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Boletim Informativo da Isca - Nº 94 - Jan 2011



TEMAS: 

  • Commission unveils first-ever sport package
• ISCA Europe welcomes the European Commission’s communication on sport
• ISCA Flagship projects 2011 and beyond
• MOVE2011 – Congress to take place in Paris
• EU Physical Activity Guidelines - Now available in all official EU languages
• Creating vibrant and healthy streets by 8-80 Cities
• Trend 2011 // Winter Golfing
• Campaign for the European Association Statute
• Sport and International Development new publication by Sport and Citizenship
• Sport Development: A summary of experiences and good practices
• Lifelong Physical Activity - Increased Happiness for All?
• Open consultation on validation of Non-Formal and Informal Learning
• Danish Sport for All committee conclusions now available in English
• International Association of Educating Cities

 

Commission unveils first-ever sport package
by EurActiv.com

 

Combating doping in amateur sport, promoting social inclusion, gender equality and improving the health of Europeans are among the key policy areas to be addressed by the EU’s new sports policy. But preparations for the launch were marred by concerns about how much funding would be available for EU sports policies.

The plans are outlined in a communication unveiled by Sports Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou in Strasbourg on 18 January. The communication, entitled ’Developing the European Dimension in Sport’, sets out the EU’s first-ever sports programme, a limited version of which the EU executive hopes to launch in 2012 ahead of the first fully-fledged raft of policies in 2014.

 

’Sport is important for Europe’s economy and a key component of its social model’, said Commissioner Vassiliou at the communication’s launch in Strasbourg.

 

Read the full artcile >>>. 

Watch the full press conference by Commissioner VASSILIOU >>>.

Access the communication ’Developing the European Dimension in Sport’ >>>.


A step in the right direction

 

ISCA Europe welcomes the European Commission’s communication on sport

The 18 January Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou presented the European Commission’s plans for ‘Developing the European Dimension in Sport’. ISCA Europe chairman, Filippo Fossati, congratulates the Commission on this important initiative and calls for actions that are close to EU citizens. “The European Union needs to substantiate its leadership in sport by providing an overall political vision, which engages the citizens. A narrow focus on niche politics directed towards professional sports would be the wrong signal to send’, emphasizes Fossati.

ISCA EUROPE has been looking forward to the proposals and actions from the European Commission, which were expected to follow up on the European Parliament’s recent explicit inclination towards an increased European support for grassroots sport, as well as the Sport Ministers priority of the overall participation in sport and physical activity.

 

Read the full statement >>>.



ISCA FLAGSHIP PROJECTS 2011 AND BEYOND
GET A SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE SPORT AND CULTURE IN ACTION


ISCA is with great expectations launching a new series of projects that will set the agenda in Sport and Culture for 2011 and beyond. The success of the past years’ multi-annual multi-stakeholder projects has contributed generated valuable expertise that has been recognized by project partners and stakeholders. Therefore ISCA is most pleased that the European Commission has approved a series new projects, whereof the Sport Action Network of Europe (SANTE) running in 2010-11 and the EuroVolNet in 2011-12 supported by DG EAC Sport Unit and the Physical Activity Promotion Forum - the MOVE project in 2010-13 supported by DG SANCO/Health and Consumers.

We encourage you to have a closer look at the projects descriptions and contact the ISCA secretariat for further information or involvement of your organization. We are looking forward to working with you.

 

Read more >>>.MOVE2011 – CONGRESS
INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON GRASSROOTS SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The MOVE2011 will take place from the 19-23 October in Paris – France and put spotlight on the major trends and challenges in the sectors of physical activity and grassroots sport. Major topics such as public health, active lifestyles, volunteering, civil society engagement and education will be presented and discussed by international experts and practitioners.

Mark the dates for the MOVE2011 congress and follow the congress latest news on the congress at www.isca-web.org.

The congress follows the MOVE2009 held in Copenhagen and MOVE2010 held in Frankfurt. MOVE2011 is the organized by International Sport and Culture Association and hosted by a partnership of the French organizations La Ligue, USEP and UFOLEP.

