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  • Budapest to host MOVE Congress in October 2019
    Together with our Hungarian partner the National School, University and Leisure Sport Federation, ISCA has revealed today that Budapest will host the ninth MOVE Congress from 16-18 October 2019.The MOVE Congress is one of the world’s only conferences dedicated to recreational sport and physical activity. Next year’s event is expected to be the biggest yet, offering unmatched opportunities for 500 participants spanning six continents and sectors including health, sport, education, international relations and urban planning to meet and discover new ways of working together on physical activity promotion. Registration will open in March 2019, and the first keynote speakers will be revealed in January. The conference will be held at the Budapest Congress Centre. National School, University and Leisure Sport Federation President Gábor Balogh says that hosting the MOVE Congress is a perfect opportunity to showcase the immense value of grassroots sport and physical activity promotion with examples from across the globe. “I’m personally proud to host the MOVE Congress, one of the leading international events aimed at promoting grassroots sport and physical activity. In 2019, Budapest also becomes the European Capital of Sport, which will draw a great deal of attention to sporting events in our country,” he says. “Therefore, we have a special ambition in this regard: we have to show that sport is not only competitive sport and shall demonstrate that physical activity goes well beyond sport. We have to show the power of grassroots sport organisations to the world and on the other hand, we want to highlight new aspects, approaches and knowledge to the participants of the MOVE Congress.” At the HIPE conference this afternoon in Budapest, ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby, via video, extended a warm welcome to participants to save the date for the MOVE Congress 2019. “Together with incredibly good hosts, we are delighted to invite you to the MOVE Congress 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. If you are interested in sport for all, grassroots sport and physical activity, then the MOVE Congress in Budapest in October 2019 is the place to be.” The MOVE Congress is held every two years and previous hosts include Copenhagen (2009, 2015), Frankfurt (2010), Paris (2011), Sao Paulo (2012), Barcelona (2013), Rome (2014) and Birmingham (2017). The event is not only a forum to discuss the latest issues, good practices and opportunities for the grassroots sport sector, its active format also leads by example with plenary sessions that get participants on their feet and speakers on fitness balls or exercise bikes, dynamic workshops, and a chance to do some urban orienteering in the host city. Expert speakers and facilitators from a range of sectors bring know-how and new perspectives to make the programme rich in ideas and experiences, and accessible to anyone with an interest in helping their communities become more active. Sign up to the ISCA newsletter for updates and registration information as it is announced. Official website: https://www.movecongress.com/ 
    Budapest to host MOVE Congress in October 2019
  • Creating Moving People – building blocks and angles of attack
    Comment by ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby. I have the opportunity to give presentations about sport participation in a variety of international and national contexts. All situations are different but one illustration is useful when trying to frame the common challenge. In settings where the aim is to promote physical activity and recreational sport – even though the cultural, political, social and economic situations may be different – we all have the same ‘building blocks’ at hand and some angles of attack. Well, not all building blocks are always at hand in the right size, but as a model for understanding it works.Basically, I see four main building blocks. That is: ‘Hardware’, ‘Software’, ‘Orgware’* and ‘Behaviour Design’. And roughly two ways to address the development and change, namely: ‘Top Down’ and ‘Bottom Up’. ‘Hardware’ is understood as facilities, equipment, gadgets; ‘Software’ primarily as the immaterial programmes, courses and human instruction, and motivation; ‘Orgware’ as the organisational setup that should govern, structure and support sport participation. Organisation can, from this perspective, be any type – private, public, non-profit, etc. And last the new kid on the block is ‘Behaviour Design’, which in this case is the right mix of ‘hardware’, ‘software’ and ‘orgware’ that can trigger and motivate human beings to act differently – in our case to become more physically active. With these building blocks we can ‘attack’ the challenge from either the ‘Top Down’ or ‘Bottom Up’.Top Down is understood as overall decisions and initiatives taken far away from the human beings/citizens that we would like to motivate to move more. That could be national or even international policies and actions plans, such as the ‘Australia Sport 2030’ plan with the aim that Australia should be the most sportive nation by 2030, or when the Mayor of Paris announces that Paris should be the best running city in the world. A Bottom Up approach is, on the other hand, where we address and enter into dialogues, planning phases, and so on directly with the citizens we would like to encourage to be more active. It is all about creating the right mix, at the right time to the right target groups. For example, the vision to make Paris the best running city in the world will probably take some ‘Hardware’ such as new infrastructure and adaptations of existing spaces for running. It will probably also take a lot of ‘Software’, ‘Orgware’ and Behaviour Design to influence the motivation and actions of runners. One of the latest examples of a Top Down initiative is the World Health Organisation’s new Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018-2030. It is a Top Down initiative composed of policy recommendations within four areas. Some of the suggested policies are directed at the ‘Hardware’, some aim at the ‘Software’ and ‘Behaviour Design’ – and for sure all of them need an amount of mobilisation of organisations and institutions to make the paper more than just a report. To Walk the Talk in other words! *The three elements of Hardware, Software and Orgware in a sport participation context are introduced by Remco Hoekman. I have added the new kid on the block ‘Behaviour Design’. Therefore, at this moment it is also suitable to refer to Remco Hoekman’s new book “Sport policy, sport facilities and sport participation” where he examines how sport policies at national and municipal levels in the Netherlands do influence sport participation. The book is hereby recommended.Comment originally published on LinkedIn 
    Creating Moving People – building blocks and angles of attack
  • MOVEment Spaces webinar now available on-demand
    The very first ISCA webinar on MOVEment Spaces was streamed on Monday live from Nordhavn in Copenhagen, a new development where architects, city planners and grassroots sport associations including ISCA member DGI have collaborated on opening up existing spaces for physical activity and delivering activities, such as Copenhagen Runners High, so the public can use them. The live seminar featured Jakob Juhl Pedersen (Director of DGI Copenhagen), Rikke Faaborg Jarmer (Development Director of By&Havn at the City of Copenhagen) and Jakob Færch (Development Consultant at the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities/LOA Fonden). Their discussion, led by ISCA Secretary General Jacob Schouenborg, focuses on the collaboration between grassroots sport associations, city planners and architects. It also highlighted a particular initiative in Nordhavn that has created an open recreational facility on the top of a building close to the harbour, called Konditaget Lüders. Jakob Færch mentioned that the initiative was “the first recreational facility in this area and it’s a combination of a problem originating when we have less space in the big cities, where we are developing fast, what can we do to create new examples and new ways to incorporate the architecture with the physical recreation facilities.” Watch the full webinar to learn more perspectives from three frontrunners in this increasingly important space. 
    MOVEment Spaces webinar now available on-demand
  • Seven pilot actions selected for support through Grassroots Sport Diplomacy project
    ISCA and the partners of the EU-supported Grassroots Sport Diplomacy project have selected seven selected pilot actions to start a 10-month experimentation of a small scale Grassroots Sport Diplomacy activity. Each of the selected organisations’ initiatives will receive €5000 in support to implement their activities, as well as support from the project partners in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating their activities. Six of the initiatives were selected by the project partners, and the seventh was selected through an open call for applications. The selected initiatives are: Vivicittà Lebanon, by UISP, ItalyTraining physical activity leaders in multicultural environments, by UBAE, SpainMulheres em Campo | Mujeres en campo | Women on the field, by SESC, BrazilBuilding relations between Hungary and Colombia through grassroots sport, by Hungarian National School, University and Leisure Sport Federation (NSULF), HungaryWe Welcome Young Refugees, by Royal Europa ‘90 Kraainem Football Club, BelgiumBuild Bridges through Sport, by TAKT, Macedonia (selected through open call)Removing Barriers to Sport: harnessing best practice to ensure youth sport is inclusive, accessible and fun, by Youth Sport Trust, UK Preparation for the pilot actions starts as soon as next week, and we will present updates on the actions as they progress both here and on the Grassroots Sport Diplomacy webpage, to be launched soon.Pictured above: The Grassroots Sport Diplomacy project is carving a new niche in sport diplomacy, taking it from being a handshake between elite actors to diplomatic actions at the grassroots level. What is Grassroots Sport Diplomacy?  
