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30/7/2014

Contribute to the MOVE Congress 2014 in Rome!: Open Market Fair – Call for presentations

The MOVE Congress 2014 is eager to know more about your experiences, activities or your research-based studies. It is our pleasure to invite you to submit presentation for the MOVE Congress 2014.... Read more »

 

30/7/2014

ACTIVE Network project releases final recommendations

The ACTIVE Network project’s partners have now released their recommendations for partnerships between grassroots sport organisations and local authorities, which were finalised at the EU-suppor... Read more »

 

30/7/2014

UK community walks from “earth to moon” during Beat the Street 2014

Following a successful pilot of the Beat the Street walk to school initiative in the Caversham area of North Reading, UK, in 2013, local clinical commissioning groups for Reading rolled the project ou... Read more »

 

30/7/2014

Despite mega-event fever, more than 50% inactive in Brazil: Move Brasil uses big occasions, data and partnerships to drive 2014 campaign

After hosting the first of two major sporting events it has been awarded this decade, Brazil has come well and truly under the global spotlight – or “sportlight” – in 2014. But... Read more »

 

21/7/2014

Welcome to the MOVE Congress 2014: Open city – Active city

This year one of Europe’s oldest, most populated and most visited cities will provide a fitting backdrop for the MOVE Congress 2014 and its theme Open city – Active city. From 22 to 25 Oct... Read more »

 

30/6/2014

Romanian Federation Sport for All ready for MOVE Week 2014

MOVE Week 2014’s National Coordinators gathered in Birmingham this June for the official MOVE Week kick-off meeting. ISCA’s Roxana Chiriac took the opportunity to talk to Mihai Androhovici... Read more »

 

30/6/2014

“Our product is physical activity”: EU Commissioner and industry experts on the corporate power of physical activity at ISCA debate

Photo: Hill+Knowlton. "We are very different from the corporate sector, but we think this diversity gives us food for thought.” With these words, ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby set the scene... Read more »

 

30/6/2014

Key stakeholders in English grassroots sport applaud ACTIVE Network project at closing

The Council House of the Birmingham City Council was a stunning backdrop for the closing of the ACTIVE Network project on 12 June. For the past 18 months, the EU-supported ACTIVE Network project has f... Read more »

 

23/6/2014

Stage your own MOVE Week event in 2014: Call for MOVE Agents

Last year’s MOVE Week exceeded all expectations because our MOVE Agents did such an amazing job! Its success was also financially rewarded this June with the EU announcing that MOVE Week 2014 wi... Read more »

 

30/5/2014

First initiatives selected for MOVE Quality and MOVE Transfer

ISCA’s most recent initiatives, MOVE Quality and MOVE Transfer, are now under way with 24 sport and physical activity initiatives for hard-to-reach populations across Europe chosen to take part ... Read more »

 

30/5/2014

Experts discuss grassroots sport’s most valuable partnership at ACTIVE Network public hearing

The most valuable partnership for participation in sport and physical activity in many parts of the world is the partnership between local authorities and sport organisations. This partnership is an e... Read more »

 

30/5/2014

Ideas for a better Europe? MOVE more!

Many of Europe’s youth are not aware how much of a problem physical inactivity is. Two of ISCA’s Youth Officers, Valentin Dupouey and Karlijn Kooke, were surprised by their discovery when ... Read more »

 

30/5/2014

Get ready for MOVE Week 2014!

98% of MOVE Agents who organised events for MOVE Week 2013 said they would take part in MOVE Week 2014. Will you? If you want to be part of Europe’s biggest grassroots sport event from 29 Septem... Read more »

 

29/5/2014

German Gymnastics Federation closes ActiveAge project with launch of new resources

Sports organisations should be ready to serve a new target group of inactive older people which is growing in size all over Europe. That is why ISCA member German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) used the ... Read more »

 

14/5/2014

The ACTIVE Network project invites you to the Closing Conference: The most valuable partnership - Local authorities and sport organisations

What are the trends, opportunities and challenges? Birmingham, UK 12.6. – 14.6.2014 The Conference will give time and space for further discussion between ACTIVE Network partners and other ... Read more »

 

13/5/2014

Ask your national candidates for the European Parliament about their opinion

In many countries it is common to ask the candidates for elections about their opinions and political agendas. We suggest you ask your national candidates for the upcoming Election to the European Par... Read more »

 

24/4/2014

Application deadline extended for MOVE Quality and MOVE Transfer

This May, ISCA will select 20 initiatives to go through the MOVE Quality process and 5 initiatives to go through the national MOVE Transfer process in 2014/2015. The application deadline has been... Read more »

 

16/4/2014

NowWeMOVE nominated as Campaign of the Year

The European Civic Forum has nominated ISCA’s NowWeMOVE campaign for the Campaign of the Year category of its European Democratic Citizenship Awards. The NowWeMOVE campaign is one of four nomine... Read more »

 

9/4/2014

Quality at the heart of competition between recreation providers

By ISCA Secretary General Jacob Schouenborg The need and demand for recreational sport and physical activity programs has never been greater. The same goes for the supply side. Offers of recreat... Read more »

 

9/4/2014

New ISCA member brings school sport back in Sierra Leone

Last decade the Government of Sierra Leone banned school sport activities because they were often marred by violence and sometimes death. In 2010, new ISCA member Sport for Development and Peace Sierr... Read more »

 

27/3/2014

New ISCA member takes innovative approach to gymnastics in Mauritius

Photo courtesy of Sly Ninjas Gymnastics Club  Gymnastics is generally underdeveloped in Mauritius and the Sly Ninjas Gymnastics (SNG) Club, led by the Lutchmun brothers, Bhrij and Sarvesh, is lea... Read more »

 

27/3/2014

New Eurobarometer a “wake-up call”: ISCA Europe Chairman Filippo Fossati

The European Commission has now released its Special Eurobarometer on Sport and Physical Activity survey results for 2013, revealing little change in sport physical activity participation since 2009 a... Read more »

 

27/3/2014

European project tackles youth dropout rate in grassroots sport

Photo courtesy of the PAPA Project  Involving nearly 10,000 children and their coaches in several European countries, the recent PAPA (Promoting Adolescent Physical Activity) project is, accordin... Read more »

 

26/3/2014

Manifesto on Sport in Future EUROPE: By ISCA EUROPE 2014

Click on the link above to download the full document in Word format. Summary: Turning European citizens into Moving People Sport will contribute to finding solutions to Europe’s futur... Read more »

 

26/3/2014

German Gymnastics Federation launches two new projects

ISCA member the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) has embarked on two new cross-sector health-enhancing physical activity projects. The first, “Sure-footed through life” will match DTB&rs... Read more »

 

24/2/2014

Discovering fitness as key to improving youths’ prospects

Being “fit for life” might sound like a figurative expression, but Street League in the UK has discovered though the MOVE project that it is literally an advantage to be physically fit to ... Read more »

 

24/2/2014

Putting innovative activities on the National Plan

With an effective concept that has proven to be transferrable to other target groups and an advocacy strategy that is leaving a strong imprint on Romanian national policy, the Interethnic Cup Bukovina... Read more »

 

24/2/2014

Twofold strategy reaps twice the benefits

The Netherlands Institute for Sport and Physical Activity (NISB) approached its MOVE pilot project with a twofold strategy. First, it wanted to open up a sport traditionally seen as being for wealthy ... Read more »

 

24/2/2014

MOVE pilot project helps to expand DGI street soccer scope

Wintertime in Denmark can be a long, dark, cold period which doesn’t really lend itself to outdoor sporting activities. DGI Underground saw this “winter gap” as a problematic time fo... Read more »

 

24/2/2014

First a step back – and then charge forward: Capacity building essential before initiatives are ready to launch

When the MOVE Associate and Collaborating Partners embarked on this project, they knew that more action was needed to engage socially disadvantaged groups in sport and physical activity. They knew tha... Read more »

 

24/2/2014

Support creates an active space for “neglected” part of Birmingham community

The MOVE project has opened the door for a group of women in England, who would normally shy away from physical activity, to be part of a public recreational setting. The boost of funding the Aston Sp... Read more »

 

24/2/2014

MOVE project special feature article series

ISCA's EU-supported MOVE project has aimed to identify, qualify and implement cross-cutting community initiatives promoting health-enhancing physical activity among disadvantaged groups. As ... Read more »

 

24/2/2014

MOVE project puts Portuguese football programme back on track

A Portuguese NGO helping give to socially vulnerable groups a new start in their communities, Associação CAIS, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. Its street football programm... Read more »

 

18/2/2014

ACTIVE Network events on the way in spring 2014

The ACTIVE Network project has identified partnerships between municipalities and sport organisations to be of such critical value – and yet often very challenging and demanding – that it ... Read more »

 

18/2/2014

International experts debate physical activity motivation

Health experts China, Scotland and the US agree that our motivation to be physically active could be the secret to tackling “the biggest public health challenge of the 21st century” and st... Read more »

 

18/2/2014

£6 million funding boost for StreetGames’ Doorstep Sport Clubs Interview with Jane Ashworth, StreetGames CEO

ISCA member StreetGames in the UK announced an injection of £6 million in funding from Sport England for its doorstep sport programme this January, which is expected to increase the number of Do... Read more »

 

18/2/2014

MOVE Week 2013 reached millions through targeted media efforts

The multimedia coverage figures from MOVE Week 2013 are now compiled and they are very impressive. Using multiple media channels and increasing the frequency of communication around MOVE Week resulted... Read more »

 

18/2/2014

The sport industry – driven by couch potatoes or moving people?

