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Call for participation: Conference: Addressing homophobia at mega-sport events Ljubljana 17-18. November

Call for participation: Conference: Addressing homophobia at mega-sport events Ljubljana 17-18. November

We invite football clubs, supporter groups, NGOs, athletes, football activists, national and international sport associations, academics, students and everybody who is interested to this two-day conference in Ljubljana to discuss homophobia in football. The conference is part of the Erasmus+ funded project Queering Football.

Date

Fri, 11/17/2017 to Sat, 11/18/2017

Location

Ljubljana
Slovenia

Queering Football: Addressing homophobia at mega-sport events

17-18 November 2017 | University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Sport

About the conference

In anticipation of the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, SPOLINT, in association with VIDC will host a two-day conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Homophobia – prejudices and violence against LGBTIQs – is still one of the main and untackled problems in European football.

The conference will bring together officials from international and national sporting organisations, including FIFA, UEFA, as well as representatives from grassroots organisations, NGOs, clubs, professional athletes, activists in LGBT rights, academics and sports professionals.

Target groups

The aim of the conference is to foster an exchange of ideas on how to tackle homophobia, and how to create awareness on discrimination in sports in particular in the framework of mega-sport events. We are inviting supporter groups, NGOs, athletes, football activists, national and international sport associations, academics, students and everybody who is interested to this conference.

Conference language: English

Programme

The provisional programme of the conference can be found here.
The programme and the list of speakers will be continuously up-dated.

Registration

Registration is required until 30 October 2017.
Please return the Registration Form by 30 October to info[at]spolint.org

Costs

No conference fee; costs of the conference are covered by the project, including conference fee, catering and networking dinner.

Travel and accommodation have to be organised and paid by the participants.

Venue

University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Sport
Gortanova ulica 22
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Contact and website

For further questions and information on conference, project and content, please contact:

Local host: Milan Hosta, SPOLINT institute, info[at]spolint.org

Project coordination: Nikola Staritz, fairplay initiative, staritz[at]vidc.org

www.queeringfootball.org
https://www.facebook.com/footballforequality/

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