'Never Again' Association shares anti-racism expereince in Kazan/Russia

'Never Again' Association shares anti-racism expereince in Kazan/Russia

Members of the 'NEVER AGAIN' Association held meetings with authorities and civil society leaders in several cities across the Russian Federation between 26-30 September 2011. They discussed future cooperation and exchange of experiences in the struggle against racism and xenophobia in the lead up to the 2018 World Cup to be held in Russia. Among…

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'Total Football – Total Access' – 1st CAFE European Conference 2011 a great success

'Total Football – Total Access' – 1st CAFE European Conference 2011  a great success

The first ever Total Football, Total Access European conference, which was held last weekend at Wembley Stadium, has been hailed as a resounding success by its organisers, FARE partners, CAFE (Centre for Access to Football in Europe). Over 170 Participants The conference welcomed over 170 delegates from 18 different countries to London to meet, listen…

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Belgian football authorities launch Respect United

Belgian football authorities launch Respect United

The referee heard the insulting chants toward French-speaking Walloons cascading from the stands, and he had enough. The Belgian league game between Racing Genk of Dutch-speaking Flanders against Standard Liege, the biggest club in Wallonia. The Flemish fans started hurling scatological insults in French at rival fans, prompting referee Jerome N'Zolo to stop the game….

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Paris Foot Gay: video against homophobia

Paris Foot Gay: video against homophobia

For the first time ever in French professional football players publicly take part in a video against homophobia. Remarkable is the participation of the Professional Football League's president, the one and only french football institution who sustains the activities of Pars Foot Gay since 2008. Not to forget the remarkable presence of the President of…

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Commissioner Vassiliou to speak at FARE conference in Euro Parliament

Commissioner Vassiliou to speak at FARE conference in Euro Parliament

The FARE network is holding a one-day conference with Emine Bozkurt MEP in the European Parliament in Brussels later this month on two key issues facing sport – tackling discrimination and fighting match fixing. A range of speakers from the world of sport, civil society and the European Parliament will join Androulla Vassiliou, the European…

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European Conference on Women in Sport kicks-off in London

European Conference on Women in Sport kicks-off in London

The European Women in Sport Conference 2011 will kick-off today with sports governing bodies, athletes, coaches, grassroots groups and government representatives in attendance. The conference is a joint event from the European Women and Sport and the Council of Europe through EPAS (Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport) and brings together sports leaders and opinion formers…

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European Conference in Vienna to look at Social Inclusion in Sport

European Conference in Vienna to look at Social Inclusion in Sport

Partners of the European Union funded Sport Inclusion Network – SPIN initiative will host a conference to highlight the issues facing ethnic minorities and migrants in sport in less than two weeks. The conference, ‘Sport and Integration: Challenging social exclusion in and through sport’, to be held in Vienna on 19-20 September 2011, will attract…

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Germany captain Lahm uses autobiography to say he is not gay, but adds in his own controversial advice

Germany captain Lahm uses autobiography to say he is not gay, but adds in his own controversial advice

If you type the name of Philipp Lahm into the Google search engine the first thing its “autocomplete” feature throws up about Germany’s national football captain is “Philipp Lahm schwul” – “Philipp Lahm gay”. As the autocomplete algorithm indicates, the 27-year-old’s sexuality is the subject of considerable speculation in Germany since he rose to fame…

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12th FARE Action Week 2011 – Football for Equality support for small activities

12th FARE Action Week 2011 – Football for Equality support for small activities

As in 2010 the Football for Equality project offers support for small activities against racism, discrimination and homophobia. The partner organisations of the “Football for Equality” project, that is co-funded by the European Union’s Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme, are pleased to announce its “Football for Equality” support programme in the framework of the FARE…

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