Opinion from ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby  The sport sector is the driving force for the industry around it. Or is it the other way around – is the sport industry the driving force of... Read more »

 

24/1/2014

“Associative spirit” the key to grassroots sport’s future Interview with Jean Camy, University of Lyon

Do we need to introduce Jean Camy? As a well-known contributor to ISCA projects and the MOVE Congress, he is a familiar face to the grassroots sport community. But if his name doesn’t ring a bel... Read more »

 

24/1/2014

Back to school in Australia – but how will they get there?

Photo AFP: Saeed Khan. Australian children are getting ready to go back to school after their summer holidays – and more than half of those in primary school will arrive there in their pare... Read more »

 

24/1/2014

$20 million per participant - is that a decent level for an Olympic event?

Opinion from ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby In a few weeks a couple of thousand athletes will gather at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. The cost of this event seems to have hit a new record of ... Read more »

 

20/12/2013

ISCA to cooperate with education service in Colombia

ISCA and Colombia’s National Service of Learning (SENA) have signed an agreement to work together on a series of topics in the future. The agreement will pave the way for transfers of knowledge ... Read more »

 

20/12/2013

The Pandemic of Physical Inactivity did not find its cure in 2013

It has been well known for years that physical inactivity is a serious threat to public health globally. As the fourth leading death cause and with serious impact on the leading death cause (cardio va... Read more »

 

19/12/2013

Tapping into what people actually want to do Interview with Paul Downward

The primary challenge to our sector is to find ways to trigger citizens to be physically active and pinpoint the obstacles that make living an active lifestyle difficult. The pan-European survey, the ... Read more »

 

9/12/2013

ACTIVE Network calls for good partnership examples

ISCA and it partners in the ACTIVE Network project are currently putting together the ACTIVE Network Collection of Good Examples, which recognises outstanding partnerships between municipalities and s... Read more »

 

9/12/2013

Spolint in Slovenia looks at its own Changes, Opportunities and Innovations after the MOVE Congress

October and November have been intense months for the Institute Spolint (www.spolint.org). In the spirit of opportunities, innovation and changes affirmed at the MOVE Congress, the Institute has been ... Read more »

 

2/12/2013

European Voluntary Service (EVS) Call for Applications 2014-2015

ISCA CALLS FOR APPLICANTS TO BECOME A EUROPEAN VOLUNTEER IN ISCA 2014-2015! This is your opportunity to experience something new, broaden your horizons, discover a different culture and gain expe... Read more »

 

19/11/2013

eLearning Fitness Project closes with eye on future

The eLearning Fitness (eLF) Project, led by the University of Rome La Sapienza and Federazione Italiana Aerobica e Fitness (FIAF), is drawing to a close at the end of December, but its eLearning platf... Read more »

 

19/11/2013

Making the most of opportunities: Harnessing the potential of youth – and the MOVE Congress

Young people comprise one of the most engaged groups in grassroots sport. At the same time, they are some of the most underestimated contributors to grassroots sport organisations. John Downes and Jam... Read more »

 

19/11/2013

Post-MOVE Congress Interview Series: Veronica Reynolds, Intelligent Health (UK)

To Intelligent Health in England, walking is not just an easy and highly accessible form of physical activity – it is a “real-life game”. Why? Because that’s what they have tur... Read more »

 

18/11/2013

MOVE Congress 2013 vision: Opportunities and innovation await in our dynamic sector

“Innovation can be a very powerful engine for growth, but only if it follows a clear vision and mission. Innovation is not just to innovate, to create something new. You innovate because you hav... Read more »

 

12/11/2013

Interview with Yves le Lostecque, Head of the EU Sport Unit

On the eve of the new Erasmus+ programme... The European Parliament is set to adopt its new Erasmus+ programme for sport, education, training and youth in 2014-2020, which will encompass seven pr... Read more »

 

11/11/2013

Post-MOVE Congress interview series: Stefanie Burkert, World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry

Stefanie Burkert, Project Manager at the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI), was a late replacement for the organisation’s Secretary General Robbert de Kock at the MOVE Cong... Read more »

 

20/10/2013

"This sector has something to offer": MOVE Congress 2013 dances to a close

The MOVE Congress 2013 delegates, organisers and volunteers danced this year’s event to a close to the vibrant flamenco rhythm celebrating the host city and movement. The finale echoed ISCA Pres... Read more »

 

19/10/2013

Public-private partnerships open new doors: Sports organisations and municipalities see advantages in joining forces

Public-private partnerships in sport and physical activity open the door to opportunities to carry out initiatives that cannot run on public or private funds alone. That was the key message representa... Read more »

 

19/10/2013

"Don't forget about the elderly people!" Active Aging experts: why it’s so important to keep a growing part of the population active

Eight percent of the world’s population is over 65 years of age – and this figure is expected to rise to 13 percent by 2030. The MOVE Congress 2013 highlighted how important it is for the ... Read more »

 

19/10/2013

Interview with Wouter Vermeulen, Coca-Cola Europe

The first morning session of the MOVE Congress featured corporate stakeholders in sport and physical activity promotion, Coca-Cola Europe (Wouter Vermeulen), the World Federation of the Sporting Goods... Read more »

 

19/10/2013

Establishing good governance practices in our sector: We have a small window of opportunity - it's time to take it!

Following the conclusion of the two-year Good Governance in Grassroots Sport project led by ISCA, three of the project’s experts, Darren Bailey from the EU Expert Group on Good Governance in Spo... Read more »

 

19/10/2013

Cross-sector policies and physical activity promotion: Working together delivers the best campaign results

This year, the world famous Medical Journal, ‘The Lancet’, published a series of articles on the physical inactivity epidemic. During the MOVE Congress 2013, the Council of Fitness, Sports... Read more »

 

19/10/2013

Promoting physical activity in socially disadvantaged groups: It's everybody's business - also yours!

Social inclusion and the MOVE Project were prominent themes at the MOVE Congress 2013. With the overall theme looking at innovation, opportunities and changing approaches to tackling the physical inac... Read more »

 

18/10/2013

We need ambitious visions for increasing physical activity

by Mogens Kirkeby  We know the challenge. We know that multi-sector approach and commitments are needed to create motivation for change and impact. We have to act upon this challenge and kno... Read more »

 

16/10/2013

276 grassroots sports experts move at Congress opening

The City of Barcelona, UBAE, eurofitness, CESS and ISCA have welcomed 276 grassroots sports organisations from over 40 countries to the MOVE Congress 2013. With so many stakeholders in the sector gath... Read more »

 

16/10/2013

FC Barcelona Hero: "Don't imitate us, enjoy the game!"

