Mission, vision and values
The objectives of the Danish Institute for Sports Studies – including Play the Game and the Danish Institute for Non-formal Education – are:
- to establish a general overview of and insight into the fields of sports and non-formal education nationally as well as internationally
- to analyse the implications and perspectives of policy initiatives within the fields of sports and non-formal education
- to initiate public debate on key issues regarding non-formal education and Danish and international sports politics including organising the international Play the Game conference.
The Danish Institute for Sports Studies is a leading knowledge partner that aims to qualify the work with key issues in sport and non-formal education and stimulate constructive political discussions and lasting solutions in practice.
The work of the institute is guided by six value-based ambitions:
- Expertise: The work of the institute should be based on high standards of academic excellence
- Relevance: The work of the institute must address issues of importance to our stakeholders
- Impact: The institute aims to communicate in a clear and incisive manner
- Independence: The work of the institute must not be influenced by political considerations or interests
- Interdisciplinarity: The work of the institute should cut across disciplines and professional demarcations
- Professionalism: The work processes at the institute must be transparent, effective and of high quality
The Danish Institute for Sports Studies – including Play the Game and the Danish Institute for Non-formal Education – has set a number of new strategic goals based on inputs from stakeholders and partners and on our understanding of the current developments within non-formal education and sports – both nationally and internationally.
We want to be a leading professional and practice-oriented environment, providing stakeholders within the sectors of non-formal education and sports with new knowledge about their fields and the roles they play in society.
To fulfil this ambition, we will use the best available methods to create relevant and academically based knowledge and put it into play. It also requires us to become even better at shortening the distance from knowledge to action.
We will do this in cooperation with the outside world by building partnerships, and we will look inward to create synergy across the institute’s functions and improve our work processes to get the most out of our resources.