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  • These game-changers (and many more) are ready to kick off the 9th MOVE Congress
    In our day-to-day work in our associations, federations or regular workplaces it’s not often we get a chance to rub shoulders with TV stars, decision-makers from the World Health Organisation, UNESCO, the EU Sport Unit, successful campaign managers, former athletes, fitness gurus and TEDx speakers. But at conferences, anything is possible! That’s why we are gathering the most high-profile speakers for our MOVE Congress 2019 programme. The 9th edition of the MOVE Congress starts tomorrow in Budapest, Hungary and over 40 speakers from 19 countries are ready to meet over 460 participants from all sides of the globe. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and live streaming of the conference at https://www.movecongress.com/updates/ This year's programme features: High-level decision makers, health and physical activity advocacy experts: Dr Fiona Bull MBE, Programme Lead on Physical Activity in the Department of Health Promotion, World Health Organization, Switzerland/Australia (click here for video)Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, European Commission, HungaryYves le Lostecque, Head of the EU Sport UnitProfessor Uwe Pühse, UNESCO Chair for Physical Activity and Health in Educational Settings, University of Basel, SwitzerlandNiels Lund, Vice-President of Health Advocacy, Novo Nordisk, Denmark High profile public speakers and leaders in our sector: Magnús Scheving (a.k.a. Sportacus, pictured above), Creator, CEO & Co-Founder, LazyTown Entertainment, Iceland (TEDx speaker and international television personality, click here for video)Aaron Kearney, Consultant and Broadcast Journalist, Griffith Asia Institute and AKS Media International, Australia (click here for video)Darryl Edwards (pictured above), Founder, Primal Play, UK (TEDx speaker, (click here for video)Markos Artistides Kern (pictured above), Entrepreneur and Sports-Tech Innovator, Fun With Balls, Germany (click here for video)Kate Dale (pictured above), Lead of This Girl Can Campaign, Sport England, UK (click here for video)Dr Paul Bedford, Researcher, presenter & fitness industry expert, Retention Guru Ltd, UK (click here for video)Hans Karssenberg, Founding Partner, STIPO and the City at Eye Level, Netherlands (click here for video)Dr Mark Tremblay, President, Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance, Canada (click here for video)Amy Chan, Chair, Hong Kong Elite Athletes Association, Hong Kong (TEDx speaker, (click here for video) Browse the full list of speakers at https://www.movecongress.com/speakers-2019/Catch up on our latest interviews and news stories at https://www.movecongress.com/updates/
    These game-changers (and many more) are ready to kick off the 9th MOVE Congress
  • Open Streets Day activates over 100 cities in its first edition
    In the run-up to the first Open Streets Day, the ISCA team invited the public to contemplate – if you had the streets to yourself for a day, what would you do? On the days surrounding 22 September, their answers came in the form of 172 events across the globe. While no two events were identical, they all shared a common message: public urban space can and should be used for physical activity, socialising and fun. The first Open Streets Day campaign activated 104 cities in 31 countries, spreading far beyond its home in Europe. New Zealand, United States, Russia, Mexico and many other countries in all corners of the world got on board to promote active lifestyle and sustainable commuting. Even though the official date of Open Streets Day is on 22 September as it coincides with World Car-Free day and serves as a bridge between European Mobility Week and European Week of Sport, we encourage you to keep your city active all year round! Open Streets Day is supported by Erasmus+ Sport Not-forProfit Events. See our short wrap-up video here
    Open Streets Day activates over 100 cities in its first edition
  • ISCA experiences a Runner's High on Open Streets Day
    Copenhagen is well-known for being the bike capital of the world and, on average, Danes exercise more than many other EU nations. So how do you activate a city that is already active? By providing more creative physical activity events, of course! On 22 September, ISCA member DGI’s Greater Copenhagen (Storkøbenhavn) regional office challenged over 300 people to run 15 floors up and down the stairs at the Runners High event. The run took place in the 75-meter Mærsk tower, on the top floor of which the runners were greeted by stunning views of Copenhagen bathed in the morning fog. The ISCA team were excited to join the event on Open Streets Day to encourage people to keep re-imagining the urban public space and finding opportunities for physical activity. After all, that is the core of the Open Streets Day campaign. Click here to watch the video to see what it was like! By Marie Oleinik, ISCA
    ISCA experiences a Runner's High on Open Streets Day
  • European Week of Sport Denmark 2019 is under way
    On 23 September, the 5th anniversary edition of the European Week of Sport (EWOS) kicked off all around Europe. The International Sport and Culture Association is the National Coordinating Body for EWOS in Denmark for the 4th year in a row.With over 300 #BeActive events organised in over 100 locations across Denmark this edition of EWOS is the largest scale so far. On 23 September, the ISCA team together with students from Ollerup Academy of Physical Education and WHO Europe organised a lunch activation hour at UN City in Copenhagen to officially open the Week, as well to attract attention to the fact how physical activity helps in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Around 500 UN City employees took part in different activities, such as chair yoga, blind badminton, garbage golf, paper plane darts, and witnessed spectacular tumbling demonstration shows led by the Ollerup students. This is not the first time ISCA and WHO Europe have collaborated to raise awareness about healthy lifestyles. The lunch activation hours are part of UN City Copenhagen health and well-being strategy and were organised as a part of the EWOS in 2017 and 2018 as well as to celebrate No Elevators Day in 2019. DGI is one of the partners in the event. Among the larger-scale events organised by DGI in partnership with ISCA and European Week of Sport include Street Attack 2019 in East Jutland (event targeting youth and street sport clubs), low-barrier