Seedorf to join campaigners and NGO leaders from 38 countries for Fare201511 June 2015

SomeofEurope’sleadingcampaignersagainstdiscriminationaregatheringinBarcelonaoverthenexttwodaysforaconferenceonexclusionanddiscriminationwithinfootball.

Representatives from 38 countries will meet for Fare2015 at Camp Nou, the home of the UEFA Champions League winners FC Barcelona, for a day of debates, discussions and the development of new ideas on issues affecting campaigners.

Amongst those speaking will be legendary Milan and Holland midfielder Clarence Seedorf, who will be there in his role as UEFA ambassador for diversity and change, alongside activists and NGO leaders and representatives from international governing bodies UEFA and FIFA.

The day is divided into four sessions looking at the role of grassroots movements in creating change; whether social legacy can be left by sports mega events, profiling the difficulties grassroots activities face; and the situation of women in football.

There will also be updates on institutional discrimination and LGBT rights.

Fare Executive Director, Piara Powar said, “We are looking forward to a day of challenging debates, new ideas and interaction with our members and colleagues from sister organisations who are at the front line of tackling discrimination and working to harness the power of football for good.

“This will not be the first conference on anti-discrimination in football, nor will it be the last, our clear focus is help us define future agendas and direction and how we can build collaborative partnerships.”

The conference programme can be downloaded here.

Members of the public can follow the conference through the hashtag #Fare2015.

 Clarence Seedorf