Fare Observer Scheme discussed in Hungary by football authorities23 September 2014

StartstodayaseriesoffourseminarsonsocialinclusionanddiscriminationinHungarianfootball,organisedbytheBudapest-basedFarememberFoundationofSubjectiveValues,aspartoftheFootballPeopleactionweeks.

The first seminar, co-organised with the Hungarian Olympic Committee, Football and Players Association, will focus on the role of governing bodies in preventing and sanctioning discrimination in football stadiums.

The event will analyse the Fare Observer Scheme, in which independent observers attend international club and national team matches identified as being ‘at risk’ of acts of discrimination, and look at the possibility of replicating it at a national level.

The role of sanctions and harsher regulations, as well as the issues around organised fan groups will also be discussed.

Three other seminars will be host within the first two weeks of October exploring football’s power for social inclusion and the importance of co-ordinated work in challenging discriminatory behaviour in stadiums. The four seminars aim to develop new partnerships and further strategies regarding the fight against discrimination in the country’s football alongside with fans, governing bodies and anti-discrimination campaigns.

The Foundation Subjective Values is human rights anti-discrimination movement, in Hungary, that works across different areas of society, including sports and civil rights, and that organises educational projects for youth.

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