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  • Youth Perspectives on a Healthy Community webinar registration open
    The new Youth Health Community is hosting its second webinar on Thursday 1 July 2021 (13:30 to 14:30 CEST) “Youth Perspectives on a Healthy Community”. This online event will focus on the perspective of children and young people on a healthy lifestyle and healthy environment. The event will feature brilliant young speakers and experts, all an example for their communities, who will take part in a conversation moderated by Samme Allen: Claudia Batz, Core Team Member at Young Leaders for Health and Policy & projects coordinator at the World Obesity Federation (United Kingdom)Sarah Hickey, Programme Director at Impact on Urban Health (United Kingdom)Pedro Gonçalves, Member of the Co-Create Youth Declaration Task Force, Co-Create and Youth Alliance Member CEIDSS (Portugal)Dev Sharma, Bite Back 2030 Youth Board Member (United Kingdom)Yasmina Sina, Favela Street Foundation Young Ambassador (The Netherlands) Make sure to join our online event on Thursday 1 July 2021 to voice your opinion and connect with our network. Participation is free of charge, event held in English, registration is required. Register here By Lideke Middelbeek, Coordinator of YHC
    Youth Perspectives on a Healthy Community webinar registration open
  • Applications set to open for second round of IRTS Mentoring Programme
    The Integration of Refugees Through Sport (IRTS) Mentoring Programme is connecting people who have specific skills and knowledge (mentors) with individuals (mentees) who need/want the same skills to increase their capacities to work in the field of integration of refugees through sport. On 20 June 2021 we are launching Round Two of the Programme and invite all motivated individuals to apply. During the 12-month mentoring programme (total duration October 2021 - October 2022), the mentorship pairs will be engaged through an online platform throughout the period and two offline events to meet face-to-face (travel and accommodation costs covered). The mentoring pairs will have access to IRTS Online Courses, online focus groups and helpful resources throughout the programme – both relating to the IRTS field and tips/advice related to mentoring. The mentoring programme aims to:Build the capacity for the organisations and individuals involved through accelerated exchange of knowledge.Allow direct collaboration between various integration of refugees through sport related projects and initiatives.Grow the international network and community. TimelineFor the second round of the Mentoring (October 2021 - October 2022) 12 mentees will be matched with pre-selected mentors of experts in the IRTS field. The applications will be opened on 20 June 2021 and the deadline for applications will be on 15 August 2021. Read more on the Integration of Refugees Through Sport website and in the guide on how to apply below.
    Applications set to open for second round of IRTS Mentoring Programme
  • 10th MOVE Week wraps up – but the MOVEment continues!
    Summer 2021 started on an active note with the MOVE Week physical events and online movement sessions at the MOVE Week Gym from 31 May-6 June, including the celebration of the new European Mile event on 5 June. MOVE Week 2021 has wrapped up a week of sport and physical activity, and it’s time to look back at the results of these 7 days of free events aimed at bringing people the joy of movement. With the support of the MOVE Agents and partners across the globe, we managed to get hundreds of thousands of people active. Wherever possible, traditional offline MOVE Week events were organised – from stretching sessions to full body workouts, from special activities for children, students, elderly or all-inclusive movement sessions. Overall more than 600 events were registered at the website with the biggest amount of activities happening in Italy, Turkey, Czech Republic, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria. In addition, our online MOVE Week Gym hosted 20 sessions with trainers of diverse profiles delivering workout sessions from 13 countries. These daily workouts, streamed on YouTube and Facebook, turned out to be popular among people all over the world: from Costa Rica to Turkey, Russia to Australia, Poland to Brazil. Find all video recordings here. On 5 June, together with the online and offline MOVE Week events, a joint celebration of the European Mile took place. MOVE Agents held 561 number of events across Europe, and even in Brazil where Sesc broadcast a live session on its channels and held in-person events. The European Mile Live virtual tour of Europe celebrated people moving together with a fun animated sightseeing walk streamed by V4Sport from Poland. Until now we have collected close to half a million miles to be donated to charitable and social organisations, including the Daily Mile Foundation. If you haven’t been part of the European Mile yet, you still have the chance to walk, run or roll for your health and contribute to the mile donations, as the European Mile campaign will continue until 31 November. We say thank you to all the participants of the MOVE Week and the community of NowWeMOVE campaign MOVE Agents for showcasing the benefits of physical activity and helping people find their move. The next big MOVE Week is this September in Latin America where the Semana Muévela takes place in the week of 23 September. Keep finding your moves By Maria Malyshkina, ISCA
    10th MOVE Week wraps up – but the MOVEment continues!
