UEFA and FARE have been working together to produce the Guide to Good Practice to help the European football community tackle racism. UEFA has distributed the guide to all of Europe’s FAs, leagues, clubs, referees, match delegates and venue directors. The guide is just one of many practical steps being taken as a result of the UEFA/FARE Unite Against Racism conference held earlier this year.
The key aim of the guide is to highlight examples of good practice by fans, clubs, players and organisations; in the hope that new initiatives will be started. It includes definitions of racism and details some actual racist incidents. It shows examples of various action plans and charters, including the FARE/UEFA ten point plan.
Gerhard Aigner, UEFA CEO added,
“Racism is an evil. I can find no other way to describe it. It must be eradicated. UEFA is not willing to accept any incidents of racism, or broader expressions of racial prejudice or exclusion, without challenge.”
UEFA has accompanied the guide with a letter to the European football family, explaining the €1,7m fund that UEFA has created to support national campaigns against racism organised via UEFA’s member associations. FARE has worked with UEFA to define the criteria for these applications and actively supports FAs in developing initiatives funded through UEFA’s anti-racism fund.
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UEFA’s news article is available in English, German, Spanish and Russian; with most languages having the guide and accompanying letter available.
UEFA News Article