Cross Cultures'


Cross Cultures Alliance

Cross Cultures is more than an organisation – an international alliance of partners working together at regional, national, and local levels towards a common goal guided by a common set of principles.

The alliance partners include various actors, from regional offices to local, youth-led grassroots associations. But even if the organogram places the Danish headquarters at the top of the organisation, the Cross Cultures Alliance only exists because of the partner organisations’ many fun sports activities in their respective communities. Consequently, the Cross Cultures Alliance has a solid bottom-up structure. The head office’s main task is to support the creation and continued development of local associations in the partner countries.

Board members

Ulrik Andreas Federspiel


Senior Advisor to the Haldor Topsoe Company
Associate Dean, Aarhus University,
Former ambassador to the United States
Former State Secretary, The Prime Minister`s Office
Former State Secretary, The Foreign Ministry

Niels Nygaard

Former Vice President of the European Olympic Committee
President of the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark.

Allan Hansen

Former President of the Danish Football Association
Former member of the UEFA Executive Committee
Former member of the UEFA Finance Committee
Former Chairman of the UEFA Hattrick Committee
Former member of the FIFA Audit and Compliance Committee

Bent Clausen

Vice President of the Danish Football Association (DBU)
President of the Danish Football Association Jylland

Finn Berggren

Special envoy, Gerlev Sports Academy.

Thomas Bach

Vice President of the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark

Annika Åberg Darell

Sweden’s Football Federation

Poul Skytte Christoffersen

Former Ambassador at the Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU
Chairman at the Danish think tank EUROPA and European Policy Center

Niels Ersbøll

Former Secretary General of the EU Council of Ministers

Sven Riskær

Former Managing Director of Danish International Investment Fund
Managing Director of Pluribus Aps

Jørgen Hvidemose

Former coach of the Danish National Women’s Football team and Danish municipal politician.

Goran Fazlinovic

Community worker and SSP-consultant.


Connie Hedegaard

Former Minister and EU Commissioner for climate change

Staff at the headquarter in Denmark

Anders Levinsen

Founder and managing Director

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Stina Wahl

Financial Manager



Patrick V. Gbouablé

Marketing Manager

Patrick V. Gbouablé profilbillede


Sofie Paxevanos

Programme Manager


Fanny Dyrberg

Project Coordinator