Europe ran with us: School children from 20 countries exercised during European School Sport Day® 2016

European School Sport Day

As reports come in from the second European Week of Sport, early results point to the European School Sport Day® as the EU initiative’s biggest event, moving approximately 1.5 million school children in 20 countries across in Europe on 30 September 2016. In 2015, the event was organised in three countries (Hungary, Bulgaria and Bulgaria) […]

Active Future Programme – Week 1 – fun games, the food pyramid and understanding behaviour

NowWeMOVE

Extract from shaneodonnellblog Last week’s blog mentioned the importance of self-doubt – something I should have revisited in the hours leading up to the start of week 1. I couldn’t stop my mind from racing and wondering if things would run smoothly, if everything was prepared, if the participants would like the food or if anyone would even turn up? To […]

Mentor Training – Competence, Confidence and Striving for Self-Efficacy

October 4, 2016 / shaneodonnellblog The Importance of Mentors and Managing Self-Doubt  The importance and benefits of having a mentor(s) is irrefutable. At some point in your life, through sport, music, work or other interests, you may have considered someone your mentor.  What made them standout in your mind? Their experience? Their advice and support? […]

Youth on the MOVE Alumni: Shane O’Donnell is our new NowWeMOVE guest blogger

Shane during the Youth on the MOVE training

The International Sport and Culture Association’s Youth on the MOVE programme finished its online and offline courses in July, both in Latin America and Europe. Rather than being the end of the road, the most active season is just starting for the participants. The Latin American participants will be deploying their projects during Semana Muevela […]

More than 60,000 students celebrated the European School Sport Day in Spain

A total of 60,194 students in schools across 9 regions participated in the first edition of the European School Sport Day (ESSD) in Spain on 30 September. The number of Spanish educational institutions involved in the day reached 114, and were located in the regions of Aragon, Baleares, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Catalonia, Valencia, […]

Lesson from street sport: the best way to do a 30-second elevator pitch is with a video camera

Adapted from an article in Danish by DGI Underground’s project coordinator for street sport Helle Nymann Jensen With over 220 Danish Street Cup final participants, 35 freestylers and 40 panna players packed into Copenhagen’s City Hall Square, Denmark’s street sport festival gave a unique atmosphere to the European Week of Sport on 17 September. The participants joined […]

If you had the power to move people, who would you target?

Youth on the MOVE change-maker Shane O’Donnell tells how the NowWeMOVE programme inspired him to make a difference in Ireland. By Shane O’Donnell, extract from his original blog post ‘Active Future Programme: Using Physical Activity to Promote Education amongst Adolescents At Risk of Early School Leaving’ At the beginning of the year I was lucky […]

Take action this World Heart Day

Today, on World Heart Day (29 September 2016), the World Heart Federation is urging people around the globe to unite to turn information into action and transform the 1 in 10 lives that are being cut short prematurely as a direct result of cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading […]

Second European School Sport Day expected to engage 1 million children

For immediate release The second European School Sport Day® is set to engage more than 1 million school children from at least 17 countries in inclusive physical activity initiatives this Friday, 30 September. The day is an official European Week of Sport event supported by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Sport programme. Its goal is to […]

More than a wave: Ollerup International students made themselves feel like a tsunami

BeActive

They promised to bring the world to Copenhagen, and they definitely did. If you were in or around Copenhagen last week you probably saw a group of young, active and motivated students from all over the world sending out loud a message of happiness, mutual understanding and the importance of being active. Songs, dances, martial […]