Captains to lead anti- discrimination message at Euro 2012 Semi- Finals

Captains to lead anti- discrimination message at Euro 2012 Semi- Finals

The UEFA Euro 2012 semi-final matches in Donetsk and Warsaw will see the captains of the national teams of Spain, Portugal, Germany and Italy reaffirm their stance against racism as the semi-final matches tonight (27 June) and tomorrow (28 June) see the culmination of the Respect Diversity- Football Unites campaign at Euro 2012. Football supporters…

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Mostar welcomes the Balkaniade!

Mostar welcomes the Balkaniade!

From 30 June to 1 July 2012 Mostar will be hosting this year’s Balkaniade. The Balkaniade is an international youth tournament taking place once a year in the countries of the Western Balkans. The tournament which aims to foster the youth exchange in the field of sport in the Western Balkans has been initiated by…

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UEFA fines Croatia €80,000 for fans' racist abuse of Mario Balotelli at Euro 2012

UEFA fines Croatia €80,000 for fans' racist abuse of Mario Balotelli at Euro 2012

UEFA fined Croatia's football association €80,000 on Tuesday after fans racially abused Italy forward Mario Balotelli at a European Championship match. The charges related to “the setting-off and throwing of fireworks, and the improper conduct of supporters (racist chants, racist symbols),” UEFA said in a statement. FARE match monitors have reported to UEFA that 300…

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The FARE network pays tribute to displaced peoples

The FARE network pays tribute to displaced peoples

On World Refugee Day the FARE network pays tribute to the millions of displaced peoples around the globe who have to leave their homes due to political and military conflicts, hunger and economic circumstances and who live under difficult conditions or are denied basic human rights in their place of settlement. In the town of…

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Italian midfielder Claudio Marchisio backs equal marriage

Italian midfielder Claudio Marchisio backs equal marriage

On the day of Italy’s decisive match against Ireland to proceed to the quarter-finals of the Euro 2012 championship, Claudio Marchisio, one of the team’s midfielders, has spoken out in favour of equal marriage rights for gay couples. His statement in favour of gay rights comes only a week after a team-mate said he hoped…

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Increasing number of Inclusive Zones across Poland/Ukraine

Increasing number of Inclusive Zones across Poland/Ukraine

As Euro 2012 progresses, more and more organisations are putting themselves forward to be Inclusive Zones. The aim of the zones is to create spaces that are open, welcome and accessible to all fans alongside the local population. There are currently over 400 sites across Poland and Ukraine that are designated sites, including shops, historic…

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FARE Network pays respect to victims of Holocaust

FARE Network pays respect to victims of Holocaust

As part of FARE’s programme of activities during Euro 2012 a delegation of FARE Network member organisations together with Ukrainian, British and Swedish anti-racist fans visited Babiy Yar, a Holocaust memorial site in Kyiv. Representatives of FURD (Football Unites, Racism Divides), ‘Football Against Prejudices’ (Ukraine), Eastern European Development Center (Ukraine), African Council of Ukraine and…

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UEFA announce investigations into two racism incidents

UEFA announce investigations into two racism incidents

Uefa have announced they will investigate further two alleged incidents of racist chanting during the Euro 2012 matches between Russia and the Czech Republic on opening day (8th June), and Spain v Italy on Sunday (11 June). The incidents relate to the abuse of Czech Republic defender Theodor Gebre Selassie reported by FARE observers. The…

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Euro Pride House opens in Warsaw

Euro Pride House opens in Warsaw

The Euro Pride House was officially opened in Warsaw. The project is an initiative of FARE partners European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (EGLSF), and part of a wider programme of anti-discrimination activity during Euro2012. It is an anti-homophobia space for football fans to gather, watch football and network close to the National Stadium. The…

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Gullit, Olisadabe and Dziekanowski open the FARE programme at Euro 2012

Gullit, Olisadabe and Dziekanowski open the FARE programme at Euro 2012

“This what I believe in, we come together and leave as better people” Ruud Gullit As final preparations for Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine got under on opening day (Friday 8 June) the FARE network and UEFA launched the Respect Diversity – Football Unites project with support from Ruud Gullit, Emmanuel Olisadebe, UEFA Executive…

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