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The key to change lies in our younger generation: Investing in youth to keep people moving in the future

“To get the average number of moving people we have today in the world, in the future we will need very skilled, smart and clever young people to be our MOVE Agents. The more you invest in it, the more you get, so come up with a good investment.” ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby


Next month in Wroclaw, Poland, the online learning platform produced for ISCA's Youth on the MOVE project will be opened to the public at the project's closing conference. The platform features videos and webinars designed to train the participants in five subject areas: proactivity, sustainable activation, event and project management, sustainable partnerships and human resource management.


ISCA’s Youth on the MOVE project co-funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme, aimed to create the missing link between organisations and proactive young people in European and Latin American countries. A combination of online and offline training and, later, practical implementation of youngsters’ project ideas contributed to their personal and professional development. Together with supporting organisations and stakeholders, using sport and physical activity as a tool, they have hopefully ignited a lasting social change in their local communities.


Read more about their stories on the NowWeMOVE blog


A few weeks ago, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Latin American Youth on the MOVE stakeholders and some of the young participants gathered in international seminar, hosted by SESC Pompeia, titled “The challenge of moving people” where they discussed challenges they face while tacking the physical inactivity problem.


On 9-11 February, the European Youth on the MOVE stakeholders and NowWeMOVE campaign national coordinators will gather in Wroclaw, Poland at the Youth on the MOVE dissemination conference. They will explore and contribute to the strategy for the future development the Youth and the MOVE training concept, future campaigns and to create a network of project and event coordinators that can drive forward sustainable events and activities. The conference will also be a great opportunity to exploit the results of Youth on the MOVE on a national level and share good practices using sport and physical activity as an enhancer of active participation among young people.


The event will bring together not only the Youth on the MOVE stakeholders, but also another Erasmus+ project for youth, led by ISCA member StreetGames from United Kingdom, named Youth Leaders Across Borders. The project is developing new youth leader training designed to increase the confidence of young people to lead their peers in physical activity and in particular organise youth exchanges abroad. A great opportunity for sharing good practices and inspiring each other with ideas for campaigns and projects that are raising awareness about importance of physical activity and well-being.


The event will be hosted by Wrocławskiego Centrum Rozwoju Społecznego and V4Sport, which is also partner of the Youth on the MOVE project.


The “Youth on the MOVE” project is financed by the EU’s Erasmus+ programme under Capacity Building in the Field of Youth. It is led by the following four organisations:


ISCA – International Sport and Culture Association (Denmark)

SESC São Paulo – Social Service of Commerce (Brazil)

UBAE - (Spain)

V4SPORT – Volunteers 4 Sport (Poland)


By Monika Resetar, ISCA