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  • ISCA, our members and partners to start new Erasmus+ projects in the coming year
    Photo: ISCA and our team of cyclists are getting ready to ride again with the Bike for Europe event in 2018.  ISCA will start two new projects with grants from the Erasmus+ Sport programme in late 2017/early 2018. The cross-border cycling tour Bike for Europe was selected as a Not-for-Profit European Cycling Event and Grassroots Sport Diplomacy as a Collaborative Partnership supporting the Council Recommendation on HEPA and EU Physical Activity Guidelines.  Several ISCA members or partners were also awarded grants for Sport Events, Collaborative Partnerships and Small Collaborative Partnerships. Former ISCA volunteer Nenad Borkovic was also successful in the Small Collaborative Partnerships category. The Collaborative Partnership won by Game and MOVE Malta was born out of ISCA’s MOVE Congress 2015 at GAME in 2015. MOVE Malta founder and director, Cynthia Debono said the grant was a testament to the networking opportunities at the MOVE Congress. “I really would like to thank ISCA for the opportunity as I met [Game CEO] Simon Prahm at MC 2015. Thank you so much!” Congratulations to our members and partners: Not-for-Profit EventsEuropean School Sport Day - Flagship Event, by Hungarian School Sport Federation (HSSF), Hungary (ISCA is subcontractor) Collaborative PartnershipsEuropean Physical Activity Label for Schools, by HSSF, Hungary (ISCA is partner)European Fitness Badge - Dissemination, Evaluation and Improvement, by DTB, Germany (ISCA is partner)EUROPASMOS, by IDPT, PortugalInnovative education to enhance the skills of Sport Officials in Europe, EOSE, FrancePromoting Active Cities Throughout Europe, by Sport and Citizenship, FranceSport Against Violence and Exclusion, by Lithuanian Sport UniversityYouth-led Street Sport for All, Game, Denmark, and MOVE Malta Small Collaborative PartnershipsUISP, Italy, two regional grantsSchool to Move – It’s Cool to Move, by Sport for Education and Health, SpainPhysical Literacy, by Youth Sport Trust and EUPEA See all the results here 
    ISCA, our members and partners to start new Erasmus+ projects in the coming year
  • Montenegro to host sport for all festival in September
    Photo: Association Sport for All Serbia ISCA member Association Sport for All Serbia invites participants of all ages to join its 27th Open Summer Festival in Sutomore, Montenegro, from 20-24 September. Registration is open until 8 September and the €30 fee (plus accommodation) covers competitions in over 15 different sports, fitness tests and entertainment. Download the programme and registration form below.
    Montenegro to host sport for all festival in September
  • WHO launches Global Action Plan on Physical Activity: Comment by ISCA President, Mogens Kirkeby
    The World Health Organisation has launched a draft for Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018-2030. That is good news. I am especially satisfied to see that this global plan is called an “Action Plan”. Action is what is needed to dismantle the global Inactivity Time Bomb. We have enough evidence. We have enough knowledge. What we need is action! The existing evidence and knowledge about the benefits of physical activity are overwhelming. But we still need this huge evidence base to be recognised and incorporated into the relevant sectors – not least the health sector, which unfortunately still prefers traditional medical solutions to inactivity-related non-communicable diseases rather than the simple “movement pill”. I strongly welcome the way in which the Global Action Plan of Physical Activity sees the promotion of physical activity not solely as a health issue, but from a broader perspective as a human right which will “enhance the social, cultural, economic development and wellbeing of nations”. Well done! The Action Plan has also set a goal, namely “one hundred million people more active by 2030”. The 100 million more people to be physically active is similar to the vision ISCA launched for the European Union in 2012, indicating the number of citizens we could mobilise to take up an active lifestyle “just” by closing the gap between the European Union average and the top five countries. So a goal to move 100 million (1.4 % of global populations) in 12 years is not too ambitious. As well as seeing physical activity in a broader context with multiple benefits, the draft Global Action Plan should also be acknowledged for its four strategic angles to tackling inactivity: Creating an Active Society, Creating Active Environments, Creating Active Lives and Creating Active Systems. These four proactive angles invite various sectors to chip in – making it a strong an open invitation. ISCA is ready. We will initiative a stakeholder consultation and we will also address the draft Global Action Plan at the MOVE Congress this October in Birmingham. The MOVE Congress with the title the Human Right to MOVE addresses a variety of the objectives and actions of the Global Action Plan for Physical Activity. We look forward to seeing you there. Registration is still open
