NowWeMOVE and World Heart Day partner again to promote heart-healthy environments

Opportunities to create heart-healthy environments are all around us – at home, at work and at play. And you can discover them for yourself this September by joining in MOVE Week and World Heart Day. Last year, the NowWeMOVE campaign and the World Heart Federation partnered to celebrate the start of our hallmark events, MOVE […]

MOVE Quality 2015/2016 application deadline extended

If you’re running a grassroots sport initiative for hard-to-reach populations in Europe and want to improve its quality and reach, you still have a week to apply for the next round of MOVE Quality.   How to apply: 20 initiatives will be selected to go through the MOVE Quality process in 2015/2016. Applications must be […]

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 […]

NowWeBike team meets Akhisar Mayor

Cycling to Akhisar, NowWeBike coordinator Feridun Ekmekci’s home town, was great fun. There was a stone park  on our cycling route which was made by Japanese artists. It was so interesting to hear that all the stones in the park symbolized different places on earth. After that we visited Akhisar Municipality to meet the Mayor, […]

Change starts from the bottom up – become a MOVE Agent today

In past decades we discovered smoking was one of the biggest threats to public health. Now we know there is even bigger threat – lack of physical activity. About 2/3 of European population do not meet the recommended amount of physical activity. As a consequence physical inactivity contributes to 1 million deaths in Europe. Europe […]

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, […]