'Football against discrimination' tool-kit for young people – please submit your resources09 November 2010

It remains certain that the fight against racism and discrimination must be accompanied by educational work with young people. Therefore, as part of its Football for Equality project, FARE is creating an educational internet tool-kit on the topic of ‘Football against Discrimination’.

Over the last decade, anti-racism and anti-discrimination in the field of sport has made substantial progress. All over Europe, a wide range of awareness-raising initiatives, school projects, campaigns and educational activities have developed. However, relatively few young people and educators use them or know where to access them.

The project proposes to identify some of the best educational tools and materials across Europe such as short video films, brochures, hand-outs for teachers, reports, comics or interactive web-sites and make them available in a structured and accessible way. All resources will be offered free to download.

A special section of the FARE website will be set up to bring together this tool-kit, along with a database listing local initiatives across Europe which can be contacted for practical advice for teachers, youth workers, NGOs, journalists, students and other interested young people.

The tool-kit will have a pan-European outlook: the working language will be English but there will be the option of including resources in other languages. No printed material will be produced.

The tool-kit is being developed for FARE by FARE partner Football Unites, Racism Divides in the UK, which already runs an anti-racist Resources and Information Centre and a range of educational initiatives with young people. However, we need your help with the following:

1. Have you produced, or can you recommend, any educational resources tackling any form of discrimination through football, which are either available online or that you’re prepared to make freely available online through the tool-kit? If so, please email the details to me, ruth@furd.org, including a summary of the content, website address if it’s already online, and target audience including age group and language.

2. If you would like to be included in the database of local initiatives, please email ruth@furd.org with the name, address and nature of your organisation, phone number, email address, website address, names of contacts and how they can help.

This action is carried out by FURD and is part of the programme “Football for Equality. Challenging racism and homophobia across Europe” and is partly funded by the European Commission (DG Justice) under the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme. The Football for Equality project is coordinated by the FARE partner organisation FairPlay-vidc in partnership with the FARE network and various other European project partners.

Contact details:
Ruth Johnson – Football Unites, Racism Divides
The Stables Connexions Centre
Sharrow Lane
S11 8AE
+44 114 2553156