You nominated them, they received a donation: A total of 500,000 DKK to be shared between Coding Pirates Denmark, Dreamtown and Operation Dagsværk.

Back in April we asked you to nominate organisations and initiatives that you thought should receive a donation from Roskilde Festival. We call this Open Call, and this time we focused on Solidarity, which is our theme at this year's festival.

We have focused on initiatives that:

  • reach out to others, either through partnerships or by involving others actively
  • turn knowledge into action – or inspire this
  • strengthen young communities
  • work directly with young people

A total of 500,000 DKK has been distributed between the three organisations. Read more about them all below.

Coding Pirates Denmark

Coding Pirates is an independent NGO showing social responsibility and engagement through technology and networks. It's a place for IT and tech creative children, young people and volunteers to design, construct and code together in an open and democratic union.

The donation is given in support of establishing a new sustainable department of Coding Pirates in Vollsmose, Odense, focusing on including volunteers, children and young people with different ethnic backgrounds and from socially challenged environments.

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Dreamtown is about space making, about transforming slums into inspiring environments which foster creativity, ignite dreams, bring people together and equip young people with knowledge.

The donation is given in support of you and the House of Arts Association’s project The Art of Slum Activism aiming to improve the wellbeing of young people living in slums of Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Operation Dagsværk

Operation Dagsværk is Danish but works globally: the organisation has focused on knowledge and enlightenment campaigns since 1985 specifically for schools in Denmark (from 8th grade through high school). The purpose is to create solidarity between young people in Denmark and those oppressed in other countries.

The donation is given in support of their work for a stronger youth movement with a global view and to involve more young people, strengthen the organisation as a whole and to support the European collaboration through the SAME network.

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