activation events in Kolding, Vejle and Horsens coordinated by DGI South-East Jutland, as well as the Holstebro Gravel Race in West Jutland. The Danish Federation for Company Sport will feature its Ladies Mud Race and Xtreme Mandehørm in the programme – obstacle races, as well as the workplace oriented Count the Steps campaign and National Workplace Activity Day. The Danish Ramblers’ Association offers walking activities (#BeActive Walks), especially for seniors.Ollerup #BeActive Night is another event organised in collaboration with the Ollerup Academy of Physical Education. On 28 September, when the whole of Europe will be celebrating activities in the evening time as an alternative to traditional ways to #BeActive, the Ollerup campus will open doors for the local community to explore the facilities and to try a lot of different games and sports. In partnership with #BeActive Night, events that have already taken place or will take place include the Friday Night Skate Copenhagen, Natminton events in West Jutland and South West regions of Denmark and Midnight Swimming in Frederiksberg’s swimming pool. Read more about the European Week of Sport in Denmark here: https://europeanweekofsport.dk/ By Irina Coreachina, ISCA Project Coordinator 
    European Week of Sport Denmark 2019 is under way
  • DGI Impact offers grants of up to €67,000 in sports tech start-up competition
    If you have an innovation that can encourage more Danes to live a physically active lifestyle, DGI Impact invites you to enter its start-up competition for sports tech innovators. The best start-ups will receive access to six months of close collaboration with ISCA member DGI, up to €67,000 in funding, mentoring from professionals and exposure through DGI’s media channels. DGI Impact supports innovative solutions within the sports tech sector. Through their start-up competition, the aim to accelerate and boost the development of start-ups towards a launch in Denmark. International start-ups are therefore encouraged to apply. Challenges you can offer solutions to in your application:• Digitalisation: New digital solutions to make administration, recruitment, and communication more effective, thus adding a lot of value to the everyday life of our Danish member clubs.• Polarisation and inactivity: Solutions that can motivate and speak to the inactive in new ways.• Rethinking physical activity: Innovative start-ups and technologies that can change the way we move. Winners will receive:• From €100,000 to €500,000 Danish kroner incl. VAT (about €13,400 to €67,000 Euro).• Counselling and guidance from experts within DGI.• Access to relevant data, knowledge, and information from DGI. Examples include detailed statistics of the Danish sports sector. Can you move Denmark? Enter the start-up competition now!
    DGI Impact offers grants of up to €67,000 in sports tech start-up competition
These game-changers (and many more) are ready to kick off the 9th MOVE Congress
In our day-to-day work in our associations, federations or regular workplaces it’s not often we get a chance to rub shoulders with TV stars, decision-makers from the World Health Organisation, UNESCO, the EU Sport Unit, successful campaign managers, former athletes, fitness gurus and TEDx speakers. But at conferences, anything is possible! That’s why we are gathering the most high-profile speakers for our MOVE Congress 2019 programme. The 9th edition of the MOVE Congress starts tomorrow in Budapest, Hungary and over 40 speakers from 19 countries are ready to meet over 460 participants from all sides of the globe. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and live streaming of the conference at https://www.movecongress.com/updates/ This year's programme features: High-level decision makers, health and physical activity advocacy experts: Dr Fiona Bull MBE, Programme Lead on Physical Activity in the Department of Health Promotion, World Health Organization, Switzerland/Australia (click here for video)Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, European Commission, HungaryYves le Lostecque, Head of the EU Sport UnitProfessor Uwe Pühse, UNESCO Chair for Physical Activity and Health in Educational Settings, University of Basel, SwitzerlandNiels Lund, Vice-President of Health Advocacy, Novo Nordisk, Denmark High profile public speakers and leaders in our sector: Magnús Scheving (a.k.a. Sportacus, pictured above), Creator, CEO & Co-Founder, LazyTown Entertainment, Iceland (TEDx speaker and international television personality, click here for video)Aaron Kearney, Consultant and Broadcast Journalist, Griffith Asia Institute and AKS Media International, Australia (click here for video)Darryl Edwards (pictured above), Founder, Primal Play, UK (TEDx speaker, (click here for video)Markos Artistides Kern (pictured above), Entrepreneur and Sports-Tech Innovator, Fun With Balls, Germany (click here for video)Kate Dale (pictured above), Lead of This Girl Can Campaign, Sport England, UK (click here for video)Dr Paul Bedford, Researcher, presenter & fitness industry expert, Retention Guru Ltd, UK (click here for video)Hans Karssenberg, Founding Partner, STIPO and the City at Eye Level, Netherlands (click here for video)Dr Mark Tremblay, President, Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance, Canada (click here for video)Amy Chan, Chair, Hong Kong Elite Athletes Association, Hong Kong (TEDx speaker, (click here for video) Browse the full list of speakers at https://www.movecongress.com/speakers-2019/Catch up on our latest interviews and news stories at https://www.movecongress.com/updates/

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The 8th European edition of NowWeMOVE’s signature event MOVE Week happened on 27 May-2 June 2019 and MOVE Week in Latin America (Semana Muévela and Semana MOVE Brasil) took 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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MOVE CONGRESS

The 9th MOVE Congress is set to unearth the next game-changers for grassroots sport and physical activity promotion on 16-18 October 2019.

 

Rapidly changing technologies and trends are turning traditional sport and physical education upside down. The demand to adapt and rethink how we can keep people MOVING is a global challenge for all physical activity promoters.

 

How can we get into the game and make a difference?

 

This October in Budapest we are gathering 460 like-minded professionals from around the globe who are finding innovative ways of MOVING people.

 

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