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ISCA’s MOVE Congress 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark, was an innovative showcase of grassroots sport and physical activity initiatives from around the world at Copenhagen’s popular street sport venue, GAME. The event would have been possible without the support from local partners DGI, Sport Event Denmark and Lokale og Anlægsfonden (LOA). So how did they see the Congress from their perspective?

Søren Møller DGI President, Denmark: “It was a pleasure to host the MOVE Congress 2015 in Copenhagen. The MOVE Congress gave inspiration to all delegates and the organisations where we serve.

DGI has 150 years of tradition of mobilising and developing voluntary based associations with a strong priority of the recreational sport and physical activity. We know that inspiration and innovation are important in order to be able to deliver quality products to our citizens, clubs and societies in the future.

Inspiration and innovation within the field of recreational sport and physical activity is not something we can buy in a shop around the corner. It takes interaction with engaged and creative people and the MOVE Congress did deliver exactly that.

In a partnership with between the Danish Sports Confederation and DGI we have launched a common national Vision in Denmark. The vision is called “Move for Life” and it has the very concrete goal that in ten years –  75% of all Danish citizens should be regularly physical active and 50% of the Danes should be active members of a sport club.

This is a very ambitious vision and in practical terms it means that we have to move more than one in ten of the Danes from an inactive lifestyle to an active life style.

We will need all possible inspiration from you to achieve these ambitious goals.

Let us keep moving or Move for Life as we say in Denmark.”

Sport Event Denmark: “Hosting winners” – that is our Tag Line in Sport Event Denmark. Through our partnership with ISCA for the MOVE Congress 2015, we have demonstrated that we do Host Winners in the field of recreational sport just as much as in elite sport: MOVE Congress 2015 was a great experience highlighting some key Danish competencies in event hosting – and learning from other examples from all over the world. We look forward to exploring and promoting events as a driver for participation also in the years to come.”

Esben Danielsen, CEO of at Lokale og Anlægsfonden, Denmark: “Partnering with ISCA for the MOVE Congress 2015 has been an exciting journey! We hope to have contributed to the Danish and international conversation on promoting physical activity, and have been glad to highlight the role of facilities and the built environment in that regard. For the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sport Facilities, the journey is in fact only beginning, as we look forward to exploring how we can further develop our own thinking and concepts by learning and engaging in the international sphere – together with ISCA and other trusted partners.”

Find all available presentations from this year’s event here

ISCA’s MOVE Congress 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark, was an innovative showcase of grassroots sport and physical activity initiatives from around the world at Copenhagen’s popular street sport venue, GAME. The event would have been possible without the support from local partners DGI, Sport Event Denmark and Lokale og Anlægsfonden (LOA). So how did they see […]

When we talk about inactivity we often refer to children and adolescents, knowing that 4 out of 5 European youngsters are not active enough. Meanwhile, we rarely think of elderly people aged 60+ who, willingly or not, are often subject to problems associated with inactivity. One of the MOVE Congress workshops was dedicated to the […]

At the MOVE Congress 2015, which took place from 5-7 November, Copenhagen’s popular street sport facility, GAME, turned into arena for innovative practices that are driving the global grassroots sport movement forward. The event, organised by the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA), is one of the few conferences in the world that focuses solely […]

Join us at the MOVE Congress 2015 from 5-7 November in Copenhagen to unlock the potential of physical activity research, discover fresh approaches to grassroots sport activities and facilities, build a compelling case for support from a variety of sources, and find out how you can help MOVE the physical activity agenda forward! Copenhagen’s popular […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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