ISCA Newsletter: Join us at the 10th MOVE Congress, apply for a peer-to-peer mentorship and get ready to celebrate MOVE Week in Latin America, and much more!

Registration is now OPEN for the MOVE Congress 2021!

Hungry to return to a real, live conference? Eager to see your colleagues and friends from grassroots sport and physical activity organisations in different countries? The MOVE Congress is opening its doors in Brussels on 17 November 2021, ready to Reconnect, Rebuild, and Restart our sector moving into 2022.

Registration is now OPEN and early bird seats are on sale until 15 September! Read special notes for ISCA members and project partners below.

The 10th edition of the MOVE Congress will be held from 17-19 November 2021 in Brussels, Belgium, and organised by ISCA in close cooperation with Visit Brussels and the venue Maison de la Poste (Tour & Taxis). This year we are focusing on motivating and equipping our members, project partners and broader network of physical activity promoters to restart their activities and adapt to the challenges brought about by the pandemic and its impact on the sport sector.

We want to create a space for you to:
  • Reconnect with experts and peers from your field – including your target groups!
  • Rebuild your confidence, strategies and political muscles to promote physical activity
  • Restart your activities in fresh and inclusive ways
We will announce the first confirmed speakers soon. Seats will be limited due to gathering restrictions at the venue, so book early to secure your spot!

Important note for ISCA members and project partners
  • ISCA members are invited to register for both the MOVE Congress and ISCA General Assembly and Elections (Saturday 20 November), and can receive a discounted fee and special group fee for more than 5 participants. Find out more
  • Project partners who are part of the Integration of Refugees Through Sport Networking Platform, European Mile, HEPAS and MOVE For Fun projects must use a special code when booking (emailed directly to project partners).
Read more and register here

A stone in the sports shoe

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Acknowledging the diversity of the models of European sport is key to combating the decrease in sport participation and in supporting our recovery from the pandemic, including the HealthyLifestyl4All initiative. Persisting misconceptions of the ‘European Model of Sport’ are, so to say, ‘a stone in the sports shoe’ and should be removed to assist freedom of movement! 

Read the comment by ISCA, International Dance Organisation and Play the Game

Related: Battle for the European Sport Model

Call for IRTS Mentoring Programme mentees extended

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. Apply now to take part in this 12-month peer-to-peer professional development, and the next round will start in October 2021.

Deadline extended, but be quick!
Apply now
We're ready to celebrate MOVE Week in Latin America (Semana Muévela and Semana MOVE) on 18-26 September 2021!

Introductory course to Sports Club for Health approach

Are you interested in learning how to improve the availability and quality of health-enhancing sports activities offered by your community sport organisation? We invite you to take part in a free 30-minute Sports Club for Health (SCforH) online course, launched as part of the SCforH project. 

Find out more

ISCA talks on sport's Covid-19 recovery in Scottish webinar 

ISCA Secretary General Jacob Schouenborg will present at a free webinar hosted by Scottish Club Sport on 1 September, highlighting how our members are supporting individuals and communities during the recovery of communities after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Read more and register here

ISCA welcomes grassroots priority in new EU report

In June the European Parliament published the long-awaited report “EU sports policy: assessment and possible ways forward”. ISCA is happy to see that its engagement in grassroots sport diplomacy, and the ISCA co-led initiatives European School Sport Day and European Youth and Sport Forum, are described as important pieces of EU sport policy development.

Read the full comment

European Mobility Week focuses on sustainability and health

This year's EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK theme is ‘Safe and Healthy with Sustainable Mobility’. The choice of this year’s theme pays tribute to the hardships felt by Europe – and the world – throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. It also reflects on the opportunities for change resulting from this unprecedented health crisis in Europe. ISCA supports the Week through NowWeMOVE.

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