It's a wrap!
Over 40 speakers and 470 participants from 5 continents met in Budapest in October 2019 to put the spotlight on grassroots sport and physical activity at the MOVE Congress. Watch this space and join us next time when we gather again for the MOVE Congress in 2021. Dates and venue to be announced soon!
Thank you Budapest!
The 9th MOVE Congress unearthed the next game-changers for grassroots sport and physical activity promotion on 16-18 October 2019. Were you one of them?
Rapidly changing technologies and trends are turning traditional sport and physical education upside down. The demand to adapt and rethink how we can keep people MOVING is a global challenge for all physical activity promoters.
How can we get into the game and make a difference?
In October 2019 in Budapest, we gathered 470 likeminded professionals from around the globe who are finding innovative ways of MOVING people.
Our expert speakers are shaking up their sectors by: joining the dots between physical activity and health; rethinking physical education; pioneering grassroots sport diplomacy; and using placemaking to create spaces for physical activity.
We discovered secrets to securing public, corporate and foundation funds. And tried the latest technologies that are both disrupting and creating new opportunities for our work.
MOVE Congress 2019 tracks:
- Game-changers connecting physical activity and health
- Carving a new niche with grassroots sport diplomacy
- Discovering new perspectives on physical activity promotion among school children
- Opening new doors to funding and support
- Redefining an “active lifestyle” with MOVEment Spaces
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What our speakers and participants say
I'm very exited to be a part of the MOVE Congress on behalf of our Placemaking Europe network. In so many projects we see the direct connection between community led Placemaking, public space that is inviting to be active and where people feel at home and meet, and a healthy and happy city.
Things like the MOVE Congress help us realise that we’re all dealing with the same issues – we’re in different countries but the issues are the same. Just sitting in the sessions and listening to people we can learn so much from each other. And then importantly we can use what we are learning in other countries to advocate and influence decision makers in our own nations.
ISCA's MOVE Congress is definitely something not to be missed! This network has connected me to many like-minded people and amazing partners who inspire and support me and my organisation. This is how our partnership with the internationally renowned NGO GAME came to be during the 2015 MOVE Congress in Denmark.
A lot of people at the Congress are very interested in the This Girl Can campaign. It’s been such an experience. I’m so grateful and thankful for you having me here and I think it’s one of the best things I could have attended for my career.
We found out about the Erasmus+ programme in 2014, thanks to ISCA’s MOVE Congress in Rome. We also discovered a lot of international possibilities and the presence of many organisations in Europe that work in the field of sport and training, similarly to us. For us it was an extraordinary discovery.
The MOVE Congress for me is something completely different to any other congress. It’s fun, it’s innovative, and it can also be serious and scientific. You get in contact with very interesting people – not only the speakers but also those who attend. It’s an experience you can’t miss if you’re interested in physical activity and health, and also if you want to have fun!
Why should you participate in the MOVE Congress? Why not? It is such a great feeling to meet people with the same interests, the same enthusiasm for moving, and the same interest in helping people across Europe find happiness through movement.
I have participated in two MOVE Congresses and both of them were amazing. The topics were up-to-date, the speakers were interesting and there is a lot of opportunities to interact with the participants. All of them are dedicated to one issue – to help people be active, because it is crucial that individuals of all ages live healthy and happy lives.
I attended my first MOVE Congress in 2013 and left in awe of the contacts I'd made and knowledge shared by all participants. I am looking forward to learning more, collaborating more and expanding opportunities through this global initiative!
The world has many problems, like obesity and sedentariness, so it’s necessary to make these sorts of events because the world and its cities need solutions.