The INTERNATIONAL SPORT AND CULTURE ASSOCIATION (ISCA) is your opportunity to connect across borders and sectors with likeminded stakeholders in the field of grassroots sport, recreation and physical activity. Our 260 members span across five continents and this network is ever expanding. We work closely with our member organisations, international NGOs, and the public and private sectors to embark on projects and campaigns that encourage broader participation in grassroots sport and physical activity. All of our initiatives aim at keeping grassroots sport high on the political agenda and influence policy making, as well as stimulating an exchange of knowledge and best practices


By becoming an ISCA member you will:

  • Have a stronger voice locally, nationally and internationally through affiliation with ISCA’s international political statements and advocacy for grassroots sport
  • Have the opportunity to participate in various ISCA-led projects 
  • Have the opportunity to receive specialised and personalised consultations from ISCA’s expert staff
  • Access sector-oriented online learning courses that provide practical advice and answer key questions based on real-life experiences
  • Participate in webinars and events on trending topics with thought leaders and experts
  • Have the opportunity to present and learn from innovative projects and ideas during the MOVE Congress
  • Learn from best practice examples in campaign and event management, social inclusion, sport for development, inspirational examples of other sport programmes, advocacy, diplomacy, education through sport
  • Gain access to ISCA’s extensive network of members and partners, “The Moving People Community”, where ideas, know-how and knowledge are shared on a peer-to-peer basis.

Being part of ISCA’s community is accessible to every individual and non-for-profit organisation working in grassroots sport, sport for all and recreational physical activity regardless of organisational size, origin and current capacity.

Check the list of benefits and services we offer to choose your membership level! 

Upcoming events

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  • 25 Oct 2021 10:25 | Deleted user

    The ISCA General Assembly will be held on Saturday 20th of November, following the 10th edition of the MOVE Congress with the title: “Reconnect. Rebuild. Restart”. This title is also very valid for the General Assembly, as the last couple of years have been quite different from what we expected at the latest General Assembly in October 2019. At that very nice occasion in Budapest, we were looking into the year 2020, where we at all our events would celebrate ISCAs 25th anniversary since the foundation of ISCA on 10th February 1995.

    As we all know, it turned out very differently due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the following restrictions. Meetings with discussions of relevant topics, inspirational events and social gatherings within our organisations turned into social distancing, physical restrictions and a lot of online meetings and events.


    A lot of grassroots sport and recreational physical activity are driven by the desire to meet other people – the social factor is important for the participants. It is the same ‘social fuel’ that drives most of our organisations - the volunteer trainers, coaches and organizational leaders.  In another word – YOU!

    It is therefore a pleasure to welcome you to ISCA General Assembly 2021, where we will practice our democratic base of governance according to our statutes: We will elect an Executive Committee for 2021-2023 – and not least MEET again!

    Welcome to the ISCA General Assembly 2021.

    Mogens Kirkeby, President.

    Find the full announcement here 

  • 4 Oct 2021 13:45 | Anonymous

    ISCA is dedicated to finding new ways of making our projects and events as sustainable as possible and this year’s MOVE Congress at the Maison de la Poste will be the perfect example that change is possible. We can build back greener, more active and healthier through placemaking and green city initiatives, which alongside advocating the benefits of grassroots sport and physical activity, is one of our passions.

    One of the main reasons why we chose the Maison de la Poste in the Tour & Taxis complex to be our Brussels venue for the MOVE Congress 2021 is its commitment to sustainability. Here we present how they have worked sustainability into their operations and show how their approaches coincide with ours – by attending the MOVE Congress 2021 you will be able to experience this inspiring space first-hand.

    “We’ve adapted our ways of working at all levels to prioritise sustainable development,” Tour & Taxis explains on its website. “We consider the usefulness of objects, the mode of transport, the choice of materials, reusability, the commitment to sustainability of event organisers, and more. We are exploring new ways to recycle materials used throughout our multi-functional site, and always promote the use of items that can be reused, repaired and recycled.”

    Maison de la Poste has an interesting history being a telephone and telegraph centre in the early 20th century, then being used as a post office in the 1970s, earning its current name, and was even a popular nightclub in the 1990s. It has been used for its current function since the 2000s.

