About us

International Sport and Culture Association

MOVE Quality and MOVE Transfer are developed and implemented 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 is today a global actor closely cooperating with its 180 member organisations worldwide, international NGOs, and public and private sector stakeholders. Visit ISCA’s website here.

MOVE Quality Management Team

Saska Benedicic Tomat

ISCA Head of Projects

Hanne Müller

ISCA Project Manager, MOVE Quality Coordinator

Laska Nenova

NowWeMOVE Campaign Coordinator, MOVE Transfer Coordinator

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board (AB) was established by ISCA to contribute to the MOVE Quality and MOVE Transfer projects’ activities. The AB is dedicated to providing input and advice on the topics and processes carried out within the framework of MOVE Quality and MOVE Transfer, contributing their knowledge of the latest research in the field, practical experience and evaluation skills to the process.

Prof. Jean Camy

PROFESSOR (EMERITUS)
FACULTY OF SPORT SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF LYON- FRANCE
[email protected]

Jean Camy is Professor (Emeritus) at the University of Lyon and has a PhD in Sociology; Habilitation in Sport Sciences. He is the founding president of the European Network of Sport Sciences in Higher Education (ENSSEE), founding member of the European Association of Sport Management (EASM), founding member of the European College of Sport Sciences (ECSS) and founding president (and honorary member) of the European Observatory of Sport and Employment (EOSE). He is a Member of the Olympic Solidarity steering group, in charge of the development of the Advanced Sport Management Course programme, and of the Olympic Management Learning Community (2004-present).

Mr. Mark Lowther

SENIOR LECTURER
SCHOOL OF SPORT, CARDIFF METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY – UK
[email protected]

Mark Lowther is responsible for teaching, research and consulting (including knowledge transfer) in the field of sport leadership at the Cardiff School of Sport. His particular area of interest is the role and impact of leadership in the context of high performance environments and elite sports teams. Prior to academia he was responsible for the strategic leadership and quality management of a local government leisure facilities and sport development department focused on maximising community participation.

Ms. Aleksandra Gołdys

SOCIAL ACTION,
WARSAW UNIVERSITY – POLAND
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Aleksandra Gołdys works at Warsaw University in the Social Action project, which is dedicated to social change through sport for all. A researcher and facilitator of different processes, e.g. an inter-sector group preparing a new vision for sport volunteers prior to the UEFA EURO 2012TM and the evaluation of official social programs during UEFA EURO 2012 TM. She was appointed as an expert by the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, where she was responsible for research on the national training program for sport coaches, and coordinator in the first consultation project on the development of the National Stadium in Warsaw.

Dr. Niamh Murphy

CENTRE FOR HEALTH BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE
WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – IRELAND
[email protected]

Niamh Murphy has a background in physical education, with Masters and PhD specialisation in exercise physiology and health promotion. She works in the Centre for Health Behaviour Research in Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. She is a former international athlete, keen triathlete, cyclist and youth coach. As well as teaching, Niamh is involved at policy level in writing and implementing the physical activity guidelines and physical activity plan for Ireland. She collaborated on the EU ‘JoinIn’ project on social inclusion and sport, co-ordinates the HEPA Europe working group on physical activity and social disadvantage, and participated in the advisory groups for the WHO PHAN project on promoting physical activity in socially disadvantaged groups.

Prof. Deirdre Brennan

PROFESSOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT ULSTER SPORTS ACADEMY,
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER – UK
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Deirdre Brennan leads teaching in the area of physical education in the Ulster Sports Academy. She is Director of the Ulster Sports Outreach Unit, which is dedicated to the design, development and delivery of researched informed physical activity and sport programmes for young people in areas of the greatest disadvantage. She is co-founder of the Sport Changes Life Foundation. She has been awarded a Distinguished Teaching Award (1998) and an Academic Enterprise Fellowship (2011) by the University for her work.

Dr. Simone Digennaro

RESEARCHER AND LECTURER
UNIVERSITY OF CASSINO AND SOUTHERN LAZIO – ITALY
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Simone Digennaro graduated in sport science at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, obtained a master degree in economy and management of sport (University of Rome Foro Italico), and earned his PhD in social and sport sciences with the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy) and the University of Strasbourg (France). In 2006 he joined the teaching and research staff of the Italian School of Sport and in the same year he started an intense collaboration with the University of Cassino. He has managed a significant number of multinational projects for a variety of organisations. He currently works as a researcher, lecturer and project manager at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio.

Mr. Damian Hatton

STREET LEAGUE FOUNDER
AQUMEN SOCIAL TECHNOLOGIES
SMART SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES – UK
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Damian Hatton is the founder and Managing Director of Aqumen Social Technologies, which provides solutions and support to non-profit organisations to improve their impact and efficiency. He is an experienced social entrepreneur, having previously founded and run for 10 years a leading UK-based ‘sport for development’ charity (Street League) and a number of other UK-based social enterprises. Damian has a strong academic background as a qualified medical doctor with public health experience, and he has combined this knowledge and experience base to help develop the ‘inFocus’ monitoring and evaluation solution and quality standards.

Dr. Sakis Pappous

SENIOR LECTURER DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES
SCHOOL OF SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF KENT – UK
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Sakis Pappous is Director of Graduate Studies, School of Sport and Exercise Science, at the University of Kent. He is a Lecturer specialising in the social aspects of physical activity and health. He is interested in the social and psychological factors that influence participation in sport and physical activity. He is particularly interested in strategies aimed at increasing the participation of sedentary groups within society, including the disabled, ethnic minority groups and the elderly.

Dr. Eszter Füzéki

INSTITUTE OF SPORTS SCIENCES
GOETHE UNIVERSITY – GERMANY
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Eszter Füzéki is a research assistant at the Department of Sports Medicine, at Goethe University (JWGU) in Frankfurt. She is the student counsellor for the Masters programme ‘Sports Medical Training & Clinical Exercise Physiology’ at Goethe University. She is the co-leader of the HEPA/WHO Working Group ‘Physical Activity Promotion in Health Care Settings’. Her research interests include sedentary behaviour and health, physical activity promotion in health care settings, physical activity promotion in socially disadvantaged groups and grassroots sport and health.

 

 

MOVE Quality and MOVE Transfer are supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation