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Play31 / A peace-building organisation

Play31 brings people together at cultural significant festivals numerous times a year. Their concept goes beyond hosting football tournaments. It is an organisation that uses sport for reconciliation. Play31 facilitates workshops on human rights, conflict resolution and trauma-healing to increase the quality of life for children in conflicted areas around the world. For example at the Copenhagen Smagverden Festival, they hosted a tournament.

culture, scandinavia, sport

Street football action

The organisation Play31 utilizes the unifying power of football to bring together people who have been torn apart by armed conflict.

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Dancers and orchestra

A street parade with colorful dressed samba dancers and a salsa orchestra.

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Copenhagen carnival

Smagverden is Copenhagen's way to celebrate the city’s diversity in a colorful street festival. Visitors can experience world music, gourmet cuisine, funky street events and meet a whole range of city organizations and associations.

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Multicultural

Play31 soccer tournaments bring people together from many different nations. This portrait depicts a new multicultural friendship made between an American, an African and a Danish football player.

culture, event, experience, multiculturality, people

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Between games

Table soccer enjoys great popularity in Denmark. While teams are waiting for their next match at this play31 tournament, here one team plays a game table soccer.

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Match plan

A play31 tournament takes about half of day with many teams aiming to reach the finals.

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