    The Tour & Taxis buildings have a strong industrial heritage and have been renovated with durability in mind to make sure that the venue will stand strong for many generations. They used sustainable construction methods and materials and are focused on reducing their energy consumption. Geothermal energy is used for heating and cooling indoor areas. Rainwater collection system is used in toilets and the watering of green spaces. The impressively big solar panel system creates enough electricity equal to the consumption of 850 households.

    Starting from produce, all the way to tableware, Tour & Taxis truly shows their dedication to sustainability and moving towards zero waste.

    They cooperate solely with caterers that have signed their sustainability agreement, covering the respect for the environment, social legislation, the wellbeing of staff, strict hygiene, and last but not least, high quality foods produced locally. With an organic market a few steps away from the venue, the food they source is certified organic local produce with the condition of fair compensation for the producers. They don’t use single-use tableware, like plastic cups or even plastic plates, but instead opt for durable and reusable tableware avoiding a huge amount of waste at every event hosted.

    All coffee lovers will be glad to hear that the coffee is sourced from bio, fair and direct trade farms in Colombia, roasted in Brussels and then enjoyed in the venues. But what about the leftover grinds? They have that covered as well! They believe in a circular economy and minimising waste. The coffee grounds leftover in the coffee making process get used by a social cooperative called PermaFunghi turning the grounds into a natural fertiliser and using them to grow oyster mushrooms. All the water provided at events is delivered by tap straight to the venue, sticking to very strict standards and specifications and then filtered and bottled at the site to encourage a more mindful water consumption.

    We hope to see as many of you RESTARTING and REACTIVATING, but also RETHINKING your ways of living and working with us and we think Maison de la Poste’s sustainable space and the MOVE Congress’ efforts will create the perfect environment for that!

    Find out more about the MOVE Congress 2021 venue here

    Book your seat

  • 13 Sep 2021 14:33 | Deleted user

    Hungry to return to a real, live conference? Eager to see your colleagues and friends from grassroots sport and physical activity organisations in different countries? The MOVE Congress is opening its doors in Brussels on 17 November 2021, ready to Reconnect, Rebuild, and Restart our sector moving into 2022. Registration is now OPEN and early bird seats are limited!

    • Reconnect with experts and peers from your field – including your target groups!
    • Rebuild your confidence, strategies and political muscles to promote physical activity
    • Restart your activities in fresh and inclusive ways
    • A dynamic opening and awards show rewarding initiatives and role models in Integration of Refugees Through Sport. Find out more about the ISCA Awards
    • An interactive networking space in the innovative Tour&Taxis venue. Read more about the venue
    • A Plenary session featuring political movers and shakers from the heart of Europe and beyond.
    • Reconnect: Integration of Refugees Through Sport workshop run by refugees who started their own movements in humanitarian work and sport for development in Europe.
    • Rebuild: Sport Diplomacy workshop featuring international experts who are re-establishing diplomatic relations across borders through sport.
    • Restart: Placemaking workshop where we grasp the opportunity and trend presented by the pandemic to reimagine our outdoor spaces as places for exercise.
    • Mastering partnerships after Covid-19: Masterclass featuring high profile international NGOs who are reaching out to the sport and physical activity sector.
    • Rebuilding mental health through physical activity: Masterclass led by Youth Sport Trust International looking at one of the most striking outcomes of the pandemic and how our sector can help.
    • Mastering a new era of physical activity promotion: Masterclass and solution factory – bring your own challenges and we will tackle them together using design thinking and start-up creativity!

    The 10th edition of the MOVE Congress will be held from 17-19 November 2021 in Brussels, Belgium, and organised by ISCA in close cooperation with Visit Brussels and the venue Tour&Taxis. This year we are focusing on motivating and equipping our members, project partners and broader network of physical activity promoters to restart their activities and adapt to the challenges brought about by the pandemic and its impact on the sport sector.

    We want to create a space for you to:

    Preliminary programme highlights

    Soon we will announce the first confirmed speakers for the event and this year’s programme will feature the following themes and highlights:


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