GGWCup
GLOBAL GOALS WORLD CUP

GGWCup Europe / Copenhagen

GGWCup Europe / Copenhagen

On May 14 twenty four teams will set out to play for the world they want.

In order to change the world, we're changing the rules. Because if we are going to reach the Global Goals by 2030, we need to release all of our creative and innovative energy.

The Global Goals World Cup is an alternative football tournament that creates community, inspires and engages women from all over the world. In Copenhagen we are creating this one day football celebration in partnership with beautiful partners.

And you are invited to join.

We transform the urban arena by the BLOX building into a large football arena including playful space spaces for audience, music, food and talks. Our host DAC has since 2008 been supporting the UN network Global Compact and is the meeting place for architecture, design and urban culture in Denmark.

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 roster for GGWCup Copenhagen is coming together

 
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Introducing the #𝐒𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐲𝐌𝐲𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦 Challenge

We always try to have a few surprises lined up for our tournaments … and here’s the first one for #GGWCup Copenhagen May 14: Together with Global Fashion Agenda we are introducing the #𝐒𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐲𝐌𝐲𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦 Challenge. So not only do we reward your creative STYLE - we will also encourage all teams to create sustainable uniforms by recycle, up-cycling or using sustainable materials to imagine a future of sustainable sports fashion.

The best sustainable uniform idea is awarded a special prize endorsed by Eva Kruse, CEO and President of Global Fashion Agenda. The winner will be chosen by a panel of high-profile judges from the fashion industry, who are in town for Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

We will share more info, tips and details soon.

 
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 needs to be more than just athlete and sport fan. 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Who can enter a GGWCup team?

  • Women from 18 years and up

  • 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, Denmark, from 3PM to 10PM on May 14, 2019.

Location / Venue: Danish Architecture Center (DAC), Bryghuspladsen 10, BLOX, Copenhagen.

Join the Facebook Event.

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

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

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 European Ambassador Coaches with the Eir Soccer & GGWCup crew.

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

The European Ambassador Coaches are getting ready to play in Copenhagen

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+ Programme 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 European teams are ready and among the teams are women from Ireland, Czech Republic, Austria, Spain, Sweden, Malta, Germany, Romania, Britain, Greece, and Denmark.  

The special programme launched December 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 
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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.

  • 3,000 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 and reach out to co-founder Rikke Rønholt on how you’d like get involved.

 
 

GGWCup Europe is also build in beautiful partnerships with:

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