28.8.-4.9. in Berlin: Make Football a Home for Everyone!

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DISCOVER FOOTBALL FESTIVAL 2016 – HOME GAME

This years’ festival is the 5th international event of its kind being held in Berlin since 2010. Eight women’s teams from around the world – about 100 football players, coaches, referees and activists – will be invited to participate in this event in Berlin. The program will include workshops and training sessions as well as public friendly matches, exhibitions, panel discussions and forums, outdoor activities, concerts and films.

Maintaining the idea of bringing together women from all over the world on the basis of football, in 2016 the event focuses on the current global situation of refugee movements: Discussions and (theoretical as well as playful) approaches will be dealing with the questions of how to address these new challenges through football: How are our teams affected by players’ experiences of flight or migration? How can football help to welcome new players from other countries? How can we create a more inclusive football that fights for female refugees’ rights? Therefore, the 4-day friendly tournament will be played in mixed teams and the 2-day preparation workshops and training sessions being held before and during the tournament will also be mixed. The event will take place in Berlin Kreuzberg at the Willy-Kressmann Stadium. Workshops (2 days) – Coach-the-coach peer-program – Football Tournament (4 days) – Cultural program (concerts, films, etc.) – Panel discussions – Girls Football Camp  – Art Exhibition – International Multimedia Exhibition – Action Day to Berlin´s Refugee Camps – Digital Storytelling

Find all the application material here

+++ DEADLINE APRIL 15th +++

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