New Israel Fund reports success: Racism in Israeli Football Falls 39%

New Israel Fund reports success: Racism in Israeli Football Falls 39%

New Israel Fund's (NIF) Let's Kick Racism Out of Israeli Football campaign has completed activities for the 2010/11 season – its eighth year of activities. NIF's observers reported an impressive 39% fall in racist chanting over the season and found that much of this reduction can be explained by a growing phenomena – supporters booing…

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Join FARE

Join FARE

The FARE network is looking to recruit two full time staff members to the team – a Programmes Co-ordinator and a Partnership Development Officer. You will be dynamic, able to work on your own initiative with a diverse skill set that includes an understanding of how European institutions work, the role that sport plays as…

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Hosting of FARE General Meeting and Action Weeks launch

Hosting of FARE General Meeting and Action Weeks launch

Open Call The FARE Network will be holding its first General Meeting in October 2011. The event will be timed to take place with the launch of the annual Action Weeks. As the first meeting of this kind we are keen to offer the opportunity to host the meeting to interested parties. The potential host…

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Warsaw conference launches FARE Euro 2012 activities

Warsaw conference launches FARE Euro 2012 activities

With a year left to go before Euro 2012 kicks off activists and campaigners from across Eastern Europe were joined by Polish government officials last week to launch the FARE programme for Poland and Ukraine. A conference at the Polish parliament heard from fan activists, ethnic minority groups and government ministers on the issues facing…

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Young Dutch make waves in Serbia underlining message of “Stronger Together”

Young Dutch make waves in Serbia underlining message of “Stronger Together”

As a young multi-cultural Dutch team made headlines earlier this summer, winning the UEFA European U-17's championships by not conceding a single goal until the final against Germany, another story came to the fore during the championships in Serbia. The Serbian FA (FAS) led a campaign called Stronger Together through the tournament putting a focus…

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Problems in Greece but Athens round- table a success

Problems in Greece but Athens round- table a success

Against a background of economic turmoil, and as the self- suspension of the Greek FA to clean up football in the country continues, a roundtable organised by the FARE network brought together football stakeholders in Athens in April. The meeting was in response to the rising number of racist and xenophobic incidents in Greek stadiums,…

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UEFA appoint woman to Executive Committee

UEFA appoint woman to Executive Committee

The European governing body of football UEFA, today announced the appointment of a woman, Norwegian Karen Espelund, to its Executive Committee “as a member by invitation”. The historic move comes after the UEFA Congress agreed in March to co-opt a woman onto European football’s highest body. President Michel Platini told the Paris Congress, “we must…

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New European Football Refugee Day initiative receives backing from UN High Commissioner for Refugees

New European Football Refugee Day initiative receives backing from UN High Commissioner for Refugees

A group of NGOs and football organisations are launching a new European initiative to mark the UN World Refugee Day on the 20th of June. The European Football Refugee Day celebrates the power of football to overcome the exclusion of refugees and asylum seekers. It also highlights the contribution of refugees to the game. Over…

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Photo exhibition: Insights from the outside – Ukrainean Football Culture in the run-up to Euro 2012

Photo exhibition: Insights from the outside – Ukrainean Football Culture in the run-up to Euro 2012

A new photo exhibition initiated by a German fan initaitive gives insights into Ukrainean football culture. It will be launched 21 August The Euros 2012 will take place in Poland and the Ukraine – countries not very well known to most German football fans. Long before this international event was planned, the Schalke fan initiative…

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FARE urges FIFA to overturn Hijab ban

FARE urges FIFA to overturn Hijab ban

The FARE Network have called on FIFA to change the rules of football to reverse the ban on religious headwear adopted by the world governing body, a ban that was reaffirmed this week for football at the 2012 Olympic Games. The network argues that the ban affects the ability of religious minorities to participate in…

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Warsaw conference to launch FARE Euro 2012 activities

Warsaw  conference to launch FARE Euro 2012 activities

The Never Again Association will this week host a conference to launch the FARE programme to challenge extremism and racism at next years UEFA European Championships in Poland and Ukraine. An audience of Polish government ministers, European activists, former players and representatives of governing bodies of football will attend the Polish Parliament for an expert…

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FARE Research round-table: Call for participation

FARE Research round-table: Call for participation

The FARE network is calling a meeting of European- based academics with experience in examining how race and wider equality issues have impacted through overt and covert discrimination in sport society. The meeting will take place in early August 2011. The participants in the meeting will be a mix of invited researchers and through an…

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Volunteer for FARE at the Mondiali Antirazzisti

Volunteer for FARE at the Mondiali Antirazzisti

The Mondiali Antirazzisti is a multi-cultural festival in northern Italy, with teams from fan groups, migrant organisations and NGO’s across the world taking part in a four day festival of football, workshops, music and other sports. This summer the event kicks off on the 8th July near Modena. The non-competitive Mondiali was first established in…

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European Disability Charity to stage inaugural conference at the Poland National Stadium

European Disability Charity to stage inaugural conference at the Poland National Stadium

The brand new National Football Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, will play host to the first ever conference held by the Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE) on 24th and 25th September 2011. The conference, ‘Total Access, Total Football’, will see football dignitaries, stadium managers, architects, club representatives and disabled fans meet to discuss…

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'Never Again' founder receives distinction from Polish President

'Never Again' founder receives distinction from Polish President

On 4 June, the Polish Freedom Day, President Bronislaw Komorowski awarded a high-level state distinction, the Officer’s Cross of the Order Polonia Restituta, to Marcin Kornak, the founder and chairman of the anti-racist ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association. ‘Poland really needs your activity. Thank you!’ said President Komorowski congratulating the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ leader. The President met with…

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