Lesson from street sport: the best way to do a 30-second elevator pitch is with a video camera

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Adapted from an article in Danish by DGI Underground’s project coordinator for street sport Helle Nymann Jensen With over 220 Danish Street Cup final participants, 35 freestylers and 40 panna players packed into Copenhagen’s City Hall Square, Denmark’s street sport festival gave a unique atmosphere to the European Week of Sport on 17 September. The participants joined […]

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 […]

22 countries were part of first European Fitness Day

The European Fitness Day was celebrated in the European Week of Sport's opening ceremony host city, Kosice, Slovakia

How did your country shape up? Share your thoughts with us in our new survey. This year, ISCA and its European Fitness Day partners ukactive, BG BeActive, German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) and Sports Union of Slovenia set out to scale-up the successful UK National Fitness Day and roll it out across Europe. With fitness centres […]

Square Dancing

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The opening of the European Week of Sport (EWoS) was a great success all over the continent. A variety of activities took to the streets of every country inviting all citizens to BE ACTIVE. But there was one common activity that appeared on streets, plazas and in public spaces of more than 70 cities: the […]

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 […]

#BeActive FlashMOVE united thousands of Europeans with the same dance

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300 events in 27 countries with 9,000 dancers and 18,000 spectators became part of the biggest European initiative of the year. Even though they were scattered across the whole continent, thousands of Europeans dancing in the #BeActive FlashMOVE on 10 September 2016 were united by the same music and choreography. The initiative raised the curtain […]

FlashMOVE: Unity in diversity

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Albert Einstein said that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”. Well, let me challenge one of the most brilliant minds the planet Earth has seen and maybe admit that we, at the NowWeMOVE campaign, can be a bit insane. The FlashMOVE as an idea has been taking place […]

The biggest active street party in Denmark

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Silkeborg, a city in the heart of Jutland and this weekend it will host one of the biggest active street parties in Denmark. If you’re thinking of a Distortion-style party spilling into the streets, think again. In fact, think active: thousands of runners, cyclists, rollerbladers let loose on a new highway before it opens to […]

#DanceLikeNoOneIsWatchingYou

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The #FlashMOVE is just around the corner and Europe is not just waiting for the clock to signal the starting time: 11am CET. Many of our MOVE Agents have taken the time to practice their moves and share with us and their communities their FlashMOVE preparations. Those who have taken up the #FlashMOVE dance-off challenge […]

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 […]