Putting theory into practice

By Roxana Chiriac After two successful days with fruitful talks and knowledge sharing from experts in several fields of interest for MOVE Congress 2014, Friday was the day to put the theory into practice. To start the day, an introduction was given during the plenary session, let by two prominent figures in Italian grassroots sport, […]

A grand arrival for MOVE Congress “urban orienteers”


By Rachel Payne In a MOVE Congress first, two groups of delegates set off to discover Rome in an “urban orienteering” session after the formal sessions wound to a close on 23 October. They were guided by two Italians (and their skilled translators) who knew Rome’s ancient and modern urban planning and inside and out […]

Urban planning – Cities without barriers

By Alexander Elverlund The moderator of the parallel session 1 on Thursday of the MOVE Congress 2014, René Kural, from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, introduced the topic of urban planning with a humorous twist. He went on to invite urban designer, planner and researcher from Centro de Estudos de Arquitectura e Urbanismo at […]

Breaking barriers to healthier lifestyles

By Roxana Chiriac On the first full day of the MOVE Congress 2014, the participants heard good examples of how better nutrition and physical education can lead to a healthier lifestyle, from very experienced speakers, during the Healthy Lifestyles parallel session 2. During the session, the good practice examples came from Italy and England, all […]

An open and active city does not materialise by itself

By Rachel Payne Cities cannot become open and active spaces by themselves. And citizens are unlikely to spontaneously use their cities as outdoor gyms, walking or cycle paths unless they have the right conditions to give them a little push in the right direction. In Thursday’s plenary session at the MOVE Congress 2014, Open City – […]

Kick-off meeting for European Platform Active Ageing in Sport (EPAAS)

By Roxana Chiriac Prior to the opening of the MOVE Congress 2014, a kick-off meeting that launched the “European Platform Active Ageing in Sport” (EPAAS) took place, moderated by Herbert Hartmann, ISCA Vice President from Deutscher Turner-Bund (DTB). About 17 partners were present at the meeting and had the opportunity to present their work in […]