Launch of free educational database to challenge discrimination10 August 2011

A new ‘toolkit’ of free, quality online educational resources has been launched, bringing together material from across Europe that uses football to challenge racism and homophobia.

The database includes resources in several European languages that have been created by football clubs, teachers, coaches, fans and equality groups. It includes short films, education packs, quizzes, competitions, fact sheets, posters and web pages, and can be searched by language, country, type of resource, subject and age group.

The toolkit has been developed by Football Unites, