FARE Action Week 2010: Highlights in Ukraine,Switzerland and Kosovo during final week

FARE Action Week 2010: Highlights in Ukraine,Switzerland and Kosovo during final week

As this year’s Action Weeks come to a close, the sheer volume of activities means events will continue into this weekend and beyond. The final count of countries taking part has hit 42 with over 1500 events taking place. The coming weekend marks the highlight of the Action Weeks in Switzerland, where ten clubs of…

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'Hyde Park' Provides Platform for Speaking Out Against Racism in Israeli Football

'Hyde Park' Provides Platform for Speaking Out Against Racism in Israeli Football

New Israel Fund's KIO Israel campaign, in partnership with the Israel FA, concluded its FARE Action Week activities on Saturday with a unique “Hyde Park” event before the Premier League game between Maccabi Netanya and Hapoel Haifa. KIO Israel set up a speaking area near Netanya's stadium modelled on Speakers Corner at London's Hyde Park….

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Ukraine calling: Against xenophobia and racism

Ukraine calling: Against xenophobia and racism

News from the 'NEVER AGAIN' Association A series of anti-racism events has been organized in Ukraine during the Football against Racism in Europe Action Week from 16 through 26 October 2010 – as the country prepares to co-host UEFA EURO 2012. Some serious racist incidents occurred in Ukrainian football earlier this year. For example, FC…

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Metz fans arrested for displaying Anti-Nazi-Banner: FARE network calls for clarification

Metz fans arrested for displaying Anti-Nazi-Banner: FARE network calls for clarification

On Friday 22nd October, during the French 2nd League match between FC Metz vs. SCO Angers, four Metz fans were arrested and kept in custody for displaying a “GEGEN NAZIS” (Against Nazis) flag in the stadium. They are due to be tried by a French Court in November for “displaying a nazi symbol during a…

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FARE grants to support Roma communities

FARE grants to support Roma communities

Roma groups across Europe are being awarded a series of grants by the FARE Network this Autumn, as part of a drive to challenge social exclusion and support Roma communities in their struggle for equality. The cash is focused on football activities within Roma communities that can empower young people and aid contact with mainstream…

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140 groups mark Football Against Racism in Europe week Ireland

140 groups mark Football Against Racism in Europe week Ireland

More than 140 clubs, schools and community groups are marking Football Against Racism in Europe week Ireland 2010. Continued exposure of the diversity within football – including participation by females and people from diverse ethnic, cultural and national backgrounds in the game – would help breakdown gender stereotyping and racism. The Association in conjunction with…

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11th FARE Action Week: Swiss football against racism

11th FARE Action Week: Swiss football against racism

The upcoming weekend marks the highlight of the FARE AW in Switzerland. In total ten clubs of the first two leagues of the Swiss Football League will wear jerseys with the message “Against Racism and Violence”. Sponsors give up space for message The club’s sponsors give up their space on the jerseys to provide room…

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Abandoned match mars opening of Israel's FARE Action Week

Abandoned match mars opening of Israel's FARE Action Week

FARE Action Week got off to an eventful start in Israel on Sunday. A unique anti-racism event held by New Israel Fund's KIO Israel campaign in partnership with the Israel FA before MS Ashdod's Premier League match with Hapoel Beer Sheva was marred by the violent action of one spectator who ruined the evening for…

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Second Weekend of Action has fans showing the way

Second Weekend of Action has fans showing the way

The second weekend of the 2010 FARE Action Weeks begins today with national level activities that will include hundreds of events, tournaments and discussion forums led by fan groups and community organisations. Activities are on course to reach a target of around 1500 events over the ten-day period with many new groups taking part. Community…

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Greek Superleague gives racism the red card

Greek Superleague gives racism the red card

Superleague in Greece, in cooperation with the Black European Womens Council, have for the 4th straight year dedicated the 6th Match weekend to FARE by Showing Racism the Red Card. Players and referees in all 8 stadiums around the country wore FARE t-shirts and took to the pitch escorted by children from over 10 countries,…

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Anti- Discrimination message loud and clear at European showpieces

Anti- Discrimination message loud and clear at European showpieces

The FARE Action Weeks will hit mid-stride this week as the UEFA Champions League and Europa Cup group matches become the focus for the message of inclusion. Matches last night in some of Europe’s greatest footballing cities – Amsterdam, Braga, London, Madrid, Marseille, Moscow, Munich and Rome – all featured activities as part of events…

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FARE funded projects during the One Game, One Community weeks of action

