28 speakers confirmed for MOVE Congress 2015

Experts in grassroots sport advocacy, fundraising, trends and challenging target groups are ready to meet you in November! Visit the official MOVE Congress 2015 website to see who you can meet in Copenhagen on 5-7 November at one of the only conferences in the world dedicated to grassroots sport and physical activity. Our updated programme features […]

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 […]

MOVE Congress 2014 videos

By Roxana Chiriac, ISCA MOVE Congress 2014 might be over, but we worked on a solution to keep the memories and the lessons learned fresh. The following videos will serve as a constant reminder of what we set ourselves to do: MOVE 1 million more Europeans by 2020. The opening video introduces Rome, the host […]

Three speakers, three areas of action highlighted at MOVE Congress 2014 closing

By Rachel Payne It had been less than 48 hours since experts from Italy and abroad sat on the MOVE Congress 2014 stage to start the discussion on open and active cities. In the meantime, 36 speakers and moderators had led over 300 delegates through the many interwoven factors that make cities inviting spaces or […]

Friday afternoon was something else

By Roxana Chiriac The project I’d like to see in my city An innovative initiative introduced by Sean Blair, the convenor of the MOVE Congress 2014 from Pro Meet UK, was the Open Space workshop. What is that, you may wonder? “Open Space workshop means having a coffee with a friend, where you declare what you […]

MOVE Congress 2014 Open Market

By Jana Stehlikova The Open Market took place outside the MOVE Congress venues in the so-called Matattoio, a former cattle shed, and offered several physical activities and poster presentations. The participants could try playing some Dodgeball as well as some Tchoukball, Traditional Table Games, Balance Exercise, Stopping Movement Training, and “Propriocettive” Activities. As the weather […]

Notes and quotes from MOVE Congress 2014 Workshop 4: Active ageing

By Rachel Payne The fourth and final workshop of the MOVE Congress 2014, Active Ageing, delivered its promise of offering tools and advice to deliver effective physical activity initiatives for seniors. Miriam Schreck from Deutscher Turner-Bund (DTB) in Germany emphasised that fitting in with elderly people’s routines is both an important consideration and potential challenge for […]

Notes and quotes from MOVE Congress 2014 Workshop 3: Innovative approaches to mobilisation

By Jana Stehlikova At Workshop 3 dedicated to Innovative Approaches to Mobilisation, Kerry McDonald presented StreetGames, a sports charity that focuses on giving physical activity and volunteering opportunities to young people in disadvantaged communities across the UK through its Doorstep Sports initiative. His organisation’s effervescent take on physical activity was reflected in both the title […]

Notes and quotes from MOVE Congress 2014 Workshop 2: What are the barriers cities have that inhibit physical activity?

By Alexander Elverlund Piara Powar, Director of FARE Network, UK The first speaker of the workshop focusing on cities’ roles in encouraging social inclusion through sport and physical activity, Piara Powar, talked about ways in which minorities relate to sport. FARE is not only working with racism but also barriers related to gender and sexuality. […]

Notes and quotes from MOVE Congress 2014 Workshop 1: How can school children become more active?

By Roxana Chiriac Niamh Murphy, from Waterford Institute of Technology, Health Behaviour Research Department, Ireland led the keenly anticipated workshop on programmes that have been successful in getting school children active in cities around the world. The first experienced speaker to tackle the important issue was William Bird, the CEO of Intelligent Health UK, who […]