ISCA Secretariat: Vester Voldgade 100, 2, DK-1552 Copenhagen, Denmark Tel.: +45 29 48 55 51 / info@isca-web.org
  • NowWeMOVE Blog now online!
    We are happy to announce the launch of the NowWeMOVE Blog, which will keep you up-to-date with the latest news from the NowWeMOVE Campaign, including the countdown to MOVE Week 2014 (29 September-5 October) and the MOVE Congress 2014 (22-25 October), as well as what’s new in the physical activity sector.  It will feature previews of MOVE Week events from around Europe and profiles of the people behind them, plus physical activity trends and tips, comments from the experts and much more! The NowWeMOVE Blog is here to stay, with updates coming to you all year round. So we hope you will use it as a hub for inspiration to get involved in the NowWeMOVE Campaign – be it by being part of MOVE Week (by planning an event or participating in one) or the MOVE Congress or by being an advocate for physical activity in your community. You can also use it to “Find your MOVE” and work out how to squeeze physical activity into your own everyday routine. Stay tuned, follow our posts, read exclusive stories from our guest bloggers or contribute something yourself – write to us at [email address] to send us your story ideas. MOVE Agents, this is a great opportunity to promote your MOVE Week events! Access the blog here 
    NowWeMOVE Blog now online!
  • MOVE Week 2014 Flash Mob: Join in and MOVE your city this September
    Flash Mobs are a great tool to get people together, be active and create a buzz around anything you want to promote. But what are they exactly? No more than spontaneous routines performed in public by a group of people for a short period of time. It takes some practise in advance, but the choreography is usually easy enough for anyone to join in. Want to give it a try and surprise your city? Help us promote MOVE Week in as many cities as possible on 20 September and be part of the fun! Last year, the MOVE Week flash mob was a great success, with MOVE Agents in 34 European cities surprising people passing by and getting them to MOVE. To see how they did it, watch the MOVE Week 2013 flash mob video here This year we have planned for the flash mobs to take place a week before MOVE Week, at 17:00 on 20 September to raise awareness of the official start of MOVE Week 2014 on 29 of September. We have all you need to organise your own flash mob!At moveweek.eu you can find our step-by-step guide to the MOVE Week 2014 flash mob and a video of the new choreography is on YouTube here . For more information contact your country’s National Coordinator. Visit the MOVE Week 2014 flash mob page here  
    MOVE Week 2014 Flash Mob: Join in and MOVE your city this September
  • Free MOVE Congress 2014 registration: Submit a photo for your chance to win!
    The MOVE Congress 2014 organisers are giving you the chance to be rewarded for your creativity and win free registration for this year’s event in Rome from 22-25 October. All you have to do is send us a photograph that you think represents “sport for all”. Find out below how you can enter the first ever MOVE Congress Photo Contest! Sport for all is a concept that has different shades. Is it club sports? Is it exercise that you organise yourself, like running or working out? Does it include walking to the shops, gardening or riding your bike to work? Organisations and other stakeholders interested in grassroots sport are still debating the meaning of sport for all and defining what it encompasses. What we know for sure is that people choose to be active in many different ways and in different places. We also know that action speaks louder than words, so we want you to show us what you think: What does sport for all mean to you? Take a picture and send it to us by Friday 26 September 2014. First prize: The photographer of the photo awarded first prize will win free registration to the MOVE Congress 2014 in Rome (value €250). Their photo will also be exhibited at the Open Market Fair, featured in the official Congress video and published on the MOVE Congress 2014 website. Runners-up: In addition to the winning photographer, 9 runners-up will also be selected and their work exhibited at the Open Market Fair, featured in the official Congress video and published on the MOVE Congress 2014 website. The winner and runners-up will be announced on Wednesday 1 October. The MOVE Congress 2014 Photo Contest is open to anyone regardless of their residence or citizenship, so long as the laws of their jurisdiction allow participation. HOW TO ENTER:TERMS AND CONDITIONS:Maximum three colour or black and white (or a mixture of both) photos per entrant.Photo captions must accompany all submissions. The photos must be in digital format and emailed to the MOVE Congress 2014 organisers contact@movecongress.com by the submission deadline. All digital files must be 20 megabytes or smaller, in JPEG ( .jpg format), and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if horizontal) or 1,600 pixels tall (if vertical). The photos must be original and taken by the person entering the contest. If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to the MOVE Congress 2014 organisers upon request. Entrants must not submit images that involve human nudity or any other offensive or explicit material. The entries will be judged in accordance with the Criteria for Selection, as defined below. All entries must be submitted and received by 26 Sep, 2014 at 12:00:00 p.m (GMT + 1) The winners and runners-up will be notified by email by 1 Oct 2014. There will be one winner selected for the first prize of the 250 EUR congress fee. The winning entry and nine runners-up will be notified when their photographs are published in the MOVE Congress online and offline materials. CRITERIA FOR SELECTION: The eligible photo entries will be judged over three rounds of evaluation. In Round One, the entries will be sorted according to their originality and relevance