Finnish actors come together through Sports For All conference16 October 2012

Finnish FARE partner Liikkukaa Ry will lead a conference of organisations active in the multi-cultural sport movement this Thursday (October 19th) as part of the FARE action weeks.
Participants will include Minister of Culture and Sport Paavo Arhinmäki, FA representative Markku Lehtola and Paul Canoville, the first black player to play for Champions League winners Chelsea FC.

The conference will bring together anti-racist and multicultural agents, including sports clubs, to network and evaluate the impact of grass root initiatives for social inclusion.

FARE board member and Liikkukaa Ry chairman Ike Chime said, “We are delighted to be hosting this conference in Helsinki in collaboration with TUL, RASMUS and FARE.

“Our aim is to build on the achievements of the anti- discrimination and sport for all movement in Finland and move forward to new agendas and challenges together. We are very much driven by the idea that we collectively are Football People and can achieve much through a coming together of this kind.”

Amongst the themes of the conference is the role of sport in achieving social equality, the importance of involving migrants in organisations aimed at inclusion, and cross-cultural exchange in practice.