Austrian Bundesliga

17-19 October

In cooperation with FairPlay and its campaign FairPlay. Different Colours. One Game., the Austrian Bundesliga is dedicating all matches between 17-19 october to challenge stereotypes and discrimination.

The slogan of the campaign ‘No Place for Discrimination’ will be displayed at all matches of the country’s two top leagues. Team captains will wear ‘Respect – No to Racism’ armbands and will read statements against racist, sexist and homophobic behaviour in football. Banners and posters featuring anti-discrimination messages will be displayed in the stadium.

Austrian Football Association & FairPlay

12 October and 15 November

The Austrian Football Association (FA) and the Fare Action Weeks Co-ordinator in Austria FairPlay are running together a series of activities in support of the Football People campaign. Anti-racism banners will be displayed before the kick-off of matches at amateur level and regional FAs will receive campaign packs to run activities at youth level.

At the EURO 2016 qualifier against Montenegro the UEFA “No To Racism” campaign will be highlighted in the stadium as part of the Fare Football People weeks.

Before the match against Russia, on 15 November, an anti-homophobia brochure, developed in cooperation with FairPlay, will be presented.


24 October, Linz

ARGE T.o.R are staging a tifo during the home match against Vorwärts Steyr and producing stickers and t-shirts stating that neither homophopia nor any other form of discriminatory behaviour is accepted in their stadium. The choreo will be presented before the home match of FC Blau Weiß Linz v WAC.A. The T-Shirts and Stickers will be given away to fans.

Cup der guten Hoffnung

11 October, Vienna

An anti-discrimination football tournament is being held in Vienna bringing together a series of social inclusion organisations to contest the Cup der Guten Hoffnung.

FC OMV Gänserndorf Süd

19 October, Gänserndorf

The amateur club is dedicating a match day to the Football People weeks and organising activities in the stadium prior to the game and a round table discussion after the final whistle to address racism in amateur football in Austria.

Freund_innen der Friedhofstribuene

17 October, Vienna

The fan group is raising funds for a NGO that works with homeless people in Vienna through a stadium activity during the match between  Sportklub v Donaufeld. Informative material and stickers will be distributed to raise awareness of social exclusion.


11 October, Vienna

An indoor football tournament is being held in Vienna to address discrimination in football.

GTVS Aspernallee

23 October, Vienna

Aspernallee is inviting boys and girls with different backgrounds to participate in a tournament that seeks to highlight the joy of playing in mixed teams despite cultural differences.

LAI & Initiative Nosso Jogo

31 October, Vienna

A round table on the topic ‘Brasil – Sport mega events and the economic development’ is bringing together experts of different areas, including economy, science and representatives of the Austrian labour union, to discuss the social legacy of mega sporting events and its challenges.

Landesverbände des ÖFB

The Austrian regional Football Associations are running a series of anti-discrimination activities at youth matches. A campaign pack has been made available by the national FA and FairPlay.

Initiative Minderheiten

17 October, Vienna

A panel discussion on sports for immigrants is being organised by Initiative Minderheiten to further projects that can help the integration of migrants communities. The discussion will also approach the issues around female participation in sport. 


12 October

The women’s club is dedicating two match days to the Football People weeks and against racism and sexism through activities jointly organised with fans and parents of the younger players. The teams are presenting the new kit which carries an anti-racist message.

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ÖFB Women Bundesliga

1-2 November

For the second consecutive year all matches of the Austrian Women Bundesliga will be dedicated to the Fare Action Weeks. The teams will present the FairPlay campaign banners “No Place for Discrimination” and will distribute Football People resources.

SIQ! – Sport, Integration und Qualifikation

25 October, Graz

SIQ! is staging an improvised theatre play to point out ways to react to and counter discrimination in everyday life. A drama teacher of InterACT will lead the workshop that will be followed by a trip to the UPC Arena to watch the Austrian first league fixture Sturm Graz v Rapid Wien. At the game the youth are presenting self-made anti-discrimination banners.

The activities will involve teenagers from SIQ!’s sport programme and players of their partner organisation, the International Allstar League Graz, who all have a migrant background.

Follow SIQ! on Facebook.

SC Süssenbrunn

12 October, Vienna 

The third division Viennese amateur club fields the pitch with t-shirts with antiracist messages and takes a stand against discrimination with pre-match announcements and statements. The club also facilitates a round table discussion to address racism in Austrian amateur football after the game.

Verein Freund_Innen der Friedhofstribüne

17 October, Vienna

The fan group is raising funds for refugees and asylum seekers in their stadium and is trying to raise awareness of racism and xenophobia. They are distributing informational material at their club’s home match Sportklub v Donaufeld.

Vienna Türkgücü SKV

10-15 October, Vienna

Vienna Türkgücü SKV are inviting young people with ethnic minority background to partake in a discussion and workshops about racism and discrimination.

Wolfbrigade 04

21 October, St. Pölten

A series of fan activities and a stadium choreography will be organised during the SKN St. Pölten match on 21 October. The initiative follows the educational project jointly developed between the fans of St. Pölten and the ‘Fan initiative South’ that engages young supporters of the club in inclusive activities.

youngCaritas Käfig League - Caritas Wien

6-25 October, Wien

The Vienna street league organisation have developed an anti-racism workshop and printed materials for all their youth players in the intercultural Käfig League, which comprises 40 teams in all 23 districts of Vienna with approximately 500 regulars kicking the ball.

The workshops will be held throughout the Football People weeks during the teams’ trainings sessions. The sessions aim to support and prepare ethnic minority children and adolescents aged between 6 and 14 years for encounters with everyday racism in Austria. The sessions will equip the kids with tools how to handle racism emotionally; how to react to and counter racism in non-violent ways.

The Austrian first division clubs Rapid Vienna and Austria Vienna are sending professional players as guests and role models for the Käfig Leagues Anti-Racism-Cup.

Follow Käfig League on Facebook and Youtube.

For the full link of activities in German please click here.[:de]

Wolfbrigade 04

21 October, St. Pölten

Und die Faninitiative Süd organisierten das Bildungsprojekt „Youth and the Club“ in Zusammenarbeit mit Nordrand Streetwork, dem BRG/BORG St. Pölten, pro supporters und dem SKN St. Pölten. Die im Rahmen eines Workshops ausgearbeitete Choreographie wird beim Heimspiel in der FARE Aktionswoche von den Jugendlichen durchgeführt.


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