Throughout the year Fare organises, coordinates and supports a series of campaigns that bring together the global football family and the general public to take a stand against inequality and exclusion.
Fare’s international campaigns aim to build a broad anti-discrimination movement to raise awareness and to promote diversity. Campaigns help to buoy up the work of activists, community groups and not-for-profits. By participating in a Fare campaign activists and organisations increase their leverage on local, national and international level.
Campaigns organised by Fare are open to everyone who is committed to fight discrimination in football and use football as a vehicle for positive social change. They are an opportunity to actively join debates, develop expertise, share best practice and be part of a global movement.
Find out more and get involved and show your support!
Eastern European Development Project
Initiated in 2012 ahead of the Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, the Fare Eastern European Development project looks to work alongside ethnic and other minority groups in the region to challenge discrimination, support long-term anti-discrimination activities in Eastern Europe and give guidance and assistance to organisations in the area.
Read more about it here.
Football People action weeks
With annually over 2,000 activities in over 55 countries, the Football People action weeks are the largest campaign against discrimination and for social inclusion in European football.
The Football People weeks pose an integral part of the season’s diary in professional, amateur and grassroots football and the general public. During the two weeks in October, the football family celebrates diversity and the game’s power for a positive social change.
Join the Football People weeks this year!
Football v Homophobia
In 2011 Fare and the international campaign Football v Homophobia (FvH) joined forces to address discrimination against the LGBT community in football. Every year, Fare and FvH call on the football family to actively show their support for LGBT rights and gender equality during the action month February.
During the period Fare and FvH make available small grants to support groups around the globe to run activities against homophobia and promoting diversity.
In 2015, and for the first time, funding was also made available to support small-scale interventions around the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia which is celebrated on 17 May.
To find out more visit here.
Match Day Observer scheme
The Fare Match Day Observer scheme is an independent monitoring system that works at European level to increase the understanding of the extent of discrimination inside football stadiums, collect evidence and conduct analysis based on the findings.
Read more about the scheme here.
The Mondial Antirazzisti (in English, Anti-racist World Cup), in Italy, is Europe’s largest grassroots football festival, bringing together over 5000 football fans and enthusiasts every summer to counter discrimination. Inviting and welcoming refugee and migrant team is a key feature of the inclusive and free-for-all event.
Started by UISP, one of the Fare co-founders, the tournament and culture fest is a unique opportunity to engage with progressive fans and minds alike, share experiences and co-ordinate action against discrimination inside stadiums.