Paris Foot Gay
Paris Foot Gay is addressing the topic of homophobia in football with a conference at the Paris Saint German stadium on 26 October.
The event will gather NGOs and activists interested in sharing good practices and building a network to lobby against homophobia in the game.
Aux Stades Citoyens
The French organisation will organise workshops and football tournaments to promote inclusion.
15th – 29th October
Licra, national co-ordiantor for Football People activities in France, has partnered up with all Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 football clubs to run activities anti-discrimination activities during the period.
In partnership with UCPF and the French professional League, Licra has developed and produced the first mobile app which allows people to fight against racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic behaviour using their phones. The app will be launched as part of the Action Weeks and is meant to provide to legal advice for victims and witnesses of racism. Find out more about it and download the app here.
Both 10th and 11th match days of Ligue 1 and 2 will be dedicated to promote Licra’s antiracist app.
Licra of Bordeaux will organise a Futsal tournament with young people and workshops on racism. During a match of Ligue 1, players of FC Girondins will wear Fare t-shirts.
Licra of Angers will launch an awareness campaign in partnership with the SCO in Angers (Ligue 2) and along with the city council of Angers the campaign will be spread during the mix-cités festival.
Licra of Drôme is organising activities on cooperation with Persévérante Sportive Romanaise.
Licra of Nice will hold a girls’s Football tournament and a graffiti workshop.
Licra of Dijon will stage anti-racist activities during a match of the Ligue 2 club Dijon FC. The players will warm up in Fare shirts and and an anti-racist message will be read.
Licra of Monaco will run activities in cooperation with AS Monaco.
Compagnie Le Trimaran
14 – 30 October
Compagnie Le Trimaran will stage an interactive theatre play in Midi Pyrénées, “Graine de Supporters”. The play is inspired by sports news, showcasing the struggle against discriminations in sport. The group will tour and perform in football clubs, middle and high schools and community centres in Midi Pyrénées in an attempt to address young people especially from the suburbs.
La Bande à Saber
18 – 19 October
La Bande à Saber, fans of As Monaco, will hold several workshops in and around Bonal Stadium, in Montbéliard, in which they will distribute fanzines with promotional material half-time to promote the anti-racism message of the Action Weeks.
The activities are supported by FC Sochaux Montbéliard Club (League 1), Sochaux City Council, Montbéliard City Council, Montbéliard urban area (Pays de Montbéliard), Regional Council of Franche-Comté and supporters and ethnic minority groups living in and around Montbeliard.
Les Dégommeuses Football Club are organising a presentation during the PSG v Bastia fixture at the Parc des Princes Stadium to raise awareness of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender in football, and in particular among football fans.
The French club will distribute at the end of the event a quizz to the audience to raise awareness on sexism and homophobia.
Normandie-Foot – Club des supporters normands de l’équipe de France
Tourville la Rivière Stadium and Festival Hall are hosting a football tournament organised by Normandie-Foot – Club des supporters normands de l’équipe de France for the Fare Action Weeks. Participants will play in mixed teams of over a hundred children from the Normandie area and from a dozen other clubs with the support of the Normandie Football League and officials.
During the event, they will sign a charter with educators under the title, “Football doesn’t create racism, Football is a victim of racism”, which will help to ensure players’ integrity and dignity. Partners include Tourville la Rivière City Council, Leroy Merlin of Tourville and Carrefour of Tourville.
Persévérante Sportive Romanaise
18 – 20 October
Football club Persévérante Sportive Romanaise is putting together a futsal tournament at Paillère Stadium. Players will be wearing themed T-shirts, the referee will be reading out an anti-racism message before kick-off and an anti-racist banner will be displayed. A graffiti workshop will take place to send the anti-racist message across to young people.
SOS Racisme Haute Saône
18 – 26 October
To mark the Action Weeks, SOS Racisme Haute Saône is organising a futsal and a football tournament involving 16 teams representing different countries in Héricourt . The teams are made up of three youngsters from the suburbs and two from rural areas from different ethnic groups. Partnering with Héricourt City Council, the Departmental Council of Haute Saône and Regional council of Franche-Comté, the event will promote equality and fair play as well as good practices in football and sport.
US Bessines Morterolles
25 – 26 October
US Bessines Morterolles Football Club from Limousin in Bessines sur Garenne is organising a futsal tournament in cooperation with rural and urban clubs of the region.
The tournament will be attended by teenagers and the teams will be mixed.