ISCA | International Sport and Culture Association

ISCA Executive Committee

  • Mogens KIRKEBY

    Organisation: DGI, Denmark

    President of the International Sport & Culture Association (ISCA). Conveys grassroots sport diplomacy and advocacy through representation, presentations and opinions on topics such as sport & health, organizational development, cross sector collaboration, the value of grassroots sport, education and training, etc.

    Vice Chair of the Bureau of the Council of Europe’s Consultative Committee for sport (EPAS). The Consultative Committee consists of 30 entities in sport and gives its opinion on the activities and provides advice for the decisions of the Governing Board, which is leading the sport collaboration among the 41 member states of the sport collaboration in the Council of Europe.

    Board member of the Danish sport for all organisation DGI with 6.600 member clubs and 1.7 million members.

    Holds a Master of Science in Sport, organizational development, sport policies, social sciences and international politics from Copenhagen University, Denmark.

  • Helen Vost

    Vice President UK

    Since 2015 Helen has been Managing Director of Youth Sport Trust International, a charity devoted to improving the lives of young people around the globe , using the inspirational power of play, physical activity and sport. It is the international arm of UK based charity, the Youth Sport Trust, which Helen helped to establish in 1995 with F ounder and President Sir John Beckwith and Olympic gold medallist, D uncan Goodhew.

    Helen has over 25 years’ experience in the voluntary sector. Her areas of specialism are:

    • Strategic planning
    • New business
    • Stakeholder engagement
    • Bid writing

    Other areas of expertise include press and public relations, corporate partnershi ps, fundraising and event management.

    Helen’s involvement with ISCA has been through membership over the past five years , attending Move Congress and Youth Sport Trust International being a partner with ISCA in a number of EU Erasmus+ Sport funded project s including European School Sport Day, Active School Communities and the Moving Schools Award.

    Helen has a BA Honours degree in English Literature from London University

  • Maria Luiza Souza Dias

    Vice President
    Organisation: Corcultura, Colombia


    A seasoned professional with a trajectory devoted to developing initiatives and projects to raise awareness of the importance of regular physical activity to improve well-being. Autonomy, integration, respect for diversity and social inclusion, learning, and developing physical and cognitive skills are always taken into account in all initiatives designed and implemented.

    Led institutional initiatives in sports and physical activities, besides coordinating different projects and campaigns in partnership with international organizations, especially in Latin America. During her time at Sesc, Maria Luiza acquired relevant learnings and experiences in the field of sports and culture. Additionally, she usually participates as a speaker in many national and international Congresses, Seminars, and Symposiums, among others.

    Current responsibilities

    • 2021-2023 ISCA Vice-Presidents
    • ISCA Latin America Chair
    • Board Member of the World Leisure Organization
    • Board Member of the ID Brazil - Football Museum and Portuguese Language Museum.
  • Michael Tiemann

    Executive Committee member Germany


    Michael Tiemann is Professor of Sport and Health Sciences, Head of the Department of Health and Social Sciences and member of the University Management Board, SRH University of Applied Health Sciences, Leverkusen, Germany . He is Member of the Executive Committee of ISCA (since 2019) and of the ISCA HEPA expert group . Nominated by the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) , he is a Member of the DTB Scientific Advisory Board (since 2002) . Additionally, he is Advisory member of the Mana gement Board of the German Walking Institute (DWI) (since 2018) and is regularly consultant of national institutions of the health and sports sector (e . g. Federal Ministry of Health and German Olympic Sports Confederation – DOSB).

  • Branko Vujović

    Executive Committee member Serbia


    The President of the Association Sport for All Serbia. With the goal of raising awareness and providing conditions for all citizens to play sports and be physically active, continuously raises and improves all its potentials and capacities. The implementation of program activities, the "Active Serbia 2030" mission, national sport for all congresses, the improvement of international cooperation and the implementation of a large number of EU projects.

    During many years of work in the Provincial Government of the AP Vojvodina - Secretariat for Sports and Youth, gained experience working on the implementation of program activities in the field of sports and participated in the drafting of the Law on Sports of the Republic of Serbia, in the drafting and implementation of the most important strategic documents at the national and provincial level, as well as in the drafting of manuals, scientific papers and other publications in the field of sports.

