In general, we have a good understanding of who the hard-to-reach groups are and why it is important to get them engaged in the community.
Although everyone has the fundamental right to move, many social groups are being left behind when it comes to access and awareness of affordable activities that can enhance their wellbeing. As a result, their physical activity levels tend to be much lower and it can be difficult to motivate them to be more active.
What to do if we see our colleagues and peers becoming more inactive, day by day? Whose only “human” contact is mediated and generated by never-ending rows of ones and zeroes? We need to regain our right to move and find our way out. After all, the walls we built can be taken down only by ourselves.
At this MOVE Congress, we turn our heads to the experts and will remove some of these barriers. Join the debate and learn from physical activity initiatives and campaigns that have successfully ReMOVED barriers to reaching the “hard-to-reach”.
Meet us out in the open – at the MOVE Congress!
Equity vs Equality – remove the barriers to reach the “hard-to-reach”
In general, we have a good understanding of who the hard-to-reach groups are and why it is important to get them engaged in the community. Although everyone has the fundamental right to move, many social groups are being left behind when it comes to access and awareness of affordable activities that can enhance their wellbeing. As a result, their physical activity levels tend to be much lower and it can be difficult to motivate them to be more active. What to do
If not now, then when? Don’t miss the MOVE Congress registration deadline!
Many sport-for-all promoters have already marked in their calendars three important dates – 4-6 October when MOVE Congress 2017 takes place. If you still haven’t reserved your ticket then the right moment is now – registration closes on Sunday 24 September. The full pass (250 euros) will guarantee you a ticket to one of the most dynamic conferences in the field. We will not just do the talking but stay active throughout the three days. The participants have a chance to
Check your fitness level during the MOVE Congress 2017
As one of the most active conferences in the world, the MOVE Congress always practices what it preaches. This year, the coffee breaks won’t be an exception. They will be an extra opportunity to get active, with the European Fitness Badge Active Corner. Participants who visit the European Fitness Badge Active Corner will get a taste of some of the European Fitness Badge test's activities and learn first-hand about this new, interactive tool. Developed by 7 European countries, the European Fitness Badge
MOVE Congress day pass offer for UK participants
Want to attend the MOVE Congress in Birmingham from 4-6 October, but can't squeeze three days out of your working week? Not to worry - we are now offering a day pass for UK participants to give you a chance to drop in on a day that suits you. One day fee registrations can only be made via e-mail, by contacting our secretariat at email@example.com. Check out the MOVE Congress programme, which features speakers from 9 countries and 3 continents who have
Gil Penalosa: We believe the citizens are the experts
Gil Penalosa founded the non-profit organisation 8 80 Cities in 2007 with a simple but powerful philosophy: if you create a great city for an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old, you will create a successful city for all people. Hence how the name 8 80 Cities came to life. Since then his organisation has worked with over 250 communities of 6 continents and on more than 100 engagement projects partnering with stakeholders from public health, transportation, parks and recreation and urban design. Penalosa
Children Moving Safely: WalkSafe and BikeSafe Programs in the United States
By Jonathan N Hooshmand, Researcher in Public Health, University of Miami KiDZ Neuroscience Center, USA. Safe Routes to School, Vision Zero, and Complete Streets are three movements that have gained increasing attention and support in the United States. These movements support not only active transportation and the right to move, but most importantly, the right to move safely in one’s community. In an age of abundant standardized testing and decreased recreation in U.S. classrooms, it’s important that we provide our children with
Show the way forward in bike and pedestrian safety
We have the Human Right to MOVE. But what if our urban environments don’t allow us to move as freely as we would like? If you don’t live in one of Europe's top 6 cycling cities, getting around on two wheels with or without a helmet might seem like a death-defying exercise. But what if cities invested more in safe cycle paths and awareness campaigns for motorists? Cycling infrastructure such as Copenhagen’s Bicycle Snake (Cykelslangen), which created both an architect’s delight
Introducing the MOVE Congress 2017 app!
ISCA is happy to announce that for this MOVE Congress we are launching an event-based app that will be your pocket guide throughout the conference. Featuring all the relevant information, from the programme (“agenda”) and speakers to the participants’ list, the app will allow you to experience the MOVE Congress in a completely new way. This also means that you will not be exhausted with one-too-many handouts that are most likely to be forgotten in one of the meeting rooms. Let’s