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Cross Cultures Project Association

National Network: 
Denmark
Address: 
House of Sport, Broendby Stadion 20
2605 Broendby
Denmark
Telephone: 
+45 43262770
Telephone (other): 
+45 43262771
Fax: 
+45 43262772
E-Mail: 
E-Mail (2): 
Mobile Phone: 
+45 27111519
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
1999
General Information: 

THE STRUCTURE OF CCPA

CCPA (Cross Cultures Project Association) is a Danish NGO with headquarters located in the House of Sports in Brøndby.

The structure of CCPA consists of a General Assembly as well as a Board that supervises the work of the association.  (Annex B. list of Board members 2015)

In each of the countries where CCPA works, CCPA have a network of local CCPA-branch office/partner organization. E.g. in Georgia a national CCPA-branch office manages the two EU-financed OFFS+SSP projects. In Moldova and Ukraine designated staff within the National Football Federations manages our activities (which is financed by local partners, Sida, and UEFA).
Further all CCPA partner organisations have formed a CCPA-International-Council that exists to share best practise & to promote and enhance regional and global cooperation within the CCPA programs.

DONOR OVERVIEW.

Since 1999 CCPA has had a total turn around of approx. € 30.5 Mio. The most important donors are Sida (25 %), MfA Norway (21%), UEFA (20 %). MfA Denmark (17%), Others including local authorities and CSR partners 17%. In 2012-14 CSR and local contributions made up 57% of the CCPA-Balkan-budget. This includes contributions made by the local municipalities and the US Embassies to Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia and FYR Macedonia. (Annex C. Annual Report 2014)Cross Cultures Project Association (CCPA or Cross Cultures) is a politically independent, non-profit humanitarian organisation that exists for the purpose of developing, participating in as well as implementing projectscutting across cultural lines, which have as their main objective the promotion of reconciliation and integration among people through dialogue and collaboration.

22 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD:
The Open Fun Football School program (OFFS) program was introduced for the first time to post war Bosnia Herzegovina in 1998. Since then it has developed into regional programs in 6 regions and 22 conflict sensitive countries around the world.
Western Balkan: Bosnia Herzegovina (1998- ), FYR Macedonia (2000- ), Serbia (2001- ), Montenegro (2001-2009), Croatia (2003- ), Kosovo (2006- )
Trans Caucasus: Georgia (2003- ), Armenia (2003- ), Azerbaijan (2003- )
CEC: Moldova (2006- ), Ukraine (2010- )
MENA:  Lebanon (2005- ), Jordan (2005-2007, 2013- ), Syria (2005-2007; 2009-2010), Tunisia (2013- )
Gulf: Iraq (2005- ), Qatar (2012-2013), Oman (2012- )

Asia: Afghanistan (2012- ), Tajikistan (2012-2013), Bhutan (2012-2013), India (2014- )

MORE THAN 1 MILLION ☺
From 1998-2014 CCPA has….
• Educated over 34,000 local leaders and coaches – all volunteers - in the specific fun-football-approach on regional seminars of 60-80 hours duration;
• Organized 1,887 OFFS (5-days duration) for 371,316 boys and girls from 7-12 years old;
• Organized day-to-day activities for 6,673 children living in refugee camps or at the Cross Cultures academies;
• Organized Fun Football Festivals (1-day duration) for 518,531boys and girls from 7-12 years old;
• Recruited over 74,442 local leaders, coaches, coach assistants and parents – all volunteers – to organize Open Fun Football School activities and Fun Football Festivals;
• Organized workshops and parents meetings for 47,797 parents and municipal officials;
• Stimulated and assisted the formation of over 2,500 new community sport clubs/teams that are organizing grassroots football and other activities for children and youth in local communities on a day-to-day basis.

 

Mission and Objectives: 

CCPA exists for the purpose of developing, participating in as well as implementing projects cutting across cultural lines, which have as their main objective the promotion of reconciliation and integration among people through dialogue and collaboration. (Annex A – Statutes of CCPA)

 

Main Projects / Activities: 

CCPA is especially known for the Open Fun Football School program that is being implemented in 22 conflict sensitive countries around the world as tool to foster

1. reconciliation and coexistence – i.e. stimulate fellowship and cooperation through deliberate games and sport between people that are living in communities affected by war and conflicts; (All partner countries)

2. active citizenship and club formation – i.e. stimulate the formation of community sport clubs which is characterized by keywords as voluntarism, equality, parents involvement, bottom-up civil society and the basic principle of ‘Sport-for-All’ (All partner countries)

3. Cross-sector Juvenile Crime Prevention (SSP) – the formation of a cross sector crime prevention network (School+Sport+Police) in local communities in accordance with Danish patterns. (Balkan, CEC and Trans Caucasus)

4. Youth - i.e. encourage and prepare a generation of young women and men to participate, achieve influence, enhance active citizenship, social engineering, peace and democracy. (MENA)

From 1998-2014 CCPA has….
• Educated over 34,000 local leaders and coaches – all volunteers - in the specific fun-football-approach on regional seminars of (3-days duration/60-80 hours);
• Organized 1,887 OFFS (5-days duration) for 371,316 boys and girls from 7-12 years old;
• Organized day-to-day activities for 6,673 children living in refugee camps or at the Cross Cultures School Academies;
• Organized Fun Football Festivals (1-day duration) for 518,531boys and girls from 7-12 years old;
• Recruited over 74,442 local leaders, coaches, coach assistants and parents – all volunteers – to organize Open Fun Football School activities and Fun Football Festivals;
• Organized workshops and parents meetings for 47,797 parents and municipal officials;
• Stimulated and assisted the formation of over 2,500 new community sport clubs/teams that are organizing grassroots football and other activities for children and youth in local communities on a day-to-day basis.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

CCPA cannot contribute a lot to the Network in Denmark. But we can contribute to the network by organising workshops, seminars and activities in all our partner countries. First, all our activities are organized across ethnic, social, religious or political divides on a so-called twin-city approach where children and voluntary coaches meet and interacts across conflict barriers and divides. Second, we consider CCPA as an open platform in local communities. Thus in our approach to the local communities we always try to involve as many different stakeholders in our activities, e.g. children, their parents, municipality officials, primary school teachers, local sponsors, community police, regional and national football associations, the local media, ministy of youth and sports and many others. 

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

We would like to explore possibilities to find new partners in the MENA region we can partner up with and if possible make joined programs together with.

Further I had the great pleasure to be panelist at the OSCE Security Day together with the President of the Anna Lindh Foundation and learned that the Anna Lindh Foundation both have a strong focus on social integration, bottom-up approaches and exchange and in this way we have a lot in common.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Anders Levinsen
Job Title: 
Man. Director
Head of the organisation: 
Anders Levinsen
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Stina Wahl
Job Title: 
Administrative Manager

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