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Sport diplomacy expert Professor Richard Parrish to speak at MOVE Congress 2019

Earlier editions of the MOVE Congress have shown how grassroots sport and physical activity promoters can be advocates. In 2019 our speakers will show you how to be a diplomat. Maybe you already are one but don’t know it yet. After participating in our Grassroots Sport Diplomacy track on 17 October, you will definitely know.

Professor Richard Parrish (pictured), Jean Monnet Chair of EU Sports Law and Policy at Edge Hill University, UK, and member of the EU’s High Level Group on Sport Diplomacy, is the latest confirmed speaker for this track, which will also feature inspiring practical examples from international relations experts Aaron Kearney, Australia, and Silvija Mitevska, North Macedonia. More speakers will be announced soon – keep an eye on the programme here for updates.

Participants will also be invited to put themselves in the shoes of a diplomat with our interactive workshop: How to be a grassroots sport diplomat, led by partners of the EU-supported Grassroots Sport Diplomacy project. Our expert speakers will be on hand to guide you through the opportunities and stumbling blocks of working in this sensitive space.

Ultimately, you will come away feeling empowered that grassroots movements can work across borders and create change.

You can change the game: it’s your MOVE.

Book your seat for the full MOVE Congress programme on 16-18 October 2019 and take advantage of our €250 Early Bird fee.

Get into the game as a presenter or exhibitor by applying to take part in the MOVE Congress Innovation Alley.

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Join us at the 9th MOVE Congress in Budapest, Hungary, 16-18 October 2019.