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  • MOVE Quality 2015/2016 application deadline extended
    If you're running a grassroots sport initiative for hard-to-reach populations in Europe and want to improve its quality and reach, you still have a week to apply for the next round of MOVE Quality. How to apply20 initiatives will be selected to go through the MOVE Quality process in 2015/2016. Applications must be submitted no later than 8 September 2015 via the online form here. Received applications will be reviewed for a period of 2 weeks. A decision about the selected applicants will be taken on 21 September 2015 and successful applicants will be notified by 23 September 2015. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like any further information and please visit the official MOVE Quality website for more information about the initiative and the call.  What are hard-to-reach populations?There are some groups in society that are more difficult to engage in physical activity than others due to various factors, including their access to facilities, motivation, physical capabilities, lack of knowledge about where they can participate in recreation, cost and other circumstances (Dunn, Drust, Murphy & Richardson, 2012, p. 282). These groups include:Youth with deprived backgrounds and/or with behavioural problemsWomen and girlsEthnic minoritiesElderly peopleDisabled peopleHomeless people MOVE Quality is part of the NowWeMOVE campaign and is supported by Coca-Cola.
    MOVE Quality 2015/2016 application deadline extended
  • Be part of the team that is creating change in Europe: Register as a MOVE Agent for MOVE Week 2015
    With 1 million participants in 2014, MOVE Week has proven to be the biggest annual week in Europe promoting regular participation in sport and physical activity.  MOVE Week is the opportunity for anyone with an interest in getting people active to showcase their activity or event to their community. That person, group or organisation is a MOVE Agent. MOVE Agents are the stars of MOVE Week and this September will be their time to shine. That’s because MOVE Week will happen across Europe between 7-30 September, coinciding with the first edition of the European Week of Sport. Showcasing your MOVE Week event takes just four steps: SIGN UP: Register your event on your national MOVE Week websitePLAN: Organise your event and secure the help you need. Download our free “Event organisation toolkit” and “Practical inspirations toolkit” to help you get started.PROMOTE: Get the word out there on social media, to your local media and your networks. Tell us your stories so we can feature your event on the NowWeMOVE Blog.STAGE: Showcase your events during MOVE Week 2015. Your National Coordinator can inform you about the MOVE Week dates in your country, give advice about hosting an event in your community, and send you customisable promotional materials and templates in your language. Register your MOVE Week event here and help defuse Europe's inactivity time bomb  
    Be part of the team that is creating change in Europe: Register as a MOVE Agent for MOVE Week 2015
  • French MOVE Agent: “MOVE Week is a great opportunity for us”
    Maxime Lethu will be a MOVE Agent for the second year. “Two years ago I organised an introduction to gymnastics during lunch breaks for a commercial centre’s employees. They realised they could do a physical activity that it is not necessarily hard and that you don’t need to sweat or need a shower to feel good afterwards,” he says. Two years have passed, the event is different as well as the scale, but the goal is the same. On 12 and 13 September 2015, the 8th edition of “Raid Nature Caffino” will take place in the village of Pont Caffino. To Maxime, registering this existing event as a MOVE Week event was important: “If, by our actions, we can support a European movement, it’s great. Sport is not just about winning or competition, it’s first of all about having fun and meeting people.” The two-day rally, organised by VT-Trail Chateau Thebaud, a local association, in partnership with UFOLEP44, a local French network of sport associations where Maxime works, will be open to everyone – adults, children and families – regardless of their level. Different activities will be on offer. The 29-year-old running enthusiast who runs “20km a week in two or three sessions” knows how important the MOVE Week is to his organisation: “It is a great opportunity for us. It helps to promote our associations, what we do and gives people the chance to get to know different physical activities and to get together.” Find out more about the event at the MOVE Week France or VT-Trail websites By Jerome GuiraudPhoto: UFOLEP44 
    French MOVE Agent: “MOVE Week is a great opportunity for us”
  • ISCA and partners in Europe and Latin America to offer training for young volunteers
    Young people are very active participants in grassroots sport activities countries across the world. However, their active involvement in the organisational aspects of civil society-initiated sports is often limited. Now, with support from an EU grant and experienced partners from Brazil, Spain and Poland, ISCA has the opportunity to offer training for young volunteers from Europe and Latin America so that they can engage more actively in campaigns and initiatives that promote active lifestyles. The project is called Youth on the MOVE, and participants aged between 18 and 30 from Europe and Latin America will be invited to apply for the online and offline training courses in October 2015. The training will begin in 2016. The 10-month training course will be conducted through an online platform with virtual and physical meetings. The young participants will learn how to organise events, projects and other initiatives for their local communities that create awareness of the importance of physical activity for a healthy lifestyle. The online training will consist of 6 bilingual webinars of approximately 3 hours’ duration and 15 facilitated sessions in small groups using a Buddy System methodology. A concrete opportunity to put theory into practice will be the MOVE Week 2016 – the European and Latin American Week of Sport and Physical Activity Promotion – to which the participants are expected to contribute by staging their events. Get ready to apply for the Youth on the MOVE Training in October 2015 when we announce the call for applications. Selected candidates will be announced on 1 December 2015. All costs related to the online training course, as well as the costs of the offline meeting will be 100% covered by the 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) Photo: Move Brasil  
