Join us at the MOVE Congress 2015 from 5-7 November in Copenhagen to unlock the potential of physical activity research, discover fresh approaches to grassroots sport activities and facilities, build a compelling case for support from a variety of sources, and find out how you can help MOVE the physical activity agenda forward! Copenhagen’s popular street sport facility GAME (formerly StreetMekka) will be the unique setting for this year’s Congress sessions, as a vibrant example of the changing landscape of grassroots sport.
The MOVE Congress is one of the few conferences in the world that focuses solely on recreational sport and physical activity. Copenhagen will host 15 expert speakers and 200 delegates from around the world representing a variety of sectors that share a common aim: to engage in partnerships and cross-sector collaborations that motivate more people to be physically active.
This year will feature the most interactive MOVE Congress programme yet. Gain hands-on experience in using data as an advocacy tool, discovering fundraising opportunities available to your organisation, joining in behind-the-scenes tours of some of Copenhagen’s most innovative recreational sport facilities, and learning about growing trends in physical activity.
ISCA invites you to meet in Denmark to explore the following themes: Advocate. Innovate. Fundraise.
Friday 6.11.: Interactive Congress sessions
ADVOCATE Inactivity Time Bomb: Using data as an advocacy tool Studies around the world are showing similar trends of rising inactivity levels and crippling costs associated with them. The numbers are growing, the inactivity time bomb is ticking and we need to defuse it. Data like this can be a powerful tool for organisations like ours. It reinforces WHY we are creating initiatives that help people MOVE more. But how can we convince others to support our cause? The Advocate plenary session and workshop will introduce ways you can use evidence from your countries to move your work and the physical activity agenda forward.
INNOVATE Reaching the hard-to-reach through effective initiatives and campaigns This track will offer three workshops featuring examples of effective physical activity initiatives and campaigns that are tailored to reach to three challenging target groups: girls/women, seniors and children/teens. Find out how innovative strategies in the UK, US and other countries have successfully broken barriers and received both support and accolades for their efforts.
Growing trends in physical activity A recent report has revealed that running is one of the world’s fastest growing sport markets. It attributes the rapid increase in people taking up recreational running to mass-participation events and commercial initiatives (social media and the sport industry). But this growing trend is also leaving traditional clubs behind. In this session, find out how local sport clubs can recapture this huge market and transform themselves into local running centres.
Leveraging mass events for sustainable physical activity participation This interactive workshop will examine how large-scale, one-off sporting or physical activity events can have an impact on grassroots sport participation levels. How can these events reach people who are not already active and encourage their participation to continue beyond the event itself?
Saturday 7.11.: Professional development training sessions and study tour
FUNDRAISE Increasing income from corporate, foundation and governmental donors
Building on from the popular Erasmus+ Fundraising session at last year’s MOVE Congress, we are inviting this year’s participants to a series of training workshops exploring new fundraising trends and concepts, corporate fundraising and the latest developments in the EU’s Erasmus+ programme. Learn from experts in your field with an opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest in grassroots sport.
INNOVATE Visit the street! Behind-the-scenes of Copenhagen’s street sport hub On an average weekday, this year’s MOVE Congress venue, GAME, is pulsing with freestyle moves, eye-popping tricks and background beats that are the essence of street sport. When GAME opens its doors to the MOVE Congress 2015, it will welcome you to a behind-the-scenes training session, where you will learn how street sport is attracting teens and young adults back to grassroots sport and creating social change in challenging environments.
Study tour: Danish design meets sport and recreation facilities Have you heard about Danish/Scandinavian design? Did you know that it’s been incorporated in sport and recreational facilities as well? Discover how the Danes have combined functionality, aesthetics and simplicity with the needs of their local community. On the MOVE Congress 2015 study tour you will learn about some of Copenhagen’s most innovative facilities. Apart from visiting them, we’ll be also meeting with their managers, trainers and users. Don’t miss this opportunity to get inspired and take a piece of Danish design home with you.
The MOVE Congress 2015 is supported by the City of Copenhagen, DGI and Sport Event Denmark.