Denmark

Culture

Anne Herholdt

Project Coordinator at the Danish Centre for Culture and Development and the Danish co-Head of Network for the Anna Lindh Foundation. Herholdt has a background within the studies of cultural encounters and international development from Roskilde University in Denmark. Since...

Culture

Anne Herholdt

Coordinatrice de projet au Centre Danois pour la Culture et le Développement et co-chef du réseau danois de la Fondation Anna Lindh. Anna Herholdt a une formation dans le domaine des études sur les rencontres culturelles et le développement international...

ASP school network

National Network
Denmark
Address

SPF, Islevgård Allé 5
2610 Rødovre
Denmark

Telephone
44 91 46 46
Fax
44 91 41 40
E-Mail
Carsten.skjoldborg@skolekom.dk
E-Mail (2)
Torben.ulrik.nissen@skolekom.dk
Organisation Type
Other
Year of Establishment
2000
Fields of Activity
  1. International/Cultural relations
  2. Youth and education
General Information
1. 33 Danish Schools are members of the network 2. One million Danish Kr. Each year 3. The Ministry of Education 4. The network focuses on three flagship projects: The Transatlantic Slave trade (TST) World Heritage Education (WHE) Baltic Sea Project mondiale 5. Schools in Ghana, Virgin Islands, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and the Baltic Region
Mission and Objectives

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Main Projects / Activities

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Contact (1) Full Name
Carsten Skjoldborg
Head of the organisation
Carsten Skjoldborg
Contact (2) Full Name
Torben Ulrik Nissen

C:ntact

National Network
Denmark
Address

Edisonsvej 10
1858 Frederiksberg
Denmark

Telephone
20437210
Telephone (other)
26312053
E-Mail
hartmann@contact.dk
E-Mail (2)
naghmeh@contact.dk
Mobile Phone
20437210
Mobile Phone (other)
26312053
Organisation Type
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment
2005
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Gender
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Media
  6. Youth and education
General Information
C:NTACT is an independent theatre and media organisation dedicated to social and cultural integration and education, based at the Edison stage in Copenhagen, Denmark. Every year C:NTACT launches stage-, film-, radio- and journalistic productions in Denmark and elsewhere. Our core objective is to provide a platform for living encounters between people with different backgrounds in order to create dialogue and reconciliation. Our principal task is to nurture and encourage the ability to communicate thoughts, dreams, ideas, and visions. C:NTACT offers a wide variety of production processes and workshops – primarily for and with young people. Our target groups cooperate with our professional artists, teachers, and directors who assist them in creating and developing artistic products for large audiences. Through theatre, film, radio and other media C:NTACT creates intercultural encounters between people who otherwise would not have met. C:NTACT’s starting point is always the personal story rising from each individual’s own reality. C:NTACT believes that our personal stories bind us together as human beings. We constantly define and reflect the world around us through our stories. The personal story offers possible worlds to us; when we relate our stories, we present our perspective on the world. Consequently, our young participants have a close personal relation to the artistic material, at the same time gaining experience and awareness of artistic modes of expression, such as theater and film. The participants are met at eye level – but they are also met with demands. Demands are highly significant in every artistic process which – besides learning basic methods and techniques – is also about being able to cooperate and develop a common project. C:NTACT believes that insight into the various techniques, methods, and frames of reference can be instrumental in creating greater understanding and tolerance – and we believe that our stories are capable of constituting a platform for developing “the common third”. Likewise, we believe in the broad concept of culture; that culture goes way beyond mere ethnicity and national borders. When working with theatre cooperations, we usually follow three steps: RECRUITMENT: Together, we gather a group of participants who represent different social backgrounds. The project will typically be given a headline signalling a current social issue. WORKSHOPS: The participants are taught various tools to tell and share their own stories. Together with professional artists and each other, they cooperate to bring a common vision into being. PRODUCTION: The project ends with a stage performance or documentary film that can be shown to a broader audience, who can mirror their own reality to what is presented on stage. Contact have 5 employed and 20 partners, main funding is private funding and goverment and municipality funding, in Denmark and abroad. 7 to 12 million DKR is C:ntact budgetary ressources in a year.
Mission and Objectives

C:NTACT is an independent theatre and media organisation dedicated to social and cultural integration and education, based at the Edison stage in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Every year C:NTACT launches stage-, film-, radio- and journalistic productions in Denmark and elsewhere. Our core objective is to provide a platform for living encounters between people with different backgrounds in order to create dialogue and reconciliation. Our principal task is to nurture and encourage the ability to communicate thoughts, dreams, ideas, and visions.
 

