MOVE Week Special Edition Newsletter
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MOVE Week 2015 reaches its crescendo!

It’s that time of the year – time to get communities around Europe moving and celebrating the continent’s biggest sport and physical activity festival: MOVE Week.

This year, MOVE Week is stretching from 7-30 September to support the European Week of Sport, and many countries have designated 21-27 September as the week MOVE Week will be in full swing. And this is also reflected in the surge of events registered this week, with total standing at 3850 and the tally still rising by the minute.

There are plenty of opportunities to find your MOVE across Europe, with 13 countries offering over 100 events (including 481 in Poland, 420 in Bulgaria, 414 in Iceland, 346 in Portugal and 327 in Hungary, see the Events page at moveweek.eu for more).

And if you are in Latin America you can also find over 5000 MOVE Week (Semana Move Brasil) events in Brazil, plus 800+ Semana MUÉVELA events across Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay.

It’s time – find your MOVE and celebrate MOVE Week wherever you are!

MOVE Week in the community

Over 6,500 dance to promote MOVE Week in biggest FlashMOVE ever

On 13 September around 70 flash mobs popped in city squares, parks and other public spaces in 22 countries across Europe to celebrate MOVE Week. The number of FlashMOVE participants doubled this year, with over 6,500 people dancing to this year's choreography. Watch the videos here, and share and like your favourites - the 5 with the most likes and shares will become next year's promo video!

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350 health care workers become MOVE Week ambassadors

Employees from the Institute of Public Health County of MeÄ‘imurje in Croatia showed their moves to kick off MOVE Week on Monday. The Croatian Ministry of Health financially supports the Exercise is Medicine initiative in MeÄ‘imurje and Karlovac counties. So it was logical for more than 350 of the counties' health care workers to get their orange shirts, MOVEment Pills and their moves ready to promote MOVE Week.

Find more events in Croatia here

31 Icelandic municipalities to compete in MOVE Week swim-off

A MOVE Week swim-off has sparked a nation-wide competition between municipalities. Two Northern Icelandic municipalities (Norðurþing and Fjallabyggð) started the event when they decided to join and support the celebration of MOVE Week by competing against each other. Invitations and requests for participation from all over the country soon followed, and now 31 municipalities are set to compete whilst promoting MOVEment and health! 

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Local partnership helps special needs kids in Cyprus find their move

Thanks to a partnership between Viron Sport Club and the Municipality of Larnaca in Cyprus, the children of the Saint Spyridon School for special needs students have had the opportunity to try gymnastics as part of MOVE Week 2015. The children practised their moves on the parallel bars, balance beam, trampoline or rings under the watchful eye and help of the Director of the School the staff and the physical education teachers.

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MOVE Week in the press

In Peru, over 249 cities are staging their first ever MOVE Week! Around 500,000 participants are expected to join in across the country. 350 events are registered so far - certainly a newsworthy occasion!
Iceland's MOVE Week National Coordinator Sabína Steinunn Halldórsdóttir is no stranger to the Icelandic press - particularly at MOVE Week time! A much deserved reward for her country's 400+ events.
Find your office MOVE with Czech Sokol Organisation's "Now You Move" office moves videos. Want more inspiration for MOVE Week at your workplace?
Click on the mascot below for our free MOVE Week Active Offices toolkit.

For more MOVE Week event inspiration, Find Your MOVE tips, updates from the MOVE Congress and more, visit the NowWeMOVE Blog






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