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GGWCup Copenhagen

Global Goals World Cup Copenhagen

The European Edition is supported by Erasmus+

Credit: Illustrator / animator Caroline Kjellberg.

On May 14, 2019 more than 25 teams will set out to save the world by competing for goals when The Global Goals World Cup arrives in Copenhagen, Denmark with an European Edition. The tournament will celebrate the Sustainable Development Goals when the teams play in a special urban arena by the famous BLOX building with a large audience in attendance and music, food and talks outside the street soccer field.

Will you set a team and play for the world you want?

All teams qualify by choosing and creating an action plan on how to work with one of the 17 Global Goals. The winner will move on to the finals that attracts great attention from both famous ambassadors and media  during the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. 

The Global Goals World Cup is an alternative World Cup that creates community, inspires and engages women from all over the world.

 
Sofie: “Alle kan være med” / “Everyone can join”.  In 2015 we invited women to play in our alternative tournament Do Democracy to celebrating 100 years of women’s right to vote in Denmark. We played in front of the Danish Parlament.

Sofie: “Alle kan være med” / “Everyone can join”.

In 2015 we invited women to play in our alternative tournament Do Democracy to celebrating 100 years of women’s right to vote in Denmark. We played in front of the Danish Parlament.

The GGWCup is the first activist world cup for women

In this 5v5 tournament where sports meet activism you as a player and the participants needs to be more than just athletes and sport fans. The winning team are the team that are both the most sensatonal and most creative activists and football players combined. 

It’s a 5v5 tournament and teams of 6-8 women play matches that last 6 minutes. To qualify your team have to choose one of the 17 Global Goals and bring it into action.

After each game four points are given: Crowd engagement, taking action for the Global Goals (SDG) as well as your original team style will all be counted as you score points for change. Read more about the point system here.

Who can enter a GGWCup team?

  • Women from 18 years and up are invited to play.

  • Your team can represent an organization, a company, a country or just yourselves.

  • A Global Goals World Cup team consists of any 5-8 women.

  • To qualify your team must pick one of the 17 Global Goals to advocate for.

  • Free to play. Free to watch

  • The winner qualifies to play in the finals during the UN General Assembly September 2019 in New York.

  • Teams cover their own travel and accommodation.

  • You must be available to be in Copenhagen from 3-10 pm on May 14, 2019.

Location / Venue: Bryghuspladsen, BLOX, Copenhagen.

 
We truly believe in the power of expression. We reward all kinds of creativity: Uniforms, songs, dances, chants, banners. Go ahead and think beyond. Team Fish Over Plastic played in 2016 for Global Goal 14: Life Below Water.

We truly believe in the power of expression. We reward all kinds of creativity: Uniforms, songs, dances, chants, banners. Go ahead and think beyond. Team Fish Over Plastic played in 2016 for Global Goal 14: Life Below Water.

But wait, let’s recap. What are the Sustainable Development Goals again?

In September 2015 World Leaders committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. 17 goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things by 2030. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Tackle climate change.

You can say The Global Goals is the ultimate To-Do list for the world:

  • The Global Goals address worldwide challenges. This means they are for everyone; whether you live in Nairobi, Copenhagen or New York City.

  • Every Global Goals contain specific sub-goals and a plan of how to achieve the them.

  • Each Global Goal is considered equally important and none should be neglected.

  • The Global Goals mutually support each other, helping to ensure that we achieve the global goals by 2030. For example, access to electricity will allow a child to study after sunset. If this electricity comes from a sustainable source of energy such as solar power (goal 7), this in turn will help fight climate change (goal 13) and the solar power industry can support the sustainable economic development of developing countries (goal 11).

  • In order to reach the Goals by 2030, we all need to work together, take responsibility, and remember that even the very small things makes a world of a difference.

The manpower of 1.8 billion people, play a crucial role to transform this from a plan to real action. You and all the young people  will be the ones influenced by success or failure of these Goals.

 

The 12 Ambassador Coaches

We call this GGWCup the European Edition because half of the team we already know is from around Europe. This fall we have received a grant from Erasmus+ to invite 12 coaches all with spectacular ideas on how to use and combine sport along with activism to change the world for women.

The first 12 European teams are ready and among the teams are women from Great Britain, Malta, Germany, Spain, Greece, Romania and Sweden. They will compete against teams from all over Denmark, and the sign up is now open for everyone. 

Within the next 5 months they will have their teams, picked one of the 17 Global Goals to play for, and while playing develop new ways to engage women in society and keep them onto the field.

The European Ambassador Coaches with the Eir Soccer & GGWCup crew.

The European Ambassador Coaches with the Eir Soccer & GGWCup crew.

 

Opportunities for partners

The GGWCup events are as much about enjoying sport as they are about bringing spectacular women together to meet-up, play and make some noise for the world we want.

Since 2016 Global Goals World Cup events around the world have connected women with stakeholders from all parts of society to form plans, actions and partnerships to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

  • We have played for the world since UNGA 2016.

  • 2,000 women have already joined the action.

  • 20,000 actions have been taken - some even changed laws.

  • 100+ million media impressions per event.

  • We have GGWCups planned on four continents in 2019.

Read more here or reach out to co-founder Rikke Rønholt on how you’d like get involved.

 

GGWCup Copenhagen is also build in beautiful partnerships with: