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  • MOVE Week 2019 in Barcelona unveils new generation of MOVE Influencers
    UBAE in Barcelona is always trying new ways of getting people MOVING – using MOVE Week in particular as an opportunity to try new activities with different target groups like seniors and children. Lindsay Young showcases this year’s success and how MOVE Agents are evolving into MOVE Influencers as we near the end of a busy decade for the NowWeMOVE campaign.For MOVE Week 2019 we wanted to do something different that we would be able to carry out all year round in Barcelona. We designed an exercise and food challenge for the children to carry out for one week! We worked alongside expert fitness instructors and created this workout (pictured above, in Catalan) for the children to do daily. We also worked with a nutritionist who helped us create a healthy menu for the children to try out at home. The idea of this challenge was not only to get the children doing more exercise a day and eat healthier, but for them to challenge as many friends and family as possible to do the same and become a MOVE INFLUENCER! During the week we gave out 2,000 leaflets to children! By Lindsay Young, UBAE, Barcelona (Spain)
    MOVE Week 2019 in Barcelona unveils new generation of MOVE Influencers
  • Second call for MOVE Congress Innovation Alley presents and exhibitors
    The global market for new products and offers that get people active can be mind-boggling and it is no wonder so many new businesses and NGOs lose their way and fail to create the impact they deserve. That’s why we have created the MOVE Congress Innovation Alley, to give new ideas a promotional boost with an interactive exhibition of the next game-changing organisations, fitness gadgets and sports equipment. We are expecting to host the biggest MOVE Congress yet from 16-18 October in Budapest, with up to 500 delegates looking for tomorrow’s solutions to the physical inactivity crisis. As a full Congress delegate, you will also have access to all presentations and workshops, including a fundraising workshop that could help you find your way to new supporters and investors. We know that running a start-up or young organisation is a time consuming process, so maybe you didn’t get a chance to apply for an Innovation Alley stand, poster or presentation before our first call deadline. Not to worry! Another chance is here. Download the application form below, choose the way you would like to present your organisation, initiative or technology and tell us a little bit about it. Send us your application by Tuesday 24 July 2019 to be in the running. It’s very easy to apply, and if you have any questions, please get in touch with us at contact@movecongress.com
    Second call for MOVE Congress Innovation Alley presents and exhibitors
  • MOVE Congress Early Bird fee extended until 15 July
    There is still time to save €50 on your MOVE Congress fee as we have extended our Early Bird offer until Monday 15 July 2019. For only €250 you can experience one of the world’s largest conferences for the grassroots sport and physical activity sector. 25 speakers are now confirmed to present at the MOVE Congress in Budapest on 16-18 October, and they will join us from as far and wide as Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and the United States. Secure your seat to find out how they changed the game and helped made people more active through: Designing new gadgets and games for both kids and adultsFinding new ways to retain club membersBecoming grassroots sport diplomatsRevealing alarming statistics that are being used to tackle the inactivity crisisMoving kids around the world with award-winning entertainmentSecuring and allocating funds to support initiative just like yours Will we see you in Budapest this October? Secure your seat today Check out the preliminary programme
    MOVE Congress Early Bird fee extended until 15 July
  • European Fitness Badge closing conference – save the date!
    Since 2015, and with the support of the European Commission through the Sport Unit and the Erasmus+ programme, the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) in cooperation with ISCA and 7 European organisations has developed the European Fitness Badge (EFB). EFB is a unique and innovative tool aiming at increasing the level of physical activity of European citizens and motivating them to adopt more active lifestyles. DTB and ISCA happily invite sport organisations in Europe to join the project partners at their closing dissemination conference on 8 November 2019. At the conference, organisations will be able to discover more about the scientific findings from the EFB tests, the education material developed for trainers and multipliers, and the guidelines for implementation according to target groups and settings. During the conference the partnership will present the project’s international outreach and how it will continue to build on its success from 2020 onwards. The DTB will also be offered to interested organisations at a Multiplier Seminar on 9 November 2019 to certified EFB teachers in the new countries on board of the partnership. More details regarding the location and conference programme will be available soon. For any further information, please contact DTB at eu.fitness-badge@dtb.de Looking forward to seeing you catching the badge!By Maria Lourdes Gonzalez, Deutscher Turner-Bund
    European Fitness Badge closing conference – save the date!
  • CHANGE project to enhance skills in sport for development
    ISCA is a partner in a new Erasmus+ supported project that is mapping the skills and competences of people working in key roles in sport for development. The CHANGE project, led by the European Observatoire of Sport and Employment (EOSE), has brought together a unique combination of European umbrella bodies, a Government Ministry, two universities, three national sport organisations and a global sport for development organisation to pilot courses customised to this area of work. The first meeting, hosted by the Italian Sport for All Association (UISP) in Rome on 27-28 June, kicked off the partnership and work plan for the project, which will conclude in 2021. Understanding the potential of sport, examining how it is being delivered, and building a common understanding of the skills people need to be effective in their positions will form the basis of this collaborative project. The project is founded on the belief that sport has huge potential to change society and change people, but that to do so it needs a workforce of people with the right skills and competences, supported by a fit-for-purpose programme of education, training and professional development. Through the CHANGE project, the partners will implement the EOSE 7-Step model for lifelong learning and apply the model to the area of sport for development. The project is aligned with EU policies in sport, education and Employment, in particular promoting education in and through sport with a focus on skills development.A website for the project is under development and will be launched soon. The partners look forward to sharing and engaging with the whole sport sector and particularly organisations and professionals working in sport for development. Interested stakeholders are welcome to contact the project team through EOSE. Saska Benedicic Tomat, ISCA Head of Projects says “it is a pleasure for ISCA to be a partner in the CHANGE project to define skills and competence for sport for development. It is important to follow proven and sustainable concepts like the 7-Step Model developed by EOSE. It provides a safe place for organisational capacity building, as well as strategic guidelines for EU policy development in the field of sport and education”. Ben Gittus, Director of Standards for EOSE says “we’re delighted to start work with this unique partnership to support the area of sport for development in Europe using the lifelong learning strategy promoted by EOSE known as the 7 Step Model”. CHANGE project partners: European Observatoire of Sport and Employment (EOSE); International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA); University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (UNICAS); Leeds Beckett University; The Greek General Secretariat for Sports; The Italian Sport for All Association (USIP); Sport Union of Slovenia (SUS); StreetGames; and Women Win.Contact: Ben Gittus – EOSE Director of Standards – ben.gittus@eose.org
    CHANGE project to enhance skills in sport for development
MOVE Week 2019 in Barcelona unveils new generation of MOVE Influencers
UBAE in Barcelona is always trying new ways of getting people MOVING – using MOVE Week in particular as an opportunity to try new activities with different target groups like seniors and children. Lindsay Young showcases this year’s success and how MOVE Agents are evolving into MOVE Influencers as we near the end of a busy decade for the NowWeMOVE campaign.For MOVE Week 2019 we wanted to do something different that we would be able to carry out all year round in Barcelona. We designed an exercise and food challenge for the children to carry out for one week! We worked alongside expert fitness instructors and created this workout (pictured above, in Catalan) for the children to do daily. We also worked with a nutritionist who helped us create a healthy menu for the children to try out at home. The idea of this challenge was not only to get the children doing more exercise a day and eat healthier, but for them to challenge as many friends and family as possible to do the same and become a MOVE INFLUENCER! During the week we gave out 2,000 leaflets to children! By Lindsay Young, UBAE, Barcelona (Spain)

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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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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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