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  • WHO will focus on connecting with stakeholders to implement GAPPA in 2019
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) is kicking off the new year with an ambition to connect with more stakeholders and countries to achieve its Global Action Plan for Physical Activity (GAPPA) 2030 target of a 15% reduction in physical inactivity worldwide. Since the GAPPA was endorsed and adopted in May and June last year, the WHO has launched a new campaign, Let’s Be Active, and a new report in collaboration with the Lancet on global physical activity trends from 2001-2016. This year it plans to develop a GAPPA Global Monitoring and Evaluation Framework to track progress towards reaching its targets, and guidelines on physical activity among under 5s, youth, adults and older adults, as well as finalising international translations of the GAPPA documents. It will also set up a Global Register of Private Sector Commitments “for stakeholders to communicate their commitments in support of GAPPA and achievement of the goals set for 2025 and 2030”. Among the free tools now available for physical activity promoters to use when advocating towards local, national and international decision-makers are:  A slide deck – Introduction to GAPPA to use when approaching different stakeholdersNew global estimates on physical activity for 2016 and trend data 2001-2016 – Published Sept 2018 in The Lancet Global Health Other GAPPA and Let’s Be Active campaign resources  Read the latest comment from ISCA Mogens Kirkeby on The Lancet report on physical activity trends from 2001-2016 Catch up on ISCA's coverage of the Global Action Plan for Physical Activity developments Exclusive interview with WHO Europe's Lea Nash Castro 
    WHO will focus on connecting with stakeholders to implement GAPPA in 2019
  • As we begin 2019, what is the status of physical activity globally?
    Comment by ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby.  This is the time of year when many of us take stock of the past and make some wishes or even resolutions for the coming year. So let's take this opportunity to glance back at the status of physical activity worldwide as we MOVE from 2018 to 2019. First of all, it is a very complex ambition to the present the worldwide status in one number or score. It is still a diverse world with many variations from continent to continent, in different countries, cultures and not least between various groups of citizen (social, age, gender, etc.). So does a world score mean something for me, my reality and my country? What means something for each citizen is, naturally, the context we live in, but for ISCA the context is wider. So let us take a look at the situation from a helicopter perspective. The worldwide score is 72.5% of sufficient physical activity among citizens (meaning that 27.5% of our fellow citizens have an insufficient level of physical activity). This is the score that the medical journal The Lancet published in October 2018. The study reviewed surveys available from around the world (358 surveys across 168 countries, including 1.9 million participants) to calculate this figure. There are naturally some differences between continents, cultures and you can see more in the 10-page document here. BUT what is quite interesting – and a bit alarming – is that there is no positive change from 2001 to 2016. And that means, as stated in the Lancet article, “If current trends continue, the 2025 global physical activity target (a 10% relative reduction in insufficient physical activity) will not be met. Policies to increase population levels of physical activity need to be prioritised and scaled up urgently”. So as ISCA we can look at these figures in three ways: A 72.5% hit rate of fellow citizens having a physically active lifestyle is not bad – well done MOVING PEOPLE!More than a quarter of the population has a lifestyle that is linked to the world’s fourth leading death risk (physical inactivity) – that is costly!How can we sum up the global physical activity trend, considering we have had a no development in the period from 2001 to 2016?  I think all three perspectives are relevant for ISCA, and next week will give some considerations on the third perspective – the indication and tendency. And by the way, there is still time to make some good New Year’s resolutions…
    As we begin 2019, what is the status of physical activity globally?
  • Season's Greetings from the ISCA Team! The NowWeMOVE mascot is coming to town...
    After the NowWeMOVE mascot's first real-life appearance in our campaign events this year, we checked in to see what this active triangle has been getting up to this holiday season...Watch the video here The fun doesn't stop there - we couldn't resist creating a special bonus video for our members, partners and followers with a brand new Christmas carol created by the ISCA volunteers. We couldn't help getting the giggles when filming, so we promise it will tickle your funny bone too! You'd better work out - the NowWeMOVE mascot is coming to town... Watch the video here Season's Greetings from the ISCA team! 
