10th FARE Action Week draws to a close but initiatives continue

10th FARE Action Week draws to a close but initiatives continue

The FARE Action Week came to an end on Tuesday 27th October but, as in previous seasons, some follow-up activities will take place this weekend. Swiss clubs Young Boys Berne + St. Gallen to play in anti-racism jerseys Young Boys Berne from Switzerland is one of the clubs that have regularly no home match during…

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Declaration against racism in sport signed in Warsaw

Declaration against racism in sport signed in Warsaw

A large high-profile conference against racism in sports coorganized by FARE's Polish partner together with several key ministries and the Polish Olympic Committee took place on 19 October. Jacek Purski gave the keynote speech as a representative of the NEVER AGAIN Association and FARE. He led the 15-strong group of NEVER AGAIN participants on the…

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Nazi attack on Red Star Leipzig

Nazi attack on Red Star Leipzig

A violent, pre-meditated attack by neo-Nazis and hooligans upon players, club officials and fans of Red Star Leipzig has shocked German football. At the game between FSV Brandis and Red Star Leipzig on 24th October a violent attack took place by approximately 50 neo-Nazis upon the Red Star contingent. Discussions prior to the match between…

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FARE Action Week sees continent join together

FARE Action Week sees continent join together

The FARE Action Week has seen activities take place across the continent, from Tuesday until Thursday all clubs involved in the group phases of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League joined the ‘Unite Against Racism’ campaign and the forthcoming weekend promises a lot more. Lord Herman Ouseley, Chairperson of Kick It Out,…

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Cardiff pull back from racism complaint

Cardiff pull back from racism complaint

Cardiff City have pulled back from making a complaint to the FA after Cardiff striker Michael Chopra claimed he had suffered racial abuse during their ill-tempered draw. Earlier Cardiff manager Dave Jones had claimed “Something’s been said, something which we’re trying to stamp out. We’ll see if the authorities deal with it”. Chopra, who is…

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Promoting intercultural dialogue: the role of sport and education in the Balkan region

Promoting intercultural dialogue: the role of sport and education in the Balkan region

Council of Europe’s Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) in co-operation with the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (vidc) and the FARE network have organised a regional seminar on “Promoting intercultural dialogue: the role of sport and education in the Balkan region”. The seminar will take place in Belgrade (Republic of Serbia) on…

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European top-leagues get involved in FARE Action Week

European top-leagues get involved in FARE Action Week

Michel Platini reaffirms “UEFA is unshakable in its commitment to fight any discrimination” This week sees a new round of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches across Europe – and the fight against racism will be the focal point at stadiums throughout the continent, as UEFA gives its full support to Europe’s biggest…

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German FA takes stand against homophobia

German FA takes stand against homophobia

The German Football Association (DFB) has placed today's international between Germany and Finland in Hamburg under the motto “No to homophobia in football” as the German National Team Fan Club (NTFC) steps up its efforts against discrimination in football. Before the game the NTFC will be staging a round table discussion with DFB president Dr…

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European Football to stand united as 10th Action Week kicks-off

European Football to stand united as 10th Action Week kicks-off

Europe’s biggest anti-racism campaign kicks-off tomorrow (October 15th). The next two weeks will witness Europe’s football community stand united against discrimination and celebrate the diversity of cultures in football. The 10th FARE Action Week (15 – 27 October), organised by the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network and supported by UEFA, features 1000 initiatives…

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LICRA Press Release – Launch of the 10th FARE Action Week

LICRA Press Release – Launch of the 10th FARE Action Week

The network of FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) organisations this year celebrates the 10th edition of the European week of action against racism and discrimination in football, kicking off on 15 October throughout the continent (until 27 October). LICRA, as a permanent member of the FARE admin group, is once again responsible for coordinating…

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Capello message kicks-off weeks of action

Capello message kicks-off weeks of action

FARE partner Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, marks the start of the One Game, One Community weeks of action this Thursday 15 October, with a clarion call from Fabio Capello. The England boss is asking fans, players, clubs and community groups from the grassroots to the England team to join him in…

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One Week to go for the start of the 10th Anniversary of the FARE Action Week

One Week to go for the start of the 10th Anniversary of the FARE Action Week

The European-wide Action Week against Racism and Discrimination in Football, organised by the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network, celebrates its 10th anniversary this season. From 15 – 27 October stakeholders across European football will make a joint stand for equality and against racism and discrimination. From modest beginnings spanning nine countries in 2001,…

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FARE/LICRA statement on the death of a Toulouse supporter in Belgrade

FARE/LICRA statement on the death of a Toulouse supporter in Belgrade

DEATH OF BRICE TATON The International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism (LICRA) and Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) have learned with sorrow of the death of Brice Taton, victim of the barbarity of hooliganism, in Belgrade on Tuesday, 29 September. We extend our sincerest condolences to his family and share their grief. Our thoughts…

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EAST EUROPE MONITORING CENTRE STARTS IN WARSAW

EAST EUROPE MONITORING CENTRE STARTS IN WARSAW

The anti-racist East Europe Monitoring Centre starts its operation in Warsaw this month. The newly launched centre will monitor, research and document cases of racism and xenophobia across the region, with a special emphasis on Poland and Ukraine. 'The growing social significance of football in Poland and Ukraine before 2012 provides an excellent opportunity to…

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