Why I wrote a book about women in sport

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This year, the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) is putting the “sportlight” on active women. As well as working on two EU projects dedicated to women in sport (StreetGames’ expansion of its Us Girls programme in Europe and the Alice Milliat Foundation’s European Network for the Promotion of Women’s Sport), we are featuring women […]

Sometimes all it takes to rehumanise us is a little dance!

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By Javier Mira, Mexico If pity makes you look down on someone and feel sorry for them, empathy is what makes you stand face-to-face and look them straight in the eye, breaking the barrier between them and us. From 18-20 October, we (the international students from the Ollerup Academy of Physical Education) had the chance […]

“We must create leaders in fitness and physical activity… then we can build a healthy world’’

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What is it like to MOVE people in Greece and why does physical activity have a crucial role in people’s lives? Epaminondas Konstas is an active MOVE Agent in Greece, a Certified Personal Trainer and a Group Fitness Instructor. He has graduated from the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science of Democritus University of […]

Is there such a thing as an active spectator? ISCA interviews ActiveVoice Project Partner Healthy Stadia

“Healthy Stadia are those which promote the health of visitors, fans, players, employees and the surrounding community… places where people can go to have a positive healthy experience playing or watching sport,” is how the European Healthy Stadia Network describes the concept it is an advocate for. The European Healthy Stadia Network is a partner of […]

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 […]

If you had the power to move people, who would you target?

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Youth on the MOVE change-maker Shane O’Donnell tells how the NowWeMOVE programme inspired him to make a difference in Ireland. By Shane O’Donnell, extract from his original blog post ‘Active Future Programme: Using Physical Activity to Promote Education amongst Adolescents At Risk of Early School Leaving’ At the beginning of the year I was lucky […]

Today is a Good Day!

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“What makes you happy?” This is one of the many questions I have been bumping into quite often on social media just lately. The first thought that comes to my mind is “Motivating people and putting a big smile on their faces”. That thought became a reality and a feeling of fulfillment on Tuesday 28 September with […]

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 […]