ISCA Newsletter March 2021: Every Move Counts towards rebuilding our physical fitness and wellbeing as we start new #FindYourMile and #UseTheStairs campaigns, plus save the dates for our latest webinars, and much more... 

#FindYourMile and restart your activities with the European Mile!

New ISCA event

ISCA is happy to announce our brand new European Mile campaign. It is a new, ISCA-developed event concept that supports organisers in staging running or walking events all over Europe, which are accessible to all (the mile distance = 1.6 kilometres). More than 1000 events will take place during 2021, with the main celebration on 5 June 2021, collectively celebrating the joy of MOVING in spite of Covid-19.

Boosted by the efforts of our strong network of partners, NowWeMOVE National Coordinators and local MOVE Agents, we will make a push for recreational and healthy physical activities for all to be part of governments’ rebuilding strategies in 2021 and beyond.

And YOU can take part in these efforts too! Organise a European Mile event, be active yourself by joining in one of the European Mile events, and donate your miles to our bigger European cause to get more Europeans active!

Visit our brand new website to find out more
Read the full comment by ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby

It's time to #FindYourMile!
But what is a mile?

If you check any major dictionary, they will describe the statute mile as a unit of distance measuring 1.609 km or 5.280 feet. But, wait a minute! There is also the Roman mile, the nautical mile as well as the old London mile. So what are we talking about when it comes to the European Mile? 

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Watch on demand or save the dates: Networking webinars

ISCA’s Integration of Refugees Through Sport (IRTS) Networking Platform is now making 5 webinars open to people working in this field to meet, learn and gain recognition for their initiatives. The first, 'Covid-19 - or when control and planning are overrated' is available on demand and the dates for the next four webinars are now set.

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Join the ISCA team!
Two internships available 

Do you want to gain hands-on experience in project and event management? Or would you like to try a range of communication tasks? ISCA is offering two internship positions starting in October 2021 under the Erasmus+ Programme. Apply by 15 April for your chance to join the ISCA Secretariat in Copenhagen.

Find out more:
Project and Event Management Internship
Communication Internship 

Get ready for No Elevators Day!

How will you #UseTheStairs?

Join us on 28 April 2021 for the 7th edition of No Elevators Day and show how you #UseTheStairs to keep active. Building on the success of last year's edition, where everyday stair climbers 50 countries all over the world took part, we are continuing to promote the message that using the stairs wherever we are is a great way to exercise.

Get involved:
How to participate in No Elevators Day 2021
Join our Facebook event for updates

Experts to lead Physical Literacy for Life webinar on 22 April

Looking across the life span, investing in developing physical literacy in childhood is essential to keeping physically active in later life. Teachers, coaches and parents have a vital role in this development - and you can find out more in our Physical Literacy for Life webinar on 22 April. Learn from the "mother of physical literacy", Margaret Whitehead and other experts in the field about the connection between Physical Literacy, Health and Wellbeing.

Read more and register here

Erasmus+ Sport Info Day reveals new 7-year programme

On 23 and 24 March, the European Commission held its Erasmus+ Sport Info Days in an online environment. The new, 7-year programme will see an 80% increased budget for a more inclusive, greener and more digital and value-based Erasmus+. ISCA is participating in the info days, and we will soon be inviting ISCA members to an internal briefing webinar on the opportunities to benefit and apply for the Erasmus+ Sport programme.

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First World Leisure Day on 16 April led by ISCA member Sesc

ISCA member Sesc in Brazil is coordinating the first World Leisure Day together with the World Leisure Organization and World Leisure Centres of Excellence. The day will be celebrated worldwide on 16 April, and ISCA Vice President Maria Louiza Souza Dias will moderate the launch event (in Portuguese) this Friday 26 March at 4 PM Brazilian time / 9 PM CET. More details about the Day's online and offline programmes coming soon!

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STEP4YOUTH Handbook highlights youth employment

The STEP4Youth project has published a handbook of best practice organisations, projects (including ISCA's Integration of Refugees Through Sport) and methodologies in Europe that promote employability and employment for migrant and refugee youth at risk of social exclusion. The 21 initiatives identified use a sports-based approach and include wide-ranging activities that focus on soft skills and hard skills.

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