FARE launches membership scheme and announces Rome conference27 March 2012

The FARE network has launched a membership scheme and announced a conference to take place in Rome in on 4 and 5 May featuring some of the most interesting speakers in the sport, inclusion and social responsibility area.

The membership scheme is being opened as a result of the process of formalising the network begun two years ago in Vienna. The conference will also act as a first General Meeting of the network according to the statutes.

How to become a member
FARE membership is open to individuals, non- governmental organisations and institutional bodies. Full details are available here.

The conference, which is being organised in conjunction with host partner, the Italian FC (FiGC), and FARE founding partner UISP (Unione Italiana Sport Per tutti) will focus on looking at future perspectives in campaigning against discrimination and working with excluded groups in sport.

The conference will feature speakers from activist groups, European institutions, sporting bodies and minority groups and include former athletes and footballers.

Conference programme
The conference will feature a mix a workshops and plenary sessions on issues including pioneering practice in social inclusion, working alongside ethnic minorities, women in sport leadership and Euro 2012.

Confirmed speakers include Giancarlo Abete, Italian FA President; Karen Espelund, first woman on the UEFA Executive Committee; former NBA star John Amaechi; Willliam Gaillard, Advisor to the UEFA President; FARE Chairperson Howard Holmes; Filippo Fossati, UISP President; CEO of WomenWin, Maria Brobenreith; Polish football legend Darius Dziekanowski.

How to apply to attend the conference
The conference is free to members although participant numbers will be limited due to space. If you wish to attend the conference please sign up for FARE membership and indicate that you wish to attend the conference.

Members from small and unfunded organisations can apply for help with flights and accommodation to attend the conference.

Full details of venue and accommodation will be made public shortly.

If you wish to attend the conference please fill in the Conference Registration form.

Becoming a Board member
If you wish to stand for election to the FARE Board you will need to give notice to clicking here by Friday, 19 April. (Notice as set out in the FARE statutes). The General Meeting part of the conference will elect the FARE Board.

Download the
FARE Network statutes
Conference Registration form
Membership Registration form