2nd EGLSF Conference Football Against Homophobia. Challenges for the future. Successful Berlin meeting of lesbian and gay football activists

2nd EGLSF Conference Football Against Homophobia.  Challenges for the future. Successful Berlin meeting of lesbian and gay football activists

More than 30 representatives from gay and lesbian football clubs, LGBT sports and football organizations, supporters’ groups and football alliances from countries all over Europe met in Berlin from 22nd to 23rd May at the 2nd Football against homophobia conference. The participants presented their various work and initiatives in the struggle against homophobia and for…

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Barcelona include anti-discrimination clause in Villa's contract

Barcelona include anti-discrimination clause in Villa's contract

Barcelona President Joan Laporta has revealed that the contract of the club's new signing Spain striker David Villa, is the first to include and anti-racism clause. It is the first time that a contract has been signed with an anti-racism clause included as introduced by the European Club Association, explained Laporta. From now on we…

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8th International FairPlay-Youth Tournament in Vienna

8th International FairPlay-Youth Tournament in Vienna

More than 300 kids from seven different countries will kick together from 22 to 24 May under the motto “Vienna meets Balkan”. The 8th International FairPlay-Youth Tournament will be organised from 22 to 24 May in Vienna and is backed by the City of Vienna. This intercultural tournament is part of the campaign Football Unites…

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Berlin hosts second meeting of gay and lesbian football groups

Berlin hosts second meeting of gay and lesbian football groups

The European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation and the Football Against Racism in Europe network are to hold a meeting for queer football fans groups, clubs and organisations in Berlin. The meeting is part of FAREs Football for Equality programme and will see LGBT initiatives from across the continent gather to discuss the issues facing…

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'Europe All Inclusive? Minorities at the Edge of Society' – report on Budapest conference

'Europe All Inclusive? Minorities at the Edge of Society' – report on Budapest conference

The 'NEVER AGAIN' Association co-organized the international conference “Europe All Inclusive? Minorities at the Edge of Society”, which took place under the auspices of UNITED for Intercultural Action in Budapest, Hungary on 11-16 May. 91 delegates from 33 European countries participated, including three members of the Polish 'NEVER AGAIN' Association and its affiliated Anti-Nazi Groups….

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Slovak report on the manifests of racism, anti-Semitism, nationalism, neo-Nazism and other forms of intolerance in football

Slovak report on the manifests of racism, anti-Semitism, nationalism, neo-Nazism and other forms of intolerance in football

Civic Association and Slovak FARE partner People against Racism is publishing „The report on the manifests of racism, anti-Semitism, nationalism, neo-Nazism in football stadia“. The report includes information on positive initiatives aimed at countering such incidents and expressions. This document contains also photo documentation taken from various media or own sources. The report uses the…

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New exhibition in Berlin challenges taboos about Homosexuality and Sport

New exhibition in Berlin challenges taboos about Homosexuality and Sport

Performing professional sport and being a successful athlete while being homosexual are usually seen as a total contradiction. A new exhibition by the FARE partner European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) addresses the issue of gays and lesbians in sport. On 4 May Klaus Wowereit, Mayor of Berlin and Theo Zwanziger , president of…

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First UEFA Europa League Final sends out anti-racism message

First UEFA Europa League Final sends out anti-racism message

Tonight‘s first UEFA Europa League final between Club Atlético de Madrid and Fulham FC in Hamburg marks another milestone in the fight against discrimination in European football. UEFA, Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) and the international players’ union FIFPro will jointly send out a clear „No to racism“ message. FARE‘s partnership with UEFA and…

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Senegalese striker calls upon racism in Romanian football

Senegalese striker calls upon racism in Romanian football

An unprecedented reaction came from the reputed Senegalese football player, Gueye Mansour, currently under contract with one of the best well known Romanian football clubs – FC Timisoara. Following the Liga 1 game with FC Otelul Galati, on the 1st of May 2010, the 24 year old Timisoara striker revolted against the constant swearing and…

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Successful FARE consultation meeting held in Kiev

Successful FARE consultation meeting held in Kiev

A Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) consultation meeting took place in Kiev on 2nd May. The informal meeting was well attended, which illustrates a strong interest in common activities against racism in football among Ukrainian FARE partners. It is also a testimony to the networking work in Ukraine conducted by the 'NEVER AGAIN' Association…

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Tolerance Day For School Kids in Budaüest

Tolerance Day For School Kids in Budaüest

It was quite a different day and warm atmosphere for students of five schools in district 8 who participated in this year’s Tolerance Tournament organised by FARE partner Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organisation to promote harmony, peace and tranquillity among school children in Budapest. The tournament which took place at Orzy tér on Wednesday was…

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Never Again takes part in coaches' conference

Never Again takes part in coaches' conference

Polish anti-discrimination organisation Never Again has taken part in a conference with youth coaches organized by the Polish Ministry of Sport The event had the cooperation of Polish Former Players Association (PSBP), chaired by former Celtic and Bristol City striker Dariusz Dziekanowski, a supporter of the 'Lets Kick Racism out of Stadiums' campaign. Jacek Purski…

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