See more about:
MOVE2009 www.move2009.org
MOVE2010 www.move2010.info

 


CREATING VIBRANT AND HEALTHY STREETS
SIGN UP NOW!

8-80 Cities in collaboration with ISCA and Guadalajara 2020, is excited to host more than 50 participants from around the world at the 2nd International Study Tour on Ciclovía/Car Free Sundays in Guadalajara, Mexico. Join international leaders and expert speakers from Ottawa, Portland, Los Angeles and San Francisco in workshops and dialogue around creating, innovating and improving Ciclovias/Car Free Sunday programmes while studying of the world’s most successful ciclovias – Guadalajara’s Via Recreactiva. This experience will give participants the opportunity to network, develop professional skill sets, understand operational processes, and adapt international best practices; all experienced in the inviting climate and unique culture of Mexico.
For more information click here. To register click here.


TREND 2011 // WINTER GOLFING
UISP SNOW GOLF TOUR STARTED IN GRASSONEY SAINT JEAN, IN THE NORTH OF ITALY

On January 6th, in Gressoney Saint Jean in the Italian region Valle d’Aosta, Uisp Golf Coordination launched the “Snow Golf Tour”, a golf itinerant event that will have place in several Italian mountain resorts.
All the events will be divided in two parts and directed to golf players and people who never played golf before. During the initial promotional part, people will be involved by Uisp operators to try practicing golf on inflatable facilities; the second part will be for golf players only and contain theorical and practical trials.

Snow Golf Tour will show special care to the promotion of nature and territory: all the events will take place on ski runs, squares or crowded areas, involving local tourist facilities. All the lines of demarcation will be drawn with a natural colouring, unique and particular like red wine, just over the snow.

Read more >>>.The European Parliament has recently launched a written declaration calling on the European Commission to table three proposals for European statutes for foundations, associations and mutual societies.

The European Civic Forum is coordinating a European alliance for the statute of the European Association (EASEA) gathering together several associations including ISCA to support this declaration and to help collecting a majority of MEP signatures until the 17th February 2011.

You can take an active part! Help echoing this campaign at national and European level, get in contact with your MEPs and encourage them to sign this written declaration!

A website is now online at www.easea.eu. You can find resources and arguments for defending the idea of having European Statutes for European Associations.Sport and Citizenship has released its thirteenth issue of its scientific magazine featuring the theme of "Sport and International Development".

The Sport and Citizenship journal addresses in various ways and through diverse contributions, the major issues linked to sport and its social impact in Europe. It further contains a special focus on a very topical subject: sport and international development. In slightly under a month, sport has been mentioned twice by the United Nations as a vehicle for education, health, development and peace. However, sport in itself is not the universal cure for all problems. Sometimes it is a trap which attracts tension, corruption and all kinds of wheeler dealing.

Featured themes in this issue:
• The analysis of European sports policy
• Sport and Health
• Sport and Education
• Sport and law
• Sport and Sustainable development
• Sport and International Development

 

CAMPAIGN FOR THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION STATUTE
ISCA ENCOURAGES ITS MEMBERS TO CONTRIBUTE TO ITS ADOPTION!

Read more >>>.


Sport and International Development

New release by Sport and Citizenship

Read more >>>.


Sport Development: A summary of experiences and good practices

By sportanddev.org

The Swiss Academy for Development (SAD) has released a new report summarizing the experiences and good practices out of four pilot projects in the area of Sport & Development. The report aims to uncover the development potential of sport in three post-conflict projects and one post-disaster project, each with varied aims and objectives, ranging from: psychosocial rehabilitation, to inter-ethnic dialogue, to non-formal education.


The selected projects take place in different geographical locations and in highly diverse social and cultural contexts: in Iran, in Lebanon, in Sri Lanka and in Nepal. The overall trends drawn from the experience of SAD provide a useful starting point for future projects in the area of Sport & Development.

 Access the report >>>.

Lifelong Physical Activity-Increased Happiness for All?


