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Open Fun Football Schools- Participation at Futurea Festival Sarajevo

 

From 2016, the Out of Area Foundation - silent force behind the famous Kid's Festival, launched a new, travelling festival for children of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

CCPA OFFS Bosnia recognized the value... [Read more]

Open Fun Football Schools day at Center for Education, Sport and Recreation in Sarajevo

 

In November 2015 Cross Cultures was invited to meet community officials of Novi Grad Sarajevo (the largest municipality in Bosnia Herzegovina).

Novi Grad Sarajevo is in the process of turning a former... [Read more]

Open Fun Football Schools- Tunisia project is well underway

Tunisia Sports For All Federation held two activities in Monastir, Tunisia. The first was a coaching seminar for 180 coaches and a "March for Tunisia" with 1000 participants.

Afterwards a Open Fun... [Read more]

CCPA Mini Champions - Bosnia and Herzegovina

May 28th, Open Fun Football Schools Mini Champions event took place in Bihac, where 450 boys and girls gathered in city center to celebrate friendship,togetherness and football.

The kids came from 11... [Read more]

Open Fun Football Schools - Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

May 28th Mini Champions league will take it's 6th edition In Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

29, 30 31 May and June 1st Partnership between CCPA OFFS BH and Out of Area foundation will be presented by... [Read more]

Iraqi widows go independent after Danish entrepreneurial projects

Two widows have broken out of the entrepreneurial projects created by the Danish NGO, CCPA & the Iraqi Youth Network, which led them to create their own beauty saloon chain called Well-Hair Baghdad. They... [Read more]

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]

Open Fun Football Schools- Participation at Futurea Festival Sarajevo
Open Fun Football Schools day  at Center for Education, Sport and Recreation in Sarajevo
Open Fun Football Schools- Tunisia project is well underway
CCPA Mini Champions - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Open Fun Football Schools - Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iraqi widows go independent after Danish entrepreneurial projects
Danish NGO conducts festival in Babylon after devastating attack

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.

Things Talk >>

Sponsors - Donors - Partners

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