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MOVE Congress 2011

MOVE2011 Congress took place in Paris, France, from 19 – 23 October 2011, and was characterised by a strong partnership and the necessary steps to take towards the vision of 100 million more people active in sport and physical activity by 2020. The congress was organised by a consortium represented by International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) La Ligue de l’Enseignement, Union Française des Œuvres Laïques d’Education Physique (UFOLEP) Union Sportive de l’Enseignement du Premier Degré (USEP).

MOVE2011 sought to inspire and create successful networks and fruitful meetings between volunteers and professionals, organisations, researchers, political leaders, administrators and others working within the field of physical activity, sport for all and health enhancement.

The programme included more than 30 speakers, amongst others:

  • Despina Spanou, Principal Adviser for Communication and Stakeholders, European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Consumer Policy (DG SANCO).
  • Kelly Murumets, President and CEO of ParticipACTION, the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada.
  • Lori Sloate, Partnerships and Advocacy, WHO Centre for Health Development, Japan.
  • Margarett Best, Minister of Health Promotion and Sport, Province of Ontario, Canada.
  • Pilar Alvarez-Laso, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Services, UNESCO, France
  • Raí Souza Viera de Oliveira, former captain of the national Brazilian football team, Paris Saint-Germain, and a social entrepreneur, Brazil.
  • Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, USA.

The themes addressed at the congress were:

  • People – developing customised physical activity offers and opportunities for different target groups.
  • Practices – trends and challenges in making people active.
  • Partners – making the world move by working together.
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