    Seven pilot actions selected for support through Grassroots Sport Diplomacy project
  • Don't miss the MOVEment Spaces live seminar from Copenhagen: 29 October 2018, 14:00-15:00 CET
    What are the key ingredients you need to transform urban spaces into active spaces? Tune into our live stream at 14:00 CET on Monday 29 October for exclusive insights from Copenhagen into how local authorities and the grassroots sport movement can collaborate to take advantage of urban public spaces as new arenas for physical activity. Learn from Danish frontrunners DGI, the City of Copenhagen and the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities (LOA Fonden) as we focus on best practice, mutual benefits and also challenges in working on urban space projects. Introducing our live seminar speakers:Jakob Juhl Pedersen, Director, DGI CopenhagenRikke Jarmer Faaborg, Development Director, By&Havn, City of CopenhagenJakob Færch, Development Consultant, Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities  Register to participate Find out more 
    Don't miss the MOVEment Spaces live seminar from Copenhagen: 29 October 2018, 14:00-15:00 CET
Budapest to host MOVE Congress in October 2019
Together with our Hungarian partner the National School, University and Leisure Sport Federation, ISCA has revealed today that Budapest will host the ninth MOVE Congress from 16-18 October 2019.The MOVE Congress is one of the world’s only conferences dedicated to recreational sport and physical activity. Next year’s event is expected to be the biggest yet, offering unmatched opportunities for 500 participants spanning six continents and sectors including health, sport, education, international relations and urban planning to meet and discover new ways of working together on physical activity promotion. Registration will open in March 2019, and the first keynote speakers will be revealed in January. The conference will be held at the Budapest Congress Centre. National School, University and Leisure Sport Federation President Gábor Balogh says that hosting the MOVE Congress is a perfect opportunity to showcase the immense value of grassroots sport and physical activity promotion with examples from across the globe. “I’m personally proud to host the MOVE Congress, one of the leading international events aimed at promoting grassroots sport and physical activity. In 2019, Budapest also becomes the European Capital of Sport, which will draw a great deal of attention to sporting events in our country,” he says. “Therefore, we have a special ambition in this regard: we have to show that sport is not only competitive sport and shall demonstrate that physical activity goes well beyond sport. We have to show the power of grassroots sport organisations to the world and on the other hand, we want to highlight new aspects, approaches and knowledge to the participants of the MOVE Congress.” At the HIPE conference this afternoon in Budapest, ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby, via video, extended a warm welcome to participants to save the date for the MOVE Congress 2019. “Together with incredibly good hosts, we are delighted to invite you to the MOVE Congress 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. If you are interested in sport for all, grassroots sport and physical activity, then the MOVE Congress in Budapest in October 2019 is the place to be.” The MOVE Congress is held every two years and previous hosts include Copenhagen (2009, 2015), Frankfurt (2010), Paris (2011), Sao Paulo (2012), Barcelona (2013), Rome (2014) and Birmingham (2017). The event is not only a forum to discuss the latest issues, good practices and opportunities for the grassroots sport sector, its active format also leads by example with plenary sessions that get participants on their feet and speakers on fitness balls or exercise bikes, dynamic workshops, and a chance to do some urban orienteering in the host city. Expert speakers and facilitators from a range of sectors bring know-how and new perspectives to make the programme rich in ideas and experiences, and accessible to anyone with an interest in helping their communities become more active. Sign up to the ISCA newsletter for updates and registration information as it is announced. Official website: https://www.movecongress.com/ 

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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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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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