to the theme “sport for all”. In Round Two, they will be judged according to their creativity, photographic quality, composition and impact. Round three will determine the selection of the winner and runners-up. The judging will be carried out by ISCA and UISP staff. PERMISSION: By entering the MOVE Congress 2014 Photo Contest, all entrants agree to allow the MOVE Congress organisers permission to publish, reproduce, distribute and display the photographs (along with a name credit) in connection with the Photo Contest and MOVE Congress. LIABILITY: The entrant submits their photo understanding the Terms and Conditions of the contest. Entries can be withdrawn through email correspondence by the final judging date (30 September). The MOVE Congress organisers assume no responsibility after the publication date. RIGHT TO CANCEL CONTEST: The MOVE Congress organisers have the right to cancel the contest at any time without prior notification. Entrants will be notified by e-mail if the contest is cancelled. PRIVACY: Entrants agree that their name, location and email address may be processed, shared, and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Photo Contest. Participants have the right to access, review, rectify, or ask for their data to be deleted by the MOVE Congress organisers by writing to contact@movecongress.com. The entrants’ personal data will not be kept by the organisers after the contest. This photo contest is inspired by the National Geographic Photo Contest: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2014/rules/ QUESTIONS?Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to contact@movecongress.com 
    Free MOVE Congress 2014 registration: Submit a photo for your chance to win!
  • Up close with the experts: MOVE Congress workshops bring bright minds together
    Dr. Jayne Greenberg made her popular debut as a keynote speaker at the MOVE Congress 2013, sharing valuable insights from her role as a member of the US President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Greenberg returns to the MOVE Congress this year to delve deeper into the concept of “Active Schools” in an interactive workshop that will bring speakers and participants together like never before.One of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition’s aims is to reverse overweight and obesity trends among American school children. It is no easy feat to tackle obesity in one of the world’s most populated countries, where the levels have risen to a staggering 18-21% of children aged between 6 and 19, according to the American-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But Greenberg and her colleagues, backed by First Lady Michelle Obama, are taking a multi-strand approach (called Let’s Move!) to get schools, child care centres, religious and indigenous communities and other groups involved in enhancing children’s physical wellbeing.We spoke to Greenberg about Let’s Move!, her thoughts on reversing the trend of obesity among children and teenagers, the crucial actors who need to make it happen and why she is eager to return to the MOVE Congress.Read the full interview below and click here to find out how the MOVE Congress 2014 is taking an innovative approach to traditional conference formats like plenary sessions and workshops. What better way to hold a workshop on effective collaboration between sectors than to use the opportunity in front of us to start working with the experts? Will you be part of the group? Register today and get ready to have your say in October!  Q. How do we need to promote (and to whom) the importance of motivating children to be active, whether through organised sports or general physical activity in the playground, park or backyard? Who are the main actors here?A. We need to start by going to where the kids are; where they learn, play and live. Schools play a vital role in increasing physical activity levels as students spend an average of 7-8 hours a day in school. It is possible for children to reach the recommended 60 minutes or more daily physical activity by using the school environment, before, during, and after school. This can be accomplished by active walking or biking to school, daily physical education, physical activity classroom breaks, and sport or intramural activities after school. Additionally, parents play a critical role in instilling the importance of physical activity and a healthy lifestyle in their children, both by modelling active behaviours and by providing supervised opportunities for their children to be physically active. Sport, whether it’s played informally in the family backyard, organised in an open green space, or organised through parks, recreation centres and youth sport leagues, further enhances the child’s opportunities to be physically active while developing keener skills for those interested in pursuing sport at a higher level of competition. Regardless of the avenue provided, the major objective is to motivate youth to have fun while being physically active in age appropriate activities. Q. By age 15, American kids tend to be 75% less physically active then they were at age 9. Why do you think this is so and how can we turn this statistic around?A. There is a barrage of reasons why physical activity levels drop as youth progress into their teenage years. These include social, cultural, socioeconomic and various aspects of perception, such as body image and stereotyping. However, regardless of the reasons, the key is to increase equitable access to physical activity opportunities through a convergence of strategies. These could include increasing non-competitive activities for disengaged youth, offering cultural relevant activities and eliminating the barriers involved in pay to play situations which would level the socioeconomic playing field. By fostering a culture of physical activity and opportunities to be physically active, I firmly believe that we can reverse the trend of physical inactivity, or sedentary youth, and change the statistics. Q. What is "Let's Move!"