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 […]

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

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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 […]

Second European School Sport Day expected to engage 1 million children

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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 […]

Lithuanian Sports University campus came alive for the #BeActive FlashMOVE

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The Lithuanian Sports University (LSU), a member of Health Promoting Universities Network, made Saturday 10 September a FlashMOVE day on its campus, adding a huge 500 participants to Europe’s biggest flash mob event promoting physical activity and the 2016 European Week of Sport. School and university students, people from a local disability centre, lecturers and other colleagues […]

“It’s hard not to smile when experiencing a mix of runners, musicians, cooks and drag queens”

you never know who you'll encounter along the Copenhagen Half Marathon route. Photo: Copenhagen Half Marathon

On Sunday 18 September, the Copenhagen Half Marathon will add an estimated 22,500 participants to the European Week of Sport’s grand total with a colourful blend of sport, culture, music, food, international participants and spontaneity. For the Copenhagen Half Marathon, its maiden race could not have gone better, with 19,425 local and international participants and […]

Students from 6 continents on a mission to move people

Ollerup students are ready to MOVE the Danish capital next week. Photo courtesy of the students.

Next week will be a big week for 40 international students from Denmark’s Ollerup Academy of Physical Education as they embark on four days of moving people in Copenhagen. On Monday evening they will join the running NGO Right to Movement for some activities and from Tuesday to Thursday they plan to go “wherever the […]

Plan your European School Sport Day event with its free toolkit and resources

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The European School Sport Day on 30 September is a pan-European initiative and we intend to make it accessible for every European country. The event’s main goal is to promote physical activity and health on international level and involve as many children and young people, schools and organisations as possible. It is a celebration which provides the […]

Guess who’s riding the fifth-longest distance during the Journey of Hope?

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Clue: She’s Slovenian and you may know her well. The International Sport and Culture Association’s Head of Projects, Saska Benedicic Tomat, has been having an active month. And that suits her perfectly. But this one has been an even bigger adventure, as she is the person who will ride the fifth-longest distance in the Journey […]

European School Sport Day expands in 2016

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The European School Sport Day (ESSD) is a school day dedicated to having fun, playing together and promoting physical activity and health for everyone. This year, with support from the EU under the European Week of Sport events, it is expanding across Europe and will take place on 30 September. ESSD is a celebration which provides an opportunity […]

How to Get Fit in 5 Easy Ways

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By Debbie Rodrigues (Debbie in Shape) Are you new to fitness? Or are you looking for a new activity? You don’t need much to be in shape. You don’t have to work out for countless hours per day to get fit. To give you some inspiration, I have chosen 5 easy ways to get and stay […]