Motivating children to be physically active is not about inspiring them to imitate their heroes, it’s about letting them find the sport and physical activity offers that they want to participate... Read more »

 

10/10/2013

ISCA Annual Report 2013 Now Available

2013 has seen new paths open up for ISCA and its partners to get more people active. We believe that challenges should be turned into opportunities in order to give the best impulse to get society mov... Read more »

 

10/10/2013

FINAL PROGRAMME RELEASED MOVE CONGRESS 2013

An international network of speakers and delegates from a range of sectors will meet with a key common interest: to find innovative ways of engaging people in physical activity and grassroots sport wo... Read more »

 

2/10/2013

MOVE Week press releases available

Around 250,000 puffing and sweating Europeans will celebrate Europe’s biggest sport and physical activity event in the first week of October. A European organisation based in Denmark is leading ... Read more »

 

30/9/2013

MOVE Week backed by EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth

MOVE Week starts in one week! And the event wouldn't be able to reach as far and wide as it is this year (almost 700 events so far) without the European Commission and European Parliament's support. I... Read more »

 

16/9/2013

One month to go – who would you like to meet? Interview with Günther Grohall

The final session on Day 2 at the MOVE Congress 2013 will feature a range of experts presnting their ideas on the theme ‘Social Economy of Sport: Sport’s impact on the economy’.... Read more »

 

11/9/2013

NOWWEMOVE INSPIRES LAUNCH OF MOVE BRASIL CAMPAIGN

ISCA started its NowWeMove Campaign with a vision to get 100 million more Europeans involved in sport and physical activity by 2020. Now Europe’s biggest community sport campaign is inspiring co... Read more »

 

11/9/2013

The UN’s new International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

On the 23rd of August the United Nations General Assembly declared that the 6th of April will now be known as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. The announcement, delivered... Read more »

 

11/9/2013

Sportanddev’s 10th anniversary highlights successful action in sport development

There might be some question marks over what the UN’s new International Day of Sport for Development and Peace will mean for sport development. But there is little doubt that an initiative it he... Read more »

 

11/9/2013

New German study on volunteering in youth sport released

Germany’s Humboldt University, Youth Sport Association (Deutschen Sportjugend) and Federal Institute of Sport Science have released a new study on youth engagement and volunteering in German you... Read more »

 

11/9/2013

ISCA and European Cyclists’ Federation welcome EU health initiative

ISCA and its NowWeMove Campaign partner the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) welcomed the European Commission’s adoption of a new initiative promoting health-enhancing physical activity... Read more »

 

22/8/2013

GGGS Self Assessment tool

ISCA’s Good Governance for Grassroots Sport (GGGS) Self Assessment Tool is now available for sports organisations to access online. The tool is an interactive, sports specific resource that is d... Read more »

 

16/8/2013

Training of Trainers final step in France

ISCA’s Training of Trainers for Education through Sport programme came to a close with its third and final Step in Gracay, France, from 22-28 July. The Training of Trainers programme has signifi... Read more »

 

16/8/2013

MOVE Week National Coordinator in focus Agnieszka Garbacik

Poland’s preparations for MOVE Week from October 7-13 are well under way and Angieszka Garbacik is the person behind the ever-growing effort to get more people in her country active. Agnies... Read more »

 

16/8/2013

Sport England report: grassroots sport a valuable asset to the economy

Grassroots sport is a financial powerhouse to be reckoned with – and in July Sport England unveiled some equally powerful figures to back this claim. Sport England’s new report &lsquo... Read more »

 

14/8/2013

Volunteering rates on the rise in France

A new report published by France Bénévolat (France Volunteerism) in conjunction with research agency Ifop and with support from Credit Mutuel has noted a marked increase in volunteering ... Read more »

 

14/8/2013

Maltese Parliamentary Secretariat unveils plans for MOVE Week 2013

Malta is the latest European country to announce it will take part in MOVE Week from 7-13 October 2013. The Maltese Parliamentary Secretariat for Research, Innovation Youth and Sport joined forces wit... Read more »

 

31/7/2013

Interview with one of the ACTIVE Network project partners

ISCA and its ACTIVE Network project partners used this idea to guide a discussion on their project’s vision and objectives, to find common path for developing the project and to share knowledge ... Read more »

 

31/7/2013

UISP’s Mondiali Antirazzisti 2013 combines sport, peace and 8000 participants

The 17th annual Mondiali Antirazzisti festival, organised by UISP, one of ISCA’s members, took place between 3-7 July and brought over 200 teams and around 8000 participants together in Castelfr... Read more »

 

31/7/2013

4.3 Training course LORDS OF HEALTH - MULTIPLIERS OF HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

The focus of the international training course "Lords of Health" was placed on providing participants with knowledge, ideas, tools and methodologies to assist them in helping and educating their group... Read more »

 

3/7/2013

MOVE Congress 2013 Speakers answer a special question

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2/7/2013

Innovative methods for the MOVE Congress 2013 session

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2/7/2013

ACTIVE Network Study Tour on Sport Facility Management at the MOVE Congress 2013

A number of grassroots sport organisations are managing facilities in the field of sport, culture and tourism. They are managing facilities and operating in the same field as, although with non-profit... Read more »

 

27/6/2013

ACTIVE Network project holds first Multilateral Exchange in Bucharest

Five ACTIVE Network project partners and five additional sport organisations and municipalities met in Bucharest, Romania, for the project’s first Multilateral Exchange on 14-16 June. &lsqu... Read more »

 

27/6/2013

New Danish research centre to explore potential of physical activity as treatment for non-communicable diseases

Danish foundation TrygFonden has pledged DKK 40 million towards establishing a new research centre called ‘Center for Aktiv Sundhed’ (Centre for Active Health). The Centre will be located ... Read more »

 

27/6/2013

ISCA presents at the Official Conference for the European Week Against Cancer 2013

ISCA project manager Hanne Müller presented ISCA’s work to promote physical activity at the Official Conference for the European Week Against Cancer 2013 The conference was hosted by t... Read more »

 

27/6/2013

ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby turns 50

ISCA celebrates its President’s 50th birthday and recognises the man who gave its organisation a boost with his international outlook and political drive.  Only a few have succeeded in... Read more »

 

27/6/2013

PACO III – Pan American Conference on Obesity

By Lideke Middelbeek Hundreds of health professionals, legislators and administrators from health NGOs and 32 ministers of health or their representatives gathered at the third Pan American Confe... Read more »

 

27/6/2013

MOVE Week 2013 kicks off across Europe

MOVE Week organisers finish a tour around Europe bringing existing partners, members and new “friends” of the NowWeMove Campaign together to prepare for MOVE Week 2013  The final... Read more »

 

27/6/2013

What do the UN and IOC bring to the table when it comes to sport and development?

The United Nations and the International Olympic Committee are two very different organisations. The United Nations is an international organisation of 193 member states which aims to maintain in... Read more »

 

24/5/2013

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF MINISTERS AND SENIOR OFFICIALS RESPONSIBLE FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT (MINEPS V)

ISCA urges members to lobby ministers and promote a cross-sector, integrated approach to physical education and sportOn 28-30 May 2013, ministers and senior officials responsible for physical educatio... Read more »

 

24/5/2013

HIGHLIGHT FROM AN ACTIVE NETWORK PROJECT PARTNER

Castellón County Council and sport organisation MIM Marató i Mitja in Spain (both ACTIVE Network project partners) have established an effective partnership which was rewarded in May wit... Read more »

 

24/5/2013

YesWeRun training programme kicks off in Denmark

The Long Term International Project Management training programme – YesWeRun – kicked off the first of three steps in Tisvildeleje, Denmark, from 15-21 April. The training programme gather... Read more »

 

24/5/2013

INTERVIEW WITH MARIJE VAN MONTFOORT

Marije van Montfoort, Director of Consult Actief This month ISCA interviewed Marije van Montfoort, one of the Directors of the Dutch consultancy Consult Actief, to find out more about the program... Read more »

 

24/5/2013

Social Entrepreneurship Training for Youth Leaders

Up to 24 budding entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 30 years old will take part in ISCA’s “Social Entrepreneurship Training for Youth Leaders” course in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from 17-23 ... Read more »

 

24/5/2013

ACTIVE Network Multilateral Exchange Bucharest, Romania, 14-16 June 2013

ISCA’s ACTIVE Network project was launched in February 2013 and the first of its five multilateral exchanges will be hosted by the Romanian Sport for All Association in Bucharest on 14-16 June 2... Read more »

 

24/5/2013

ISCA Opinion on MINEPS V

ISCA’s recommendation to the International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS V) to take place in Berlin on 28-30 May 2013. It... Read more »

 

24/5/2013

Interview with Pál Szekeres

ISCA speaks to Pál Szekeres, Hungarian Deputy State Secretary of Sports, about physical education reform in HungaryAcross the world physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyles are threatening ... Read more »

 

25/4/2013

ISCA AWARDED €1 MILLION

€1MILLION GRANT AWARDED TO MOVE WEEK 2013  Read more »

 

24/4/2013

Review of the World Social Forum 2013 in Tunisia

 What is the World Social Forum?The World Social Forum is an open space – plural, diverse, non-governmental and non-partisan – that stimulates decentralized debate, reflection, propos... Read more »

 

24/4/2013

ACTIVE Age - 2013 DTB Preparatory Action in Sport Project

 DTB - Deutscher Turner-Bund has developed, and ISCA is a partner of, the “ActiveAge” project: a transnational project that fosters the exchange of knowledge and experience to counter... Read more »

 

24/4/2013

INTERVIEW WITH SIU YIN CHEUNG

We invited Siu Yin Cheung, ISCA Executive Committee Member and Chairwoman ofThe Gymnastics Association of Hong Kong, China (GAHK) to be interviewed.Here is the story of a very special person, Siu Yin,... Read more »

 

23/4/2013

Good Governance in Grassroots Sport: Guidelines

“The last four years the economic crisis has dominated and influenced most societies and citizens. Across Europe all societies are looking for ways to recover and regain economic and societal de... Read more »

 

15/3/2013

"INSPIRING THE WORLD TO AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE!"

