fairplay, the initiative for diversity and antidiscrimimation was kicked off by the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC) in 1997. The fairplay innitiave has worked closely with key football and sport stakeholders such as assocations, clubs, fans, players as well as migrant and refugee organisations in order to address exclusion and promote equality and respect in the game. fairplay is a founding member of the network Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE), which has established in 1999 in Vienna, Austria.We work closely with key (football) institutions including UEFA, FIFA, European Commission, Council of Europe, FIFPro and many national bodies in Austria and in the Western balkans.
Recent Erasmus+ sport projects, which fairplay-VIDC coordinates, include "Queering Fotoball" (2016-2017), "Sport Welcomes Refugees" (2017-2018) and "Sport Inclusion of Migrant and Minority Women“ (#SPINWomen). Another focus is on projects in the field of human rights and mega-sport events ("Our Game for Human Rights") and sport for development.
The project "Football Zajedno" promotes equality and non-discrimation among young people in the Western Balkans and is carried out in partnership with the football associations of Bosnia -Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia and is supported by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and UEFA.
I have studied Social Anthropology and African Studies at University of Vienna and in cape Coast (Ghana). In 2014 I completed the MA programme Sport and Development at Southampton Solent University (UK). Im am employed with the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC), where I founded the fairplay – initiative for diversity and anti-discrimination in 1997. From 1999 until 2010 he was the European coordinator of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network. Currently I am the leader of the Erasmus+ project “SPIN Women" and coordinate the Sport Inclusion Network (SPIN). I have also written widely on football in Africa.