Main Projects / Activities

C:NTACT is an independent theatre and media organisation dedicated to social and cultural integration and education, based at the Edison stage in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Every year C:NTACT launches stage-, film-, radio- and journalistic productions in Denmark and elsewhere. Our core objective is to provide a platform for living encounters between people with different backgrounds in order to create dialogue and reconciliation. Our principal task is to nurture and encourage the ability to communicate thoughts, dreams, ideas, and visions.
C:NTACT always works with local theatre professionals and social organisations to set a theme relevant to the local audience they want to address, and to engage people in society who do not normally find themselves on stage––but have every right to stand there. In every single country we have visited during the years, we have entered profound partnerships with local talents and producers with whom we develop our method. We never not just arrive with a ready-made concept. Instead, we learn from new colleagues and participants––every time.
Over the years, we have worked with many organisations: NAKIPELO, Kharkiv Crisis Infocenter (Ukraine), Ma3mal 612 Think Factory (Jordan), Jordanian Women’s Union (Jordan), Hillbrow Theatre (South Africa), Irbid Art Theatre Troupe (Jordan), MedeArt (Jordan), Hala for Art Production (Egypten), NAYA for Training and Community Development (Jordan), ActionAid, ActionAid Regional Invitiative (Jordan), Community Development Committee (Jordan), Palīdzēsim (Latvia), The Danish Cultural Institute in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (Latvia).

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

By sharing methods, knowledge and network.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Because we work internationally and in Denmark with intercultural, intersectional understanding, and would love new friends and new inspiration.

Contact (1) Full Name
Henrik Hartmann
Job Title
CCO/ kreativ direktør
Head of the organisation
Henrik Hartmann
Contact (2) Full Name
Mahmoudi Kashani
Job Title (2)
projektleder

Center for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark

National Network
Denmark
Address

University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense
Odense
Denmark

Telephone
+45 6550 2176
Telephone (other)
+45 6550 2183
Fax
+45 6550 2161
E-Mail
Seeberg@hist.sdu.dk
Mobile Phone
+45 2238 5470
Organisation Type
Public Institution
Year of Establishment
2000
Fields of Activity
  1. Research
General Information
The Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies is academically speaking a part of Area Studies. This implies, among other things, that the Centre employs researchers that approach the Middle Eastern region from diverse academic backgrounds (Political Science, Sociology, Economy, Religion, History, Anthropology and the languages). The Centre is organised into four branches: - The Modern Middle East - Immigration-, Religion- and Cultural studies - Arabic Language Acquisition - The Information Centre The Information Centre organises the public relations activities within the Centre. All members of the staff contribute to the activities of the Information Centre and the revenue goes to the Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies.
Mission and Objectives
Main Projects / Activities
Contact (1) Full Name
Associate professor, PhD. Peter Seeberg
Head of the organisation
Associate professor, PhD. Peter Seeberg

Center for Forebyggelse af Eksklusion

National Network
Denmark
Address

Ryesgade 30B
2200 København N
Denmark

Telephone
20 87 87 11
Telephone (other)
71892701
E-Mail
qi@cfe.dk
E-Mail (2)
Benedikte.lindqvist@cfe.dk
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2015
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Human rights
  3. Media
  4. Others
  5. Religion
  6. Research
  7. Youth and education
General Information
The organization has one employed project manager and an allround intern. Besides that, the organization is run by a voluntary board consisting of 6 members with different professional backgrounds as well as an alternating number of volunteers. The organization has several unofficial and official partners that we cooperate with on different matters and in regard to different projects; e.g. Police Intelligence, the Nordic Council of Ministers, Facebook, the Danish Institute for Human Rights, several Danish NGO's, some public schools and more. Funding for concrete projects has so far been given by Socialstyrelsen, the municipality of Copenhagen as well as the municipality of Frederiksberg. No international donors so far. Two concrete projects run at the moment: 'Åndehullet' and 'Anmeld Had' (Report Hate).
Mission and Objectives

CFE wish to contribute in creating a more cohesive society which embraces all the differences that our society contains, across religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and political standpoint, as we believe the society is becoming more and more fragmented by a 'them and us'-rethoric. A feeling of exclusion, not knowing ones rights as a citizen and not being an equal citizen can develop an unhealthy and even dangerous distance between individuals and society.
To do this, we investigate and bring into focus some of the visible and invisble mechanisms of exclusion that defines the society of today and with social research and specific projects we then put under scrutiny the causes and effects of these to contribute in preventing and working constructively with the matters.

Main Projects / Activities

Two main projects are run at the time being:
'Åndehullet' is targeting young Danes with ethnic minority backgrounds that, theoretically, are at risk of being redicalized as they have socalled norm-breaking or deviant attitudes and behaviour in comparison to other young people. The project involves a series of dialogue meetings with the target group where issues related to subjects such as citizenship, responsibility, rights, discrimination, exclusion etc. are taken up and discussed in a non-judgmental space and group. By doing this, the aim is to create or influence an understanding and agency among the young in relation to their own lives and taking matters into their own hands, e.g. in regard to achieving common recognition or using their voice to speak up about wrongs in a constructive way.
'Anmeld Had' (Report Hate) brings into focus and works with preventing the harsh and sometimes even hateful rhetoric that we see today and especially online. At our website, an online portal has been developed for the victims of such rhetoric - or physical/verbal assault - to report an incident to us which CFE will then take to the police if it's assessed by our voluntary legal practioners as a criminal offence. With the project we overall wish to contribute in investigating the extent of hate crimes and hate speech in Denmark by providing concrete data on this and to work towards better preventive actions against it.

