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Fare action weeks 2014

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Fare action weeks 2014

The Football People action weeks unites supporters, clubs, ethnic minorities and communities affected by discrimination across the continent in a concerted effort to make discrimination a thing of the past.

Date

10/09/2014 00:00

Location

Europe |23.10.2014

The Football People weeks challenge discrimination and celebrate the contribution we all make to football, wherever we live, whatever our connection to the game, whatever our background.

The Football People 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

A key part of the activities are the events that further social inclusion by bringing people of different communities together through sport.

What started as a minor campaign in nine countries in 2001 has now become the largest series of anti-discrimination activities in sport. In 2013, over 1,500 activities took place in 46 countries with some of Europe’s top stars lending support to the campaign.

Over 40 UEFA Europa League and Champions League matches took part in the campaign, reaching fans directly at the matches and millions more through television. In 2013, 18 professional leagues participated in the Action Weeks and 17 European FA’s actively supported the initiative.

Fare offers financial support for different types of activities. We are able to provide Small grants for up to 250 groups and offer larger Events grants to support nationwide activities.

Every year groups including fan groups, ethnic minority organisations, football clubs and a variety of NGOs from all over Europe organise activities and launch initiatives to challenge racism and discrimination. Fare’s long-term focus on the situation in Eastern and Central Europe has led to an increasing involvement of groups in the Balkans, the former Soviet republics and the new EU members such as Croatia.

The next Football People weeks will take place 9 – 23 October 2014.

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