    Season's Greetings from the ISCA Team! The NowWeMOVE mascot is coming to town...
  • ISCA receives Ethics and Sport Award in Italy
    The Ethics and Sport Association in Italy (Etica e Sport) awarded ISCA a “Premio Europeo” prize this month as part of its annual “Rinaldo Bontempi e Maurizio Laudi” awards, which recognises various actors (athletes, coaches, organisers and supporters) who are making a difference in sport. ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby was in Torino to accept the award from Mercedes Bresso, former President of Piemonte region and now a Member of the European Parliament (S&D). ISCA was given a special recommendation from our member UISP, biggest Italian sport for all organisation, to be considered for the award. The Ethics and Sport Association has held its “Rinaldo Bontempi e Maurizio Laudi” awards since 2008, and created the “Premio Europeo” prize category in 2015. Visit the official website for the award 
    ISCA receives Ethics and Sport Award in Italy
  • ISCA Awards for MOVEment Spaces presented to winners in an array of colour and fun
    The ISCA Awards ceremony wrapped up the programme with a colourful and – at times – unpredictable presentation of four awards recognising partnerships who have turned urban spaces into active spaces.  The winners were Fitness-Locations from DTB in Germany (green space – parks), Looking for a Place to Dream from GAME Lebanon (black space – asphalt or paved areas), and Bathing Zones from the City of Copenhagen, Culture and Leisure Department in Denmark (blue space – water), and the People’s Choice award went to Healthy Ireland: Healthy Cities and Counties, who created Swim Distance Markers in Galway Bay. Four Lego trophies customised to the black, green and blue space themes were presented to Pia Pauly and Luli Gonzalez from DTB, Ida Brix from GAME, Mira Kirk Hedemann from the City of Copenhagen, and Fiona Donovan from Healthy Ireland: Healthy Cities and Counties, who all took part in the seminar and presented their partnerships' award-winning initiatives at the MOVEment Spaces closing meeting. ISCA’s Youth Officers also turned heads at the ceremony by delivering the awards by skateboard, in swimming trunks, in yoga tights, and in much-too-familiar David Hasselhoff-esque red boardshorts, before leading an impromptu ISCA-disco dance full of moves that epitomise “everyday” physical activity: from shovelling snow, to picking fruit to moving the lawn. Read more about the award winners Watch the full ceremony, including the ISCA-disco, on the ISCA Facebook page
    ISCA Awards for MOVEment Spaces presented to winners in an array of colour and fun
WHO will focus on connecting with stakeholders to implement GAPPA in 2019
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is kicking off the new year with an ambition to connect with more stakeholders and countries to achieve its Global Action Plan for Physical Activity (GAPPA) 2030 target of a 15% reduction in physical inactivity worldwide. Since the GAPPA was endorsed and adopted in May and June last year, the WHO has launched a new campaign, Let’s Be Active, and a new report in collaboration with the Lancet on global physical activity trends from 2001-2016. This year it plans to develop a GAPPA Global Monitoring and Evaluation Framework to track progress towards reaching its targets, and guidelines on physical activity among under 5s, youth, adults and older adults, as well as finalising international translations of the GAPPA documents. It will also set up a Global Register of Private Sector Commitments “for stakeholders to communicate their commitments in support of GAPPA and achievement of the goals set for 2025 and 2030”. Among the free tools now available for physical activity promoters to use when advocating towards local, national and international decision-makers are:  A slide deck – Introduction to GAPPA to use when approaching different stakeholdersNew global estimates on physical activity for 2016 and trend data 2001-2016 – Published Sept 2018 in The Lancet Global Health Other GAPPA and Let’s Be Active campaign resources  Read the latest comment from ISCA Mogens Kirkeby on The Lancet report on physical activity trends from 2001-2016 Catch up on ISCA's coverage of the Global Action Plan for Physical Activity developments Exclusive interview with WHO Europe's Lea Nash Castro 

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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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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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