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MOVEment Spaces live webinar from Copenhagen, Denmark

29 October 2018, 14:00-15:00 CET

Tune into our live stream at 14:00 CET on Monday 29 October for exclusive insights from Copenhagen into how local authorities and the grassroots sport movement can collaborate to take advantage of urban public spaces as new arenas for physical activity. 

Learn from Danish frontrunners DGI, the City of Copenhagen and the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities (LOA Fonden) as we focus on best practice, mutual benefits and also challenges in working on urban space projects. 

Introducing our speakers:
Jakob Juhl Pedersen, Director, DGI Copenhagen
Rikke Jarmer Faaborg, Development Director, By&Havn, City of Copenhagen
Jakob Færch, Development Consultant, Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities

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Announcing the ISCA Awards 2018 winners for MOVEment Spaces! 

The jury and people’s choice votes are in and we are delighted to announce the winners of the first ISCA Awards, which in 2018 recognise partnerships that have transformed urban spaces into active spaces (under the theme MOVEment Spaces). Our jury has selected the following winners of the MOVEment Spaces Awards, which will be presented at the MOVING People – MOVING Europe Conference and Awards celebration on 23 November 2018 in Paris.

Find out who won and how they reacted to the news

How did our jury select the winners?

ISCA’s concept of Human Right to MOVE finds support as European Sport Ministers adopt the Tbilisi declaration

Last week at the 15th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport in Tbilisi, Sport Ministers from a range of the 47 Council of Europe member states adopted a resolution on the protection of human rights in sport, including the so-called International Declaration on Human Rights and Sport (the Tbilisi Declaration). In a bold move, the Ministers have adopted the declaration with a separate commitment to advocating physical activity and sport for all as a fundamental right of every human being. This is perfectly in line with the concept that ISCA has crafted and advocated for, called Human Right to MOVE.

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15 countries and 854 cities celebrated MOVE Week in Latin America

MOVE Week in Latin America (known as Semana Move in Brazil and Semana Muévela in the Spanish-speaking countries) took place from 23-30 September this year, and expanded to two more countries – Guatemala and Panama. The week was organised by 87 organisations and individuals called "Movers" (58 in Brazil and 29 in Latin America), who held 10,000 activities in 854 cities of 15 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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ISCA and Ollerup Academy in “office activity takeover” at UN City

During the #BeActive European Week of Sport in Denmark ISCA and the Ollerup Academy for Physical Education transformed a regular lunch hour at UN City in Copenhagen into a buzz of activity with our “office activity takeover”. The event saw staff from WHO Europe and UN branches including UNICEF jumping across a parkour course set up in the UN City lobbyand trying backflips with help from the Ollerup students, competing in slow biking and jumping contests, and relaxing with some stretching and gentle exercises that can be done in any office.

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Watch our new video to find out how ISCA, the Ollerup Adademy of Physical Education and WHO Europe took over a regular lunch hour at UN City in Copenhagen.

Can esport bring new members to grassroots sport organisations?  

Esport is a growing activity. Many, especially younger generations, participate in various computer games that define themselves as esport. The popularity of esport, and not least its primary target group – young people, raises some questions for decision makers in sport organisations: Should we enter the esport field? And if yes, what should our approach be?

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First sport and physical activity sector employer skills survey now online

The European Sector Skills Alliance for Sport and Physical Activity (ESSA-Sport) will deliver the first EU wide Employment and Skills map of the sport and physical activity sector across the 28 Member States – a sector of huge economic and social significance where new businesses and jobs are being created and new skills are needed to match the expectation from the labour market.

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Where are all the women?

Women’s sport is still lagging well behind men’s when it comes to publicity at the highest level. New research from an EU project run by Women in Sport, Where are all the women? complements ISCA’s Women in Sport platform and raises awareness of the persistent gender gap and what can be done to close it.

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New ParticipACTION campaign says everything gets better with exercise

Canadian NGO ParticipACTION has launched a colourful new campaign that claims that everything, from partnerships to sleep to work to basic bodily functions can all become better with a regular dose of exercise.

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