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  • PASS project’s new review maps physical activity in Europe
    The Physical Activity Serving Society (PASS) project, led by Sport and Citizenship and six partners, including ISCA, has now released the results of its review of physical activity research in Europe. Building on reports such as Designed to Move and ISCA and Cebr’s ‘The Economic Cost of Physical Inactivity in Europe’, the PASS project’s narrative review ‘The State of Physical Activity in Europe’ and supporting infographics are now available. The review was conducted by the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) within the framework of the Erasmus+ Sport programme. It reveals that physical activity levels are declining around Europe, with over a third of women being inactive and regular physical activity decreasing with age (from 64% of children being active regularly or some of the time to 31% of citizens aged from 40-54). The Economic Cost of Physical Inactivity’s striking finding that inactivity is costing Europe 80 billion euro per year is featured in its review of economic impact, along with particularly conditions, such as depression and obesity, that are linked to physical inactivity. The 36-month PASS project aims to offer alternative political and strategic actions relating to physical activity for 10,000 cross-sector stakeholders at the European level. The narrative review is part of the first of the three steps the project will take, and will be followed by raising awareness among decision-makers and mobilising political authorities and high profile figures in sport and physical activity to tackle the physical inactivity crisis. Download the narrative review The State of Physical Activity in Europe and use its findings to advocate for physical activity initiatives in your community. 
    PASS project’s new review maps physical activity in Europe
  • Hungarian You Play programme scaled up through MOVE Transfer
    In 2015 with the support of the International Sport and Culture Association (and in the frame of ISCA’s MOVE Transfer programme) the Hungarian School Sport Federation (HSSF) issued a Játssz TE IS! (Join the game!) call for tender for all Hungarian primary and secondary schools that had not been involved in the TE IS program before. The main aim of the tender was to disseminate to a wider network the approach of the TE IS (You Play) programme, developed by HSSF. For the tender, HSSF asked primary and secondary school students to create an exciting and playful project in their school using their own skills and creativeness. The prize for the game creator groups was a Játssz TE IS! day. During the spring of 2016, HSSF organised Játssz TE IS! days in three of their winning game creator groups’ schools - namely in Dunakeszi, Kalocsa and Kisnána. You can read more about the Játssz TE IS! day in Kalocsa and Dunakeszi here. On these days the winning groups and their classmates could meet, play and do some sport activities with three of our world champions, Kitti Szász (4-time freestyle football World Champion), Adrienn Bánhegyi (World Champion skipping rope performing artist) and János Karancz (National, European, and World yo-yo Champion). Of course, the champions did not arrive empty-handed; they brought sport equipment, balls, skipping ropes and yo-yo for the children. Naturally these gifts were part of the rewards as well. On the Játssz TE IS! day in Kisnána one of the specialities was the location itself, the Castle of Kisnána, which is one of the most beautiful remains of late-Medieval noble residences. The castle contributed to the game day not only with its beauty, but its special location also provided the students with some exciting game islands. Thanks to the Kisnána Primary School’s hospitality, groups from nearby schools and kindergartens could also be part of the common games and actions. Moreover, local non-governmental organisations contributed to the successful games and the warm hospitality. But the real leading role belonged to the members of the game creator group, to the ‘Szentimrések’, who showed their own creativeness and many sides in both their tender and in practice on the day. We would like to say thank you to the students and teachers of Kisnána Primary School for turning Játssz TE IS! day into a vivid and valuable event, and thank you to the game creator groups for all your applications. The staff from the Hungarian School Sport Federation would like to congratulate all the winners! Click here to see more photos of the Játssz TE IS! day in Kisnána. Find out more about MOVE Transfer here Article and photos by the Hungarian School Sport Federation 
    Hungarian You Play programme scaled up through MOVE Transfer
  • Did you enjoy MOVE Week? Could it have been better?: Survey for MOVE Agents and MOVE Week participants
    With over 1850 events registered in 29 countries across Europe, there were plenty of opportunities for Europeans to get active during MOVE Week from 23-29 May. Reports are now coming in from our National Coordinators, so we expect the final tally to rise even higher in the coming weeks. Did you organise a MOVE Week event this year? Or did you participate in one? By taking 5-10 minutes to answer some questions about your experience, your feedback will help make next year’s edition even better. Make your opinion count - follow the links below to access the: MOVE Week Agents survey or the MOVE Week participants’ survey Thank you and well done for creating another great MOVE Week in your communities! 
    Did you enjoy MOVE Week? Could it have been better?: Survey for MOVE Agents and MOVE Week participants
  • Get ready for MOVE Week in Latin America this November!
    The fifth edition of the European MOVE Week wrapped up last weekend, and soon it will be time to MOVE Latin America! It is now confirmed that the fourth edition of MOVE Week Brazil (Semana Move Brasil) will take place from 19-27 November. In a country where more than half of the population states they are sedentary, according to the Ipsos research (2013), Vigitel (2014) and Diesporte (2014), initiatives to turn this scenario around are essential. The MOVE Brazil campaign, inspired by the NowWeMOVE campaign, launched MOVE Week Brazil (Semana Move Brasil) in 2013 with the participation of seven MOVE Agents (Movedores) and 100 thousand people joining in. In 2014, MOVE Week Brazil (Semana Move Brasil) grew, with more than 367,000 people participating in events carried out by 27 MOVE Agents (Movedores). In 2015, the initiative had 42 MOVE Agents (Movedores), more than 5,409 activities planned in all 26 states and in the Federal District, and 40 sports arenas in all Brazilian regions. And the week expanded to Latin American countries outside of Brazil for the first time, with Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay all offering events in the same week. Participating in MOVE Week Brazil (Semana