P.R. ISCA becomes last minute partner to the InALMH project


International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) becomes last minute partner to the Inter-Active Living for Mental Health (InALMH) project

The InALMH project has as its core goal the preparation of policy guidelines and the development of an interactive platform for the dissemination and creation of physical exercise practices for use in the broader field of Mental Health.
The project is funded by ERASMUS + / Sport and will be implemented by a wide partnership of 12 partners under the coordination of ENALMH. Besides the individual partnering organisations UoA (GR), UTH (GR) Polytecnico Porto (PT), Fokus CS (CZ), Merseyside Expanded Horizons (UK), Alzheimer Greece (GR), ARISMA (IT) international and European umbrella organizations as Mental Health Europe (MHE), GAMIAN - Europe, Sport & Citizenship EU Think Tank also participate in the project partnership.


As a last-minute development, the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) is added to the second group, ensuring the dissemination of project results worldwide and the active involvement of the Sport sector.

The International Sport and Culture Association (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 231 member organisations, international NGOs, and public and private sector stakeholders. Its 40 million individual members from 83 countries on five continents represent a diverse group of people active within the youth, sport and cultural activities.

Created with the aim of providing an alternative to the increasingly performance-based attitude of the international sports federations, ISCA has grown rapidly since its foundation. The association is governed by an executive committee of nine elected members and is steered by continental and technical committees. The secretariat is based in Copenhagen.

ISCA’s philosophy is that sport is not just about competition and exercise, but also involves having a good time and making friends. Moreover, sport regulates social behavior and creates a feeling of belonging – which in turn leads to a strengthening of democracy.

ISCA was created with the purpose of:

- supporting cross-border understanding through sport and culture

- promoting sport as a bearer of cultural identity

- encouraging the broadest possible participation in sports and cultural activities for affiliated members

To fulfill these objectives, ISCA concentrates on three key areas - activities, education and policy-making. As well as promoting events and educational programmes, ISCA takes a full role in the public debate on sport and culture and strives to influence policies in these areas. Overall, ISCA endeavors to improve the general health and well being of individuals in society.

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