Antiracist Workshops for UEFA EURO 2012 Stewards17 February 2011

The Polish FARE partner organisation “NEVER AGAIN” Association, in cooperation with EURO 2012 Polska (Local Organising Committee) and the Polish Football Association, has provided a series of special antiracist workshops for the trainers
of EURO 2012 stewards.

The participants of the workshops represented members and staff Polish football clubs, security and safety directors of all top two division clubs. They took part in workshops about best models of stewarding on football stadiums, based on UEFA educational materials. One of the most important parts of this training is on racism and discrimination, including a special workshop on recognising racist, fascist symbols and hate speech. This training is prepared specially for UEFA EURO 2012TM championship.

Each of the listeners received the toolkit “How to fight racism?” and can share best practices during their everyday work in Polish top football clubs. In the forthcoming months, all the club representatives will organise similar trainings for their own safety and security staff.

Recently the Polish Ministry of Sport recently decided to support the campaign by producing extra 300 copies of the toolkit – best practice guide “How to fight racism?”. It will be spread all over Poland mainly to teachers and youth coaches.

'Never Again' Association also provides anti-racist trainings for different other groups such as police football “spotters”, police human rights departments, teacher training centres etc.

Jacek Purski
FARE Eastern European Development Project
Stowarzyszenie “NIGDY WIĘCEJ” / “NEVER AGAIN” Association
P.O. Box 6
03-700 Warszawa 4, Poland
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