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FARE - Football Against Racism in Europe

PO Box 72058
EC1P 1UH London

Telefon: +44 20 7253 6795
Adresse e-mail:info@farenet.org
Interlocuteur: Claudia Krobitzsch

Les Thèmes

The FARE network is a group of football bodies, fan groups, minority groups, and NGO’s with a stated commitment to combating discrimination in football in Europe and to use the power of the game to effect positive social change.
Since its formation in 1999, the FARE Network has grown to include active partners in more than 40 European countries and has developed institutional partnerships with the European commission, UEFA and FIFA.

FARE works collaboratively with UEFA to deliver a series of activities designed to challenge discrimination and promote social inclusion in football across Europe. These activities have included hosting international conferences, producing best practice guides, establishing the annual FARE weeks of action, and delivering activities at European Championship competitions. FARE has also supported the work of partner organisations such as Never Again in Central and Eastern Europe and the Mondiali Antirazzisti in Italy.
Since 2010, the FARE Network has undergone a process of organisational restructuring. It now has a secretariat, administrative support, and a new board of elected members. The new FARE network has also expanded its scope to challenge some wider inequalities in the game, such as sexism and homophobia.
As part of this process, in 2011 the FARE Network and UEFA hosted the first seminar on institutional discrimination in football in Amsterdam, and, in 2012, more than 150 delegates from 37 different countries attended a broad ranging FARE Network conference held in Rome, entitled ‘Game Changers: Equality, Inclusion and Activism’.

The general objectives of the FARE network can be summarised as:
• To promote a commitment to fight discrimination at all levels of football across Europe – in stadiums, on the pitch, in administration, in coaching and sport education and through the media
• Use the appeal of football to tackle societal discrimination
• To foster networking and exchange of good practice transnationally
• To undertake activities to capacity build and empower marginalised and discriminated groups, in particular young people, migrants, ethnic minorities, members of the LGBT community and women.

The FARE Action Weeks unite supporters, clubs, ethnic minorities and communities affected by other forms of discrimination across the continent in a concerted effort to make discrimination a thing of the past.
The idea behind the Action Weeks is that a wide range of initiatives and activities that address local problems within their club or community and join groups across the continent to present a unified stand against discrimination in the game.
A key part of the activities are the events that further social inclusion by bringing people of different communities together through sport.
The Action Weeks aim to:
• Increase public awareness of the discrimination in football
• Create a united front by bringing together everyone in football
• Develop ideas and new practices that challenge exclusion
• Eastern European Development Project: This project seeks to offer challenges to the problems of racism, anti-semitism and far-right political activities through a co-ordinated approach based in Warsaw, working with delivery partners across the region.
• Mondiali Antirazzisti was born on 1997 for an idea by Progetto Ultrà-UISP Emilia Romagna in cooperation with Istoreco (Institute for Research on the Resistance) Reggio Emilia. The input was very easy: to organize a real festival with the direct involvement and mixing of realities considered conflicting. In fact, the fan groups are normally labeled as racist and the migrant communities are considered dangerous.

Claudia Krobitzsch is the Programmes Co-ordinator of FARE.

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