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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 protected].

Check out the MOVE Congress programme, which features speakers from 9 countries and 3 continents who have their fingers on the pulse of the latest trends in physical activity promotion. And get you business card ready to network with delegates from 6 continents.

Interested in physical activity in urban spaces? Then the MOVEment Spaces sessions on 5 October could be the ticket for you.

Perhaps you want to reach the hard-to-reach members of your community? Then learn from the experts in the Removing Barriers – Getting it Right sessions on 5 October.

Maybe you’re into new physical activity trends – such as getting back to nature? Then you won’t want to miss the Me Time, Wellbeing Time, WILD Time! sessions on 6 October, hosted by the Wild Network.

Working in physical education and school sport? Learn new tips and tricks from innovators in the sector in the Active School Communities sessions on 6 October.

Need more reasons to take a day out of the office?

Get your ticket by contacting us at [email protected] and see you in October!

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 protected] Check out the MOVE Congress programme, which features speakers from 9 countries and 3 continents who have

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

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

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

City dwellers usually have three choices to commute to work: by car, public transport and the third, more active way – by pedal power or walking. Looking at your city in a different way opens up new possibilities for physical activity. Breaking our routines and defying the dangers is the first step to finding easy solutions. Like making the transition from inactive to active transport: Whether it is getting off one stop earlier to walk the last leg to work, trying

Moving around in modern skyscrapers and high buildings is far more convenient than dangerous rope-climbing. However, choosing to step into a box – the elevator – is another disservice that we voluntarily do to ourselves every day. Simply put, we forget to exercise our Human Right to MOVE. We’ve all seen the sign: “Use the stairs only in case of emergency!” Everywhere we go, we are more and more discouraged to take the stairs and choose the elevator instead although there

Guest blog post by Chris Wright, Youth Sport Trust. With increasing changes to lifestyle and new social norms around being sedentary becoming widespread, we now have children dying 5 years earlier than the previous generation due to inactivity. Children are spending more time sitting down or not moving at a higher frequency than ever before. Prolonged periods sat down actually starts the ageing process early in children as young as the age of 6, hardening the arteries and creating inflammation in the

Do physical activity promoters need to find more evidence to support their case for support and other advocacy efforts? Absolutely, says Dr Richard Bailey, Senior Researcher at the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE). But it has to be quality evidence from experts, and a collaborative effort is needed to get it noticed. Bailey gave an entertaining and eye-opening presentation on the power of advocacy at ISCA's Moving Europe - Moving People conference in Ljubljana last year. This

At this year’s MOVE Congress, one of the main tracks will focus on MOVEment Spaces. Gathering specialists from all around Europe, the sessions will focus on how urban spaces can be reframed as active spaces – even in densely populated cities. In the discussions, cities will get recoloured by the experts: we will look at “green” (parks and green spaces), “black” (paved and asphalt spaces) and “blue” (water) settings that can offer solutions to the perceived lack of MOVEment Spaces in