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IMG_9694This year Move Congress will be held in Copenhagen from 5th-7th of November and will gather 250 stakeholders from Europe, North and South America. Whilst awaiting for the start of the Move Congress 2015 we decided to ask the participants about their expectation of the outcomes of the Move Congress 2015 that would be important for them. As few of the MOVE Week national coordinators stated:

“I am looking forward to meet great colleagues (NC, ISCA team) and share experiences with them, networking with new people and widen my knowledge about promoting physical activity through “Advocate. Innovate. Fundraise.” scheme.” Peter Bakalár, MOVE Week National Coordinator, Slovakia

“Learn new things, hear and exchange good practices!” Marina Ivanovic, MOVE Week National Coordinator, Serbia

“Share thoughts and ideas – get motivated and learn from everybody. Focus should be on positive things and our goals – main goals to get people active. We gain our goals with the strengths that are in – and our strength is the empowerment of the team and great project management from ISCA leaders.” Sabína Steinunn Halldórsdóttir, MOVE Week National Coordinator, Iceland.

Clearly the participants are very excited to attend and take part in the conference, gain new knowledge and share their experience with the professionals and experts of the field. This year Move Congress will concentrate on three main topics: advocacy, innovation and fundraising, all very relevant subject in the recreational sport and physical activity sector. The new knowledge and skills will encourage the participants to engage in partnerships and cross-sector collaborations, that motivate more people to be physically active, and contribute to ISCA’s vision of 100 million more Europeans physically active by 2020.

If you would like to learn more about the Move Congress 2015, please find more information here.


Experts in grassroots sport advocacy, fundraising, trends and challenging target groups are ready to meet you in November! Visit the official MOVE Congress 2015 website to see who you can meet in Copenhagen on 5-7 November at one of the only conferences in the world dedicated to grassroots sport and physical activity. Our updated programme features […]

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 […]