Ignoring racism, is accepting racism – take your stand and join the FARE Action Week!
Discrimination and racism is sadly a regular occurrence in European football and is all too often swept under the carpet. Therefore, for the 9th successive season the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network is coordinating action in and around football stadiums across Europe. Between 16th and 28th October 2008 large sections of the European football family in more than 35 countries will stand united against racism and discrimination.
The idea behind the FARE Action Week is that a wide range of initiatives and activities address local problems within their club or community, while also joining groups across the continent to present a unified stand against racism in the game.
Besides activities by professional clubs, national associations, leagues such as the UEFA Champions League, the FARE Action Week will give fans, minority groups and grass-root football teams across the continent the opportunity to come together to celebrate the integrative power of the game.
This season FARE network aims to encourage more groups in southern Europe to participate in the FARE Action Week. Moreover, in the course of the forthcoming Action Week FARE will support initiatives targeting homophobia and tackling sexism.
Small Grants grass-root groups
FARE offers financial assistance for local activities during the week of action, such as the production of campaigning materials and the organisation of anti-racism matches or special fan choreographies. Groups can apply on www.farenet.org for financial assistance. The maximum grant to apply for is 400 €. The deadline to fill the application form will be 15 September 2008.
We look forward to learning about your ideas, initiatives and activities!