 The National Danish Performance Team is travelling the whole world with their show “ZOOM” and with a message of healthy living and an active lifestyle. The 28 young Danes have just s... Read more »

 

28/2/2013

ISCA PUSHING PROJECT BOUNDARIES ONCE AGAIN WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE ACTIVE NETWORK PROJECT

ISCA have launched the Active Networks Project, bringing municipalities and Sport organisations together to look at effective partnership and highlight best practice in partnership working for the pro... Read more »

 

17/1/2013

A pool of Top Political leaders that will MOVE Good Governance in Grassroots Sport

Over the last six months, ISCA has led a series of training on Good Governance in Grassroots Sports for leaders within sport for all organisations across Europe. The impact of these trainings for the ... Read more »

 

17/12/2012

LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND GRASSROOTS SPORT ORGANISATIONS PARTNERING FOR MORE ACTIVE CITIZENS

   WHAT’S THE CONTEXT?Physical inactivity might not have been yet identified as the public enemy n°1 but soon will it be. Indeed it is a true epidemic: a fast growing phenomen... Read more »

 

17/12/2012

SPORT CAN GIVE MORE TO SOCIETY

 Interview with Sylvia Schenk, Senior advisor for sport, Transparency International. Why did Transparency get involved in the Good Governance in Grassroots Sport Project?SS: "We have worked ... Read more »

 

6/12/2012

A journey with active European young citizens

 You may wonder how a journey with 100 young European active citizens in the field of youth and sport may look like... what is this movement and wave you may have already felt.Well true is big th... Read more »

 

6/12/2012

EUROPE IS LISTENING TO YOUTH

This is the key message sent by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner responsible for education, youth and sport, who made us the honour to answer to our questions on the occasion of th... Read more »

 

22/11/2012

JOIN IN - MOVE WEEK 2013 IS COMING

  As EU Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou, the EU Council Presidency Trio, EU Parliamentarians and representatives of the sport movement meet on Tuesday 27 November in what is known as Struct... Read more »

 

22/11/2012

WHY ORGANISATIONS SHOULD THINK ABOUT GOVERNANCE?

At the the Good Governance in Grassroots Sport second training for top political leader in Tallinn (9-11 November 2012), we discussed with Patrick McGrattan –Belfast City Council- and asked him ... Read more »

 

15/11/2012

GGGS: WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

Saska Benedicic Tomat, Good Governance in Grassroots Sports (GGGS) Project manager, shares with us her vision and expectations for the project. Get ready to think again! Self-reflection and open-... Read more »

 

15/11/2012

FROM EUROVOLNET TO GGGS

The life expectancy and the value of grassroots sports organisations rely on two main pillars: volunteers and good governance.This is the message from Jean Camy, University Lyon 1 (France), who h... Read more »

 

15/11/2012

GGGS DILLEMMAS AND CHALLENGES

 Defining and implementing a good governance is a long journey, one of those that require engagement, commitment and long term thinking and leadership, one of those you will never find a map or G... Read more »

 

6/11/2012

CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERS EVERYDAY!

  This is the message delivered by Sakis Pappous, member of the member of the EuroVolNet, a European project lead by ISCA, and Senior Lecturer and Course Director of Sport and Exercise Manag... Read more »

 

2/11/2012

ISCA ANNUAL REPORT 2012

 On the occasion of ISCA’s General Assembly 2012, ISCA’s Annual Report 2012 has been officially released. 2012 has seen new paths open up for ISCA and its partners to get more pe... Read more »

 

28/10/2012

BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE CONGRESS

Participants, speakers, moderators and volunteers shared with us their visions and experiences of the event.  A plateform to open new frontiers“It think this congress is important to t... Read more »

 

28/10/2012

MOVE2012 VISION FOR THE SPORT FOR ALL SECTOR

  “Life itself is but Motion” (Thomas Hobbes, 1651) – so life is movement. Since the very early age of human history, human being has been driven both by cooperation and co... Read more »

 

25/10/2012

MOVE Congress reaching new frontiers

MOVE Congress 2012 has just started and in an action packed opening ceremony delegates were inspired by promises, entertainment and a binding signing act. Values, Actions, Results. Three words wh... Read more »

 

16/10/2012

GRASSROOTS SPORT ORGANISATIONS COMMITTED TO PROMOTE VOLUNTEERING

ISCA and EuroVolNet (EVN) project partners common statements: “We are willing to contribute to the volunteering legacy in Europe and to the promotion of the value and diversity of volunteering. ... Read more »

 

16/10/2012

GOOD GOVERNANCE IN GRASSROOTS SPORT

 Top political leaders of Grassroots sport organisations would like to know how different organisations develop strategic goals and direction. How the board of the organisation monitors the perfo... Read more »

 

16/10/2012

MOVE2012 Congress: the story of Maria Luiza Souza Dias

We invited Maria Luiza Souza Dias from SESC from Brazil (MOVE2012 Congress partner) to be interviewed. Here is the story of Maria Luiza, and the story of promotion of the social well-being and improve... Read more »

 

16/10/2012

EYSF 2012: WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT?

A few weeks before what promises to be the major youth event in the field of sport aimed at discussing key European topics (ie volunteering, health and active citizenship), Sorin Buruiana, EYSF2012 co... Read more »

 

10/10/2012

WELCOME TO THE MOVE CONGRESS 2012 YES THE SPORT FOR ALL SECTOR CAN DO IT!

  Two weeks ahead of the first ever MOVE Congress organised outside Europe, we are delighted to share with you our vision for an event which we do already consider as full of promises.Our ob... Read more »

 

25/9/2012

BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE MOVE CONGRESS 2012 STATEMENTS BY CONFIRMED IMPACT PLAYERS

A month ahead of the MOVE Congress 2012 (24-26 October, São Paulo, Brazil.), our confirmed speakers, moderators and journalist from France, Denmark and Italy share their vision and expectations... Read more »

 

25/9/2012

DESIGNED TO MOVE CO-AUTHOR TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE MOVE CONGRESS 2012

 We are delighted to announce Lisa MacCallum Carter as a keynote speaker for the MOVE Congress 2012.Lisa is the Managing Director of Access to Sport, an organization supported by NIKE Inc dedicat... Read more »

 

25/9/2012

MOVE Congress 2012 INTERVIEW WITH KELLY MURUMETS

 We invited KELLY D. MURUMETS (one of the MOVE Congress 2012 speakers) to be interviewed.Here is the story of a very special person, Kelly Murumets, and the story of a very special organization, ... Read more »

 

21/9/2012

DESIGNED TO MOVE: A FRAMEWORK FOR CROSS SECTOR ACTION LAUNCHED AT THE CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE

ISCA is pleased to have actively taken part in shaping the Designed to Move Framework for Action among its peers of physical activity and grassroots sport. It is an honour to be an Endorser of this gl... Read more »

 

21/9/2012

Are you ready for MOVE WEEK?

  MOVE WEEK, 1 – 7 October 2012, is an annual European wide campaign week promoting sport and physical activity and their positive impact on European societies. MOVE WEEK engages indiv... Read more »

 

14/9/2012

BIG EVENTS DO NOT BOOST PARTICIPATION

  The argument that big sport events boost participation is used frequently. Indeed it often comes in relation to the bidding as well as the political process of legitimising the often huge ... Read more »

 

14/9/2012

WHY TO BE ACTIVE IN VOLUNTEERING IN SPORT?

