Northern and
Southern Schleswig
Denmark & GermanyJune 28 - July 7, 2024.

Teams

Nordfraschlönj / Nordfriesland

Germany Minority: North Frisians

Nordfrasche at the EUROPEADA

The team „Nordfrasche“ is representing the language minority of the North Frisians at the EUROPEADA.

The North Frisians are "historic" participants of the EUROPEADA and did not miss out one tournament. In 2008, taking part with a women's team among 16 other all-men teams,  they were eliminated within the group stage, while in 2012 they obtained the 18th place.

 

The North Friesen 

Around the year 700 the Frisians reached the isles of Sylt, Amrun and Föhr, coming from the North Sea. In 110 they began expanding their settlement zone notably, during the 14th and 15th century the Frisians settled the border of the Schleswig Geest. A crucial incision of the North Frisian history was the „second big drowning” in October 1634. After a storm surge, which destroyed the isle and the beach, thousands of inhabitants lost their lives. Mid-seventieth century the territory went through an economic boom due to whale hunt and commercial shipping, when North Frisians signed on Dutch, Hamburg and Copenhagen ships to earn their money. The cities of Tönning and Husum evolved into commercial centres. After World War I a referendum was held out in order to decide about the territory affiliation of the Northern and middle parts of Schleswig. The Northern part of the Tondern district decided in favour of Denmark, the Southern part remained part of Schleswig Holstein, as well as the small Northern part of the Husum district. As part of the district reform in Schleswig-Holstein, which took place the 26th April 1970, the three districts Eiderstedt, Husum and Südtondern were joined to the new “district of North Friesland” with main office in Husum. Even nowadays the North Frisians are living above this district on the isle of Helgoland. The Frisian language, which is spoken by ca. 10.000 people, is their most important identifying feature. Due to Article 5 of the Schleswig-Holstein state constitution, the Frisian ethnic group is appreciating the right of protection and funding. Since 2004 the Frisian law has strengthened their rights in public life and also the confession of being an own ethnic group. The poet Theodor Storm is descending from the North Frisian people; he became famous through its novel “The Dykemaster”.

 

 

Photo gallery

Event

European Football Championship of the autochthonous national minorities

European Football Championship of the autochthonous national minorities

Organisation

Federal Union of European Nationalities

Federal Union of European Nationalities

Partners

Federal Ministry of the Interior and Homeland

Federal Ministry of the Interior and Homeland

 

Sydslesvigudvalget

Sydslesvigudvalget

 

Stadt Flensburg

Stadt Flensburg

 

Kreis Schleswig-Flensburg

Kreis Schleswig-Flensburg

 

Tønder Kommune

Tønder Kommune

 

Region Syddanmark

Region Syddanmark

 

Haderslev Kommune

Haderslev Kommune

 

Aabenraa Kommune

Aabenraa Kommune

 

Sønderborg Kommune

Sønderborg Kommune

 

Kreis Nordfriesland

Kreis Nordfriesland

 

Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde

Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde

 

Miniszterelnökség, Nemzetpolitikai Államtitkárság Bethlen Gábor Alap

Miniszterelnökség, Nemzetpolitikai Államtitkárság Bethlen Gábor Alap

Local organisers

German Minority in Denmark

German Minority in Denmark

 

Sinti and Roma Organisation

Sinti and Roma Organisation

 

North Frisian Minority Association

North Frisian Minority Association

 

Danish minority in Germany

Danish minority in Germany

Local sponsors

Union Bank

Union Bank

 

hpo Steuerberater

hpo Steuerberater

 

Rohde Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH

Rohde Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH

 

Flensborg Avis

Flensborg Avis

 

Der Nordschleswiger

Der Nordschleswiger

 

Na Logo

Na Logo

 

Hudl

Hudl

 

Hotel des Nordens

Hotel des Nordens

 

Phono Flensburg

Phono Flensburg

 

Strandet

Strandet

 

Naturgeflüster

Naturgeflüster

 

Flensburger Brauerei

Flensburger Brauerei