Forget the fear, take a step and find your MOVE

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By Eva Ribridova For more than 10 years I have been working as a volunteer for ISCA member the Czech Sokol Organisation, in a small unit called Sokol Branik I in Prague. I am a sport for all trainer and I work with children aged between 5 and 14 years. My aim is to find […]

More than 60,000 students celebrated the European School Sport Day in Spain

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A total of 60,194 students in schools across 9 regions participated in the first edition of the European School Sport Day (ESSD) in Spain on 30 September. The number of Spanish educational institutions involved in the day reached 114, and were located in the regions of Aragon, Baleares, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Catalonia, Valencia, […]

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 […]

Take action this World Heart Day

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Today, on World Heart Day (29 September 2016), the World Heart Federation is urging people around the globe to unite to turn information into action and transform the 1 in 10 lives that are being cut short prematurely as a direct result of cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading […]

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 […]

Why not dare to dream big?

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“I have a dream” is the title of the historic public speech made by Martin Luther King, and even though it might sound like a cliché, it is also how ideas of ​​creating a community movement like the #EuropeanFitnessDay can come about. It was just an idea that became a dream of making 15 September […]

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 […]

FlashMOVE and Journey of Hope highlight European Week of Sport kick-off celebrations

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ISCA’s #BeActive FlashMOVE raised the curtain of the European Week of Sport opening ceremony on 10 September at 11am with local children from Kosice inviting the crowd surrounding the stage to join them in Europe’s biggest simultaneous flash mob. The event was streamed live on the #BeActive website and is now available to watch on […]

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 […]