Bank of Ideas


We are glad to present you, for the first time, the #MOVECONGRESS Bank of Ideas. It consists of a compilation of insights, ideas, comments and questions from the congress participants around the main themes of the congress. by clicking on each title below you will see a brief description of the congress session where the points were developed followed by a link with all gridcards filled by the participants.


From an urban perspective

How can urban planning enable more people to be physically active? Urban planning experts will explore several factors in the built-up environment that can create effective open and active cities, including infrastructure, sport facilities and public spaces.



Urban planning – Cities without barriers

The MOVE Congress 2014 will present both good and bad examples of urban planning through speakers that have extensive experience in sport facility management, running grassroots sport programmes, town planning, revitalising urban areas and establishing community identities. They will also share their knowledge on two key related areas: the Influence of Economic Factors in Urban Sports Facility Planning; and Environmental Sustainability in Sport Facility Management.



Healthy lifestyle

Communities can provide their citizens with information and campaigns that generate awareness about how getting involved in programmes and learning about good nutrition and physical education can lead the way to a healthier lifestyle. Active schools can allocate spaces, activities and time for children to be active every day. And cities can open their parks and squares to activities for seniors and provide safer public spaces for them to exercise. Using examples from the NowWeMOVE campaign and the sector at large, our speakers will show you how.



Urban Orienteering in the City of Rome

The MOVE Congress 2014 venue will also turn into an open air arena on the first afternoon of the Congress when we explore the city of Rome. Congress delegates will be divided into smaller groups and taken on a guided tour along the river from the Congress venue to Rome’s City Hall, visiting historical sites and interactive “physical activity stations” along the way. To find out how an active city functions in real life, it’s only obvious to break out of the auditorium and experience the city first-hand!



Open City – Active City from a social perspective

What are the key social barriers that prevent people from participating in sport and physical activity? Italian professor in the field of sociology, Nicola Porro, and ISCA Europe Chair and Italian MEP, Filippo Fossati, presented their advice on helping citizens find their way past the limitations they face and discover ways to be more active in their cities.



Active ageing: Practical tools to create and implement initiatives for seniors.

What needs to happen to inspire and enable older citizens to become more active?