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What We Do at ISCA

ISCA has an outstanding track record in developing and funding international projects and earning high credibility vis-à-vis international institutions. We turn this success into opportunities for our members and partners. The grassroots sport and physical activity sector is diverse and connected to so many aspects of our day-to-day lives. We explore and uncover these angles through our projects, events, campaigns and advocacy, keeping up with the latest trends and inventing original concepts – like MOVE Week, Grassroots Sport Diplomacy and MOVEment Spaces. Every second year we bring people together from across sectors for the world’s most active conference – the MOVE Congress.

Below we highlight our current projects and ongoing campaigns and events.

“We believe in the power of inspiration. And we have seen that sharing practical, real life solutions can achieve more in reality than any theoretical construct. Therefore, we constantly look to create opportunities for our members and partners to get involved in piloting new initiatives, scaling up successful ones, organising events, influencing decision-makers and learning from each other.”

Jacob SCHOUENBORG - ISCA Secretary General

“We believe in the power of inspiration. And we have seen that sharing practical, real life solutions can achieve more in reality than any theoretical construct. Therefore, we constantly look to create opportunities for our members and partners to get involved in piloting new initiatives, scaling up successful ones, organising events, influencing decision-makers and learning from each other.”

Jacob SCHOUENBORG - ISCA Secretary General

Campaigns and Events

MOVE Congress

The MOVE Congress is one of the most dynamic conferences in the world that focuses solely on recreational sport and physical activity.

NowWeMOVE

NowWeMOVE is a world-wide campaign to promote sport and physical activity and tackle the physical inactivity epidemic.

MOVE Week

MOVE Week is an annual global event showcasing the benefits of being active and participating regularly in sport and physical activity.

MOVE Week Latin America

MOVE Week in Latin America is held every year from 23-30 September and is known as Semana Move in Brazil and Semana Muévela in the Spanish-speaking countries.

No Elevators Day

No Elevators Day is a free global initiative highlighting a simple way for busy people to add physical activity to their day: #UseTheStairs instead of the elevator or escalator.

European School Sport Day

European School Sport Day® is a school day dedicated to having fun, playing together and promoting physical activity and health for everyone. ISCA is a founding partner.

Open Streets Day

Open Streets Day transforms urban areas across Europe into venues for play, cycling and sport to encourage citizens to find their MOVE and #BeActive.

European Mile

The European Mile is an event celebrating the joy of moving again at your own pace – by running, walking or rolling a mile.

European Week of Sport

ISCA is a partner of the #BeActive European Week of Sport and is appointed to the role of National Coordinating Body for the European Week of Sport in Denmark by the Danish Ministry of Culture.

Projects and Networks

IRTS Networking Platform

The IRTS Networking Platform is the first international knowledge hub and networking platform for people working in integration of refugees through sport.

MOVE Transfer

MOVE Transfers transfer and scale up good examples of grassroots sport initiatives from organisation to organisation.

MOVE Transfer Europe-China

ISCA’s MOVE Transfer Europe-China project is developing individual skills and organisational networks that aim to drive sport participation and mutual relations forward between China and the EU.

Physical Literacy for Life

Physical Literacy for Life means movement for life! We are working with experts across continents on a common understanding of physical literacy that aligns different countries and sectors.

Grassroots Sport Diplomacy

ISCA invented the concept Grassroots Sport Diplomacy to highlight how civil society organisations can work across borders and take sport diplomacy from being a handshake between elite actors to diplomatic actions at the grassroots level.

MOVEment Spaces

ISCA created the concept of MOVEment Spaces to show how urban spaces can be reframed as active spaces.

Moving Schools Award

The Award is for schools to be able to recognise and celebrate their achievements in physical activity, physical education and school sport.

MOVE For Fun

A global partnership pilot coordinated with DGI and Novo Nordisk to target kids in disadvantaged communities with proven and low-barrier activities that are fun, diverse and tailored to their needs.

Advocacy for Physical Activity

ActiveVoice

Giving grassroots sport organisations a more “ActiveVoice” in physical activity policy.

Inactivity Time Bomb

Our report and campaign reveal that lack of exercise contributes to diseases that cost Europe over €80 billion per year.

MOVEment Pills

The MOVEment Pill is the only medicine in the world that can be taken every day, at any time and in as large a dose as you need!

"It is very clear that physical activity is needed now more than ever – for our joy of life and our personal health. We are born to move and be social. We need our fellow citizens to return to sport and recreational physical activities and they need our motivation and assistance. Together with our members and partners, we identify and share inspiring solutions to help people become and stay active."

Mogens KIRKEBY - ISCA President

"It is very clear that physical activity is needed now more than ever – for our joy of life and our personal health. We are born to move and be social. We need our fellow citizens to return to sport and recreational physical activities and they need our motivation and assistance. Together with our members and partners, we identify and share inspiring solutions to help people become and stay active."

Mogens KIRKEBY - ISCA President

Recent ISCA initiatives

Our initiatives span across decades and this list is not exhaustive

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