers who are shaking up the grassroots sport and physical activity sector by using anything from gamification to powerful campaigns, placemaking techniques and even superheroes to get more adults and kids active. Innovation Alley is an exhibition fair that will run throughout the conference. Placed next to the main auditorium, you will have a prime opportunity to get in contact with other participants who share your passion for developing tomorrow’s grassroots sport and physical activity approaches and equipment. Connect with sports clubs, municipalities, school staff, companies and funders who could help to take your great idea to the next level. You can download the full call and application guidelines here or below to submit your idea for: A hands-on exhibit, inviting participants to come and try your physical activity or technology, including gadgets and equipmentA poster featuring your innovative approach to getting more people active in sport or physical activity, or research in this field And/or A 10-minute oral presentation of your innovative activity or technology in an auditorium that will seat up to 100 MOVE Congress delegates  The deadline for submissions is Saturday 15 June 2019. Submit your idea today or get in touch with the MOVE Congress 2019 Secretariat at contact@movecongress.com for more information. If you are a for-profit company, please get in touch with the Secretariat before submitting your application as special conditions may apply. Visit the official website www.movecongress.com to find out more about one of the world’s most active conferences. Pictured above: Me Movers were a hit among participants (and organisers - see below, along with more highlights from previous Congresses) at the MOVE Congress 2015. 
    Get into the game at the MOVE Congress 2019: Call for Innovation Alley exhibitors and presenters
  • ISCA welcomes Global Goals World Cup participants with fun and games
    The Global Goals World Cup, celebrating opportunities for women and girls in sport and promoting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, is happening on ISCA’s doorstep this week. So what better excuse to get outside in the Copenhagen sunshine and welcome the 90 participants with an energiser, ISCA style?ISCA Project Coordinator Maja Thormar led an active hour of fun and games for the 14 teams that will kick-off the Global Goals World Cup (GGWCup) outside the Blox architecture hub in the centre of Copenhagen tomorrow. The GGWCup offers a combination of action, with 5 on 5 football games happening outside the building and inspirational talks on sustainable cities and green mobility, gender equality, new standards for sport events, and sustainable fashion running throughout the evening. The unique event is described as “football meets activism, where all teams qualify by taking action for one of the UN's 17 Global Goals. The winner will qualify to play in the Final in NYC during the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.” Find out more about the Global Goals World Cup in Copenhagen here By Rachel Payne, ISCAPhotos by Kristine Onarheim, ISCA
    ISCA welcomes Global Goals World Cup participants with fun and games
  • ISCA to organise special event for Global Goals World Cup in Copenhagen
    It's not so often that a football world cup is held - literally - on your doorstep. But that is exactly what will happen next Tuesday 14 May as the first Global Goals World Cup (GGWCup) match kicks off outside the BLOX architecture hub in Copenhagen. The tournament invites women to join in and addresses all 17 of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by bringing them alive as a sport. Keep an eye out for ISCA and the women taking part in the GGWCup in Copenhagen as we host a special pre-event on 13 May. All will be revealed on the day! Find out more about the GGWCup here Photo and visual: Eir Soccer Denmark 
    ISCA to organise special event for Global Goals World Cup in Copenhagen
ISCA meets 26 Chinese grassroots sport stakeholders as MOVE Transfer EU-China project begins
ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby and Head of Projects Saska Benedicic Tomat had a full schedule last week when they visited China to meet the Chinese partners of the new EU-supported MOVE Transfer EU-China project. The seven-day trip opened doors not only to a new grassroots sport culture, but to a wealth of new partnerships in Beijing, Nanjing and Hong Kong. These partnerships span across sectors, from the government ministries to universities, schools and grassroots sport assocations. And the grassroots sport leaders who will be selected for the project’s EU-China exchanges will also get an opportunity to visit some of these sites later in 2019, as well as the MOVE Congress in October. The first visit was to the Chinese Vice Minister for Sport and World Skate Asia President Mr. Liu Guoyong in Beijing. This was followed by visits to 26 institutions, associations, federations and unions, plus three active schools in Nanjing. Pictured are some of the highlights from the tour, where ISCA visited the following stakeholders: BeijingSERK.c.cAll China Sports Science Research InstituteBeijing Sports UniversityQingHua UniversityBeijing Health Science Technology LimitedBeijing Capital University of Physical Education and Sports, ChinaTraining Department of the Chinese Mountaineering AssociationOrienteering Branch of Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC)Study Trips and Camp Education Professional Committee, Department of Physical Education, Peking UniversityInteractive Sports Technology Invention, BeijingYMCA Beijing NanjingJinling Exercise and Health Promotion Alliance (JEHPA) and their stakeholders,Sports science and physical education college, Nanjing Normal UniversityDepartment of exercise and health science, Nanjing Sport InstituteNanjing Health Industry CoNanjing Network of Innovative TechnologyDigital Fitness IndustrySport Fitness AssociationAsian Outdoor Trade Association Hong KongHong Kong Gymnastics AssociationHong Kong Skating UnionHong Kong Karatedo FederationHong Kong Bodybuilding and Fitness AssociationHong Kong Mountaineering and Climbing UnionHong Kong Sports Association for Persons with Intellectual DisabilityHong Kong Faculty of Education, University of Macau Watch this space for more news about the MOVE Transfer EU-China project and register for the MOVE Congress 2019 for exclusive insights from some of these stakeholders into grassroots sport and physical activity in China. By Rachel Payne, ISCAPhotos: Saska Benedicic Tomat, ISCA

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The 8th European edition of NowWeMOVE’s signature event MOVE Week will happen on 27 May-2 June 2019 and MOVE Week in Latin America (Semana Muévela and Semana MOVE Brasil) is set to place on 23-30 September 2019. Follow the links to register as a MOVE Agent in your country.

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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 2019. Meanwhile, we will still keep you updated here with the latest news from ISCA and our partners.

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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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