#FootballPeople weeks

The#FootballPeopleweeksunitesupporters,clubs,players,minoritygroupsandcommunitiesaffectedbydiscriminationtostandforequalityandinclusion. Thisyear’s weekswilltakeplacefromthe10thto24thOctober2019.Jointhemovement.

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Join the largest campaign for social change and diversity in global football.

The #FootballPeople weeks is the largest campaign for social change and diversity in global football. During the two-week period over 150,000 people in more than 50 countries organise and participate in events and activities to bring about social change. Join the movement!

Who is it for?

The #FootballPeople weeks are open to everyone regardless of who you are or what your role in football is. Supporters, players, clubs, ethnic minorities, LGBT groups, women’s groups, activists, schools and NGOs all take an active role. #FootballPeople activists are united in their love for the game and the belief that football belongs to everyone and can be used to create positive change. We want you to be involved irrespective of origin, race, religion, gender or sexuality. 

How to participate

Getting involved is simple and fun: between the 10th and 24th October 2019 organise activities that celebrate diversity and tackle discrimination in and through football where you are. Use the #FootballPeople logo. On social media share what you do with the world and us and become part of the global movement. Involve as many people as possible. Or participate in one of the over 2,000 events that will take place during the fortnight. 

To support you for this we operated a grants phase offering up to €2500 in support.

See the following links for more information about small grants or event grants.

We will publish a list of events on farenet.org. 

Questions? 

Share your ideas with us and get in touch via info@farenet.org. Get connected and tell us about your activities. 

Be creative 

There is no limit as to what you can do as long as your activity relates to football and aims to bring about a positive change. These are a few ideas, but you can do something completely different: 

  • Football events to welcome refugees and asylum seekers 
  • Events against homophobia 
  • Workshops on womens football 
  • Match day choreographies 
  • Exhibitions celebrating the diversity of the fans, players or history or your club 
  • Work with minority groups on joint projects 
  • Panel discussions
  • Invite local minority groups to a game 
  • Podcasts and videos (use your mobile phone) 
  • Involve your club, (ex) players, other fans and local communities 

In recent years activities have taken place across the globe in Argentina, Brazil, Cameroon, Mexico, Vietnam, Thailand, the United States and South Africa; supported by some of the biggest stars of football, such as Yaya Touré, Iker Casillas, Didier Drogba, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Marco Verratti, Claudio Marchisio, and Edinson Cavani.

All UEFA Europa League, Champions League and Women Champions League matches took part in the campaign last year, reaching fans directly at the stadiums and millions more through television. The campaign also continues to receive the support from football associations, professional leagues and player associations.

Fare provides grants to grassroots and community groups and offers larger Events grants to support activities at national level.

#FootballPeople

• 10th to 24th October 2019

• The weeks are open to all everyone who wants to stand up to discrimination and celebrate diversity

• Participate with your own activities. Register them on farenet.org

• Use the #FootballPeople logo with all your activities. Download it from farenet.org

• Connect on social media and tell us what you are doing

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The 2019 #FootballPeople weeks will take place from the 10th to the 24th October.

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