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With just under a month to go, we’re getting ready to welcome more than 200 participants from 40 countries and over 40 speakers and moderators to the 10th MOVE Congress in Brussels, Belgium. Full passes and day passes are still available for one of the first major in-person conferences dedicated to sport and physical activity to be held since reopening.

Get ready to Reconnect, Rebuild and Restart with your international network, including high profile institutions and inspiring role models from your field on 17-19 November 2021 at the innovative Tour & Taxis hub and Maison de la Poste conference centre.

Browse the latest full programme here

Register here for your seat to:

  • See this year’s keynotes include former Afghan women’s football captain Khalida Popal, former Lord Mayor of Sheffield Magid Magid, and author, film scriptwriter and founder of the F***ing Friendly social disruption movement Lars AP.
  • Be part of an interactive panel on inclusion featuring the International Paralympic Committee, FC Barcelona Foundation and Belgium Design Council.
  • Be part of your choice of workshops and masterclasses, including:

Reconnect: Collaborate by networking and including refugees
A unique workshop led entirely by former refugees who are working in lead roles in sport and humanitarian work. Featuring Khalida Popal, Adnan Abdul Ghani (Save the Children), Gerald Mballe (Special Olympics) and Maymanat hajali-Asgari (Freestyle Footballer). Read more

Rebuild, Reconnect and Restart with Placemaking for the physical activity network
Three distinctive sessions providing inspiring and practical concepts of re-imagining public spaces so they become more inviting for people to be physically active. Featuring Tour & Taxis CEO Kris Verhellen, Rozina Spinnoy (Belgium Design Council) and Placemaking Europe. Read more

Restart: Towards an EU Sport Diplomacy beyond 2021
A two-part workshop looking at broader international perspectives on sport diplomacy from the US and UK, followed by an in-depth look at EU sport diplomacy. Featuring Ashleigh Huffman (US Department of State), the Belgian Olympic Committee and the Belgian Minister for Sport. Read more

Mastering partnerships after Covid-19
First-hand insights into establishing sport-humanitarian partnerships from the UNHCR and the International Platform for Sport and Development (sportanddev), Novo Nordisk and DGI, and Laureus Sport for Good and the Swedish Postcode Foundation. Read more

Rebuilding mental health through physical activity
An active masterclass on the strong link between physical activity and mental wellbeing that will help participants put together an extensive menu of strategies and solutions to carry out in their individual settings. Featuring Olympic silver medallist Guin Batten and Youth Sport Trust. Read more

Mastering the culture of innovation in sport and physical activity
Participants will learn how to cultivate and foster a culture of innovation in their organisations by gaining inspiration from experts who specialise in innovation, getting start-up ideas off the ground and design thinking. Featuring the Global Design Challenge and KEA European Affairs. Read more

  • Plus join in an active networking evening with the Brussels Circus School, be part of the ISCA Awards ceremony for Integration of Refugees Through Sport best practices and role models, and much more!

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With just under a month to go, we’re getting ready to welcome more than 200 participants from 40 countries and over 40 speakers and moderators to the 10th MOVE Congress in Brussels, Belgium. Full passes and day passes are still available for one of the first major in-person conferences dedicated to sport and physical activity to be held since reopening. Get ready to Reconnect, Rebuild and Restart with your international network, including high profile institutions and inspiring role models from your

MOVE Congress Masterclass Friday 19 November 2021 Part 1: 9:30-11:00 Part 2: 11:30-13:30 Room: Dining Room Masters: Viv Holt and Kevin Barton, Youth Sport Trust International Speakers: Guin Batten, Olympic Silver Medallist in Rowing and first woman to row solo across the English Channel, UK; Piet Van der Sypt, Expert in Community Sport, Netwerk Lokaal Sportbeleid, Belgium What did we learn from the pandemic – and from past experience – about the link between physical activity and mental wellbeing? And how can we Restart using the important