    WHO launches Global Action Plan on Physical Activity: Comment by ISCA President, Mogens Kirkeby
  • Be part of Europe’s most active day: FlashMOVE and European Fitness Day set for 27 September
    ISCA invites MOVE Agents with an interest in dance and fitness to be part of what we call “Europe’s most active day” on 27 September.  This is the day the FlashMOVE simultaneous flash mob and European Fitness Day will take place around Europe, raising awareness among European citizens about the benefits of being active and the diversity and attractiveness of fitness-oriented activities. By joining in and sharing your activities you will be showcasing specific opportunities for European citizens to #BeActive. And it's as easy as choosing one of our existing FlashMOVE choreographies or holding a "try-it" day at your club or fitness centre to attract new members. Download all of the resources you need to choreograph your own FlashMOVE or hold a European Fitness Day event on the official websites. The FlashMOVE, European Fitness Day on 27 September and European School Sport Day on 29 September (in which ISCA is a partner) support the #BeActive message during the European Week of Sport. 
    Be part of Europe’s most active day: FlashMOVE and European Fitness Day set for 27 September
  • New speakers confirmed for MOVE Congress 2017
    The MOVE Congress 2017 programme is taking shape and we have confirmed new speakers across the four tracks, including Born Barikor, CEO of Our Parks, UK in the MOVEment Spaces track, Jonathan Hooshmand, The University of Miami KiDZ Neuroscience Center, Miami, USA, and Dr William Bird MBE, CEO of Intelligent Health, UK in the Active School Communities track, and Trudi Else, Sport England Strategic Lead, UK, Mark Sears, Chief Wild Officer at the Wild Network, UK, and Dan Burgess, Swarm, UK, in the new Rewilding the City workshop.Registration is still open and there are special rates for ISCA members. Check out the programme and join us in Birmingham from 4-6 October 
    New speakers confirmed for MOVE Congress 2017
ISCA, our members and partners to start new Erasmus+ projects in the coming year
Photo: ISCA and our team of cyclists are getting ready to ride again with the Bike for Europe event in 2018.  ISCA will start two new projects with grants from the Erasmus+ Sport programme in late 2017/early 2018. The cross-border cycling tour Bike for Europe was selected as a Not-for-Profit European Cycling Event and Grassroots Sport Diplomacy as a Collaborative Partnership supporting the Council Recommendation on HEPA and EU Physical Activity Guidelines.  Several ISCA members or partners were also awarded grants for Sport Events, Collaborative Partnerships and Small Collaborative Partnerships. Former ISCA volunteer Nenad Borkovic was also successful in the Small Collaborative Partnerships category. The Collaborative Partnership won by Game and MOVE Malta was born out of ISCA’s MOVE Congress 2015 at GAME in 2015. MOVE Malta founder and director, Cynthia Debono said the grant was a testament to the networking opportunities at the MOVE Congress. “I really would like to thank ISCA for the opportunity as I met [Game CEO] Simon Prahm at MC 2015. Thank you so much!” Congratulations to our members and partners: Not-for-Profit EventsEuropean School Sport Day - Flagship Event, by Hungarian School Sport Federation (HSSF), Hungary (ISCA is subcontractor) Collaborative PartnershipsEuropean Physical Activity Label for Schools, by HSSF, Hungary (ISCA is partner)European Fitness Badge - Dissemination, Evaluation and Improvement, by DTB, Germany (ISCA is partner)EUROPASMOS, by IDPT, PortugalInnovative education to enhance the skills of Sport Officials in Europe, EOSE, FrancePromoting Active Cities Throughout Europe, by Sport and Citizenship, FranceSport Against Violence and Exclusion, by Lithuanian Sport UniversityYouth-led Street Sport for All, Game, Denmark, and MOVE Malta Small Collaborative PartnershipsUISP, Italy, two regional grantsSchool to Move – It’s Cool to Move, by Sport for Education and Health, SpainPhysical Literacy, by Youth Sport Trust and EUPEA See all the results here 

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The 6th European edition of NowWeMOVE’s signature event MOVE Week was on 29 May-4 June 2017. Stay tuned for the dates for 2018. and MOVE Week in Latin America (Semana Muévela and Semana MOVE Brasil) will take place from 23-30 September 2017.

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The MOVE Congress 2017 will be held in Birmingham, UK, from 4-6 October. Registration is now open and the theme is the Human Right to MOVE. Visit the official MOVE Congress website for more information.

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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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