Designed to provide inspiration and motivation to national associations, political leaders and volunteer service managers, the EuroVolNet Tutorial has been launched recently as the final product ... Read more »

 

14/9/2012

MOVE-ing CLOSER TO A COMPREHENSIVE GOOD PRACTICE COLLECTION IN EUROPE

 The most comprehensive good practices collection in the field of physical activity promotion in socially disadvantaged groups in Europe! This is indeed what the MOVE project is aiming for.L... Read more »

 

14/9/2012

NEW TOOLS FOR USING YOUTH SPORT AS A DRIVER FOR INCREASING HEALTH AND WELLNESS

 Outcomes of the “SWELL project: YOUTH TRAINING FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS”, co-organised by ISCA and UFOLEP. From 18 to 25th of August 2012, 21 young people from 7 different countr... Read more »

 

22/8/2012

Women's football in MENA: Participate in forum and tournament

DISCOVER FOOTBALL is calling for participants to take part in a unique forum and tournament celebrating women’s football in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Read more »

 

15/8/2012

Olympics in London Is it worth the price?

 Stefan SzymanskiProfessor in Economy, University of Michigan Mogens KirkebyPresident for International Sport and Culture Association   For two weeks athletes from all over th... Read more »

 

13/8/2012

Good Governance in Grassroots Sport Education program

GGGS project,  supported by the European Commission, Education and Culture DG, under the “2011 Preparatory Action in the Field of Sport”, is addressing organizational top leaders by d... Read more »

 

13/8/2012

SEDENTARITY AND BAD NUTRITION ALARM THE RESULTS OF IPSOS RESEARCH ON CHILDREN AND YOUNGSTERS LIFE STYLES.

"Ready, steady, go!" is the inter-associative project promoted by UISP which brings to light, one year after its launching, the need to push children and youngsters to become more physically ... Read more »

 

13/8/2012

European voluntary Network tutorial has been launched

ISCA and European Voluntary Network (EuroVolNet - EVN)  project partners have developed The Voluntary Services Tutorial, a leading resource of good practices which have been collected in the Euro... Read more »

 

10/7/2012

MOVE WEEK 2012 KICK OFF

20 of ISCA’s European members organizations gathered in Berlin to prepare the MOVE Week 2012. These key stakeholders discussed strategies on how to involve local members and clubs in their respe... Read more »

 

22/6/2012

London Olympics: Good will, but not good health

LONDON – In the American imagination, Europeans are always whizzing down the street on bicycles or hoofing it across the cobblestones of the town square. But for many Brits, "exercise" is the wa... Read more »

 

21/6/2012

MOVE-ing on up

As a summer of sporting competition approaches, ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby tells Public Service Review why a joint effort is needed to create a more active Europe... Read more »

 

1/6/2012

Final sprint for MOVE collection of good practices

So far more than 90 organizations across Europe and elsewhere have contributed to the MOVE good practice collection. “We are well underway to create the most comprehensive good practice collecti... Read more »

 

10/4/2012

ISCA launches the European MOVE WEEK

At the occasion of the SPORTVISION2012 Conference hosted within the framework of the Danish Presidency of the European Union, the International Sport and Culture Assoction ISCA has announced the launc... Read more »

 

28/3/2012

GGGS workshop Copenhagen, 18. and 19.3.2012

The Workshop gave time and space for further discussion between GGGS Partners to improve the coordination in good governance cross Europe. The workshop was an opportunity to discuss principles in gove... Read more »

 

20/3/2012

SPORTVISION2012 Conference Videos

Check-out the latest videos from the Sportvision2012 Conference feauturing: Mr. Uffe Elbæk, Danish Minister for Culture and SportMs. Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner, Education, C... Read more »

 

20/3/2012

European Championship in Club Innovation 2013

In support of the vision ‘100 million more EU citizens active in sport and physical activity by 2020’ the Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations (DGI) and International Sport and Cultur... Read more »

 

5/3/2012

Czech Sokol - 150 years in Motion

Your slogan for the celebration is “150 years in Motion”. What does this slogan indicate?”Hana Mouckova, President of the Czech Sokol Organization: Joy of movement, satisfaction from... Read more »

 

5/3/2012

SPORTVISION2012 START-UP VIDEOS ONLINE

Two weeks from SPORTVISION2012, the conference consortium is delighted to present a series of Conference start-up videos, featuring among others the Danish Minister of Culture and the conference organ... Read more »

 

8/2/2012

MOVE Call draws a lot of interest

 Partnership. That is what connected Andrew Power to the MOVE project. Current supporting the strategic coordination of physical activity in County Durham and the chair of the CPD committee in th... Read more »

 

7/2/2012

Good Governance in Grassroots Sports is a hot topic

21 project partners from 13 different countries met for the first time in the project period in Ljubljana at the end of January for a Kick off meeting. Project partners express their readiness to incr... Read more »

 

7/2/2012

EuroVolNet running fast

EuroVolNet project is developing Voluntary Services Tutorial which will be a leading resource of good examples which have been collected in the project. The tutorial will be designed to provide i... Read more »

 

7/2/2012

Physical Activity and Health

"To improve people’s quality of life through movement", says Jorge Sánchez, the founder of Tempos, when asked about the mission of his sports association. Located in Costa Rica – Ce... Read more »

 

18/1/2012

GGGS project Kick-off meeting

Ljubljana, 25. – 27.1.2012 Governance in sport is a hot topic, whether we are working at the national or community level, everything from setting strategic plans to managing boards needs to... Read more »

 

18/1/2012

MOVE call for good practices off to a flying start

ISCA has received the first project descriptions in response to the MOVE call for good practices that was launched at the MOVE2011 congress in Paris on 19-23 October. “We are off to a flying sta... Read more »

 

17/1/2012

Policy Agenda on Volunteering in Europe

The Policy Agenda for Volunteering in Europe has been published on the 1st of December 2011 during the final conference by the European Year of Volunteering 2011 Alliance. It was officially hande... Read more »

 

16/1/2012

Launch of European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity

On the eve of the launch of the European Year on Active Ageing and solidarity between Generations, the EY2012 Coalition presents its joint Manifesto and Road Map and urges all relevant actors at local... Read more »

 

9/1/2012

Good governance in grassroots sport

sportanddev asked ISCA and Sport & Citizenship about their perspectives on good governance in grassroots sport. In an exclusive interview sportanddev talks to ISCA's Secretary General, Jacob Schou... Read more »

 

9/1/2012

Cycle like the Danes to help EU achieve CO2 Targets

EU wide reductions of GHG (greenhouse gas emissions) are under scrutiny by many critics as the progress and actual results seem to fall short of the goals set by the EU this year. Recent reports affir... Read more »

 

6/1/2012

Season's Greetings

2011 has been a great year for ISCA, our members and partners. Despite a challenging international environment marked by the prevailing economic crisis, ISCA has implemented an large amount of interna... Read more »

 

6/1/2012

International HESE workshop in Copenhagen

It is our pleasure to invite you to our first (HESE) Health Enhancing Sport Exercise workshop.  We develop the HESE program to raise awareness, to motivate and to offer practical support for... Read more »

 

22/12/2011

Sport and Citizenship’s European network on “Volunteering in sport”

Sport and Citizenship’s “SPORT” project –supported by the European Commission within the framework of the "Europe for Citizens" program builds and runs five thematic European n... Read more »

 

22/12/2011

mimosa Migrants’ Inclusion Model of Sport for All

 Sport has been recognized by European Union as a tool of social inclusion, education and socialization for all.  However, many legal and cultural constraints limit the access of migrants, r... Read more »

 

22/12/2011

Fitness against doping survey

Fitness against doping - survey results now available! ISCA is a dissemination partner in the Fitness Against Doping project (FAD), which is lead by the European Health and Fitness Association (E... Read more »

 

22/12/2011

Sports Club for Health

European guidelines available Sports Club for Health (SCforH) – programme  has gathered ISCA and other European Sport for All organisations together to develop health-enhancing sports ... Read more »

 

25/11/2011

Golden Temple amazes Delegation from Ecuador

The South American Delegation led by Director of Tierra Negra International Organisation, Mr. Carlos Jonathan Minota got mesmerized by the Spiritualism of The Golden Temple, Amritsar. Ecuadorians were... Read more »

 

25/11/2011

IRIS PROJECT MEETING AND ROUND TABLE

International Roma Integration through Sport is a transnational project fighting traditional and new anti-Roma stereotypes, whose persistence and diffusion are at the roots of discriminatory actions a... Read more »

 

25/11/2011

Good Governance in Grassroots Sport

Good Governance in elite and professional sport would typically address challenges such as corruption, match fixing, doping, excessive salaries, etc. ISCA claims that Good Governance is equally i... Read more »

