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  • MOVE Week 2014 has begun! More events across Europe than ever before
    The third edition of MOVE Week starts today (29 September-5 October) and more than three times the number of MOVE Agents as last year (from 600 to 1892) are set to showcase almost triple the number events (from 1259 to 3332) across Europe. This makes it our biggest MOVE Week ever – and we’re still counting! With events taking place in 35 countries, you can find your MOVE no matter where you are in Europe. And with 485 events to choose from in Bulgaria, 456 in Poland and 380 in Portugal, just to name a few, your choice of activities is bigger than ever! Photos are already starting to come through from Cyrpus – from the seaside where Larnaca locals are enjoying beach tennis and beach soccer, to the Ministry of Education and Culture’s offices, where their employees are adding some physical activity to their work day. Stay tuned for more from MOVE Week 2014!  Find out about events in your country Join the Endomondo MOVE Week 2014 challenge Show your MOVE and win a Jawbone and other great prizes 
    MOVE Week 2014 has begun! More events across Europe than ever before
  • National Danish Performance Team starts World Tour
    After seven months of preparation National Danish Performance Team is ready for a six-month long World Tour of 12 countries, presenting 125 shows and 160 workshops. South Korea, Indonesia, Argentina and USA: that’s only one third of the countries on the NDPT tour plan which starts on Monday 29 September. The goal is to move the world through gymnastics with the mindset of ‘sport for all – sport for life – and sport for fun’. The team will return to Denmark in April 2015 to do 22 shows on its home ground. “We try to inspire children, young people and adults to a healthy lifestyle by showing our joy of movement. Gymnastics is our tool to get close to people, give them a unique experience and show that they can live an active life as well,” says Torben Nielsen, Team Manager of NDPT. During the World Tour the team will be Take to Thaiwan with a tai chi-inspired dance and will do workshops in areas in New Orleans that were hit by hurricane Katrina in 2005. In addition the team will conduct plenty of workshops at schools and universities in all 12 countries.  Selected from 147 applicantsThe 28 gymnasts in National Danish Performance team are is among the best in Denmark and were selected for the team in February after a tough draft with 147 applicants tested for their gymnastic level, physical strength and personality. Since then the gymnasts have prepared for their gymnastic adventure with plenty of physical and technical training resulting in more than 500 hours of training during the training camp in July and August. NDPT has just finished its TAKE OFF TOUR with the show ORBITA and more than 16.000 spectators in Denmark and is now ready to tour the world. In addition to impressing audiences with their gymnastics skills, the 28 gymnasts will also experience many cultural encounters during the World Tour. Host families will arrange accommodation several places, and as the sharing of movement and ideas is reciprocal NDPT will bring back a lot of inspiration to Danish gymnastics.  National Danish Performance Team (NDPT)NDPT consists of 28 gymnasts – 14 women and 14 men – ageing 18-28. The profit from shows is earmarked to inspire people of all ages to a healthy and active lifestyle all over the world with 160 workshops and 125 shows. Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and USA is on the World Tour  ContactMarianne Løth Pedersen+45 26526250marianne@ndpt10.dkRead more: ndpt.dk   
    National Danish Performance Team starts World Tour
  • Czech Sokol Organisation hosts International Workshop for Instructors of Parents and Children
    Children are the future of our communities, so we have to take care of them by contributing to their quality of life. ISCA member Czech Sokol Organisation is doing just that by organising the International Workshop for Instructors of Parents and Children, PaCH 2014, which will take place between 7 and 9 November 2014. PaCH represents an initiative to give preschool children and their parents the opportunity to be physically active in a safe and welcoming environment and the conference will promote this with practical workshops supported by theoretical lectures. Experienced and inspirational speakers from different corners of the world will present several relevant themes to the audience. They include Hana Dvořáková from Charles University on the Effect of movement on Child Development and Rita Scalambra from UISP on A game for All – Introduction. On top of that, interesting active workshops will take place such as Spatial Awareness and Games for Kids with Dana Uzlová from Sokol or Playing with Brazilian Traditional Toys with Daniela Bento Soares from University of Campinas. All the activities mentioned will take place on 8 November. The Czech Sokol Organisation is the fourth largest civil organisation in the Czech Republic, with almost 170,000 members that take part in sports, movement activities in sport for all clubs and cultural activities, amateur theatres, marionette and folklore ensembles, all on voluntary basis.Register by 20 October to take part in the workshop. DetailsStart and End of the PaCh 2014 workshop• Start: Friday, 7th of November 2014 at 15:00• End: Sunday, 9th of November 2014 at 15:00 Accommodation• At Hostel Sokol (www.hostelsokol.cz) – shared dormitories• If you wish to stay in hotel we might help you to find suitable hotel near the congress venue. In that case, please, contact us. Meals• Friday, 7.11.: banquet (covered in the registration fee)• Saturday, 8.11.: breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, dinner• Sunday: 9.11.: breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch Registration fee: 1,200,- CZKMeals: 350,- CZK (Saturday + Sunday)Accommodation: 225,- CZK (per night/person) at Hostel Sokol, You can specify a range of dining, accommodation and participation in the attached program in the registration form. Registration• deadline for the registration is 20th October 2014• you will find the registration form at: http://goo.gl/KnkHBa You will receive confirmation e-mail with the payment instructions after your registration. Workshop venue• Venues: Tyrsuv dum, Újezd 450/40, Prague 1• Map: https://goo.gl/maps/5h4v4• Find out more about Tyrsuv dům at: http://goo.gl/sp0ngD Questions or commentsIn case you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us. Contact: Martin Chlumskýe-mail.: mchlumsky@sokol.euphone: +420 257 007 227cell: +420 604 726 298skype: mcedok 
