Today is World Refugee Day and we are celebrating the day with our partners in sport and community development by releasing a brand new Integration of Refugees Through Sport online course. Try it for free or check out our other free online courses!

Social inclusion of refugees can start with you and physical activity:

Try our new free Integration of Refugees Through Sport online course

Today ISCA is celebrating World Refugee Day by launching a brand new online course available on that is especially designed to support grassroots sport, physical education, social services and other community staff or volunteers in their professional development.

If you are working with, or are considering working with, initiatives to support refugees settle into their new communities, the free course will equip you with inspiring – and often moving – first-hand insights from our expert partners in Scandinavia, Germany, Italy and the UK. 

The online course was designed together with partners of two projects supported by NordPlus Adult and the Erasmus+ programme on the Integration of Refugees Through Sport (IRTS) and captures essential learning points from their experience in working with this vulnerable target group.

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IRTS work continues as MOVE Beyond pilots begin - read more about this new chapter of our work, which connects grassroots sport organisations with Save the Children, the Red Cross and other non-sport actors in this vital space.

MOVE Congress Early Bird offer ends soon

Save €50 by booking your seat before 30 June

Join us in Budapest from 16-18 June 2019 to experience one of the most active conferences in the world: ISCA's MOVE Congress. This year's conference is expected to bring up to 500 delegates and 40 speakers from the sport, health, education, NGO, urban planning, philanthropic and government sectors together for 3 days of active networking. 

Over 20 speakers are already confirmed and more will be announced soon!

Learn more and secure your 3-day pass for only €250

ISCA contributes to Global Action Plan for healthy lives and well-being

ISCA has today submitted its comments on the draft Global Action Plan for healthy lives and well-being, which is an initiative of twelve multilateral global health and development organisations to align efforts and more effectively deliver towards the Sustainable Development Goal number 3 on Good Health and Well-being. The consultation process is open to both governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.

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Online learning at ISCA - discover more: 

ActiveVoice advocacy course 

When you want to influence a change in the world, you need to be convincing. Sometimes it may be challenging to effectively communicate with decision-makers, and the physical activity sector is no different. That is why ISCA teamed up with various international organisations to create the ActiveVoice online learning course and help you and your organisation become better equipped to advocate for healthy lifestyles.

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MOVEment Spaces course

What are the key ingredients you need to transform urban spaces into active spaces? Discover your recipe for success by completing the MOVEment Spaces online course developed by the ISCA and our project partners, including experts in urban planning, European cities and grassroots sport NGOs. 

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World Bicycle Day kicked-off campaign for new ISCA event

On 3 June, World Bicyce Day, ISCA kicked off its campaign leading up to a brand new event supported by the EU Erasmus+ Sport: Open Streets Day on 22 September 2019. The day will serve as a bridge between EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK (16-22 September) and the European Week of Sport (23-30 September), and will involve the temporary closure of public roads to traffic and opening of them as safe venues to play, cycle and be physically active.

Event registration will open soon and it will be free to register any event, big or small, that involves opening streets to the public for various activities.

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ISCA part of new #BeActive initiative to develop beach games model

ISCA is partnering in a new pilot of an inclusive beach games model that will be launched in Latvia (in August) and Portugal (in September) in the lead-up to this year’s European Week of Sport. The initiative is an Erasmus+ Sport Collaborative partnership being led by project coordinator the Latvian Sports Federation Council. Free resources developed from the pilots will be released in 2020.

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"We should involve ourselves in these projects with sports and refugees and asylum seekers because it is very life-giving." Morten Andersson, Ollerup Alysum School, Denmark, shares insights from his first-hand experience.

MOVE&Learn manual now published in Hungarian

The non-formal education Move&Learn Manual created through ISCA’s Education Through Sport programme has now been translated into Hungarian. Co-authors Laszlö Földi, Lilla Nedeczky and Sorin Buruiana expanded the reach of the manual by using it as a key tool in the Education Through Sport youth peer-to-peer training community, and Földi and Nedeczky will soon launch a European website for the community.

Move&Learn Manual in English
Move&Learn Manual in Hungarian

Applications open for Laureus Innovation Fund grants

The SOL Foundation and Laureus Sport for Good partnered in 2018 to create Sport for Development’s first ‘Innovation Fund’ to help budding initiatives and innovative solutions get off the ground. The focus areas for the grants are: Health & Wellbeing, Education, Women & Girls, Employability, Social Inclusion, and Peacebuilding. The application deadline is 28 June and is open to all continents. See the eligibility criteria here.

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Tartu Call for Healthy Lifestyle progress evaluated at 2-year mark

Yesterday in Brussels the European Commission hosted a 1-day seminar assessing the progress made after three EU Commissioners signed the Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle in 2017. ISCA Secretary General was part of a panel discussion, calling for more cross-sector collaboration to fulfil the call's aims.

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Irish pilot programme trains community members to become MoveMentors 

The University College Cork is rolling out the results and resources of its pilot research programme Made2Move 3.0, a peer support physical activity intervention where volunteers are trained as MoveMentors to motivate friends and family (MoveMentees) to be physically active. Made2Move uses walking as a low barrier way to start being more active, and volunteer mentors support their mentees in completing a 10-week walking programme. 

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