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CCPA/OFFS Leaders and Coaches seminars Moldova 2015

In the Technical Center of Moldovan National Teams, in Vadul lui Voda held leaders and coaches seminars in period of 3-5/08/2015 (for 5 OFFS) and 5-7/08/2015 (for 5 OFFS).

3-5/08/15

5-7/08/15 

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SEMINARS FOR LEADERS AND COACHES, BOSNA -HERZEGOVINA,JULI 2015

Celebrating the 18th year of implementation of the Open Fun Football Schools project in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we have offi cially started project season by implementing Seminars for Leaders and Coaches... [Read more]

OPERATION DAGSVÆRK: Two soldiers, an Arab and a Kurd, united through IYN after 21 years

The President of the Iraqi Youth Network and Administrational Director of Al-Salam Football School, Jamal Luaibi, saw a long lost friend, Akram Omar, after more than two decades of separation at a CCPA... [Read more]

An Introduction To The Cross Cultures Football Philosophy And Fundamentals
OPERATION DAGSVÆRK: Danish Management Consultant visits Iraq

The CEO of Gilling Lead, Poul Gilling was the management consultant of a CCPA workshop for the members of the Iraqi Youth Network (IYN) in Sulaymaniyah, KRG, Iraq. He has a past as a footballer in the... [Read more]

OPERATION DAGSVÆRK: Iraqi Youth Network Unites Christians and Muslims through Music

The Iraqi Youth Network (IYN) and their "daughter" associations the Cross Muslim-Christian Association (CMCA) and the Iraqi Folklore Association (IFA), have in cooperation created the Dar Al-Salam... [Read more]

OPERATION DAGSVÆRK:Comedy in the Iraqi Youth Network

The Association of Actors created by the Iraqi Youth Network (IYN) finished and performed their first piece on Iraqi identity for kids, a comedy that will go on tour at schools in the southern region of... [Read more]

CCPA/OFFS Leaders and Coaches seminars  Moldova 2015
SEMINARS FOR LEADERS AND COACHES, BOSNA -HERZEGOVINA,JULI 2015
OPERATION DAGSVÆRK: Two soldiers, an Arab and a Kurd, united through IYN after 21 years
An Introduction To The Cross Cultures Football Philosophy And Fundamentals
OPERATION DAGSVÆRK: Danish Management Consultant visits Iraq
OPERATION DAGSVÆRK: Iraqi Youth Network Unites Christians and Muslims through Music
OPERATION DAGSVÆRK:Comedy in the Iraqi Youth Network

Open Fun Football Schools

Open Fun Football Schools - a life changing scheme through football

Source: UEFA Training Ground 2010

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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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Cross Cultures Annual Report 2013/2014

Make a kid smile

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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 fellowship 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.        

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", "fellowship" and "voluntarism".

Playing for Peace

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.

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Ukraine: Sport + School + Police

Source: FFU - the Ukranian Football Federation

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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CROSS CULTURES FOOTBALL PHILOSOPHY AND FUNDAMENTALS

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, 2013 - )
  • Tunisia (2013 - )
  • Syria (2005 - 2007)

GULF

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

CENTRAL ASIA

  • Afghanistan (2012 - 13)
  • Tajikistan (2012)
  • Bhutan (2012 - 13)

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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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Sponsors - Donors - Partners

Cross Cultures ─ House of Sport - Broendby Stadion 20 ─ DK-2605 Broendby, Denmark ─ Ph. +45 4326 2770/71 ─ Fax: +45 4326 2772 ─ E-mail: ccpa@ccpa.eu
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