South Finland EU-Office is organizing a seminar Lifelong Physical Activity-Increased Happiness for All? in Brussels the 22nd of February at 9.00-13.00. The seminar will take place at the Committee of the Regions, Rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Brussels. A lunch reception will follow at 13.00-15.00.

The seminar aims at bringing together local and regional representatives, researchers and EU officials to discuss physical activity as a means to promote health and wellbeing. Sport and physical activity can make major contribution to health promotion and disease prevention. As Europe is ageing rapidly, this is even more pressing matter today and in the years to come. Promoting physical activity can have a positive effect on people’s wellbeing at work and in decreasing the costs of health care. Sport can also be considered as a tool for local and regional development.

Read more >>>.


OPEN CONSULTATION ON VALIDATION OF NONFORMAL AND INFORMAL LEARNING

The Sport Unit of the European Commission would like to alert you to a consultation that has been launched on possible future action to support the promotion and validation of non-formal and informal learning (http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/consult/learning_en.html) and ask you to spread the word to any of your colleagues, contacts and member organisations whom you think may be interested in contributing. The aim of this consultation is to collect views on whether further action is needed in the area of NF/IL validation and recognition, if so, what type of action is required and which policy priorities should be given attention.

The consultation will remain open until 9 February 2011. The results will be analysed and summarised in a report that will be published on this website in the first semester of 2011.  The questionnaire and background note are only available in English but responses to the questionnaire may be made in any of the Community languages.  Those interested in submitting position papers or complementing their questionnaire responses with more in-depth comments may send them to:         EAC-VALIDATION-CONSULTATION@ec.europa.eu.

Danish Sport for All committee conclusions now available in English

 

1. Children (’the dependents’): Focus on good sports environments,
2. Teenagers (’the independents’): Maintaining their interest in sports through more social, fun and flexible sports opportunities
3. Adults (the ’free I‐phase, before family obligations’): Greater focus on flexible sports opportunities
4. Adults (parents): More sports opportunities for the entire family.
5. Middle‐aged (the ’free II‐phase’): Opportunities tailored for those unaccustomed to sports
6. Seniors: More visible opportunities

Go to the conclusions >>>.

The Danes are one of the most physical active populations in Europe and further more the number of volunteers in the sport sector in Denmark are twice as high as the EU average. In 2007 the Danish government established a Sport for All committee to analyze the current trends of the Sport for All sector. The conclusions of the study are now available in English.
The study analyzes the different population groups and their recreational sports and life phases. The conclusion is that each recreational sports and life phases has its special and to some extend unique demands for activities, facilities and availability. The recreational sports and life phases studied are:


International Association of Educating Cities


10th Spanish Network of Education Cities Meeting:
open registration period

The period to register and to submit experiences for the 10th Spanish Network of Educating Cities Meeting "City and Education, an essential complicity" is now open. This meeting will be hold in Alcalá de Guadaira (Spain) from 30th March 2010 to 1st April 2010.

Those interested in attending can register online through the Meeting registration website: http://ciudadeseducadoras.ciudadalcala.org/inscripcion-online.

Furthermore, the application to submit experiences is available in the following link. The deadline for submission is 27th January 2010.

For further information, please visit the Facebook profile of the Meeting.


ISCA -  International Sport and Culture Association
Tietgensgade 65 // DK1704 Copenhagen // Denmark
Tel.: +45 33 29 80 26 / +45 33 29 80 26 // Fax: +45 33 29 80 28
Mail: info@isca-web.org // Web: www.isca-web.org

EU PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES
NOW AVAILABLE IN ALL OFFICIAL EU LANGUAGES

The EU Physical Activity Guidelines, which were endorsed by EU Sport Ministers at their informal meeting in December 2008, have become a policy-making tool and a source of inspiration for decision-makers in the area of health-enhancing physical activity at all levels. The Guidelines are available in all 23 official languages of the EU now. Feel free to read and use those guidelines for your work and your inspiration.

Access the different language versions here >>>.

 

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