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First MOVE Congress 2019 speakers confirmed

And an early bird deal not to miss… 

Who can you meet at the MOVE Congress on 16-18 October 2019 in Budapest? Last week we revealed our first confirmed speakers and an Extreme Early Bird deal you don't want to miss.

This week we are also pleased to announce two more confirmed speakers, placemaking expert Vivian Doumpa from Greece and Professor Uwe Pühse from the Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Basel in Switzerland.

We will launch our new Whova-powered online programme and app soon so you can get ready for the biggest MOVE Congress yet.

Remember to book your seat before 31 March to take advantage of our €150 Extreme Early Bird deal!

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ISCA launches

For more than 20 years ISCA has been dedicated to developing a wealth of resources, together with our project partners, for people working in the grassroots sport and physical activity sector. Now we have taken these tools to the next level by taking a leap into online learning. As a frontrunner in this space, we aim to take leadership in showing how these tools can be used effectively in our sector. We invite you to try the new ActiveVoice and MOVEment Spaces courses at

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Step up on No Elevators Day this 24 April

Join No Elevators Day on Wednesday 24 April and help your community to become more active! The great thing about No Elevators Day is that it is an awareness-raising event that aims to promote a healthy habit. So if it inspires you to start climbing, that is the first step. All you need is yourself and a staircase to create change. Share your efforts and don’t forget the hashtags #NoElevatorsDay and #TakeTheStairs 

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Event registration open for MOVE Week 2019

MOVE Agents across Europe are shaping up for the 8th MOVE Week, which takes place from 27 May to 2 June 2019. MOVE Week is the flagship event of the NowWeMOVE campaign and event registration is free and open to anyone who wants to hold an event – big or small – during the week. Become a MOVE Agent and access our free resources to help you plan, promote and stage your event at

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New European Us Girls online course for young women in sport now live

As the world celebrated progress towards gender equality this International Women’s Day, ISCA and our European Us Girls partners StreetGames (lead), V4Sport, UISP, EOSE and Women Win were proud to take another step forward with a new online learning course that aims to improve accessibility to grassroots sports for young women.

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ISCA North America Chair leads US programme I Can Do It!

ISCA North America Chair Dr Jayne Greenberg is leading a new programme for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to get more youth with disabilities involved in more sport and physical activity. The I Can Do It! programme (ICDI) is a voluntary school-based physical activity programme designed to provide access, facilitate, and encourage opportunities for students with disabilities to be physically active for 60 minutes a day.

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New step-by-step videos make European Fitness Badge tests easy

Accurately measuring one’s fitness level may not seem like a simple task, but it is now with a step-by-step video playlist from ISCA member and European Fitness Badge partner the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB). DTB has released a playlist as a part of the EU-supported European Fitness Badge project, featuring 10 how-to videos of exercises that can help instructors assess the fitness levels of their participants. 

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New advocacy video from our Integration of Refugees through Sport partners urges our sector to create positive and welcoming environments using sport and physical activity as a valuable tool.

WHO physical activity recommendations set for an update

The World Health Organisation’s Global Recommendations on Physical Activity in Youth, Adults and Older Adults are a key tool for physical activity advocates, and now they are set for their first update since 2010. The WHO is calling for expressions of interest to take part in its WHO Guideline Development Group, which will advise on the content.

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MOVE Congress inspiration becomes reality as GAME Malta opens

A journey that started in 2015 at ISCA’s MOVE Congress in Denmark has now set sail in Malta! ISCA member MOVEMalta joined forces with the internationally renowned Danish NGO GAME after the two organisations’ founders met at the congress at GAME’s headquarters in Copenhagen, and secured an Erasmus+ Collaborative Partnerships grant in 2017 to establish a GAME street sport facility in Malta.

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Sesc 24 de Maio wins Building of the Year Award

ISCA member Sesc São Paulo has received an award in the Public Architecture category for its innovative headquarters Sesc 24 de Maio. Last year, NowWeMOVE campaign manager Laska Nenova visited the remarkable building that is “built for people” and with the ArchDaily award it gains international recognition.

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Related: StreetMekka/GAME Viborg wins Sports Architecture Award

Mondiali Antirazzisti initiative starts a "new chapter"

After 22 years, thousands of smiling faces, and hundreds of different cultures taking part, UISP’s Mondiali Antirazzisti initiative is branching out across Italy. This year, UISP will stage a series of special Mondiali Antirazzisti events, including a “surprise event” planned to take place during the July time frame previously dedicated to the Mondiali Antirazzisti festival.

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