MOVE Congress Masterclass Friday 19 November 2021 Part 1: 9:30-11:00 (interactive panel) Part 2: 11:30-13:30 (grand coalition building) Room: Ticket Window Hall Masters: Helen Vost, Youth Sport Trust International and Caroline Jessop, Clear Meetings Speakers: Megumi Aoyama, UNHCR, and Paul Hunt, sportanddev.org; Niels Lund, Novo Nordisk, and Mette Holm Rod, DGI; Elena Yanez Marin, Laureus Sport for Good and David Given-Sjölander, Swedish Postcode Foundation How do major international organisations and NGOs come to work together? Why do foundations support NGO-led initiatives and what are the secrets to

MOVE Congress 2021 Masterclass Friday, 19 November 2021 Part 1: 9:30-11:00 (Mastering the culture of innovation in sport and physical activity) Part 2: 11:30-13:30 (A Design Thinking Mindset: Starting with Empathy) Room: Restaurant Masters: Maxime Leblanc, French Ministry of Sport, Dr Fiona Chambers and Dr Briony Supple, University College Cork, Ireland What are the big trends in sport innovation, what is the role of grassroots sport organisations and how can we future-proof sport organisations? In this MOVE Congress masterclass, participants will learn how to foster a culture

MOVE Congress Workshop Thursday 18 November 2021 Part 1: 11:30-13:00 (Room: Ticket Window Hall) Part 2: 14:15-16:30 (Room: Ticket Window Hall & Dining Room) Coordinator from ISCA: Monika Resetar Host: Caroline Jessop Moderators: Adnan Abdul Ghani and Khalida Popal Workshop Facilitators: 6 refugee leaders working in sport and physical activity Making sure everyone is included in community activities is essential as countries and cities reopen, and in this workshop we will focus on inclusion from the perspectives of refugees and migrants. Too often activities for refugees and migrants

MOVE Congress Workshop Thursday 18 November 2021 Part 1: 11:30-13:00 Part 2: 14:15-16:30 Room: Cinema Host: Laska Nenova, ISCA Moderators: Vlad Fedorov, BG Be Active and Anna Bradley, Placemaking Europe The pandemic and its impact of locking down cities and communities made it more important than ever for people to use the spaces available to them to keep physically active. Be it parks, pavements, squares, staircases or other public spaces – we looked at all of these places more creatively and we can now use this inspiration

MOVE Congress Workshop Thursday 18 November 2021 Part 1: 11:30-13:00 (Restart: Towards an EU Sport Diplomacy beyond 2021) Part 2: 14:15-16:30 (Flagship Event: Promoting a Strategic Approach to EU Sport Diplomacy) Room: Restaurant What is EU sport diplomacy? How does it fit in the context of public and/or cultural diplomacy? What are examples of good practices in other countries’ or regions’ sport diplomacies that could help us draft effective policy recommendations at the EU-level? The Towards an EU Sport Diplomacy project will host an interactive

When TIME magazine announced its 2019 TIME100 Next list of “100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future”, it featured 29-year-old Magid Magid, the youngest ever Lord Mayor of Sheffield who had fled to the UK from Somalia as a child. We can’t wait to meet Magid Magid at the MOVE Congress 2021 in Brussels, Belgium, where we’re excited to announce that he’ll be one of our keynote speakers on 18 November. Having worked as an MEP for the Greens Party

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 limited! The 10th edition of the MOVE Congress will be held from 17-19 November 2021 in Brussels, Belgium, and organised by ISCA in

The MOVE Congress will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Brussels, Belgium on 17-19 November 2021 as an in-person and online conference that aims to bring people in the grassroots sport and physical activity sector back together to master a new era of their work. This year the theme is Reconnect. Rebuild. Restart. ISCA has secured support from Visit Brussels and the European Commission (through projects including the Integration of Refugees Through Sport Networking Platform) to host the event, which is set