MOVE Congress 2023 organisers and supporters
The International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) is a global platform open to organisations working within the field of sport for all, recreational sports and physical activity. Founded in 1995, ISCA cooperates with its 260 member organisations, international NGOs, and public and private sector stakeholders. It has 40 million individual members from 89 countries, which represent a diverse group of people active within youth, sport and cultural activities. The MOVE Congress was established by ISCA in 2009 as a forum for cross-sector stakeholders in sport and physical activity. Up to this day, ISCA remains the main organiser of the event.
Fútbol Más Foundation promotes the wellbeing of children and youth, meaningful bonds and community cohesion through play and sport. This is done through a methodology based on the theories of Sport for Development and Applied Resilience, using a Green Card as a positive reinforcement pedagogical tool. Born in Chile in 2007, Fútbol Más is currently present in more than 15 countries in Latin America, Africa and Europe through direct implementation of socio-sport activities or the development of training in its innovative methodology, doing so in neighbourhoods, schools, shelters, refugee camps and other contexts of humanitarian crisis. This has all been possible with the help of many renowned international partners, such as UNICEF, UNHCR, IOM, UEFA Foundation for Children, FIFA Foundation and National Cooperation Agencies.
Deporte para la Educación y la Salud (DES) is a Spanish NGO founded in 2014 that works with schools to get children active and healthy. DES offers training to transform schools into places where students are educated on healthy lifestyles through the schools environment and educational services. The organisation conducts research on physical activity and Mediterranean diet adherence and organise events to promote healthy living. DES has participated in over 20 European projects and has a network of collaborating organisations that have been involved in more than 100 EU-funded projects in the past 5 years. Their actions benefit schools in Spain and other countries in Europe and America.
España se Mueve is this year’s MOVE Congress Media Partner. Its projects and online hub promote physical activity and healthy habits among citizens, especially at the European level. You can meet España se Mueve at their stand in our Alley of Inspiration and their team will also record a Spanish radio broadcast from the venue.
The High Council of Sports (CSD) is a Spanish public body, affiliated to the Ministry of Culture and Sports, and delivers on Spanish government policies in the field of sports. In this capacity, they coordinate programming of school and university sports, develop sports facilities and sport education, work with Spanish sport federations, promote anti-doping, provide economic subsidies, and promote scientific research in sport, to name a few. They are also responsible to deliver the plans for the Spanish Presidency of the EU in the field of sport in the second half of 2023.
The High Commissioner Against Child Poverty (Alto Comisionado contra la Pobreza Infantil) was created at the initiative of the President of the Government to promote policies and social alliances that turn the eradication of child poverty into a State objective. The initiative’s vision is a Spain that provides the same future opportunities to all children and adolescents regardless of the conditions in which they are born.
The MOVE Congress 2023 has received funding from the European Union through the projects Icehearts Europe, Placemaking and Sport, European Grassroots Esports, IRTS Ukraine and an EU4Health programme operating grant.