 

25/11/2011

ISCA promoting an age-friendly European Union

AGE (European platform and network of organisations of and for people aged 50+) and the Coalition of stakeholders (which ISCA is a member) promoting the European Year 2012 for Active Ageing and Solida... Read more »

 

15/11/2011

WELCOME TO THE EUROPEAN SPORTVISION2012 CONFERENCE

The incoming Danish Presidency of the European Union is delighted to invite you to its ambitious and wide-ranging conference addressing the most pressing challenges in Sport for All.The conference wil... Read more »

 

8/11/2011

MOVE2011 PRESENTATIONS, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS ONLINE

MOVE2011 presentations, photos and videos are now online . You can find them on the following links : To see all presentations, click on the following link : http://www.move2011.info/present... Read more »

 

22/10/2011

ISCA Annual report 2011

At the occasion of ISCA’s General Assembly 2011, ISCA’s Annual Report 2011 has been officially released. The report provides a comprehensive insight to ISCA’s work, both with respect... Read more »

 

22/10/2011

ISCA General Assembly 2011 - A world of sport for all

ISCA members expressed their support to pursue the actual two-fold strategy of action and advocacy. The past year has shown that the combination of these two pillars produced excellent results, as the... Read more »

 

22/10/2011

Final debate MOVE2011

 The final debate of the MOVE 2011 World Congress on Sport for All discussed new pathways to a healthy, active life? The discussion panel included:# Ms. Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director, Preside... Read more »

 

22/10/2011

Canadian Minister of Health Promotion and Sport addresses the MOVE2011 congress

Ms. Margarett Best, Minister of Health Promotion and Sport of the Province of Ontario presented the efforts of her government to promote healthier lifestyles in the province of Ontario. She underlined... Read more »

 

21/10/2011

Promoting active citizenship through physical activity

Mr. Eric Favey, Deputy Secretary General emphasized that "citizenship education is at the very core of our work at La Ligue de l’Enseignement as it is here were we build the turf of our collecti... Read more »

 

20/10/2011

Innovation and cross-sector cooperation

At last, the MOVE2011 World Congress kicked-off tonight in Paris gathering a wide range of stakeholders from global sport’s greatest playing fields. Tonight's menu included the official opening ... Read more »

 

20/10/2011

MOVE2011 CONGRESS DAY 2 IS ALL ABOUT PARTICIPATION

Second up was the President and CEO of ParticipAction, Ms. Kelly Murumets sharing her thoughts and experience in igniting a national movement for physical activity and sport in Canada. Kelly successfu... Read more »

 

19/10/2011

MOVE2011 opens its Gates today

 The MOVE2011 Congress opened its gates today in Paris at the heart of the French sport. The congress organisers and partners are delighted to announce that the MOVE2011 welcomes 300 participants... Read more »

 

15/9/2011

France and Spain united by grassroots sport in the EURO-regions since 2007

The Euro-region movement has emerged through the involvement of cities and regions in Europe establishing cross-border links and cooperation. The Council of Europe and the Commission of the Europ... Read more »

 

15/8/2011

US President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Executive Director joins MOVE2011 congress

The MOVE2011 Congress Consortium is most delighted to confirm the participation of Ms Shellie Pfohl as a keynote speaker at the MOVE2011 Congress. Shellie Pfohl was appointed by President Barack ... Read more »

 

15/7/2011

EuroVolNet 2nd Seminar 23 – 25 September, Riga

The second seminar of the ISCA coordinated EuroVolNet project constitutes an important component of the project which serves the overall aim of debating volunteering challenges in Europe. At the ... Read more »

 

15/7/2011

ACTIVE Youth Training

As a part of our ongoing youth training events, ISCA and UFOLEP - Union Française des Oeuvres Laïques d'Education Physique - had teamed up and organised a youth training event under the th... Read more »

 

7/7/2011

MOVE2011 Consortium confirms speakers

The MOVE2011 Congress Consortium has been very privileged to secure the services of some of today's most respected exponents in the field of sport and leisure, physical activity and health, campaignin... Read more »

 

9/6/2011

European Parliament Hearing on Grassroot Sports

With the article 165 TFEU the European institutions have a framework to develop the “European Dimension on Sport”. Yet, the decisive question to be asked is if visionary political decision... Read more »

 

7/6/2011

UN and IOC keeping myth alive

The second edition of the "International Forum on Sport, Peace and Development" jointly organized between UN office on Sport, Development and Peace (UNOSDP) and IOC hosted in UN headquarter illustrate... Read more »

 

6/6/2011

CHALLENGE DAY 2011

Challenge Day was created in Canada and is distributed worldwide by The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA), an organization that promotes sports for all, based in Germany. It is a ca... Read more »

 

6/6/2011

EuroVolNet Seminar

"Europe needs project like EuroVolNet", said Jacob Kornbeck from DG Education and Culture Sport  who was one of the key speakers at the EuroVolNet Seminar  in Chatham, UK, 6–8.5.2... Read more »

 

1/6/2011

Olympics may fail to spark UK sport participation

The 2012 London Olympics may fail to spark increased UK public participation in sport, new research by a University sports studies expert suggests. The government hopes hosting the games next yea... Read more »

 

31/5/2011

MOVE2011 World Congress in Paris

Welcome to the MOVE2011 World Congress – Think global, MOVE local. We invite you to join us in Paris for four days full of discussions, seminars, meetings and study tours that unquestionably wil... Read more »

 

15/4/2011

2010 Declaration on grassroot sports and citizenship

Sport and Cultures in Dialogue project partners established a constructive dialogue among each other and with stakeholders at the European and national level and called on the European Commission to f... Read more »

 

25/3/2011

Looking into the future

SANTE Final Conference, held in Prague from 18th to 20th of March, attracted more than 50 project managers and political leaders from SANTE Project Partners Associations as well as organizations and i... Read more »

 

24/3/2011

New ISCA publications released

As concrete outcome of the SANTE project ISCA can now proudly present the SANTE Magazine “Promoting EU Priorities through Physical Activity” and the SANTE Handbook “Good examples of ... Read more »

 

15/3/2011

SANTE Final Conference 18.-20. March 2011

ISCA has invited to the SANTE final conference "Looking into the future" from the 18th to 20st of March 2011. This event was hosted by the SANTE partners SOKOL and CASPV in Prague. For futher inform... Read more »

 

25/2/2011

EuroVolNet project kick-off

A Kick-off meeting in Brussels 24. – 25.1.2011 officially launched EuroVolNet project, where project partners together discussed the project’s vision and objectives and agreed upon a speci... Read more »

 

25/2/2011

SANTE Seminar in Cassino

SANTE Seminar in Cassino, hosted by University of Cassino, had one main title: ARE WE READY TO FIGHT FOR HEPA HUMAN RESOURCES AS PROFESSIONALS IN THE EU LABOUR MARKET? Seminar secured a common un... Read more »

 

27/1/2011

ISCA Europe Welcomes Sport communication

The 18 January Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou presented the European Commission’s plans for ‘Developing the European Dimension in Sport’.ISCA Europe chairman, Filippo Fossati, cong... Read more »

 

26/1/2011

ISCA Flagship project 2011 and beyond

ISCA is with great expectations launching a new series of projects that will set the agenda in Sport and Culture for 2011 and beyond. The success of the past years’ multi-annual multi-stakeholde... Read more »

 

24/1/2011

Commission unveils first-ever sport package

The plans are outlined in a communication unveiled by Sports Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou in Strasbourg on 18 January. The communication, entitled 'Developing the European Dimension in Sport', set... Read more »

 

20/1/2011

Danish SFA committee presents report

The Danes are one of the most physical active populations in Europe and further more the number of volunteers in the sport sector in Denmark are twice as high as the EU average. In 2007 the Danish gov... Read more »

 

21/12/2010

Season's Greeting and happy 2011

2010 has been an extremely important year for ISCA and its members. We have implemented an incredible amount of international projects in the field of Sport. Among other the ¨PATHE – Physica... Read more »

 

21/12/2010

EU institutions and sports sector start new collaboration

The Belgian EU Presidency, led by Flemish Minister for Sport Philippe Muyters, brought together representatives of the EU institutions and the sports sector. This was done for the first time within th... Read more »

 

21/12/2010

European Parliament adopts written declaration on increased European Union support for grassroots sports

On September 14, 2010 a cross-political group of Members of the European Parliament composed of Joanna Senyszyn, Ivo Belet, Mary Honeyball, Seán Kelly, Hannu Takkula launched a Written Declarat... Read more »

