EUROPE

INTERNATIONAL PEACE FIELD PROJECTS

International Peace Field Projects connect a unique networks of: schools, clubs, teams, organisations, partners, charities, NGOs, volunteers, educationalists, facilitators, practitioners, peace makers, community leaders and everyday people, to the International Children’s Football Alliance.  The ICFA seeks to protect childhood through play and advocates, peace and equal rights for all.  The Peace Field Project commemorates wars and celebrates peace.  A designated Peace Field is an area of play – a monument to peace.    CLICK HERE TO VIEW MAP 

BELGIUM

The Peace Village are the custodians of one of the world’s most poignant football pitch.  To play a game of football at Flanders Fields is more than a game.  The whole experience contextualizes football way beyond the modern game’ Flanders Peace Pitch is the most level playing field you will every play on’, says, Matti Vandemeale, Director of The Peace Village’. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE 

GroepINTRO Groep INTRO (GI) is an organization that aims to improve the social position of vulnerable people, both youngsters and adult. GI do this by empowering the individuals through group work and individual guidance. GI offer target group possibilities in different areas of their life: employment, vocational training, education (school), non-formal education (leisure), working experience in social enterprise and inclusive entrepreneurship. GI are one of the delivery partners in the Global Peace Games. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE 

FC BRUGES are the first professional football club to twin their designated area of play with Flanders Peace Field. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FILM.

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

A peace tournament will be held on the weekend of 1st June to 3rd June.  The tournament will raise money to provide Peace Field Project plaques which will twin the first ever peace pitch in Bosnia & Herzegovina with Flanders Peace Field, Messen, Belgium, site of the 1914 Christmas Truces. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

CROATIA

Elementary school Veli Veli Vrh Pula is located in the town of the same name, Pula. The first school in the area began working in 1913 and records its work through several states. The school has been on several different locations until 2010, since when it’s on the current location. As a modern architectural work, the school was awarded with the World Golden Cube Award, which is the award for the most beautiful school building in 2010. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

ENGLAND

The NATIONAL CHILDREN’S FOOTBALL ALLIANCE are providing PRIMARY, JUNIOR and SECONDARY schools – along with Universities and Sports Trusts with the opportunity to twin their designated areas of play with the Flanders Peace Field. Working in partnership with the Peace Village, Messines, Belgium (site of the 1914 Christmas Truce) the Peace Field Project (PFP) invites schools not only to commemorate the First World War and the Christmas Truces but also to celebrate peace through reflecting on a moment in history that inspires humanitarianism. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

FINLAND

Football Without Borders. The international tournament will unite the football cultures of Finland, Russia, and other nearby countries. The purpose is to unite football cultures, share coaching expertise, and maintain international relations between neighbouring countries.

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GERMANY

This is the perfect way to combine many of my main interests: the English language, historical education, football and working with young people. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Gesamtschule, Heiligenhaus and Woodlands School, Basildon, Essex, England re-enacted the 1914 Christmas Truces today as part of their commitment to The Peace Fields Project. The event was attended by special guest Alison Rose, British Ambassador to Belgium. Alison said, ‘It is important that young people learn about The Christmas Truces. It is a moment in history that speaks to all cultures, young and old’. Organised by Forget Never – Sacrifice and Legacy, the event was covered by national and regional media. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FILM

ITALY

ENDAS ENTE NAZIONALE are an organisation implementing projects of National civil service, accredited in first class at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, National Office for the Civil Service. They are members of the International Children’s Football Alliance.  Endas provide young people with the opportunity to attend the Global Peace Games.   CLICK HERE TO VIEW PAGE

NORTHERN IRELAND

Cregagh Green is where Best, renowned as one of the greatest ever footballers, first flashed his meteoric talent as a schoolboy in the 1950s.  It is situated in the east Belfast housing estate where he grew up.  It is the first pitch in Northern Ireland to twin with Flanders Peace Field, site of the 1914, First World War, Christmas Truces. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FILM

Breda Academy; Ambassadors for Peace.  Ms K Sweeney presented Paul Cochrane and Lewis Wilson, their Ambassador for Peace certificates which were awarded to them for their outstanding contribution to the 2018 Global Peace Games. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FILM

SCOTLAND

The Denis Law Legacy Trust (DLLT) is a registered charity that operates and delivers a number of ‘free to access’ programmed and positive destination activities that enable young people to take part in and gain access to sport and other creative activities within their local communities.

DLLT aim to reduce instances of youth crime and anti-social behaviour; promote health and wellbeing and encourage inclusivity through sport, physical activity and creative endeavor.

The NCFA have long been admirers of the DLLT to find out more click on the link.

SPAIN

DRAGONES de LAVAPIES.  Dragones prepare to be the first ever club in Spain to twin their designated area of play with Flanders Peace Field, Mesen, Belgium.  Dragones is a highly diverse club of 200 kids plus 60 adult footballers (40 women 20 men) from more than 40 national backgrounds. CLICK HERE TO VIEW PAGE

WALES

Attending a school constructed long after 1918 may make us feel detached from the First World War, yet our modern community has been built upon deep historical foundations. Our motto ‘we learn how to live’ has powerful resonance in contextualising the First World War. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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