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In spring 2014, Bosnia and Herzegovina, along with Serbia and Croatia, was hit by the worst floodingin over a century. Three months worth of rain poured down in just few days resulting in river spillovers... [Read more]

The National Olympic Committee of Iraq visited CCPA and DIF to explore the possibilities to enhance...

From October 4th till 10th, representatives of the INOC: Adm. Director (Jizair Al-Sahlani) and Treasurer (Sarmad Zulam)  visited  the House of Sport, to study the Danish Sports Model and to explore the... [Read more]

OPERATION DAGSVÆRK:Refugee Project Continues in Southern Iraq

The project has now moved down to the cities of Kut and Basra, providing sports, cultural and educational services to the children of the IDP's of Turkmens and Shabaks, people whom fled provinces taken... [Read more]

OPERATION DAGSVÆRK:Refugee Project Moves Down South

After the successes of the project in Iraqi-Kurdistan, the project has now moved down south to give a helping hand to the IDP Turkmens and Shabaks who have moved down to Najaf, Karbalah border and Basra.

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OPEN FUN FOOTBALL SHOOLS: Azerbaijan is implementing 18 OFFS this summer
OPEN FUN FOOTBALL SCHOOLS becomes a national project in Ukraine and involves children from...

At the end of the September in Ukraine will begin a new season of the Open Fun Football School, games, lessons, competitions and other various actions on the principle of the "sport for everyone".

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KICK FOR HOPE In Jordan

The overall goal of the project, A peaceful co-existence between Syrian refugees and the Jordanian population in Jordan The project objectives, Young Syrians and young Jordanians contribute actively to... [Read more]

flooded municipalities activities
The National Olympic Committee of Iraq visited CCPA and DIF to explore the possibilities to enhance cooperation
OPERATION DAGSVÆRK:Refugee Project Continues in Southern Iraq
OPERATION DAGSVÆRK:Refugee Project Moves Down South
OPEN FUN FOOTBALL SHOOLS: Azerbaijan is implementing 18 OFFS this summer
OPEN FUN FOOTBALL SCHOOLS becomes a national project in Ukraine and involves children from internally displaced families
KICK FOR HOPE In Jordan

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

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 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.        

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".

Moonjam and the Cross Cultures Song

incl. CNN trailer

Source: mortennet 

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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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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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CCPA Impact Evaluation Tool

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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