 

21/12/2010

ISCA EUROPE statement on the EU Structured Dialogue on Sport

Article 165 does not open all the doors for sport, but it opens the door for ambitious political visions and decisions, which can have a direct impact on the quality of life of the European citizens. ... Read more »

 

21/12/2010

Interview with Jordi Salido from www.seniorsport.eu

We will develop a holistic methodology that can easily be adapted and implemented by different public authorities, and increase the level of awareness. It will support networking and exchange of relev... Read more »

 

2/12/2010

Sport for Social Change Network International Seminar

The Sport for Social Change Network (SSCN) of Brazil organized an International Seminar from 9-13 November in Rio de Janiero.  The seminar topics included violence prevention through sport; devel... Read more »

 

2/12/2010

5th Slovenian Sport for All Forum

5th Slovenian Sport for All Forum, which took place on Saturday 20.11.2010 in Bled in Slovenia, welcomed more than 90 participants, representatives from sport for all organizations, decision makers, a... Read more »

 

2/12/2010

Sport Citizens Forum in Slovenia

Sport Citizens Forum in Slovenia welcomed the establishment of a constructive dialogue with stakeholders at the European and national level and call on the European Commission to further strengthen it... Read more »

 

2/12/2010

Interview with Lena Knorr from www.citiesforsports.eu

In the project we, the partners from the cities of Athens, Copenhagen, Innsbruck, Rotterdam and Stuttgart, work together on a local municipal level. We are all people from practice and we have started... Read more »

 

30/11/2010

ISCA president speaks at the EP's CULT committee

On the 18th of November 2010 the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education organized a public hearing on: “A future European sports policy” at the European Parliament ... Read more »

 

26/11/2010

Mimosa - Migrant's Model Inclusion through Sport for All UISP PROJECT FUNDED DY EUROPEAN COMMISSION'S SPORT UNIT

Mimosa: "Migrant's Model Inclusion through Sport for All" is the name of the new Uisp project funded by the European Commission - DG Sport. The project goal is the building of models of inclusion of m... Read more »

 

12/11/2010

UNOSDP – United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace

Sport can make a difference in everyone’s life. But for some people, such a difference is between hope and despair, smile and tears, poverty and employment, war and peace, sickness and good heal... Read more »

 

10/11/2010

ISCA Annual report 2010

At the occasion of ISCA’s General Assembly 2010, ISCA’s Annual Report 2010 has been officially released. The report provides a comprehensive insight to ISCA’s work, both with respect... Read more »

 

2/11/2010

Statement from the ISCA General Assembly

The grassroot sport sector is the pulse of sport and physical activity.  Grassroot sport is the sector which mobilizes the most citizens in sport, which recruits and educates the most volunteers ... Read more »

 

2/11/2010

Interview with Lideke Middelbeek - WHO Europe

Lideke Middelbeek is a Technical Officer for Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity at the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen. Read more »

 

5/10/2010

Vote for Sport Bringing the focus to sport // Scottish Parliamentary Elections in 2011

At 3pm on Tuesday 21st September the Scottish Sports Alliance (made up of the Scottish Association of Local Sports Councils, Scottish Sports Association and Scottish University Sport) launched the Vot... Read more »

 

17/9/2010

ISCA President at the European Parliament

The Written Declaration on increased financial support to grassroots sport is a milestone in the political engagement in sport at European level. Sport has always been a popular topic among polit... Read more »

 

16/9/2010

MEP for Sport for All

Led by MEP Joanna Senyszyn, a cross-political group of 5 members of European Parliament on Tuesday, 14. September launched a Written Declaration to increase EU support for grass-root sport. The L... Read more »

 

14/9/2010

Extended List of Speakers presented!

The MOVE2010 consortium is most delighted to announce the extended list of confirmed speakers participating in the MOVE2010 European Congress on Sport for All and Health: a Strategic Partnership. At t... Read more »

 

10/9/2010

EUROFITNESS reaching out to Slovenia

Result of close collaboration between two entities, Slovenia reaches a new concept of urban wellness. This is the concept EUROFITNESS. The Slovenian Sports Union and UBAE have reached an agreement in ... Read more »

 

10/9/2010

ISCA Executive Committee met in Rejkjavik

Among the topics of the agenda the Executive Committee outlined the strategies for the future activities on the various continents, respecting the continental historical and cultural diversities in th... Read more »

 

7/9/2010

Active Senior Seminar // Great Success

Like hardly another topic “Aging” has moved into the focus of political and public interest. It’s not any longer necessary to explain the reasons. The dramatic demographic changes or... Read more »

 

17/8/2010

MOVE2010 // Register now !

Join the MOVE2010 congress today and benefit from the early bird congress feeOver 100 participants have already signed-up for the MOVE2010 Congress, 20-24 October 2010 in Frankfurt and many more are r... Read more »

 

2/8/2010

CAMILA PROJECT

“CAMILA”, the biggest woman in the world is an adventure through a giant pregnant body that offers support to children, young people, families and communities in general to identify risk f... Read more »

 

2/8/2010

ISCA Badminton activity calendar

Plan your international badminton activities together with the ISCA badminton network and take part in an exceptionally well organized badmionton experience.The schedule below highlight the main activ... Read more »

 

15/7/2010

Active Seniors enjoy life more!

Good news for seniors: Part of the prescription for a healthier, better retirement is exercise. That simple? Yes, it is! ISCA and SALSC from Scotland invite you to join the SANTE Thematic Seminar... Read more »

 

14/6/2010

IYLE turned 15

The International Youth Leader Education (IYLE) is an exchange program of non-formal education that aims to possibility the international experience - getting in touch with new people, different ... Read more »

 

9/6/2010

Public Hearing on Sport for All and Physical Activity in Europe

 Grass-root sport is today engaging 40 % of all Europeans in physical activity on a regular basis. However, there is a considerable gap between European countries with regard to the degree of inv... Read more »

 

27/5/2010

UISP AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA

 On May 17th around Europe, but not only in this continent, was celebrated for the fourth year the "Day Against Homophobia", to promote initiatives against intolerance and prejudice about sexual ... Read more »

 

14/5/2010

HANDICAP AND SPORT FOR ALL FROM PROJECT "SUB NORMAL OR DIFFERENT... ABILITIES" THE COLLABORATION WITH AN VISUALLY-IMPAIRED PSYCHOLOGIST

TUSCANY - In Chianciano (SIENA), May 7 th-9 th took place the first national conference for UISP operators in the field of disability and mental health.UISP – Union Italian Sport for All - has a... Read more »

 

14/5/2010

Sport and Cultures in Dialogue // successful event in Albania

Citizens Panel in Albania gave the opportunity: to increase knowledge and awareness of the societal role of sport and sport organizations, including the content of the White Paper on Sport, to train t... Read more »

 

7/5/2010

Connect with the 8th National Danish Performance Team

The National Danish Performance Team (NDPT) takes you to Club Neon and gives you gymnastics with an attitude with the show Connections. The show is spiced with colourful costumes and new, challenging ... Read more »

 

4/5/2010

VIVICITTA 2010

“Vivicittà is a messenger of peace and solidarity, in Italy and in the world”, says Filippo Fossati, UISP National President, “Our goal is to focus the public opinion’s ... Read more »

 

22/4/2010

Sport Action NeTwork of Europe SANTE

SANTE is an ambitious effort of 17 partners across Europe, representing sport organizations, esteemed universities, businesses and local government structures. The partners have united their resources... Read more »

 

22/4/2010

Eurobarometer Survey on Sport and Physical Activity

On March 29 the European Commission revealed the results of a special Eurobarometer Survey on Sport and Physical Activity. Among many interesting findings, the survey show that while a majority of Eur... Read more »

 

16/4/2010

European Commission launches public consultation

The European Commission has launched an online consultation on the EU's strategic choices for the implementation of the new EU competence in the field of sport. The Lisbon Treaty calls on the EU to pr... Read more »

 

23/3/2010

Sport and Cultures in Dialogue

With the project “Sport and Cultures in Dialogue” ISCA (International Sport and Culture Association), CESS (European Confederation sport and Health) and 10 national sport organizations fro... Read more »

 

22/3/2010

Sport-for-All presidents meets in Copenhagen

Presidents and executive organizational leaders from 12 Sport for All organizations met in Copenhagen 6 March to discuss the futures challenges for the grass-roots sport sector.“The Sport for Al... Read more »

 

