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By Roxana Chiriac, ISCA

MOVE Congress 2014 might be over, but we worked on a solution to keep the memories and the lessons learned fresh. The following videos will serve as a constant reminder of what we set ourselves to do: MOVE 1 million more Europeans by 2020.

The opening video introduces Rome, the host city of the congress, and it builds up to the event created to encourage networking and the development of new innovative solutions for Open and Active Cities.

In the Vox Populi video, participants from all over the world were given the word to state their opinion on physical activity and the benefits that it brings out.

The closing video is a collection of good memories during the congress, collection that comprises the movement, good mood, intense speeches and fruitful workshops.

The music used in the congress videos is the NowWeMOVE anthem, recorded during the congress and performed by the participants. The organisers of such initiative were Sean Blair, from ProMeet, and Tom Currie and Howie Saunders from AudioFuel. You can listen and download the song here.

By Jana Stehlikova The Open Market took place outside the MOVE Congress venues in the so-called Matattoio, a former cattle shed, and offered several physical activities and poster presentations. The participants could try playing some Dodgeball as well as some Tchoukball, Traditional Table Games, Balance Exercise, Stopping Movement Training, and “Propriocettive” Activities. As the weather […]

By Rachel Payne The fourth and final workshop of the MOVE Congress 2014, Active Ageing, delivered its promise of offering tools and advice to deliver effective physical activity initiatives for seniors. Miriam Schreck from Deutscher Turner-Bund (DTB) in Germany emphasised that fitting in with elderly people’s routines is both an important consideration and potential challenge for […]

By Jana Stehlikova At Workshop 3 dedicated to Innovative Approaches to Mobilisation, Kerry McDonald presented StreetGames, a sports charity that focuses on giving physical activity and volunteering opportunities to young people in disadvantaged communities across the UK through its Doorstep Sports initiative. His organisation’s effervescent take on physical activity was reflected in both the title […]

By Alexander Elverlund Piara Powar, Director of FARE Network, UK The first speaker of the workshop focusing on cities’ roles in encouraging social inclusion through sport and physical activity, Piara Powar, talked about ways in which minorities relate to sport. FARE is not only working with racism but also barriers related to gender and sexuality. […]

By Roxana Chiriac Niamh Murphy, from Waterford Institute of Technology, Health Behaviour Research Department, Ireland led the keenly anticipated workshop on programmes that have been successful in getting school children active in cities around the world. The first experienced speaker to tackle the important issue was William Bird, the CEO of Intelligent Health UK, who […]