MOVE Congress summer offer on tickets ends soon, have your say on refugee inclusion through sport and non-sport partnerships, use your city spaces creatively, or find another new opportunity in our latest newsletter!

Does your city provide enough space for movement and fun?

Comment by ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby

We have to use our streets and public spaces creatively, and that means for more than traffic. Otherwise, it’s a waste of space. Streets are existing facilities, and opening up them up to physical activity and movement is smart, sustainable and cost-efficient. We don’t need more construction, just a decision. 

Streets are often located in densely populated areas – cities where a lot of people live and where we have few ordinary sports facilities. 

So what are we waiting for? You can ask the question if your city provides enough space for movement and fun. We believe it’s possible in any city, also in your local area.

Test your idea to open up a street or public space for people to be active – visit the Open Streets Day website to find out how. Or join us at the MOVE Congress for our interactive workshop on placemaking and creating MOVEment Spaces.

3 reasons why we should have more open streets, featuring ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby

Streets open up to people across Europe on 22 September

On 22 September, city centres, town squares and village streets across Europe will close to traffic and turn into open spaces for sport, play and fun. There are high hopes that this European Union-funded Open Streets Day will become an annual tradition after this inaugural event. The initiative – developed by ISCA – will see the establishment of flagship events across Europe, and also encourages communities and urban leaders to organise their own open street events.

Read the story by our promotional partner UCI Cycling for All

MOVE Congress summer offer ends soon

This week is the last chance to save on your MOVE Congress ticket. Save €50 on your 3-day pass or €20 on our new 1-day passes by registering by Saturday 31 August. Your 3-day pass includes entry to the whole MOVE Congress programme and workshops on 16-18 October, coffee breaks and lunches, and a networking evening with an option to explore the city with a placemaking guide. Join us in Budapest for one of the biggest global events dedicated to grassroots sport and physical activity.

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Our strongest speaker line-up yet

WHO, Sport England, Novo Nordisk confirmed

The 9th MOVE Congress is set to be one of the biggest yet, with our latest confirmed speakers including Dr Fiona Bull from the World Health Organization, Kate Dale from Sport England (leader of This Girl Can and new Fit Got Real campaign in the UK), and Niels Lund from Novo Nordisk just confirmed. They will join over 30 expert speakers in Budapest plus over 30 Innovation Alley exhibitors and presenters (more to be revealed soon).

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Have your say:

Survey on community sport and humanitarian organisation partnerships for refugee inclusion

Are you a sport or non-sport organisation working on activities that include and involve refugees or asylum seekers? Or would you like to start working in this area? We would love to hear your opinion in our new MOVE Beyond survey. Your anonymous answers will inform our project team and the public about important factors to consider when working on the Integration of Refugees through Sport.

Access the survey here until 15 September 2019
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Free European Youth Health Champions online training course now available 

Does your organisation work with young people aged 16-30? Is your organisation working towards developing their skills? Is your organisation interested in promoting healthy and active lifestyles? If you answered yes to all of these, the new European Youth Health Champions online training course is a great new tool you can deliver to this target group. The course is free and user-friendly, having been tested by young people during the 2-year project, led by StreetGames UK and partnered by ISCA.

Find out how to enrol in the course 

European Fitness Badge conference set for Berlin

DTB and ISCA invite sport organisations in Europe to join the project partners at the European Fitness Badge (EFB) closing dissemination conference at the Park Plaza Berlin Kudamm, Germany, on 8 November 2019. The programme is now available. The EFB will also be offered to interested organisations at a Multiplier Seminar on 9 November to certified EFB teachers in the new countries on board. The European Fitness Badge will also feature in Innovation Alley at the MOVE Congress.

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ISCA and our Open Streets Day partners invite physical activity promoters and sports clubs in local communities throughout Europe to organise a free Open Streets Day event on 22 September 2019.
European School Sport Day is coming soon! Join in on 27 September by registering an event here

First European Sports Skills Summit to take place in Helsinki

The first ever European Sport Skills Summit will be held in Helsinki, Finland, on 7-8 October 2019 as the final stage of the ESSA-Sport project led by EOSE. The Summit will be arranged as a side event related to the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Registration is open here until 4 September.

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Grants for social and economic integration of migrant women projects

The EU's Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund is calling for applications for projects that focus on the social and economic integration of migrant women. The call specifically focuses on activities that can facilitate the women's active participation in society and ultimately lead to potential careers paths. Partnerships can include experienced and less experienced stakeholders. All EU countries except Denmark are eligible.

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Transparency International comment: Human Rights a natural element of Good Governance

Sylvia Schenk from Transparency International gave instrumental input to ISCA's Good Governance in Grassroots Sport project. Her latest Play the Game comment puts the spotlight on sports organisations, calling for them to make human rights a "natural element" of their governance and diplomatic actions. "The ability to uphold, even to open dialogue in hostile situations, is an advantage of international sport," she writes. But while Schenk focuses on the big federations, yet another opportunity opens up for the non-elite sector to lead by example.

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