ballance 2006 - overview:
ballance 2006 is a networking and training project based in Hesse, Germany.
The project was officially launched in May 2002 and promotes integration and tolerance through
football/streetsoccer with special focus on a peaceful World Cup in Germany in 2006.
To establish the project, a cooperation was formed between the executing institution IBZW
(International Centre for Advanced Training in Witzenhausen), the regional political
institutions and regional sports organisations:
|regional political institutions:
||the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and for Sport (HMDIS)|
||the German Football Association (DFB)
||the Hessian State Office for Political Education (HLZ)|
|regional sports organisations:
||Football Association of Hesse (HFV)|
||Hessian Sports Federation (LSB-Hessen)|
||International Centre for Advanced Training - IBZW|
Activities are social competence training for trainers and teachers, regional and European
networking as well as promotion of streetsoccer and youth events.
The approach "Streetfootball for Tolerance", developed in Colombia and Brandenburg/Germany,
is an important methodological element of the project.
On regional level the main focuses are the cooperation with the Hessian football
association and partnerships with schools. Additionally, local communal or non-governmental
initiatives within Hesse are integrated into the network.
On international level, ballance 2006 belongs to the founding members of the
- european network and establishes project-cooperations with the
Hessian partner-regions in Europe: Aquitaine/France, Emilia Romagna/Italy and
Wielkopolska/Poland. The EU-Office of German Sports in Brussels is a cooperating partner
concerning European partnership-projects.
|During the preliminary tournaments of the school world cup 2002 in Wittenberge: the
"Hessenschau" (Hessian broadcasting service) is interested in the experiences of the
||The "Italian" team from "Netzwerk Integration Großalmerode" at the school world cup 2002 in
Wittenberge ("Netzwerk Integration Großalmerode" is based in north Hesse and aims at better
social inclusion of children at school).