Registration open for the MOVE Congress 2015

Join us at the MOVE Congress 2015 from 5-7 November in Copenhagen to unlock the potential of physical activity research, discover fresh approaches to grassroots sport activities and facilities, build a compelling case for support from a variety of sources, and find out how you can help MOVE the physical activity agenda forward! Copenhagen’s popular […]

Do governments have a responsibility to keep you fit and healthy?

          The third online debate on physical inactivity in Europe is now published on Debating Europe. Jacob Schouenborg, ISCA Secretary General and Jan Rijpstra, President of the Dutch Royal Society of Physical Education Teachers respond to question on governments’ responsibility to keep the citizens fit and healthy. Follow the debate and […]

Can we afford the cost of physical inactivity?

The second online debate on physical inactivity in Europe is now published on Debating Europe. The lead author of the new ISCA/Cebr report ‘The economic cost of physical inactivity in Europe’, Vicky Pryce, responds to questions on the impact of lack of time and support on the public’s exercise habits. Pryce is an economist and former Joint […]

ISCA and Cebr launch inactivity report in Brussels

Photos:Witness Images/Terry Roge The International Sport and Culture Association, ISCA, and the Centre for Economic Business Research (Cebr) launched their new report ‘The Economic Cost of Physical Inactivity in Europe’ at a “Café Crossfire” debate in Brussels on Wednesday 17 June, which was hosted by Friends of Europe and featured representatives from the European Commission, Parliament […]

Let’s get Europe moving

By Mogens Kirkeby, ISCA President Within a few decades, physical inactivity has become one of the leading risks to European citizens’ well-being and a growing challenge for European economies. But despite increasing evidence of dramatic health and economic costs associated with physical inactivity, we still lack sufficient initiatives to reverse this negative trend. Every citizen […]

EurActiv report series features ISCA’s new inactivity report

The online hub for EU news and policy debates, is publishing a series of reports on Europe’s physical inactivity time bomb this week. The five-day coverage will feature ISCA’s new research report, “The Economic Cost of Physical Inactivity in Europe”, as well as comments from the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, […]

New ISCA study shows physical inactivity costs Europe 80bn euro and 500,000 lives per year

A new study published today by the Centre for Economics and Business Research has revealed the true cost of Europe’s physical inactivity time bomb. The study, commissioned by the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) shows that half a million Europeans die every year as a result of being physically inactive. The most common causes of […]

MOVE Week goes to the European Parliament

Last week a team of ISCA MOVE Agents went to Brussels to promote physical activity and grassroots sport to Members of the European Parliament. It wasn’t just all talk. The ISCA team went a long way to make people in the Parliament MOVE. Over the two days hundreds of people had to take the stairs […]