Let’s get Europe moving

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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

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The online hub for EU news and policy debates, EurActiv.com 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, […]

New ISCA study shows physical inactivity costs Europe 80bn euro and 500,000 lives per year

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A new study published today by the Centre for Economics and Business Research has revealed the true cost of Europe’s physical inactivity time bomb. The study, commissioned by the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) shows that half a million Europeans die every year as a result of being physically inactive. The most common causes of […]

No Elevators Day in Brussels

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On the 5th of June this year the first European No Elevators Day was held in different cities around Europe. Brussels was no exception to the occasion and multiple organisations and companies participated in the newly developed initiative. The participants were very active on the social media promoting their efforts on the day and were […]

No Elevators Day to keep Europeans in good shape

Today European citizens in 17 countries will take the stairs instead of the elevator for the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) and its local partners’ first European No Elevators Day. The day will see participating organisations sealing off elevators in more than 180 public and private buildings in more than 50 cities as part of […]

ISCA celebrates 20 years of moving people

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“It was 20 years ago today…” On this day 20 years ago, representatives of 15 national Sport for All organisations established the International Sport & Culture Association (ISCA). The founding meeting on 10 February 1995 took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was the culmination of earlier discussions among grassroots sport organisation leaders on how to establish […]

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 […]

European MOVE Week broke all records

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The 2014 pan-European MOVE Week, from 29 September to 5 October, more than tripled the number of events compared to last year. Funding from the EU and a broad-reaching partnership with Coca-Cola Europe helped make it possible. After last year’s massive success with 1,259 events all over Europe in just one week the organisation behind […]

ISCA found some new MOVEs during MOVE Week

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As the organisers of MOVE Week, we just couldn’t sit still; we wanted to be part of our own event, so we moved and jumped and tried new activities. It was a team effort every day of the week and we had a so much fun! On Monday we put our dancing skills to the […]