<<First Name>><<Last Name>>, ISCA is pleased to present some highlights from the MOVE pilot projects that have had a positive impact on socially disadvantaged groups – as well as on the MOVE collaborating partner organisations themselves.

First a step back – and then charge forward

Capacity building essential before initiatives are ready to launch
When the MOVE Associate and Collaborating Partners embarked on the  project, they knew that more action was needed to engage socially disadvantaged groups in sport and physical activity. They knew that taking action involved creating initiatives to give these groups better opportunities and motivation to join in. What they soon discovered was that before you move forward and create something new, it’s important to take a step back and look at what’s been done before.

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MOVE project puts Portuguese football programme back on track

A Portuguese NGO helping give to socially vulnerable groups a new start in their communities, Associação CAIS, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. Its street football programme for citizens living in poverty, Futebol de Rua, is also celebrating this year – both its 10th anniversary and a renewed approach thanks to the MOVE project.
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Support creates an active space for “neglected” part of Birmingham community

The MOVE project has opened the door for a group of women in England who would normally shy away from physical activity to be part of a public recreational setting. The boost of funding the Aston Sports and Community Club (ASC) in Birmingham received through the project inspired its staff to start a targeted pilot initiative, LifeStyle, which would give the women a space where they and their children felt welcome and keen to get active.
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Twofold strategy reaps twice the benefits 

The Netherlands Institute for Sport and Physical Activity (NISB) approached its MOVE pilot project with a twofold strategy. First, it wanted to open up a sport traditionally seen as being for wealthy families to low socioeconomic families. Second, it wanted to train a sports club’s staff to be more effective in facilitating parent and volunteer engagement. The result? NISB and its Rotterdam partner have not only achieved these two objectives, they have encouraged more local parents to come and support their children’s sporting activities and,  in turn, have attracted more volunteers to help run the club.
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Discovering fitness as key to improving youths’ prospects

Being “fit for life” might sound like a figurative expression, but Street League in the UK has discovered though the MOVE project that it is literally an advantage to be physically fit to take on life’s challenges and succeed. Rizwan Aboo showed at the MOVE Congress last year that focusing on the link between young people’s fitness and their prospects in employment, education and training has added an extra dimension to Street League’s football and education academy. 
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The MOVE project may have officially drawn to a close, but its pilot projects’ “lives” are set to continue, evolve, be integrated in and even shape national grassroots sport initiatives in their respective countries. We’ve featured some of the best practice examples - and here are a few more bright future prospects.

Romanian Sport for All Association: Interethnic Cup Bukovina

MOVE pilot project puts innovative activities for Romania’s ethnic communities on the National Plan.
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Danish Gymnastics Association (DGI): Inside Street

Pilot project findings to guide and scale up DGI street soccer programme in winter 2014/2015.
Find out more about DGI Underground street soccer

German Gymnastics Federation (DTB): Active up to 100

Plans to publish pilot project results to encourage more cities and communities to establish networks that activate elderly people.
Find out more about DTB

Italian Sport for All Association: Mondiali Antirazzisti

The next Mondiali Antirazzisti event promoting intercultural peace through non-competitive sport will take place from 2-6 July 2014.
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