Special edition newsletter: In this special edition ISCA newsletter, we preview our brand new event Open Streets Day, invite you to take part in a survey on refugee inclusion through sport, and share inspiration and opportunities from our members and partners.

Open Streets Day on 22 September set to turn busy streets into spaces for physical activity

If you had the streets to yourself for a day, what would you do? With ISCA's new event, Open Streets Day on 22 September, you don't need to imagine what an open street could look like - you can actually make it happen.

Serving as a bridge between European Mobility Week and the European Week of Sport - #BeActive 2019, ISCA is organising Open Streets Day together with our members and partners to highlight the city as our biggest potential playground.

So get out and celebrate movement, neighbourhood pride, community-building, sport and culture. On 22 September the streets will belong to all of us!

Find out more about #OpenStreetsDay and local events at http://openstreetsday.com
What would you do if the busiest streets in your city were empty - free from cars, trucks, motorbikes, noise and relentless traffic? Would you run around, do cartwheels or simply just chill out with a bit of yoga?

How my team of 3 started an open streets tradition in Vilnius 

Organising an Open Streets Day event may not seem like an easy task. But Mantas Paulauskas and his small team of three sport and physical activity enthusiasts, and in collaboration with ISCA member LKSKA Nemunas, started a car-free Sunday Sports Day in the heart of Vilnius which became so popular that it has now become a regular event in the capital that local clubs are knocking on his door to join in. 

Read our interview here

Create your own Open Streets Day event

Share your opinion in our new MOVE Beyond survey

Are you a sport or non-sport organisation working on activities that include and involve refugees or asylum seekers? Or would you like to start working in this area? We would love to hear your opinion in our new MOVE Beyond survey. Your anonymous answers will inform our project team and the public about important factors to consider when working on the Integration of Refugees through Sport.

Access the survey here until 31 August 2019

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MOVE Congress summer offer and one-day passes available 

Whether you’re taking a summer or winter break, or battling on like a warrior in the office, you are only a few clicks away from being part of one of the world’s most active conferences – the MOVE Congress on 16-18 October 2019. Discounted tickets for the whole 3-day MOVE Congress experience are still available for €250 and one-day passes are also now available for €130.

Book your seat

Check out the latest programme

MOVE Congress to explore the potential of placemaking 

With the MOVE Congress just around the corner, ISCA's Laska Nenova can't wait to moderate the ‘Redefining an active lifestyle with MOVEment Spaces’ track in Budapest. The track will feature a combination of keynote presentations, best practice examples, Q&A sessions and two hands-on activities: a place game with the Placemaking Europe crew, and a MOVEment Spaces tour of Budapest with Danil Radai representing Budapest Urban Ideals.

Read Laska's preview of the track here

"This is an extraordinary opportunity for us" 

ISCA recently issued an open call for European leaders in grassroots sport and physical activity to take part in our new MOVE Transfer Europe-China project. Now we have announced the 22 Chinese and 20 European partners that will be part of the Europe-China exchanges organised under the project. We spoke to both Chinese and European partners of the project about the "extraordinary opportunity" it presents to discover more about grassroots sport across continents and cultures.

Chinese partners: "Learning from European countries is essential for us"
European partners: "This could be the most important sport project for a decade"

European Fitness Badge closing conference invites participants

ISCA and our member DTB invite sport organisations in Europe to attend the European Fitness Badge closing conference on 8 November 2019. At the conference, you can learn more about how to conduct the fitness tests (suitable for all ages), and access educational material developed for trainers on adapting the tests to different target groups and settings. You can also try the European Fitness Badge at the MOVE Congress 2019.
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