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Danish NGO conducts festival in Babylon after devastating attack

The Danish NGO, CCPA conducts a youth festival in Babylon, not far from the devastating terror attack on a football tournament where 29 youths lost their lives in a meaningless terror attack.

CCPA in... [Read more]

MAGLAJ & HELSINGOR students together at Open Fun Football activities

Cross Cultures, together with it's Sarajevo branch office, organized a one day visit to the city of Maglaj, for the students of Helsingor gymnasium, as a part of their study trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina.... [Read more]

DEMENA: Tunisia project gets kick started for 2016

This February, the first instructor seminar was kicked off in Monastir. At the seminar, 20 youths from all over Tunisia; who later on were tested on their organizational and technical capabilities in... [Read more]

OPERATION DAGSVÆRK:116 New Associations in Iraq

The Iraqi Youth Network has established 25 social associations, 32 associations within the refugee camps and 59 sports associations in form of athletic clubs. The associations were sponsored by the Danish... [Read more]

OPERATION DAGSVÆRK: Danish Consultant lectures in Strategy Seminar for the Iraqi Youth Network

In the third seminar held for the Iraqi Youth Network, the guest of honor was Henning Kurland, who lectured in strategic planning for 10 board members and 12 coordinators from the Iraqi Youth Network in... [Read more]

Ukrainian OFFS workshop in Illichivsk

Ukrainian OFFS workshop was held from August 19 until August 21 in the City of Illichivsk under the authority of the FFU for regional football federations' staff (representatives) who are responsible for... [Read more]

“Open Fun Football Schools” in Ukraine is in the spotlight again

In mid-September, the new season of the national project "Open Fun Football Schools" will start in Ukraine. It will include games, lessons, contests and different forms of events under the principle... [Read more]

Danish NGO conducts festival in Babylon after devastating attack
MAGLAJ & HELSINGOR students together at Open Fun Football activities
DEMENA: Tunisia project gets kick started for 2016
OPERATION DAGSVÆRK:116 New Associations in Iraq
OPERATION DAGSVÆRK: Danish Consultant lectures in Strategy Seminar for the Iraqi Youth Network
Ukrainian OFFS workshop in Illichivsk
“Open Fun Football Schools” in Ukraine is in the spotlight again

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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