Paris Homeless World Cup ends with Scotland and Kenya champions

Paris Homeless World Cup ends with Scotland and Kenya champions

On Sunday (28 August) one of the best social intervention projects in football, the Homeless World Cup, reached it’s 2011 finale. The event, staged in Paris this year, ended with the men’s team from Scotland and the Kenyan women’s side taking home the trophies, both overcoming Mexico in their respective finals. The Homeless World Cup,…

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International conference on sport and homophobia

International conference on sport and homophobia

In partnership with the universities of Lyon and Montpellier, the Fédération Sportive Gaie et Lesbienne (FSGL) organises an international conference themed: “Sport and homosexuals, sport for homosexuals: models of integration, examples of rejection.”. With the support of FARE partners EGLSF (European Gay and Lesbian Federation) and the Federation of Gay Games, the conference will take…

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People Against Racism to launch thematic brochure on Roma and football

People Against Racism to launch thematic brochure on Roma and football

Slovak FARE member NGO People Against Racism / Ľudia proti rasizmu launched the thematic brochure “The Roma and Football – The Most Popular Game As A Tool Of Ethnic Minorities Integration”. The publication is available in PDF format in English. It tells about the problem of underepresentation of minorities in Slovak but also in Central…

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NEVER AGAIN present anti-racism monitoring project in Polish Parliament

NEVER AGAIN present anti-racism monitoring project in Polish Parliament

On 18 August 2011, at the invitation of the Polish Parliament’s National and Ethnic Minorities Committee, the NEVER AGAIN Association presented its activities against racism and xenophobia in football stadiums in the lead up to EURO 2012. “Polish football is often quite multi-cultural, which is emblematic of broader demographic changes across Europe, but the situation…

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Oman international goalkeeper Al Habsi: Racism is a loathsome act

Oman international goalkeeper Al Habsi: Racism is a loathsome act

Oman international goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi is one of the finest Arab footballers of his generation, and plies his trade in one of the toughest championships in the world: the English Premier League. However, the 29-year-old’s journey to the top has been far from straightforward, and he has had to overcome various obstacles along the…

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Join FARE – FARE Action Week Volunteer Opportunity

Join FARE – FARE Action Week Volunteer Opportunity

Overview The FARE network is looking for a proactive and flexible volunteer to assist the Programmes Co-ordinator in the London secretariat of the organisation. The volunteer will be responsible for providing administrative support as well as for carrying out research and assisting in the planning, co-ordination and delivery of the activities of the FARE Action…

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Launch of free educational database to challenge discrimination

Launch of free educational database to challenge discrimination

A new ‘toolkit’ of free, quality online educational resources has been launched, bringing together material from across Europe that uses football to challenge racism and homophobia. The database includes resources in several European languages that have been created by football clubs, teachers, coaches, fans and equality groups. It includes short films, education packs, quizzes, competitions,…

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'Let's kick racism out of the stadiums' success at Europe's biggest festival

'Let's kick racism out of the stadiums' success at Europe's biggest festival

The ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association promoted the anti-racist message at Polish Woodstock – Europe’s biggest non-commercial open-air music festival which attracted about 700,000 participants to Kostrzyn near the Polish-German border on 4-6 August 2011. The anti-racist activities included a football tournament and a special show game with the Ethnoleague Stars, a mixed multi-cultural team involving minorities,…

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European Conference “Sport and Integration: Challenging social exclusion in and through sport” Vienna, 19-20 September 2011

European Conference “Sport and Integration: Challenging social exclusion in and through sport” Vienna, 19-20 September 2011

Call for Participation The under-representation of migrants and their exclusion from positions of authority and the lack of advancement of minorities in non-playing positions is an open secret in European sport. As part of a the European project “SPIN – Sport Inclusion Network” the Austrian FARE partner FairPlay-VIDC together with the SPIN project partners organise…

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Fears raised about hate groups in British football

Fears raised about hate groups in British football

The head of British football’s diversity and equality group warns that we should be aware of extremists infiltrating the game, citing the massacre in Norway as a wake-up call. Herman Ouseley, chairman of Kick It Out and a member of the House of Lords, fears right-wing hard-liners could exploit the country's economic troubles, with “massive…

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Football tournament helps bring together youth in Norway

Football tournament helps bring together youth in Norway

Survivors of the July 22 attacks were among more than 30,000 girls and boys who kicked off the Norway Cup last weekend, one of the world's biggest football tournaments. The annual event went ahead in the wake of the attacks in Oslo and on the nearby island of Utoeya that killed 77 people. Some of…

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