Press Releases The MOVE Congress 2021 starts this Wednesday 17 November in Brussels!

The MOVE Congress 2021 starts this Wednesday 17 November in Brussels!

The world’s most active conference kicks off in Brussels this week!

The MOVE Congress 2021 starts this Wednesday, 17 November at 7pm CET at Tour & Taxis in Brussels!

The world stopped moving during the Covid-19 pandemic, but now is the time to reconnect and reignite the sectors that help us all to be more physically active and healthy. The MOVE Congress is a dynamic global event for stakeholders in grassroots sport, physical activity, health and wellbeing, where participants walk the walk and get a huge dose of inspiration from some of the world’s thought leaders.

More than 300 participants will jump, dance and play their way through the conference, which kicks off on Wednesday, 17 November, at 7pm CET in the iconic Maison de la Poste, part of the Tour & Taxis venue in Brussels, and concludes on Friday 19 November.

They will hear from 64 world-class speakers and facilitators, including

  • Khalida Popal from Girl Power Organisation, with her powerful personal story on how sport can help refugees
  • Magid Magid, Former Lord Mayor of Sheffield, MEP and Founder of Union of Justice, UK, a human rights and climate activist
  • Lars AP, founder of the “F***ing Friendly” movement in Denmark
  • Fiona Bull, World Health Organisation
  • MEP Marc Tarabella, co-chair of the Sports Intergroup in the European Parliament

With a grand opening ceremony and awards show on the 17th, enticing keynote speakers, workshops, masterclasses and a LOT of activity and fun, the MOVE Congress will live up to its name and make participants and the world MOVE again!

ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby states: “MOVE Congress 2021 will be a grand celebration of our vision to build back better and more physically active societies in the wake of Covid-19. It is time to walk the talk and at the MOVE Congress we will do just that as we reconnect – rebuild – restart for more active societies!”

Key presenters from the full programme and speakers include Novo Nordisk, UNHCR, FC Barcelona Foundation, the International Paralympic Committee, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, the Belgian Design Council and many more.

Press accreditation is available by contacting ISCA Communications Manager Rachel Payne at +45 52 79 45 09 or


The MOVE Congress is organised by the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA).  ISCA is a global platform open to organisations working within the field of sport for all, recreational sports and physical activity. Created in 1995, ISCA cooperates with its 260 member organisations, international NGOs, and public and private sector stakeholders. It has 40 million individual members from 89 countries which represent a diverse group of people active within youth, sport and cultural activities. ISCA’s activities are supporting the general HEPA (Health enhancing physical activity) policy of the EU. ISCA concentrates on three key areas – solutions, campaigns and advocacy for physical activity promoters – and it established the NowWeMOVE campaign in 2012.

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