ISCA meets 26 Chinese grassroots sport stakeholders as MOVE Transfer EU-China project begins


By Rachel Payne, ISCA
Photos: Saska Benedicic Tomat, ISCA

ISCA President Mogens Kirkeby and Head of Projects Saska Benedicic Tomat had a full schedule last week when they visited China to meet the Chinese partners of the new EU-supported MOVE Transfer EU-China project. The seven-day trip opened doors not only to a new grassroots sport culture, but to a wealth of new partnerships in Beijing, Nanjing and Hong Kong.

The first visit was to the Chinese Vice Minister for Sport and World Skate Asia President Mr. Liu Guoyong in Beijing. This was followed by visits to 26 institutions, associations, federations and unions, plus three active schools in Nanjing.

Pictured are some of the highlights from the tour, where ISCA visited the following stakeholders:


  • SERK.c.c
  • All China Sports Science Research Institute
  • Beijing Sports University
  • QingHua University
  • Beijing Health Science Technology Limited
  • Beijing Capital University of Physical Education and Sports, China
  • Training Department of the Chinese Mountaineering Association
  • Orienteering Branch of Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC)
  • Study Trips and Camp Education Professional Committee, Department of Physical Education, Peking University
  • Interactive Sports Technology Invention, Beijing
  • YMCA Beijing


  • Jinling Exercise and Health Promotion Alliance (JEHPA) and their stakeholders
  • Sports science and physical education college, Nanjing Normal University
  • Department of exercise and health science, Nanjing Sport Institute
  • Nanjing Health Industry Co
  • Nanjing Network of Innovative Technology
  • Digital Fitness Industry
  • Sport Fitness Association
  • Asian Outdoor Trade Association

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong Gymnastics Association
  • Hong Kong Skating Union
  • Hong Kong Karatedo Federation
  • Hong Kong Bodybuilding and Fitness Association
  • Hong Kong Mountaineering and Climbing Union
  • Hong Kong Sports Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability
  • Hong Kong Faculty of Education, University of Macau

Watch this space for more news about the MOVE Transfer EU-China project and register for the MOVE Congress 2019 for exclusive insights from some of these stakeholders into grassroots sport and physical activity in China.