    Czech Sokol Organisation hosts International Workshop for Instructors of Parents and Children
  • Coca-Cola Europe rethinks the workplace as an “active work space”
    Photos courtesy of Coca-Cola. Sealed elevators and Coca-Cola’s London office participating in a morning of activities led by Coca-Cola active lifestyles partner and ISCA member StreetGames in Oct 2013. Last year, Coca-Cola Europe got more than 3,400 colleagues and their families involved in MOVE Week activities. Around the same number of colleagues also got involved in community and active lifestyle activities during bottling partner Coca-Cola Enterprises’ CRS In Action Week, and colleagues from Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company also participated in many MOVE Week activities across their territories.Driven by its philosophy of Movement is Happiness, the activities Coca-Cola Europe organised for employees were as diverse as treasure hunts, Irish dancing lessons and Zumba, and staff participated in external events from Italy (Milan Hope Race)to Austria (Vienna Night Run) and Romania (Bucharest International Marathon). But its creative office activities in particular, such as office hopscotch, ‘sealed’ elevators and physical activity messages placed on stair cases and canteen tray mats, left a lasting impact on how Coca-Cola Europe sees its workplace. “Last year a number of the ideas and activities during MOVE Week were adopted permanently,” the Coca-Cola Company’s Internal Communications Director for Europe, Lucy Leverett says. “Our goal is for MOVE Week to continue its life after the week in October and for us to permanently change the way we work and sustain active healthy lifestylesbothat work and at home.” Coca-Cola Europe Corporate Responsibility Director Wouter Vermeulen underlined at an ISCA panel debate in Brussels this June that the workplace is a vital setting that should be used to add physical activity to our everyday lives. Vermeulen pointed out from his company’s experience that rethinking these types of settings and imagining them as active spaces could be the key to overcoming people’s reluctance to be physically active. “We have a saying internally in our company when we are discussing how to promote active lifestyles that as soon as you have to put on your running shoes it becomes a barrier,” he said at the debate. “So how do we ensure that movement is innate; that movement is the default? This requires a huge rewiring of many bits and pieces of our society. Look at ourselves – we are sitting. More people are dying from sitting than from smoking. How do we create walking meetings? How do we create active work spaces?” Leverett expects even more employees to participate in Coca-Cola’s MOVE Week activities this year, as local offices work with some of the company’s 90 Active Lifestyle partners in 31 European countries.  These currently reach 3.5 million people across Europe, with a goal of getting  10 million active by 2020. The growing engagement of Coca-Cola’s own staff in MOVE Week highlights that the partnership is a good match, as Leverett illustrates. “MOVE Week is an event which is engaging and relevant for everyone in our business,” she says.“It’s about living our values, reinforcing that Movement Is Happiness and inspiring our employees to be healthy and active – at work and outside work.” A MOVE Agent doesn’t have to represent a grassroots sport organisation, a school or a community group; it can also be a company. If you want to promote your workplace an active space, register your MOVE Week activity and get your office MOVING.Coca-Cola Europe is a financial partner of MOVE Week 2014. Read more about our partnership here By Rachel Payne, ISCA
    Coca-Cola Europe rethinks the workplace as an “active work space”
  • One week to go and we’ve done it! 2000 events registered for MOVE Week 2014
    MOVE Week 2014 starts in exactly one week from now and we are proud to announce that we have reached our goal of 2000 events registered all over Europe. But there’s no reason to stop there! We’re looking forward to seeing more MOVE Week events appearing on moveweek.eu before MOVE Week officially kicks off on 29 September. Bulgaria also reached its own MOVE Week milestone today with over 300 events registered and Hungary is now approaching the 200 mark. Want to help your country move up the MOVE Week tally? Register your event here and become a MOVE Agent! See all the MOVE Week events registered here 
    One week to go and we’ve done it! 2000 events registered for MOVE Week 2014
MOVE Week 2014 has begun! More events across Europe than ever before
The third edition of MOVE Week starts today (29 September-5 October) and more than three times the number of MOVE Agents as last year (from 600 to 1892) are set to showcase almost triple the number events (from 1259 to 3332) across Europe. This makes it our biggest MOVE Week ever – and we’re still counting! With events taking place in 35 countries, you can find your MOVE no matter where you are in Europe. And with 485 events to choose from in Bulgaria, 456 in Poland and 380 in Portugal, just to name a few, your choice of activities is bigger than ever! Photos are already starting to come through from Cyrpus – from the seaside where Larnaca locals are enjoying beach tennis and beach soccer, to the Ministry of Education and Culture’s offices, where their employees are adding some physical activity to their work day. Stay tuned for more from MOVE Week 2014!  Find out about events in your country Join the Endomondo MOVE Week 2014 challenge Show your MOVE and win a Jawbone and other great prizes 

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