The International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) is pleased to announce its award of a €1 million grant from the European Union budget.
The grant is to be used for the 2013 edition of MOVE Week (7 to 13 October), an annual Europe-wide event and integral part of the NowWeMove (2012-2020) Campaign. The objective of MOVE Week is to promote the benefits of being active and participating regularly in sport and physical activity. A wide range of promoters of physical activity will include existing and create new physical activities for the MOVE Week 2013. We call them MOVE Agents. They include, for example, individuals, non-governmental organisations, schools, companies and municipalities from all European countries.
The NowWeMove Campaign is in 2013 coordinated by International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) in collaboration with European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF).
From Mogens Kirkeby, ISCA President: ”With the MOVE Week 2013 we will connect and include citizens from South, North, East and West in this European event. Together with MOVE Agents across Europe we want to illustrate the variety of local initiatives celebrating active lifestyle, sport and physical activity. We invite cities, organisations, companies, and individuals to join as MOVE Agents and contribute by moving people.”
From MEP Morten Løkkegaard, budget reporter for the Culture and Education Committee of the European Parliament, who has been instrumental in securing support for MOVE Week 2013: “MOVE Week is an important European initiative to promote the benefits of being physically active, and it is a primary concern of the European Union to encourage European citizens to lead healthy lifestyles. I am proud that the European Parliament via the EU budget for 2013 will support this initiative and look forward to MOVE Week 2013!”
From Kevin Mayne, Development Director for ECF: “European Cyclists’ Federation is proud to be a partner in the MOVE Week 2013 and the broader NowWeMove campaign. We completely agree with the vision of increased cross-sector collaboration to promote physical activity and we are happy to contribute to the success of the MOVE Week 2013.”
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The MOVE Week 2013 is supported by the European Union in the framework of “Special Annual Events”. Sole responsibility lies with ISCA; the EU is not responsible for the content herein.ISCA is a global platform open to organizations working within the field of sport for all, recreational sports and physical activity. Created in 1995, ISCA is today a global actor closely cooperating with its 137 member organizations world-wide, international NGOs, and public and private sector stakeholders. Click here for more information. With over 70 members across nearly 40 countries, the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) unites cyclist’ associations from across the globe, giving them a voice on the international level , with the aim to get more people cycling more often by influencing policy in favour of cycling. Click here for more information.