ISCA Newsletter: We're getting ready to celebrate World Refugee Day on 20 June by offering a range of opportunities for people working in Integration of Refugees Through Sport to gain professional development, financial support and recognition for their work. 

Call for applicants: Integration of Refugees Through Sport Awards 

ISCA to award best practices with ā‚¬3000 and trip to MOVE Congress

This Sunday 20 June is World Refugee Day and we're celebrating with a special edition newsletter featuring new opportunities (and more) for people working in Integration of Refugees Through Sport - thanks to our EU, Erasmus+ and Nordplus supported projects.

ISCA is calling for applicants for four new ISCA Awards to recognise organisations and individuals who have delivered good practices in the Integration of Refugees Through Sport (IRTS). Applicants are invited to apply by 23 June 2021 to be in the running for one or more of the following awards: IRTS Role Model, IRTS Cross-Sector Partnership, IRTS Innovation during Covid-19 and Integration of Women and Girl Refugees Through Sport.

The awards and four cash prizes of ā‚¬3000 will be presented at the ISCA Awards Ceremony at the MOVE Congress in Brussels on 17 November. All three shortlisted candidates in each category will have their trip to MOVE Congress paid to attend the ceremony.

Apply here or feel free to share the call in your network

MOVE Congress 2021 update
The 10th MOVE Congress will be held from 17-19 November 2021 in Brussels, Belgium and the ISCA General Assembly for members will follow on 20 November. Stay tuned - registration will open soon. We will share more information in the next ISCA newsletter and on the official website movecongress.com

Webinar 23 June
Step up with refugees!

Our 3rd virtual networking webinar is coming up on Wednesday 23 June from 13.00-14.30 CEST on the topic 'Step up with refugees!' Our guest speaker will be member of the EU Commission Expert Group on migration, asylum and integration Adnan Abdul Ghani, a refugee from Syria who started a movement to train refugees to lead community activities, to share his expertise.

Read more and register here

Call for mentees to take part in IRTS Mentoring Programme

The second round of the Integration of Refugees Through Sport (IRTS) Mentoring Programme is about to get under way. But first, we need to select the next group of 12 mentees to be matched with pre-selected mentors from the IRTS field. Last year, participants from 15 countries started their 12-month professional development, and the next round will start in October 2021.

Read more and apply from 20 June

Registration open for second Global Design Challenge 

Teams are now invited to register for the second Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity organised by University College Cork, along with Irish and International partners such as UNESCO and ISCA, and sponsor Sport Ireland. Development Grants of up to ā‚¬10,000 will be on offer for the best ideas, and mentors and partner organisations.

Register your team here

Schools invited to join in European School Sport Day 

Our member Hungarian School Sport Federation is calling on schools around Europe - and the world - to get their kids on the MOVE again by registering an event for European School Sport Day on 24 September 2021. This year's theme is MOVEment Spaces and new resources will be available soon for schools and teachers.

Visit the official website

Youth Perspectives on a Healthy Community webinar on 1 July

The new Youth Health Community is hosting its second webinar on Thursday 1 July 2021 (13:30-14:30 CEST) Youth Perspectives on a Healthy Community. This online event will focus on the perspective of children and young people on a healthy lifestyle and environment. Participation is free of charge and registration is required.

Read more
The 10th MOVE Week and 1st European Mile culminated with an active celebration on 5 June and a virtual one-mile tour of Europe led by our member V4Sport.

Take a quick jog with Mary above and catch up on all the highlights here.
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