Move Brasil) is very simple: You just have to plan a sport or physical activity of any size, anywhere in the country. Or follow the events offered on the website and join in your favourite event. If you are part of an organised group, institution or company that aligns with the objectives of MOVE Brazil, you can become a MOVE Agent (Movedor) of the campaign. More information by email contato@movebrasil.org.br or in the website. This year, MOVE Brazil plans to increase the number of activities in its cities and that relies on the participation of a large number of people. Their goal is to move one million Brazilians during MOVE Week Brazil (Semana Move Brasil) 2016! If you are in Brazil, take the opportunity to join your national campaign. If you have family, riends, colleagues, encourage them to get behind this MOVEMENT as well. Share your MOVE Brazil experiences and together we will make Latin America MORE ACTIVE. Translated and adapted from an original article by MOVE Brazil. Read the Portuguese version of the article here and stay tuned, you can find more about MOVE Brazil here. Read more about what Brazil's Movedores are planning for MOVE Week this year (in Portuguese).
    Get ready for MOVE Week in Latin America this November!
  • To MOVE others you have to set a good example: ISCA celebrates MOVE Week
    The MOVE Week is one of the most active weeks you can find! Since 2012 it has motivated and inspired people (from young to old) to find the move that moves them. As the coordinating organisation of this pan-European week promoting sport and physical activity, we also got into the action. Our staff at the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) organised a week full of activities and got our Copenhagen headquarters moving. Along with our visiting colleagues from the S2A Sport project and our fellow office mates from DGI Copenhagen, we found our MOVEs each morning before the working day. Monday: Enjoying the sunny day we invited all colleagues from DGI to participate in the big opening of the MOVE Week and together we started with some stretching and team games. Tuesday: At the same time and in the same place, the ISCA team promoted more activities in the morning. ISCA Secretary General Jacob Schouenborg introduced the concept of MOVEment Pills and all participants from the S2A Project meeting that was happening in the ISCA office, along with our colleagues from DGI were invited to join and put into practice some of the office moves Wednesday: Another day to get out of bed early and, like Messi and Ronaldo, demonstrate our skills in a very entertaining game of football. At the end after an intensive workout, were we ran, sweated and scored goals. Fair play was the referee of the match and declared that, seeing as it was MOVE Week, all of us won. Thursday: A challenging weather day, but not even a cloudy sky could prevent ISCA and DGI from hitting the street and dancing to the flavour of Latin, African, frontiersman and pop rhythms. Everybody showed their own moves and shook off any traces of inactivity. Friday: The last but not least, and after a physically active week it’s time to rest the body and mind. Using this mantra we enjoyed some relaxing movements of yoga and found our balance. To paraphrase a well-known proverb, “ISCA sana in corpore sano”, it was an active and invigorating MOVE Week. Remember: It only takes one MOVE from many people to make a great MOVEMENT. Join us and help us make EUROPE MORE ACTIVE. Use our hashtags ‪#‎MOVEWeek‬‬ and ‪#‎NowWeMOVE‬‬ and share with us the best moments of your week.‬‬By Nila Amado, ISCA
    To MOVE others you have to set a good example: ISCA celebrates MOVE Week
PASS project’s new review maps physical activity in Europe
The Physical Activity Serving Society (PASS) project, led by Sport and Citizenship and six partners, including ISCA, has now released the results of its review of physical activity research in Europe. Building on reports such as Designed to Move and ISCA and Cebr’s ‘The Economic Cost of Physical Inactivity in Europe’, the PASS project’s narrative review ‘The State of Physical Activity in Europe’ and supporting infographics are now available. The review was conducted by the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) within the framework of the Erasmus+ Sport programme. It reveals that physical activity levels are declining around Europe, with over a third of women being inactive and regular physical activity decreasing with age (from 64% of children being active regularly or some of the time to 31% of citizens aged from 40-54). The Economic Cost of Physical Inactivity’s striking finding that inactivity is costing Europe 80 billion euro per year is featured in its review of economic impact, along with particularly conditions, such as depression and obesity, that are linked to physical inactivity. The 36-month PASS project aims to offer alternative political and strategic actions relating to physical activity for 10,000 cross-sector stakeholders at the European level. The narrative review is part of the first of the three steps the project will take, and will be followed by raising awareness among decision-makers and mobilising political authorities and high profile figures in sport and physical activity to tackle the physical inactivity crisis. Download the narrative review The State of Physical Activity in Europe and use its findings to advocate for physical activity initiatives in your community. 

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The 5th edition of NowWeMOVE’s signature event MOVE Week took place in the spring in Europe for the first time this year (23-29 May 2016). MOVE Week in Latin America will be in November (19-27 November in Brazil, Semana Move Brasil).

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The MOVE Congress will not be held in 2016. Stay tuned for the dates and location of the MOVE Congress 2017. What is the MOVE Congress? See the highlights from the 2015 edition.

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MOVE Quality aims to identify initiatives which inspire more people to be physically active, build the capacity of the organisations delivering them and reward their achievements with a certificate.

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ISCA has created MOVE Transfer as a process of identifying physical activity initiatives for hard-to-reach populations that have run successfully in one setting and transferring them to a new setting (new organisation, new community).

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Good Governance in Grassroots Sport Self Assessment Tool: an interactive online tool providing a range of information and templates across three themes of governance and four principles. Start your self-assessment now!

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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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