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20/3/2012

European Championship in Club Innovation 2013

launched at SPORTVISION2012

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 Culture Association (ISCA) propose a European Championship in Club Innovation  beginning in 2013. Let us put sport participation, recreational physical activity and health on top of the agenda!   Recognizing that Club Innovation is a key to more active citizens in Europe, we invite you to join us for the European Championship in Club Innovation.

 

The European Club Innovation disciplines could be:

• Leadership - Recruitment of more volunteer leaders

• Members - Recruitment of new members and addressing new target groups

• Activity development – Creation of modern and flexible activities

• Settings and facilities – development of innovative facilities

• Active Communities – development of cross sector cooperation between clubs, companies and local authorities

 

The European Championship in Club Innovation is modeled after a Danish initiative that was launched in 2011. You can read more about that initiative in the following pages.

If you would like to know more about  the European Championship in Club Innovation, please leave your business card at the MOVE WEEK stand at the ”Open Market” or send an e-mail to info@isca-web.org.

 

Let us put the value of sport participation and a physically active Europe in focus.

Join the European Championship in Club Innovation 2013

 

On behalf of the European Championship in Club Innovation 2013,

 

Dorte With, Chairwoman of Danish Championship in Club Innovation 2012 and board member of the Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations (DGI).

Mogens Kirkeby, President International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA)




European Championship in Club Innovation Background information

Club Innovation – the key to more active citizens
 
Local clubs are essential providers and very important settings to engage more people in grassroots sport and recreational physical activity. Continuous innovation and development is ’a must’ for clubs in order to meet the needs and challenges of society today.  Challenges for clubs to overcome include:
• decreased levels of public financial support
• adaptation of facilities to meet current and future needs
• recruitment, training and retention of volunteers
 
As a service to clubs, the Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations (DGI) put Club Innovation on top of its agenda.
 
In October 2011, DGI launched a national championship in club innovation. 36 local clubs were selected to join the finals of the friendly competition on how best to develop their clubs in order to meet the future demands from society and citizens. The 36 finalists are now being supported by development officers from DGI in their innovation process towards the finals in May 2012.
 
The clubs compete within five innovation disciplines:
 
• Leadership - Recruitment of more volunteer leaders
• Members - Recruitment of new members and addressing new target groups
• Activity development – Creation of modern and flexible activities
• Settings and facilities – development of innovative facilities
• Active Communities – development of cross sector cooperation between clubs, companies and local authorities
 
The winners will be chosen by a jury which includes the Danish Minister of Culture, the President of the Danish National Volunteer Council and the President of Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations.
 
The 2012 Danish Championship in Club Innovation is the first of several events that aim to create a strong group of clubs which can serve as models for other development-oriented clubs.
 
Join us in reaching 100 million more EU citizens active in sport and physical activity by 2020!