FARE funded projects during the One Game, One Community weeks of action

During this years weeks of action, Kick It Out once again worked with the FARE Network to distribute €3000 Euros in funding to projects in the UK. FARE has funded projects across 38 European countries during this period, distributed €55,000 Euros to community football projects that demonstrate diversity and inclusion. This year eight projects have…

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Bratislava Action Week tournament a big success

Bratislava Action Week tournament a big success

Despite rainy weather FARE partner Ludia proti rasizmu held a very succesfull international tournament in Bratislava, together with a discussion on the representation of minorities and immigrants in football. A panel discussion included with Slovak FA representative, the technical director of SFZ and coach of national team of Slovakia under 19s, Pavol Peráèek, romani activist…

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Italian Serie A match halted after racist abuse on the first weekend of the FARE Action Week

Italian Serie A match halted after racist abuse on the first weekend of the FARE Action Week

Again a racist incident happened during the europeanwide FARE Action Week against racism and discrimination. Samuel Eto’o suffered racist abuse when Cagliari fans shouted monkey chants at the Inter Milan striker. On Sunday 17 October, some minutes after the kick-off of the Serie A match Cagliari vs Inter Milan supporters from the home team began…

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WHITE, YELLOW, RED, BLACK – MUSIC AGAINST RACISM News from the 'NEVER AGAIN' Association

WHITE, YELLOW, RED, BLACK – MUSIC AGAINST RACISM News from the 'NEVER AGAIN' Association

The special release of the extraordinary music album entitled 'White, Yellow, Red, Black. Music Against Racism' by the Polish rock band Qulturka is a highlight of this year's Football Against Racism in Europe Action Week. The record consists of two parts. The first part was released on CD on 15 October. The second part is…

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Football fans want the game's governing bodies to provide greater support for gay players

Football fans want the game's governing bodies to provide greater support for gay players

Football's governing bodies have been told that gay players should be supported with being open about their sexuality. Following a Staffordshire University survey of more than 3,500 fans, players, referees and other officials, it was found that most respondents believe clubs and agents are unfairly pressuring gay players into silence. The findings from the TopFan…

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11th FARE Action Week kicks off this weekend

11th FARE Action Week kicks off this weekend

The 11th FARE Action Week against Racism and Discrimination in European Football gets fully underway this weekend, with hundreds of actions taking place all over Europe. The 11th Action Week will take place from the 14 – 26 October 2010 and will reach out to 40 European countries. The shocking events this week in Genoa…

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Serbian government will crack down on far-right groups

Serbian government will crack down on far-right groups

Serbia's interior minister has stated the government will crack down on far-right groups following anti-gay protests and riots which caused Serbia's match in Italy to be abandoned. Interior Minister Ivica Dacic told the Associated Press that anti-gay rioters and the fans who disrupted the match in Genoa belong to the same extremist groups. Generally, those…

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EURO 2012 = EQUALITY + TOLERANCE

EURO 2012 = EQUALITY + TOLERANCE

News from the 'NEVER AGAIN' Association The 'NEVER AGAIN' Association, in collaboration with the City of Warsaw's Educational Department, the Warsaw Centre of Educational and Social Innovations and the Euro-Education Academy, is embarking on a series of anti-racist training as part of an educational project called 'EURO 2012 = EQUALITY + TOLERANCE'. The project is…

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Conference: „Promoting intercultural dialogue: How to overcome ethnic discrimination and racism in the Balkan region” Skopje, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, 14 – 15 October 2010

Conference: „Promoting intercultural dialogue: How to overcome ethnic discrimination and racism in the Balkan region” Skopje, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, 14 – 15 October 2010

The FARE partner Macedonian Center for Culture and Development (MCCD) and the Federation of “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” in co-operation with the Council of Europe / Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) and FARE partner FairPlay-VIDC will hold a regional conference on promoting intercultural dialogue in Skopje on 14 and 15 October 2010….

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Athletics world champion backs new home for FURD

Athletics world champion backs new home for FURD

ATHLETICS superstar Jessica Ennis is backing plans for FARE partner FURD's proposed new home – a new youth and sports centre barely a stone’s throw from where she grew up in Sheffield. The World and European Champion heptathlete said the proposed project would provide much-needed opportunities for young people in a deprived area of the…

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European Action Week against discrimination in football to kick off next week

European Action Week against discrimination in football to kick off next week

This season’s FARE Action Week against Racism and Discrimination in European will kick off in less than one week. The 11th Action Week will take place from the 14 – 26 October 2010 and will reach out to 40 European countries. With the backing of UEFA the annual Action Week of the Football Against Racism…

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