Contact (1) Full Name
Benedikte Stenum Lindqvist
Job Title
Project Manager
Head of the organisation
Qasam Ijaz
Contact (2) Full Name
Qasam Ijaz
Job Title (2)
Chairman of the Board

Civil Society Development - CISU

National Network
Denmark
Address

Klosterport 4A
Århus C
Denmark

Telephone
+45 8612 03 42
Telephone (other)
+45 86 12 03 43
E-Mail
cisu@cisu.dk
E-Mail (2)
lm@cisu.dk
Organisation Type
Public Institution
Year of Establishment
2014
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. International/Cultural relations
General Information
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Mission and Objectives

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Main Projects / Activities

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Contact (1) Full Name
Lotte Asp Mikkelsen
Job Title
Advisor of civil society development
Head of the organisation
Erik Vithner

Communication and Culture

National Network
Denmark
Address

O B Muusvej 8
3520 Farum
Denmark

Telephone
+45 22958845
E-Mail
lindhardtanne@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Private Company
Year of Establishment
2011
Fields of Activity
  1. International/Cultural relations
General Information
So far it is a one person company, collaborating with four other companies on seminars, teaching and business counseling. The company started with at small loan in the bank - 50.000 dk.kr and runs by income from the above mentioned activities. Clearspeech teaches: Chinese language at university and college level - and for beginners in companies. Multicultural seminars on fx. the view on health, cure and body in different cultures, and general communication services such as presentation technique and assessment.
Mission and Objectives

To improve oral communication and presentations in companies in general - and to raise the level of cultural understanding in Danish companies - thru the intercultural dialogue. Contribute a tiny bit to a better world.

Main Projects / Activities

Two-day seminars on: 1.communication and cultural understanding to the health sector ( doctors, hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry), 2.presentation technique for all types of companies and public organizations and institutions. Most seminars are in Danish, but English is also and option.

Contact (1) Full Name
Anne Lindhardt
Head of the organisation
Anne Lindhardt

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
ccpa@ccpa.eu
E-Mail (2)
anders@ccpa.eu
Mobile Phone
+45 27111519
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1999
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Gender
  3. International/Cultural relations
  4. Youth and education
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 (2)
Administrative Manager

Crossing Borders

National Network
Denmark
Address

Krogerupvej 9
3050 Humlebæk
Denmark

Telephone
+45 53389591
E-Mail
cb@crossingborder.org
E-Mail (2)
garba@crossingborder.org
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1999
Fields of Activity
  1. International/Cultural relations
  2. Media
  3. Youth and education
General Information
1. Crossing Borders organisational structure consists of • Management Board • Executive Secretariat • Advisory Board • Parliamentary Support members Middle East coordination comprising Palestinian Coordinator, Israeli Jewish Coordinator, Jordanian Coordinator and Arab Israeli Coordinator 2. In the past three years, the average budget has been 300,000 Euro 3. Sources of funding have been the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the EU, the Danish Ministry of Education’s Cirius programme, UNESCO Participation Programme, the US embassy in Tel Aviv, participants’ fees. 4. Modalities of actions comprise courses, seminars and publications. 5. Main partners are: Givat Haviva in Israel, Peace and Democracy Forum in Palestine, the Arab College for Education in Haifa, Maser Centre in Jordan and dialogue lab in Germany, and recently the Finnish Institute in the Middle East.
Mission and Objectives

Crossing Borders’ aim and mission are to provide neutral space for dialogue and skills training to enable youth and educators from societies in conflict to fully participate in the development process of their communities.

Main Projects / Activities

CB activities comprise courses, seminars and workshops in conflict management, intercultural communication and journalism skills, and the publication of bimonthly CB magazine. CB has three programs components: 1. Youth Programfor Danish, German, and Israeli (Arabs and Jews), Jordanian and Palestinian youth aged between 16 and 20. In this program, the youth receives courses in Denmark and follow up seminars in the Middle East/Germany. 4. Youth Capacity Building Program for Danish, German, and Israeli (Arabs and Jews), Jordanian and Palestinian youth aged between 20 and 25. The youth receive intensive training in project development and facilitation skills in Denmark. 3. A program for Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian teachers who are interested in using and developing the Crossing Borders concept and magazine in the class room. Finnish and Danish teachers will be joining the program in the fall.

Contact (1) Full Name
Garba Diallo
Head of the organisation
Garba Diallo
Contact (2) Full Name
Nina Maria Klok