  • Daniela Conti

    Executive Committee member
    Organisation: UISP, Italy


    Daniela has been working in UISP since 1996 in different sectors: projecting department, social policies, international relationship , training, author of articles in UISP magazines and co - authors in methodological guides . Currently , she is Head of Policy for Interculturality and Cooperation and project manager in European and national projects. Her duties include being a UISP national Councillor ; member of UISP Lazio and UISP Roma board, and Head of Training sector at regional and local level. Her competen ces are primarily as an expert in sport as a tool of social inclusion (sport for migrant /refugees, sport in prison) , promoter of campaign combating any form of discrimination in and through sport, organiser of national and international event and congress, project manager, trainer about social aspect of sport for all .

  • Jakub Kalinowski

    Executive Committee member Poland


    Jakub Kalinowski holds the position of President at V4SPORT Foundation and is also a co-founder of a startup focused on Physically Active Learning.

    With over 12 years of experience in the sports field, Jakub has dedicated his efforts to developing and implementing innovative initiatives encouraging people to be more active everyday.

    His work has gained recognition on an international scale, as seen with the "Active Schools Multisport" program, which was acknowledged as a best practice by the European Commission in their 2021 report on innovative sports promotion outside of traditional structures.

    Furthermore, Jakub played a key role in founding the Krokiet & Lama Academy, an initiative that combines education, entertainment, and physical activity through online content for primary schools and kindergartens. This initiative received the prestigious European Commission #BeActive Education Award, highlighting its success in motivating children to stay active.

    Currently, as the leader of V4SPORT, Jakub is working closely with Ukrainian organizations to aid children affected by the war and to integrate Ukrainian refugee kids with their Polish peers.

    Jakub has a Master of Arts in International Relations.

  • Liliana Ortiz de la Cruz

    Executive Committee member
    Organisation: Corcultura, Colombia


    Liliana Ortiz has extensive experience as senior management and institutional planning and strategies. With capacity to create, structure, execute and control all activities leading to the fulfilment of the set objectives, both in the public and private sectors, generating the desired goals. She has proven leadership in multidisciplinary groups of high performance. With experience in international relations and development programs intergovernmental ly . Studies include Universidad Santiago de Cali ( Lawyer November 1986 ) . ICE SI ( Specialization in business administration July 1994 ). Universidad Sergio Arboleda (E valuation of projects and costs April 2005 ).

  • Siu Yin CHEUNG

    ISCA ASIA CHAIR Gymnastics Association of Hong Kong China



    ISCA NORTH AMERICA CHAIR Education Consultant United States


  • Fernando Alves Da Silva

    Organisation: SESC Rio de Janeiro

    Physical Educator, future administrator (graduating), specialist in social projects and exponential management, working as Director of Social Programs at Sesc RJ. For 10 years working with + 150 social projects in sport, education, health, culture, welfare, leisure, social tourism, food security and customer service, happening in 30 facilities and in all 92 cities in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

    With courses such as Leadership E xcellente and Employee Engagement (Disney) and Leadership in Crisis, has been working with an increasing passion for team leadership, considering that Sesc RJ has 2500 people on staff, always with the premises of respect and dignity.

  • Patrice Roder

    Organisation: UFOLEP

    Patrice Roder is President of the UFOLEP 92 departmental committee and Secretary General of the UFOLEP Ile de France regional committee. He is furthermore the elected person in charge of cycling activity in the Ile de France region and National elected official in charge of Volleyball. He acts as the Referent for the Brittany region.

    Within USEP (for school sport), Patrice is President of USEP 92 while being representative of UFOLEP National on the USEP national steering committee. And within the French Education League he is Vice President of the Education League 92.

    Pattice is also President of the ACBB gymnastics club (900 members and four activities: Ufobaby, GAF, GRS, Fitness, acrobatic gym.) and Vice-President of CDOS 92. He is engaged for more than 40 years in community life and a fervent activist for sport as a tool for development and fulfillment. He has been focusing on welcoming refugees by offering them sporting activities, bringing sport to life for all, and working on health through sport.


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