EU Grants Million euro to ECF & Move Week 2013
BRUSSELS, Belgium – ECF announces that their partnership with the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) has been awarded 1 million euro grant from the European Union budget.
The grant is to be used for the 2013 edition of MOVE Week which takes place from October 7 to 13. This annual Europe-wide event is an integral part of the NowWeMove (2012-2020) Campaign.
The objective of MOVE Week is to promote the benefits of being active and participating regularly in sport and physical activity. A wide range of promoters of physical activity will be supporting MOVE Week 2013 including individuals, non-governmental organizations, schools, companies and municipalities from all European countries.
The NowWeMove Campaign is in 2013 coordinated by International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) in collaboration with ECF. Kevin Mayne, Development Director for ECF: “We want to congratulate ISCA for this exciting success and inviting ECF to be a partner in the MOVE Week 2013 and the broader NowWeMove campaign.
Encourage recreational cycling
ECF will encourage cycling groups, cities and cycling businesses to use the NowWeMove Campaign all year round to show the importance of daily and recreational cycling to physical activity and public health.
MEP Morten Løkkegaard, budget reporter for the Culture and Education Committee of the European Parliament, who has been instrumental in securing support for MOVE Week 2013: “MOVE Week is an important European initiative to promote the benefits of being physically active, and it is a primary concern of the European Union to encourage European citizens to lead healthy lifestyles. I am proud that the European Parliament via the EU budget for 2013 will support this initiative and look forward to MOVE Week 2013!”