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Football Against Racism in Europe FARE Update

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Football Against Racism in Europe FARE Update

Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) have circulated an update about recent developments in the fight against racism in Europe, including; an international conference in Budapest, Hungary, a Slovakian report on the manifests of racism, anti-Semitism, nationalism, neo-Nazism and other forms of intolerance in football and a Tolerance Day for kids.

The conference in Budapest was titled: 'Europe All Inclusive? Minorities at the Edge of Society' and was a follow-up to the UNITED for Intercultural Action conference in Kiev, Ukraine in October 2009.

Co-organised with the 'NEVER AGAIN' Association and taking place between 11-16 May, the conference was attended by 91 delegates from 33 European nations.

Jacek Purski conducted a plenary presentation of the FARE East European Development Project (FARE EEP), sharing experiences of anti-racist work in football and focusing on the good practice toolkit 'How to fight racism?' and Michal Riecansky of People Against Racism Slovakia conducted a workshop on racism in sports.

For more information please click here The Slovakian FARE partner People against Racism is publishing a “Report on the manifests of racism, anti-Semitism, nationalism, neo-Nazism in football stadia”.

The report includes information on positive initiatives aimed at countering such incidents and expressions. The document contains photo documentation and uses the information gathered through FARE’s work in monitoring racist, discriminatory and far-right incidents which taking place in football stadia. Download the report in full here

Students of five schools in District 8 of Budapest, Hungary had a day to remember as they participated in this year’s Tolerance Tournament organised by FARE partner Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organisation.

The day brings together school children between the age of 13-16 to promote peace and combat racism and xenophobia at the grass-roots level.

For more information visit the FARE website

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Monday, May 24, 2010 - 23:00

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