22 countries were part of first European Fitness Day

The European Fitness Day was celebrated in the European Week of Sport's opening ceremony host city, Kosice, Slovakia

How did your country shape up? Share your thoughts with us in our new survey. This year, ISCA and its European Fitness Day partners ukactive, BG BeActive, German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) and Sports Union of Slovenia set out to scale-up the successful UK National Fitness Day and roll it out across Europe. With fitness centres […]

“Then, I got company… People told me it gave them hope”

Departing from Heroes' Square in Budapest

Forrest Gump-style Journey of Hope ends after 31 days, 7 countries and a string of followers. From paper to reality, the Journey of Hope came to life last month and ended after 2500km and 31 days on the road for our four tour leaders, Feridun Ekmekci, Adnan Cangir, Aysel Atas and Meliha Kaya. The team […]

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 […]

#BeActive FlashMOVE united thousands of Europeans with the same dance

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300 events in 27 countries with 9,000 dancers and 18,000 spectators became part of the biggest European initiative of the year. Even though they were scattered across the whole continent, thousands of Europeans dancing in the #BeActive FlashMOVE on 10 September 2016 were united by the same music and choreography. The initiative raised the curtain […]

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 […]

The European Week of Sport will start with a dance flashmob on 10 September

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#BeActive FlashMOVE will unite Europeans from 70 cities to one and the same music and choreography Europe is uniting to the same dance, the #BeActive FlashMOVE, on 10 September at 11:00 CET. More than 150 events in 24 countries and 70 cities across Europe will bring together thousands of European to dance the same dance […]

European School Sport Day expands in 2016

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The European School Sport Day (ESSD) is a school day dedicated to having fun, playing together and promoting physical activity and health for everyone. This year, with support from the EU under the European Week of Sport events, it is expanding across Europe and will take place on 30 September. ESSD is a celebration which provides an opportunity […]

How to Get Fit in 5 Easy Ways

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By Debbie Rodrigues (Debbie in Shape) Are you new to fitness? Or are you looking for a new activity? You don’t need much to be in shape. You don’t have to work out for countless hours per day to get fit. To give you some inspiration, I have chosen 5 easy ways to get and stay […]

“We will bring the world to Copenhagen for the European Week of Sport”

Students from the Ollerup Academy of Physical Education led the Let's Move flash mob at the 2015 MOVE Congress

Students from the Ollerup Academy of Physical Education on the Danish island of Funen love moving people. The international school has been an active supporter of the NowWeMOVE campaign since it started in 2012 and a new group of MOVE Agents are getting ready to create a “wave” of activity in their community and Copenhagen […]