21/3/2010

Olympia

CONTEXTThe purpose of the “Roadmap for equality between women and men” (2006-2010) is to drive the gender equality agenda forward. It builds on the Framework Strategy for equality between ... Read more »

 

20/3/2010

Velo-city Global 2010

The European Cyclists' Federation, the City of Frederiksberg and the City of Copenhagen are excited to invite you to the first ever VELO-CITY GLOBAL 2010, a conference that brings together cycling exp... Read more »

 

20/3/2010

Integration through sports Grundtvig Workshop

From 18th-24th of February, Context hosted an international workshop with the theme “Integration through sports-intercultural sports” supported by the Grundtvig programme which is a part o... Read more »

 

16/3/2010

Week Against Racism 13-21 March 2010

 European-wide Action Week Against Racism 13-21 March 2010 NGOs from 48 different European countries mobilise against Racism - more than 235 actions are planned in Europe's largest anti-raci... Read more »

 

14/3/2010

Youth Sector undergoes heavy budget cuts

The Council of Europe’s new Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland emphasises the need for an institutional reform in order to seize a historic opportunity to advance the European project on... Read more »

 

9/3/2010

UN hopes to put sport higher on the agenda

The United Nations have launched a 'one stop shop' in the field of sport policy, hoping to boost interest across its own agencies and coordinate partnerships on sport and development beyond UN circles... Read more »

 

19/1/2010

ISCA Workplan 2010

2010 will be an exceptionally exciting year for International Sport and Culture Association and for all our member organizations and partners. The video above features the main lines of ISCA’s w... Read more »

 

22/12/2009

Season's greetings and happy new year!

Dear members, friends and cooperation partners,2009 has been an exceptionally vibrant year. In face of a global financial crisis, ISCA and its members have demonstrated that the world of Sport-for-All... Read more »

 

18/11/2009

MOVE2009 outcomes

The MOVE2009 closing panel reflects about the event and future opportunities The closing of the MOVE2009 saw panellists Walther Feldman (City of São Paolo), Rene Kural (Center for Sport and Arc... Read more »

 

17/11/2009

DTB 'In Shape'

“Prevention of Health. Healthy Food and Physical Activity – A Key for More Quality of Life” was a focal theme during the German EU presidency in 2007. As a follow up the German gover... Read more »

 

17/11/2009

ISCA Europe sees the light!

During the ISCA General Assembly, a new working structure for ISCA in Europe was adopted. The new structure involves all European members of ISCA and is governed by a steering group of three people. O... Read more »

 

16/11/2009

New grants awarded to ISCA

ISCA has received a grant of 295.000 Euro from the Sport Unit of the European Commission for the Project SANTE (Sport Action NeTwork of Europe). The project will start in December 2009 and continue to... Read more »

 

16/11/2009

Council of Europe Sport Seminar

On the occasion of the seminar “The role of sport associations in promoting active Youth Participation and enhancing Intercultural Dialogue” organized by the Directorate of Youth and Sport... Read more »

 

16/11/2009

ISCA Political Statement

from the International Sport and Culture Association General Assembly 24 October 2009, Copenhagen Denmark. Read more »

 

15/10/2009

Sport and integration

Integration is a task of nowadays societies. Very often difficulties of immigration for the society are highlighted. Since organised sport reaches a plurality of people and is a preferred activity of ... Read more »

 

15/10/2009

PATHE SEMINAR

The PATHE Seminar 2009 will take place in Copenhagen from the 25-26 October 2009 in DGI-byen's new Conference centre.The seminar will gather the core partners of PATHE and focus on the importance of n... Read more »

 

11/6/2009

ISCA Executive Committee met in Frankfurt

On the occasion of the International German Gymnastics Festival 2009, the ISCA Executive Committee met in Frankfurt to participate in the Conference of the Festival and visit various events that were ... Read more »

 

9/6/2009

health and fitness - a priority

President of Sports Union of Slovenia Mr. Miro Ukmar expressed his respect to ISCA initiatives and activities for international understanding of Sport for All and for gathering together partners from ... Read more »

 

2/6/2009

The PATHE project shows the best of ISCA

ISCA President Mr. Mogens Kirkeby is impressed and proud of the four PATHE Associate partners: "The PATHE project shows the best of ISCA. Engaged members working together, transferring knowledge acros... Read more »

 

15/4/2009

Danish Sport for All Commission

Seven ministries, four national sport organisations, stakeholders from local governments and the private fitness sector have published a report on the Sport for All situation in Denmark. The report in... Read more »

 

15/4/2009

European Parliament votes on gambling market

“When the members of the European Parliament by a overwhelming majority rejected the idea of creating an European single market for online gambling, they took political responsibility for fundin... Read more »

 

15/4/2009

the pyramid in sport is an illusion

French research on the financing of the EU sport structure illustrates that the top and the base of the pyramid tends to dissociate from each other. The research thereby support the opinion earlier pr... Read more »

 

13/2/2009

Richard W. Pound to head Play the Game Advisory Board

Play the Game’s commitment to democracy, transparency and freedom of expression in world sport made Pound team up with the sports communication organisation. The award-winning transparency in sp... Read more »

 

26/1/2009

PATHE takes up the challenge!

ISCA is proud to coordinate the PATHE project and engage skill-full sport managers and leaders in providing even greater health impact on European societies. The Associate Partners and Collaborating P... Read more »

 

10/11/2008

Now Public: EU draft policy guidelines for physical activity ISCA president comments

Michal Krejza, Head of the Sport Unit of the European Commission, gave a preview of the future Physical Activity policy guidelines when he addressed the ISCA/CESS 2nd European Sport for All congress o... Read more »

 

23/10/2008

Sport Political statement From the ISCA General Assembly 2008

The Sport for All sector and its organisations produce the Human Capital on which societies are being built and developed. The core production and services are based on human values and are an integra... Read more »

 

27/9/2008

Executive Committee Adopts Agenda for General Assembly

ISCA’s Executive Committee met from 25-28 September 2008 in Copenhagen. In preparation of the up-coming ISCA General Assembly and the 2nd European Sport-for-All congress in Barcelona the Executi... Read more »

 

23/9/2008

Transparency in ISCA Executive Committee takes the lead

Effective from the upcoming Executive Committee Meeting in Copenhagen on September 25-28, all Executive Committee Meeting agendas will be made publicly available through the ISCA web site and newslett... Read more »

 

10/9/2008

Mobility, Dialogue and Participation

"Sport: a school for active citizenship?" was the question being addressed by one of fourteen workshops during the European Civic Days conference. The first "European civic days: Mobility, Dialogue, P... Read more »

 

1/9/2008

Sport for All under Pressure After Olympic Games Article from ISCA President

Danish national newspaper Jyllands Posten has printed an article by ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby.  This article raises valid questions on the impact and influence of the Olympic Games on Sp... Read more »

 

27/6/2008

ISCA health network Initiated by DGI, DTB, USEP and SESC

Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations (DGI), Union sportive de l'enseignement du premier degré (USEP), Deutscher Turner Bund (DTB) and Serviço Social do Comércio (SESC)&n... Read more »

 

2/6/2008

Intercultural Dialogue in Sport

"The world of Sport for All makes the first move", says Mogens Kirkeby, President of ISCA, as the Round Table on Intercultural Dialogue and Sport closes off on May 16, 2008. "We have not just made dec... Read more »

 

24/4/2008

The Members of the European Parliament support state monopoly to ensure funding for sport and culture.

On 3rd of April 2008, the European Parliament adopted a report on the White Paper on Sport from the Committee on Culture and Education. The report supports state monopoly in gamling and lotteries... Read more »

 

18/3/2008

Play the Game breaktrough Funding ensured and new bids to host conference

The financial foundation for the next four years’ work of the Sports debate institution Play the Game was secured in March as the Danish government and its parliamentary supporters included... Read more »

 

18/3/2008

Education through Sport ISCA joins the European platform for Life Long Learning

At its General Assembly on 5 March in Bruxelles, ISCA joined the European Platform for Life Long Learning. The Platform gather 15 europeans organisations supporting 'Life Long Learning'. Read more »

 

18/3/2008

ISCA Executive Committee sets social agenda Invites Sports Ministers to cooperation

On its latest meeting, which took place in Prague, Czech Republic, on February 29 - March 2nd, the ISCA Executive Committee decided upon the top prioritised topics for the future work of ISCA. Health ... Read more »

 

1/1/1970

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The financial foundation for the next four years’ work of the Sports debate institution Play the Game was secured in March as the Danish government and its parliamentary supporters included... Read more »