Love your bones and celebrate World Osteoporosis Day

By Herbert Hartmann, leader of the MOVING Age Network “Love Your Bones and ensure a fracture–free, independent future for all”. With this slogan the World Osteoporosis Day is being celebrated today, 20 October. Many scientific studies give evidence of the positive effects of physical activity and sport in counteracting osteoporosis and its consequences, like fractures. […]

Lesson from street sport: the best way to do a 30-second elevator pitch is with a video camera

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?

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 […]

Take action this World Heart Day

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 […]

22 countries were part of first European Fitness Day

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”

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 […]

Be the change

The most active day of the year is about to happen, but there is still time to register your event if you have not already. Perhaps the question that might cause hesitation is why should I register my event? Or what will I gain from registering my event? The answer is very simple and it […]

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

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 […]

Plan your European School Sport Day event with its free toolkit and resources

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 […]

Guess who’s riding the fifth-longest distance during the Journey of Hope?

Clue: She’s Slovenian and you may know her well. The International Sport and Culture Association’s Head of Projects, Saska Benedicic Tomat, has been having an active month. And that suits her perfectly. But this one has been an even bigger adventure, as she is the person who will ride the fifth-longest distance in the Journey […]