?A. Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. From the initial launch of Let’s Move came the emergence of various programs to mobilise specific sectors of society to meet the aforementioned goal: getting youth moving. These sectors have included Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties, which engages local electives in building infrastructure leading to healthy communities; Let’s Move Faith and Communities, which assists faith-based and neighbourhood organisations in promoting and making a commitment to building active communities; Let’s Move Outside, which encourages families to take advantage of the great American outdoors including local, state and national parks; Let’s Move Museums and Gardens, which is a national initiative providing opportunities for millions of museum and garden visitors to learn about healthy food choices and physical activity through interactive exhibitions, children’s afterschool and summer programs and healthy food service; Let’s Move! In Indian Country, which seeks to improve the health of the American Indian and Alaska Native children; Let’s Move! Child Care, which empowers child care and early education providers to get kids off to a healthy start; and, of course, Let’s Move! Active Schools, which is a comprehensive program that empowers school champions to create active environments that enable all students to get moving and reach their full potential. Q. What are your expectations for the MOVE Congress 2014?A. I attended my first MOVE Congress in 2013 and left in awe of the contacts I made and the programmes and knowledge shared by all participants. The networking continued long after the Congress ended and the common interests shown in getting the world to MOVE more were invigorating. I am looking forward to learning more, collaborating more and expanding opportunities through this global initiative! Click here for more information on Let’s Move!  
    Up close with the experts: MOVE Congress workshops bring bright minds together
  • Registration open for international junior badminton tournament in Denmark
    DGI Badminton invites junior badminton players from Germany, Scotland, Iceland, Norway, Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Lithuania and Denmark to register for its annual LBS Tournament, which will be held in Fredericia, Denmark, from 17 - 19 October 2014. The tournament is for players in the U11ABCD, U13MABCD, U15MABCD, U17MABC and U19MAB age categories and it will be organised in pools in which all players play five matches in both singles and doubles. The cost is 70 euro for each participant and it includes shuttlecocks, dinner on Friday and Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, accommodation at a local school, bus transfers to the facilities, a swimming evening and other activities. Registration must be made before 23 September 2014 and the payment should be transferred before the tournament. You can find the registration form at www.dgi.dk/badminton under ‘LBS tournament’. Contact Bettina Arens at DGI Badminton for more information+45 79 40 40 23 
    Registration open for international junior badminton tournament in Denmark
NowWeMOVE Blog now online!
We are happy to announce the launch of the NowWeMOVE Blog, which will keep you up-to-date with the latest news from the NowWeMOVE Campaign, including the countdown to MOVE Week 2014 (29 September-5 October) and the MOVE Congress 2014 (22-25 October), as well as what’s new in the physical activity sector.  It will feature previews of MOVE Week events from around Europe and profiles of the people behind them, plus physical activity trends and tips, comments from the experts and much more! The NowWeMOVE Blog is here to stay, with updates coming to you all year round. So we hope you will use it as a hub for inspiration to get involved in the NowWeMOVE Campaign – be it by being part of MOVE Week (by planning an event or participating in one) or the MOVE Congress or by being an advocate for physical activity in your community. You can also use it to “Find your MOVE” and work out how to squeeze physical activity into your own everyday routine. Stay tuned, follow our posts, read exclusive stories from our guest bloggers or contribute something yourself – write to us at [email address] to send us your story ideas. MOVE Agents, this is a great opportunity to promote your MOVE Week events! Access the blog here 

You will like working with us!

Read more »
 

Navigate through the ISCA Youth portal

Read more »
 

The best way to look back at the grassroots sport sector

Read more »
 
 

NowWeMOVE is a European-wide campaign to promote sport and physical activity. The cross-sector vision of the campaign to get “100 million more Europeans active in sport and physical activity by 2020.”

Read more »

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 October 2014 in Rome-Italy.

Read more »

MOVE Quality aims to identify initiatives which inspire more people to be physically active, build the capacity of the organisations delivering them and reward their achievements with a Quality Mark.

Read more »

ISCA has created MOVE Transfer as a process of identifying physical activity initiatives for hard-to-reach populations that have run successfully in one setting and transferring them to a new setting (new organisation, new community).

Read more »

Good Governance in Grassroots Sport Self Assessment Tool: an interactive online tool providing a range of information and templates across three themes of governance and four principles. Start your self assessment now!

Read more »

OTHER ISCA ACTIVITIES

Active Network

The ACTIVE Network project has identified partnerships between local authorities and sport organizations to be of such critical value...

Read more »

MOVE&Learn

Training on-line tool for non-formal Education through Sport and physical activities with young people.

Read more »