Biester Steffi

Intercultural Innovation Award (IIA)

KICKFAIR is a non-for-profit organization in the field skill learning, education, learning, intercultural understanding and social integration. We support youngsters in discovering their potential and in enfolding it. With KICKFAIR they develop competences and skills to create a positive future perspective - on a personal and on a professional level. We reach those youngsters that lack such learning opportunities and that get lost in the formal education system, the ones that are familiar with exclusion. To achieve this, we do involve the youngsters, schools, youth organizations, companies and our partners, funders and supportes into the developement and realization of our projects and programms. We use streetfootball as a common framework of learning and experience. The game has all the elements that we need for a holistic concept of learning - on the pitch and beyond. The game is the entry point - the concept of learning behind it creative and much more than football. The youngsters involve themeselves in different roles and tasks: player, organizers, streetfootball-mediator, mentors or youth leader - they deal with fairness, learn how to act in a team, how to deal with loss and victory, to negotiate on rules and values, to solve conflicts, to take over responsibilty and to make a common strength out of their diversity. In our international network „football learning global“ we do bring all that on a global scale - together with our partner organizations in South America, Africa and Asia. Youngsters from all across the world - that do not have that much access to international learning - develop common ideas into common projets and promote a mutual learning on an eye-toeye level. The KICKFAIR education concept with all modules is constantly evaluated and is being realized currently in 41 locations across Germany.


UNAOC Pillar

  • youth
  • education
  • migration

Areas of Focus

  • Diversity and Social Inclusion
  • Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
  • Intercultural Dialogue
  • Sports for Social Change


  • Advocacy
  • Interpersonal
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Mentoring
  • Motivation
  • Networking
  • Team Building
  • Organization & Planning
  • Strategy
  • Trainings


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