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Sport – and the power of inclusion

24 January 2022
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Leaders in sport from Denmark and the UK will present findings on how to apply the power of inclusion in sports and build bridges

24 January 2022
13:00 – 16:00
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, sport is widely seen as a way for people of different backgrounds to interact and integrate by taking part, volunteering and spectating. In that sense, inclusion can provide opportunities for minorities and bridge divisions between people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.

But how to do it in the best possible way? What are the challenges, and how to overcome resistance and prejudices?

These are the questions 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 .


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

Bjørn Friis Neerfeldt, General Secretary, Dansk Skoleidræt (Danish School Sports)

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 how to bring communities together. Sign up here: https://sport-and-communities.eventbrite.co.uk.

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