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Operations Dagsværk Seminar in Erbil - Nothern Iraq

August 23rd, more than 300 childrenand 52 volunteer participated in an Open Fun Football School in cooperation with Al-SalamFootball School, ChaldoAssyrian Students and Youth Union and Ainkawa Youth... [Read more]

The Magic

OSCE features the Open Fun Football School program under the head line "best practice" in their Magazine Security Community 2014.

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Sport + School + Police team of Hadžići leading municipality social events

Municipality Hadžići is one of the Bosnia's youngest municipalities, with three primary schools, each counting hundreds of pupils. Maintaining the juvenile delinqunecy and problems in this municipality has... [Read more]

The role of Open Fun Football Schools in Kosovo
Evaluation of the Open Fun Football Schools in Iraq. Final report. Indevelop AB and Tana Copenhagen...
The OFFS network in Crimea region remains active during crisis

The national OFFS team in Ukraine has reported that OFFS follow-up activities were organised in the Crimea region during January and up until February 27, 2014, by the local OFFS network. The network... [Read more]

The OFFS network in Crimea region remains active during crisis

The national OFFS team in Ukraine has reported that OFFS follow-up activities were organised in the Crimea region during January and up until February 27, 2014, by the local OFFS network. The network... [Read more]

Operations Dagsværk Seminar in Erbil - Nothern Iraq
The Magic
Sport + School + Police team of Hadžići leading municipality social events
The role of Open Fun Football Schools in Kosovo
Evaluation of the Open Fun Football Schools in Iraq. Final report. Indevelop AB and Tana Copenhagen 9. April 2014
The OFFS network in Crimea region remains active during crisis
The OFFS network in Crimea region remains active during crisis

Open Fun Football Schools

Open Fun Football Schools - a life changing scheme through football

Source: UEFA Training Ground 2010

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Mission Statement

Cross Cultures is firmly convinced that JOYFUL GAMES is the best learning tool for stimulating social changes and a unique tool for facilitating bridging and bonding - communication and collaboration - between children and adults living in divided communities.

Correspondingly Cross Cultures is building our activities on our specific "fun-football-concept" that are caracterized by keywords like "dialogue", "fun games", "creativity", "child centred pedagogic", "bottom-up", "equality", "communities" and "voluntarism".

Climate Change

Things Talk is a worldwide climate change educational program for children between 10-12 years old.

School classes throughout the world are invited to work with the subject of climate change for one to two weeks.

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Dracevo - Putting Fun Football First

Source: UEFA Training Ground 2011

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Cross Cultures is a non profit project association that has specialized in using grassroots sport - and in particular the Open Fun Football School program - as tool to

  • Reconciliation and coexistence - i.e. stimulate friendship and cooperation through joyful games and sport between children and adults that are living in communities affected by war and internal conflicts.
  • Active citizenship and club formation - i.e. stimulate the formation of community sport clubs in compliance with the Scandinavian sports culture, which is characterized by keywords as voluntarism, equality, parents involvement and the basic principles of 'Sport-for-All'.
  • Cross-sector Crime Prevention - i.e. to use the Open Fun Football Schools community platform to facilitate cross-sector networks in local communities between School + Sport + Police inspired by Scandinavian SSP-pattern.        

HUB24

HUB24 is a YOUTH program that invites young people to participate in 'The Future Sports Leadership Education' - an action><learning process with the purpose to teach how to 

  • Design and implement a project;
  • Establish community associations;
  • Work with 'Game Plan'/ strategic planning;
  • Deal with organisational and cultural issues in relation to sport-for-all activities

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Theory of Change - Open Fun Football Schools

This article out-lines the backgrounds and considerations behind our approaches and activities and discuss why we are doing as we do:

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Sport + School + Police

Sport + School + Police (SSP) is a programme that is using the community platform of Open Fun Football Schools as a mechanism to develop a governance structure in local communities where key personnel from the sport sector, school sector, social sector and police sector cooperate on juvenile crime prevention.

Browse our SSP handbook >>

Ukraine: Sport + School + Police

Source: FFU - the Ukranian Football Federation

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CCPA Impact Evaluation Tool

Moonjam and the Cross Cultures Song

incl. CNN trailer

Source: mortennet 

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Open Fun Football Schools is a program that are using community-based sport and our specific pedagogical 'fun-football-concept' as tool to stimulate friendship and cooperation between children and adults that are living in communities affected by war and conflicts.

BALKAN

  • Bosnia Herzegovina (1998- )
  • FYR Macedonia (2000- )
  • Serbia (2001- )
  • Croatia (2003- )
  • Kosovo (2005- )
  • Montenegro (2001-2009)

 TRANS CAUCASUS

  • Georgia (2003 - )
  • Armenia (2004 - )
  • Azerbaijan (2004 - )

 CENTRAL & EAST EUROPE

  • Moldova (2007 - )
  • Ukraine (2010 - )

 MENA

  • Lebanon (2005 - )
  • Jordan (2005 - 2009)
  • Tunisia (2013 - )
  • Syria (2005 - 2007)

GULF

  • Iraq (2005 - )
  • Oman (2013 - )
  • Qatar (2013 - )

CENTRAL ASIA

  • Afghanistan (2012 - )
  • Tajikistan (2012)
  • Bhutan (2012 - )

More about OFFS >>

Cross Cultures 2012 - What we do

Make a kid smile

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Latest news

Operations Dagsværk Seminar in Erbil - Nothern IraqOperations Dagsværk Seminar in Erbil - Nothern Iraq
27 August 2014 - August 23rd, more than 300 childrenand 52 volunteer participated in an Open Fun Football School in cooperation with Al-SalamFootball School, ChaldoAssyrian Students and Youth Union and Ainkawa...
The MagicThe Magic
27 August 2014 - OSCE features the Open Fun Football School program under the head line "best practice" in their Magazine Security Community 2014. Read here
Sport + School + Police team of Hadžići leading municipality social eventsSport + School + Police team of Hadžići leading municipality social events
16 May 2014 - Municipality Hadžići is one of the Bosnia's youngest municipalities, with three primary schools, each counting hundreds of pupils. Maintaining the juvenile delinqunecy and problems in this...
The role of Open Fun Football Schools in KosovoThe role of Open Fun Football Schools in Kosovo
23 April 2014 - The role of Open Fun Football Schools in Kosovo
Evaluation of the Open Fun Football Schools in Iraq. Final report. Indevelop AB and Tana Copenhagen 9. April 2014Evaluation of the Open Fun Football Schools in Iraq. Final report. Indevelop AB and Tana Copenhagen 9. April 2014
23 April 2014 - Evaluation of the Open Fun Football Schools in Iraq. Final report. Indevelop AB and Tana Copenhagen 9. April 2014 Final report - Evaluation of OFFS Iraq 
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Sponsors - Donors - Partners

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