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  • ISCA General Assembly Delegate File available
    I am glad to share with all ISCA members the Delegate File for this year’s ISCA General Assembly, taking place 25 October in Rome, just after the MOVE Congress 2014. You can download the PDF version below. All delegates attending the General Assembly will also receive a hard copy of the Delegate File when arriving in Rome. If you plan on attending the General Assembly please email the MOVE Congress Secretariat at contact@movecongress.com to confirm. If you haven’t registered already for the MOVE Congress 2014, there is still time. Register by midnight CET at http://www.movecongress.com/register-now/ The focus of the congress will be on various aspects of its theme Open City - Active City and it will be a great opportunity to meet and network with leading industry authorities. Best Regards,  Jacob SchouenborgSecretary General
    ISCA General Assembly Delegate File available
  • MOVE Congress 2014 is going LIVE
    Can’t make it to MOVE Congress 2014, but wildly interested in our Open City – Active City theme? You can still be part of the MOVE Congress in Rome, as we have come up with a solution. For the first time in MOVE Congress history, you can watch us LIVE on www.movecongress.com, on 23 and 24 October and 09.30 CET. You will be able to enjoy live streams of the opening session, urban orienteering in the City of Rome and plenary sessions featuring presentations by Piero Fassion, the Mayor of Turin, and Remco Hoekman from W.J.H. Institute, on urban planning and active cities, Filippo Fossati, ISCA Europe’s president and Nicola Porro, Professor at University of Cassino, on social perspectives on active cities. These and other experienced grassroots sport stakeholders from all over the world will share their views on encouraging communities to take further steps towards becoming more physically active. You can also be part of the debate from home. Just watch our live streaming of the sessions and tweet your questions to #MOVEcongress, use the speaker’s name and #AskMC14. New on Twitter? Here’s what we mean: 
    MOVE Congress 2014 is going LIVE
  • European MOVE Week broke all records
    The 2014 pan-European MOVE Week, from 29 September to 5 October, more than tripled the number of events compared to last year. Funding from the EU and a broad-reaching partnership with Coca-Cola Europe helped make it possible. After last year’s massive success with 1,259 events all over Europe in just one week the organisation behind Europe’s biggest community sport and physical activity event, International Sports and Culture Association (ISCA), had high hopes for the 2014 edition. The ambitious goals were 2,000 events in 250 cities across 33 countries organised by 600 MOVE Agents. After an initial estimate it was clear that these goals were thoroughly surpassed: While we are still waiting for the final count, the result to date is an impressive 4,256 events in more than 1,000 cities across 38 countries organised by 2,357 MOVE Agents and counting. A lot of events that actually took place are yet to be registered on the moveweek.eu website. The final count could see the number of events exceed 4,500 and the number of participants well over 1 million. European Union funding and broad-reaching partnership with Coca-Cola Europe makes the difference“It goes without saying but this has by far been the most successful MOVE Week in the history of the NowWeMOVE Campaign. We have shown that when dedicated people all pull in the same direction it actually is possible to get people in the millions moving. I want to thank the thousands of MOVE Agents and volunteers that took upon themselves to make the Europeans MOVE more. I would also give special thanks to the European Union for making this possible via the 1 million Euro grant and Coca-Cola Europe for the equally important financial support,” ISCA Secretary General, Jacob Schouenborg, says. The week showed an incredible diversity of activity with some events contributing to changing their society’s perception of groups, such as table tennis for the blind and visually impaired in Latvia and a wheelchair basketball tournament in Albania. Some contributed to changing habits in the workplace by encouraging employees to take the stairs instead of the elevator for a day. Others promoted cycling and walking as sustainable and cheap forms of transport and, of course, some just made sure their local kids had great fun while getting active. Europe will MOVE again in 2015The MOVE Week got off to an early start with the Flash Mob on 20 September, where 3,463 people in 71 cities across 21 countries danced the same moves at the exact same time, uniting Europe for the cause for more physical activity. One week later the MOVE Week kicked off. Because of the great success it is without question that the European MOVE Week will be back in 2015. Over the coming weeks and months further announcements will be made about how to get involved in Europe’s biggest community sport event.  