MOVE Congress 2014 videos

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 […]

Three speakers, three areas of action highlighted at MOVE Congress 2014 closing

By Rachel Payne It had been less than 48 hours since experts from Italy and abroad sat on the MOVE Congress 2014 stage to start the discussion on open and active cities. In the meantime, 36 speakers and moderators had led over 300 delegates through the many interwoven factors that make cities inviting spaces or […]

Friday afternoon was something else

By Roxana Chiriac The project I’d like to see in my city An innovative initiative introduced by Sean Blair, the convenor of the MOVE Congress 2014 from Pro Meet UK, was the Open Space workshop. What is that, you may wonder? “Open Space workshop means having a coffee with a friend, where you declare what you […]

MOVE Congress 2014 Open Market

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 […]

Notes and quotes from MOVE Congress 2014 Workshop 4: Active ageing

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 […]

Notes and quotes from MOVE Congress 2014 Workshop 3: Innovative approaches to mobilisation

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 […]

Putting theory into practice

By Roxana Chiriac After two successful days with fruitful talks and knowledge sharing from experts in several fields of interest for MOVE Congress 2014, Friday was the day to put the theory into practice. To start the day, an introduction was given during the plenary session, let by two prominent figures in Italian grassroots sport, […]

A grand arrival for MOVE Congress “urban orienteers”

By Rachel Payne In a MOVE Congress first, two groups of delegates set off to discover Rome in an “urban orienteering” session after the formal sessions wound to a close on 23 October. They were guided by two Italians (and their skilled translators) who knew Rome’s ancient and modern urban planning and inside and out […]