  • European Mile celebrated on 5 June with 560 events and 480,000 miles registered so far - and we’re not done yet!
    On 5 June we celebrated the 1st edition of the European Mile, with over 560 registered events across Europe and an online event inviting people to take a 15-minute virtual running or walking tour of Europe. We saw participants from all over Europe celebrating together with us and many photos shared using our messages #FindYourMile and #EuropeanMile. We were lucky to have seen a huge number of offline events and an even bigger number of participants enjoying moving again together. With more than 480,000 miles collected and more than 7000 people donating their miles so far, it is safe to say that the message has been a success, and we are not even done yet. We want all of you to keep moving, keep running/walking/rolling and donate your miles to The Daily Mile Foundation – the campaign will keep going until 31 November. In an effort to engage people across Europe, we went LIVE from Poland, thanks to our member and Polish National Coordinator V4Sport! People from all over the world joined V4Sport’s active guide Mary for a virtual tour across Europe to discover our favourite places to be active. It was a short walk mixed with some exercise and creative animations highlighting the beauty of European places, made to activate and engage people in the movement of the European Mile. You can still freshen up with a quick walk or jog following Mary below.
    European Mile celebrated on 5 June with 560 events and 480,000 miles registered so far - and we’re not done yet!
  • Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity 2021 registration now open!
    Teams are now invited to register for the second Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity hackathon, a worldwide search for ambitious, innovative ideas to get people physically active. The challenge will be held from 21-27 June and is being led by University College Cork, in association with Sport Ireland, under UNESCO patronage and supported by national, European and international sports and physical activity related organisations. The challenge is free to enter and there are development grants of up to €10,000 for the best concepts. Following over a year of lockdown and restrictions, participation in sport and physical activity has plummeted. The challenge is to design innovative ways of increasing participation in sport and physical activity in an inclusive, sustainable and fun way! There are 8 specific challenges and categories that we are particularly interested in, we want innovative ideas of how to:increase opportunities for engagement in sport and physical activity ensuring that it is accessible to everyone of any ability, age, race or socio-economic background - INCLUSIONinspire community-level engagement in sport and physical activity for all ages - COMMUNITYbring participants, volunteers and fans back to sport and physical activity - FANS AND VOLUNTEERSuse sport and physical activity as a means to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals in a practical way - POLICY-FOCUSEDreimagine sport and physical activity (space and place; funding models) to make it more sustainable and resilient to shocks and change - SUSTAINABILITYmotivate children and youth to engage in sport and physical activity, that leads to life-long interest - YOUTH-BASEDharness technology to radically change the way sport and physical activity are imagined - TECHNOLOGY-BASEDintegrate sport and physical activity into leisure and lifestyle activities e.g., cycling for transport, gardening for food security - LIFESTYLE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY The challenge runs from 21-27 June and submission requirements are available on the website, along with webinars and supporting materials to help you. Submissions will be judged according to:Creativity and innovation in sport and physical activityImpact on the identified challenge and towards the Sustainable Development GoalsFeasibility of successful practical implementation of the idea To join the challenge, go to gdc2021.devpost.com, register, start gathering your team and enter this initiative to find innovative ideas to get people physically active. Join the Global Design Challenge on gdc2021.devpost.com #GlobalDesignChallenge2021
    Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity 2021 registration now open!
Youth Perspectives on a Healthy Community webinar registration open
The new Youth Health Community is hosting its second webinar on Thursday 1 July 2021 (13:30 to 14:30 CEST) “Youth Perspectives on a Healthy Community”. This online event will focus on the perspective of children and young people on a healthy lifestyle and healthy environment. The event will feature brilliant young speakers and experts, all an example for their communities, who will take part in a conversation moderated by Samme Allen: Claudia Batz, Core Team Member at Young Leaders for Health and Policy & projects coordinator at the World Obesity Federation (United Kingdom)Sarah Hickey, Programme Director at Impact on Urban Health (United Kingdom)Pedro Gonçalves, Member of the Co-Create Youth Declaration Task Force, Co-Create and Youth Alliance Member CEIDSS (Portugal)Dev Sharma, Bite Back 2030 Youth Board Member (United Kingdom)Yasmina Sina, Favela Street Foundation Young Ambassador (The Netherlands) Make sure to join our online event on Thursday 1 July 2021 to voice your opinion and connect with our network. Participation is free of charge, event held in English, registration is required. Register here By Lideke Middelbeek, Coordinator of YHC

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