Football for Equality logoFSE organised the following fan-oriented equality activities at the UEFA EURO 2012 in the framework of the Football for Equality project:

  • Action Days for Respect and against Discrimination at the Fans´ Embassies
  • Fan Guides with LGBT-parts
  • Diversity workshops on discrimination, homophobia and racism for Fans´ Embassies´ staff

The project Football for Equality– Challenging racist and homophobic stereotypes in and through football is a European initiative carried out by various partner organisations of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network and led by FairPlay-VIDC in Vienna. The project kicked off in November 2009 and was continued until June 2012. The initiative is part-funded by the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship programme of the European Commission.

The Football for Equality-project aims at:

  • Using the popularity and universality of football, as a unique entry point to raise awareness on racism and related intolerances (xenophobia, islamophobia, anti-Roma racism and anti-Semitism) and on homophobia.
  • To address and link areas of combating racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism on the one hand and the fight against homophobia on the other hand.
  • To promote and improve intercultural understanding and tolerance in particular among young people in the European Union.

Find more information on the Football for Equality website.