MOVE Week facts MOVE Week and the NowWeMOVE campaign are organised by the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) in collaboration with the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) and is supported by the European Commission and Coca-Cola Europe. The MOVE Week 2014 is supported by the European Union in the framework of the Erasmus+ Sport Support for Not-for-profit European Sport Events. Find out more about the Erasmus+ Sport programme here. Coca-Cola Europe, through The Coca-Cola Foundation, supports the ambition of ISCA to promote physical activity across Europe. Coca-Cola wants to inspire youth and their families to be healthier and happier by moving more. As part of that vision, The Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners run over 90 different Active Lifestyles programmes in 31 countries, which reach over 3.5 million people. It has set itself an ambitious goal of getting 10 million Europeans moving by 2020. Learn more about Coca-Cola Europe’s active lifestyle approach here. ISCA is a global platform open to organisations 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 organisations worldwide, international NGOs, and public and private sector stakeholders. With over 70 members across nearly 40 countries, 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. 5 Key Facts from the MOVE Week 2014 38 countries were officially part of MOVE Week1,025 cities registered events during MOVE Week (number can rise when all events are registered online)2,357 MOVE Agents registered MOVE Week events (number can rise when all events are registered online)4,256 MOVE Week events took place during the week (number can rise when all events are registered online)An estimated 1,000,000 participants (number can rise when all events are registered online) 
    European MOVE Week broke all records
  • ISCA found some new MOVEs during MOVE Week
    As the organisers of MOVE Week, we just couldn’t sit still; we wanted to be part of our own event, so we moved and jumped and tried new activities. It was a team effort every day of the week and we had a so much fun! On Monday we put our dancing skills to the test and performed the MOVE Week Flash Mob outside our office. We did our best for sure, but in the end, it wasn’t so much our skills but our passion to give it a go that counted most. On Tuesday we dedicated our physical activity break to basketball and volleyball, proudly wearing the trademark orange T-shirts. Some got the hang of it better than others, but we all had a taste ofthe adrenaline rush. Wednesday was dark and rainy and not all of us made it for the 5-kilometre running route. Fortunately, ISCA got some help from the Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations (DGI), and the courageous team of 9 set off in the pouring rain. Thursday was a special day as we played Chinese Football or the Tomato Game, as the French call it. This is a children’s game, usually played in camps or during breaks at school, and it is even more fun when played by adults. And yes, we had some incidents along the way, but we proudly played it twice and our laughter filled the streets. Today, Friday, ISCA brought the yoga mats out and made it through 10 sun salutations, stretching and recharging our batteries for the day ahead. Our sweet tooth was also satisfied with a delicious low-calorie cheesecake supplemented by not so low-calorie Belgian chocolates. ISCA was proud to be part of MOVE Week and after our active breaks, we came back to our desks to follow the amazing work our MOVE Agents are doing all over Europe. We thank you for all the great events and initiatives, and wish you good luck for the rest of the week. Thanks for a fantastic MOVE Week 2014!
    ISCA found some new MOVEs during MOVE Week
  • Too old for physical activity? Never!
    There is never the right time to stop being physically active and never too late to start. Moving, keeps your body healthy and your mind sharp. By choosing to play with your grandchildren, this is how you help yourself: Control your weightReduce your risk of cardiovascular diseaseReduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndromeReduce your risk of some cancersStrengthen your bones and musclesImprove your mental health and moodImprove your ability to do daily activities and prevent fallsIncrease your chances of living longer For more tips, read more here. So put the knitting kit aside and let’s play! Click here to see the video.For more tips and news, check out our NowWeMove Blog.
    Too old for physical activity? Never!
ISCA General Assembly Delegate File available
I am glad to share with all ISCA members the Delegate File for this year’s ISCA General Assembly, taking place 25 October in Rome, just after the MOVE Congress 2014. You can download the PDF version below. All delegates attending the General Assembly will also receive a hard copy of the Delegate File when arriving in Rome. If you plan on attending the General Assembly please email the MOVE Congress Secretariat at contact@movecongress.com to confirm. If you haven’t registered already for the MOVE Congress 2014, there is still time. Register by midnight CET at http://www.movecongress.com/register-now/ The focus of the congress will be on various aspects of its theme Open City - Active City and it will be a great opportunity to meet and network with leading industry authorities. Best Regards,  Jacob SchouenborgSecretary General

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