    ISCA and partners in Europe and Latin America to offer training for young volunteers
  • NowWeMOVE in Latin America
    MOVE Week is growing – not just in Europe, but also in Latin America, where at least five countries will stage events between 20 and 27 September this year. MOVE Agents, ranging from national government bodies to physical education faculties, in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay will take part in “Semana Latinoamericana de Promoción de Deporte y Actividad Física - Semana MUÉVELA” (the Latin American Week of Sport and Physical Activity Promotion – MOVE Week). A flagship event on the Semana MUÉVELA calendar is third edition of the Caminata 5km Por La Salud on 24 September in Colombia. One million participants are expected to join in simultaneously in over 115 cities. The event is being organised by governmental body Coldeportes. The Uruguayan National Sports Secretary is taking a cross-sector approach by inviting its Health and Education sectors to join in. Already looking ahead, their goal for next year’s edition is for young people to organise and promote the Semana MUÉVELA. This will be the third year in a row that MOVE Week has been held in Brazil, with the MOVE Brasil campaign launching the nation-wide event in 2013. MOVE Brasil is inspired by the NowWeMOVE campaign and has aimed to use Brazil’s “decade of sport” to draw attention to Brazilians’ increasingly sedentary lifestyles and encourage Brazilians to be more active in their daily lives. Last year 3,348 activities were organised by MOVE Agents (called Movedores in Brazil) in 152 cities. Keep an eye on the Move Brasil and ISCA websites and the Facebook event page for more information about MOVE Week Latin America events. Photo: Move Brasil 
    NowWeMOVE in Latin America
MOVE Quality 2015/2016 application deadline extended
If you're running a grassroots sport initiative for hard-to-reach populations in Europe and want to improve its quality and reach, you still have a week to apply for the next round of MOVE Quality. How to apply20 initiatives will be selected to go through the MOVE Quality process in 2015/2016. Applications must be submitted no later than 8 September 2015 via the online form here. Received applications will be reviewed for a period of 2 weeks. A decision about the selected applicants will be taken on 21 September 2015 and successful applicants will be notified by 23 September 2015. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like any further information and please visit the official MOVE Quality website for more information about the initiative and the call.  What are hard-to-reach populations?There are some groups in society that are more difficult to engage in physical activity than others due to various factors, including their access to facilities, motivation, physical capabilities, lack of knowledge about where they can participate in recreation, cost and other circumstances (Dunn, Drust, Murphy & Richardson, 2012, p. 282). These groups include:Youth with deprived backgrounds and/or with behavioural problemsWomen and girlsEthnic minoritiesElderly peopleDisabled peopleHomeless people MOVE Quality is part of the NowWeMOVE campaign and is supported by Coca-Cola.

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In 2015, the fourth edition of MOVE Week will happen in the month of September. No, this doesn’t mean MOVE Week is turning into a MOVE Month – it means that every country can choose when to implement MOVE Week in the timeframe of 7-30 September according to their specific needs. Please contact your National Coordinator to find out when MOVE Week is planned for your country.

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Join us at the MOVE Congress 2015 from 5-7 November in Copenhagen to unlock the potential of physical activity research, discover fresh approaches to grassroots sport activities and facilities, build a compelling case for support from a variety of sources, and find out how you can help MOVE the physical activity agenda forward!

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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 certificate.

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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).

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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!

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OTHER ISCA ACTIVITIES

Inactivity Time Bomb

In 2015, ISCA commissioned a study called the 'Economic Cost of Physical Inactivity in Europe', showing that half a million Europeans die every year as a result of being physically inactive. The most common causes of death are from those diseases linked to being physically inactive, such as coronary heart disease, type II diabetes and colorectal and breast cancer. One in four adults across Europe is currently physically inactive – as are four out of five adolescents.

 

Download the full report and infographics at the official microsite http://inactivity-time-bomb.nowwemove.com/

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MOVE&Learn

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

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