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Intercultural dialogue through sports for all Encounters with a message

Thomas Dahl Assistant Manager National Danish Performance Team Representing:

International initiatives Local level

Sports festivals Team exchange Coaches exchange

Regional level Team exchange Sports festivals Display tours Coaches exchange Insight & outlook – int. youth course National Level Coaches exchange National Danish Performance Team DBIT – Badminton Dancing Danes – Folklore Dances Play the Game ISCA – International Sports and Cultur Ass.


& outlook

An international youth leader course aimed for 18-25 year old. Encourages to international and inter-cultural dialogue and understanding. Introduction to leadership and communication. Aims to attract young leaders for voluntary work.

NDPT is one of the worlds most unique display gymnastics teams. Through mutual inspiration the team promotes sports, personal relations and understanding between people. The team members are true ambassadors to their country, a healthy life style and international understanding.

Play the Game aims to strengthen the basic ethical values of sport and encourage democracy, transparency and freedom of expression in world sport.

A few examples Healthy living – as a direct message through workshops (The lived values of DGI) A Partnership Between NDPT; Royal Danish Embassy, Pretoria; Novo Nordisk; local South African Partners. Messages on healthy living to prevent Diabetes and HIV/AIDS and to rebuild local communities

Overall objectives • Sport as a common, uniting and universal language • Statement: ”In sports we should all be equal” • Sports for all as an instrument to democratic development