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Sport – and how to bring communities together

24 January 2023
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Join us at the Danish Embassy for a day of discussions about sports and sports policy!

24 January 2023
9:00 – 12:00
The Royal Danish Embassy
55 Sloane Street
United Kingdom
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Free to attend

At the Danish Embassy in London, it has long been a wish of ours to bring Danish and British stakeholders in the world of sports together to exchange knowledge and perspectives. Against this background, we are now inviting a number of central actors to meet at the Danish embassy for a day of panel debates, networking and a reception.

The background for the meeting is the two countries’ respective strengths and development opportunities. In the UK, people from various socio-economic backgrounds are reached, but on the other hand, more people could be involved in sport, whereas in Denmark many people are reached, but it could do better in terms of reaching people from various backgrounds and communities.

Now, it is well known that sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities. In that sense, sport can help develop social bonds between people to the benefit of both the individual and the society as a whole.

But how to best help communities grow stronger through sport? What organisational structures can help integrate as many as possible? And how to utilise the power and energy of grassroots?

These are the questions that will be addressed in this seminar where leaders in sport from Denmark and the UK will present findings . The seminar is for people who are working on improving communities through sport whether it be in municipalities and civil societies, charities or trusts .


Ambassador René Dinesen, The Royal Danish Embassy

Charlotte Bach Thomassen, Chairwoman, DGI (Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations)

Simon Larsen, Project Manager, Bevæg dig for livet (Move for life)

Simon Prahm, CEO, co-founder, GAME

Mark Lawrie, CEO, Streetgames

More to come

Other events during the Day of Sports at the Danish Embassy:

Sport – and the power of inclusion. Sign up here: https://sport-and-inclusion.eventbrite.co.uk.

Networking reception celebrating sport and togetherness. Sign up here: https://sport-networking-reception.eventbrite.co.uk.