What did the MOVE Congress 2015 partners say about this year’s event?

Volunteers - flashmob

ISCA’s MOVE Congress 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark, was an innovative showcase of grassroots sport and physical activity initiatives from around the world at Copenhagen’s popular street sport venue, GAME. The event would have been possible without the support from local partners DGI, Sport Event Denmark and Lokale og Anlægsfonden (LOA). So how did they see […]

Growing trends in physical activity: Leveraging mass events for sustainable physical activity participation


The Growing Trends in Physical Activity workshop at the MOVE Congress 2015 was moderated by Dr. Niamh Murphy, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, who started the session with a pressing question for international sport: Can major events be part of the strategy of NGOs to attract inactive people to sport and physical activity offers? The […]

MOVE Congress highlights: Keeping the elderly active

Ingrid Peeters_MOVE congress 2015

When we talk about inactivity we often refer to children and adolescents, knowing that 4 out of 5 European youngsters are not active enough. Meanwhile, we rarely think of elderly people aged 60+ who, willingly or not, are often subject to problems associated with inactivity. One of the MOVE Congress workshops was dedicated to the […]

Physical activity facilities becoming more important centres for social life

Oliver_LOA Study Tour

The MOVE Congress 2015 concluded with a special study tour offering an exclusive view from inside to new sport and physical activity facilities in Copenhagen. Oliver Vanges from the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities (Lokale og Anlægsfonden) presented new trends in planning and development of facilities for sport and culture, and followed the […]

MOVE Congress beyond the agenda

Ollerup volunteers

The MOVE Congress 2015 proved to be a real event-on-the-move, far away from any “classical” congress concept. With a wide variety of options to get into the action through street sport and spontaneous dances, visits to innovative facilities and plenty of time for networking, there was more to this year’s MOVE Congress than the traditional […]

Running: the fastest growing physical activity trend in the world


A workshop discussing new trends in physical activity was held during the second day of MOVE Congress 2015 focusing on the topic “Running across the world – why are recreational runners part of one of the fastest growing markets and what can clubs do to recapture their interest?” The workshop was moderated by Rebecca Steele, […]

Defying the “inferiority complex” in physical activity advocacy

Vicky Pryce_MOVE Congress 2015

The plenary session of the MOVE Congress 2015 on 6 November aimed to connect the data with the doers in physical activity promotion. In other words, grassroots stakeholders in physical activity are the mobilisers who can deliver compelling data to policy-makers, provide the solutions and ultimately make a difference. But often they are lacking the […]

MOVE Congress 2015 starts with why, what and how

Mogens Congress opening_2015

The MOVE Congress 2015 opened in Copenhagen City Hall tonight with 200 delegates from five continents being welcomed by Copenhagen Mayor of Culture and Leisure, Carl Christian Ebbesen, and three interconnected presentations drawing inspiration from bestselling business author Simon Sinek*: Do you know your why? (by Mark Lowther from Cardiff Metropolitan University’s School of Sport), […]

How can UNESCO’s revised Charter on physical education and sport become a game-changer?

Mogens Kirkeby Play the Game 2015

Photos: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game. In a session dedicated to the revised UNESCO International Charter of Physical Education and Sport, ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby called for ‘game changing’ initiatives when he spoke at the international Play the Game 2015 conference on 28 October. How can a document be a change-maker in practice as well as […]

Move Congress 2015 on the way!


This year the MOVE Congress will be held in Copenhagen from 5-7 November and will gather 250 stakeholders from Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. Whilst awaiting the start of the MOVE Congress 2015 we asked some of the participants about their expectations for the outcomes of the MOVE Congress 2015 that would be important for […]