ISCA Newsletter November 2020: Don't surrender to Zoom fatigue just yet! πŸ€“ November is the time to fill up your coffee cup, sit back and discover more about different angles of the recreational sport and physical activity sector. Here are some highlights...

Tune into the Integration of Refugees Through Sport Network conference live tomorrow: 9am CET on Facebook

The second wave of the pandemic has forced our in-person events online for the rest of the year - but this allows us to share some of the highlights of these events with a broader audience! That's why tomorrow, the Integration of Refugees Through Sport (IRTS) Networking Platform Conference will be opening its virtual doors at 9am CET on ISCA’s Facebook page.

We invite you to tune into our live stream for a sneak peek of one of the year's most diverse sport for development events, featuring speakers from the European Commission, the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, the Council of Europe, Save the Children, the Red Cross and FARE Network. 

Tuesday 17 November
9.00-10.30 CET: Plenary Session
Keynote: Sport is a Universal Language, Nick Sore, UNHCR
Panel discussion: How can international cooperation strengthen solidarity with refugees and how can sport contribute to integration? 
Tune in

11.00-12.00 CET: MOVE Beyond Workshop (presentations only)
Four presentations on the topic: How to establish partnerships between sport and non-sport organisations and use them for the successful integration of refugees
Tune in

Read more and see the speaker line-up here
When lockdown brought sports activities in the UK to a halt, the importance of active transport grew – particularly among refugees and asylum seekers. Ronnei's story is one about finding a brighter path during darker times. Discover more in our podcast.

WHO webinar to launch new physical activity guidelines

Registration is open for the World Health Organization's webinar to launch its new, keenly awaited guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Save the date for Every Move Counts - 26 November 4pm CET - and stay tuned as we will publish more news on the event soon! 

Register here

Four winning approaches to integration through sport

Our new MOVE Beyond advocacy campaign is putting the spotlight on four approaches sport and humanitarian organisations should take when working with refugees and on integration through sport initiatives. Visit our MOVE Beyond homepage to access a range of resources that can help you get started.

Read more or watch the video

ISCA joins street sport and active urban spaces conference

ISCA's NowWeMOVE Campaign Manager Laska Nenova will present alongside Cynthia Debono from ISCA member MOVE Malta, Simon Prahm CEO of GAME and Game Lebanon Director Ibrahim Hourani at the public online conference Together For Better Humans Through Street Sports for All on Thursday 19 November.

See the programme and register here

What does quality physical education mean these days?

This two-day online conference invites physical education specialists to delve into the idea of Quality Physical Education: What does it mean and how should it look? Organised by the ISCA member Hungarian School Sport Federation and University of Luxembourg, the HIPE 2020 conference takes place on 17-18 November.

See the programme and register here

Why is skateboarding booming among girls and women?

Anne Eggebrecht's NGO Skateducate Association is going from strength to strength as more women and girls are taking up skateboarding as a fun way to stay active. In our exclusive interview Anne will challenge the way you think about what inspires women to take up a sport.

Read the interview here

Meet two #BeActive Awards finalists: Workplace & Hero

Earlier this year, ISCA, as the National Coordinating Body for the European Week of Sport in Denmark, submitted the Danish nominations for the #BeActive Awards. IT company House of Code and Mette Rytsel are now two of nine finalists - shortlisted in the Workplace and Local Hero categories. 

Find out more
This Wednesday, 18 November at 2pm CET, Jacob Schouenborg will join UNICEF Nutrition Specialist Jo Jewell in a 'Panel discussion on the impact of Covid-19 measures on the lifestyle of our children' in the Youth Health Community's live webinarBrowse the programme here
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