Why I wrote a book about women in sport

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This year, the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) is putting the “sportlight” on active women. As well as working on two EU projects dedicated to women in sport (StreetGames’ expansion of its Us Girls programme in Europe and the Alice Milliat Foundation’s European Network for the Promotion of Women’s Sport), we are featuring women […]

It was time to celebrate Human Rights Day! But why do human rights matter to sport and physical activity?

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By Alessandra Texeira   Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December. The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), on 10 December, 1958. The UDHR was the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the […]

What on Earth is Education through Sport?

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Have you ever had the feeling when you arrive at a workshop or seminar that you’re stepping into another world with its own language and view on life?  When I accepted the challenge to participate in a seminar on Education through Sport in Budapest, Hungary, I must confess I had no idea what Education through […]

Is there such a thing as an active spectator? ISCA interviews ActiveVoice Project Partner Healthy Stadia

“Healthy Stadia are those which promote the health of visitors, fans, players, employees and the surrounding community… places where people can go to have a positive healthy experience playing or watching sport,” is how the European Healthy Stadia Network describes the concept it is an advocate for. The European Healthy Stadia Network is a partner of […]

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

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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 […]

Greece joins Journey of Hope celebrations to promote active transport

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Not on the Journey of Hope route? You can still celebrate the event and use it to promote what you and your organisation believe in. With a passion for cycling and promoting physical activity, NowWeMOVE National Coordinator for Greece, Georgios Farfaras, saw it as a perfect opportunity to gather local support for active transport. Despite […]

The grassroots sport sector: An Olympic Games “party killer” or voice of reason?

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Comment by ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby: I sincerely hope the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be a peaceful event, a great show and a good party for the participants, the Brazilians and the guests of the country. The Olympic Games is a big party – and an expensive party, of course. The […]

As the world’s spotlight turns to the Rio Olympics, don’t underestimate grassroots sport’s diplomatic power

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For ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby, the release of Sport and Citizenship’s journal on Sport and Diplomacy comes at a timely moment in sport, when the world’s focus will turn to its biggest elite sport spectacle, the Olympic Games, this Friday. “We are heading towards the biggest (and most expensive) celebration of elite sport – the summer Olympics […]

Change-makers step on the road to success

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The Youth on the MOVE (YOTM) Europe offline training took place from 8-12 June in the city of Barcelona, Spain. The project, led by ISCA and its members SESC Sao Paulo (Brazil), UBAE (Spain) and V4Sport (Poland), gathered 30 participants from 15 countries for a final meeting after the 3 months of online training. On […]

If I had 100 million euros…

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What would you do if you had 100 million euros? That was the provocative question ISCA Secretary General, Jacob Schouenborg, posed to the Youth on the MOVE training participants on Saturday in Barcelona. Encouraging them to be as persuasive as possible when selling an idea or a project, Jacob wanted to see their passion and […]