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KOSOVO – Crossing the Border into the “Republika e Kosoves”

30th April 2018 Since we cannot enter Kosovo directly via Serbia, we have to take an hour’s detour via Macedonia. At the border we stand in a long queue of cars and wait, and wait… We realize what it means to be outside the EU and far from the advantages of the Schengen agreement. The […]

NIS – PASCH School, Partner for the Future

Monday 30th April 2018 Today we had another project with a PASCH-School, the Bora Stanković in Niš, supported by the Goethe-Institute in Belgrade. Theme of the the day was “discrimination”. We talked about racism and the strained relationship between Serbia and Kosovo. This has deteriorated since Kosovo separated from the Republic of Serbia in 2000 and […]

PANČEVO – Where is the Spirit Van?! Shock in the Afternoon!

Friday, 27th April 2018 In order to improve and develop our work, we evaluate our workshops in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Foundation. The very cool workshop-day with the school in Pančevo was coming to an end, and Anna, one of our Spirit teamers, went to get the evaluation forms from the car. She looked […]

PANČEVO – PASCH-School Project

Friday, 27th April 2018 Project with students from the secondary school “Uroš Predić” in Pančevo, a small town near Belgrade. Uroš Predić takes part in the German PASCH-programme. PASCH stands for the initiative “Schools: Partners for the Future”. It already consists of a network of more than 1,800 schools, where teaching the German language has […]

ZAGREB – Game Between Homeless People and Refugees

Wednesday, 25th April 2018 Homelessness “Many people, when they think of homeless people, have the picture of a man with a long beard, unkempt hair, unwashed”, says  Denis Maslov But one shouldn’t always think in sterotypes, as there are endless reasons for becoming homeless and there are many categories. ETHOS typifies homeless people according to their […]

ZAGREB – Homeless Children’s Home – “The Ball” Brings Back Positive Atmosphere

Tuesday, 24th April 2018 The days in Zagreb feature under the theme of homelessness. We are strongly supported by Ivan Vrbicky of the organisation Hrvatska mreža za beskućnike/ Croatian Network for the Homeless and Denis Maslov of the NGO MOST, standing in for tolerance, human rights and against racism, mainly looking after juvenile delinquents, helping them […]

ZAGREB – Homelessness – With The Ball To A Roof

23rd April 2018 Homelessness in Zagreb Happy Birthday! – “With book to roof ” “With book to roof” is a programmme of the “Library Zagreb City” for homeless people. It organizes reading afternoons, offers the possibility of using technical devices and the internet, and there is help, if necessary, with the writing of CVs, etc. On […]

VIENNA – Kicking Without Limits

Saturday, 21st April 2018 The Ball visited “Kicken ohne Grenzen” (Kicking without limits/borders) in Vienna. In the afternoon everyone came together to kick for tolerance & diversity in society. The players consisted of members of non-profit associations and partners, such as Delta Cultura, who want to help reduce poverty through education, Pirati Ciclisti Antifacisti, as well […]

TRUCHTLACHING – Beautiful Sound From LaBrassBanda

#new folkmusik #alpenjazztechno #Bavarian Gypsy, brass, funk #brassmusik #rocknroll #magnifique Saturday, 21st April 2018 We meet LaBrassBanda, a very special balkan-brass band from Übersee on Lake Chiemsee with passion, energy and a great penchant for football. After a cosy bavarian evening, a spontaneous football quiz and a jersey exchange, we start the day with breakfast […]

STUTTGART – Finale of the Tour of the Learning Centres

Our 10-day tour through the different Learning Centres of the German football league is coming to an end. We are guests of the VfB Stuttgart in the Mercedes Benz Arena and are organizing a workshop for the 4th form of the Neckarschule in Aldingen in cooperation with our partner, the VFB Learning Centre. The primary […]

The Ball 2018 left England on 25th March 2018 and travelled to the World Cup in Russia.

The Ball 2014 kicked off from England on 9th Jan 2014 and headed to the World Cup in Brazil.

The Ball 2010 left England on 24th Jan 2010 headed to the Opening Ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Ball 2006 travelled from London to the Opening Ceremony in Munich, Germany.

The Ball 2002 was carried 7000 miles across Europe and Asia to the World Cup finals in Korea & Japan.