Belgrade 2011 is a tournament organised by Street Football World – an organisation that believes in the power of football to contribute to social change on a global scale. Since 2002, Street Football World has been pursuing the goal of promoting global partnerships for development by linking relevant actors in the field of Development through Football. A powerful tool for social change, football is being used around the world to promote issues such as children’s rights and education, social integration, environmental protection, health and peace-building.
A cornerstone of Street Football World’s work is the Street Football World network, which was created to connect and strengthen football-based community initiatives from around the globe. With over 80 members worldwide, the network enables members to share best practice, create new partnerships and enrich their own programmes by building on the experiences of others. By helping organisations support and learn from each other, Street Football World aims to effect social change on a global scale.
Belgrade 2011 is far more than a football tournament: it is a celebration of the game and its power to bring people of different backgrounds together. Delegations will consist of 11 individuals: 8 young participants, one young leader, one coach and one delegation leader. The young participants will be involved in a variety of sporting, cultural and educational activities throughout their time in Belgrade. They will not only be confronted with a completely new environment but will also have the chance to interact with young people from all over Europe.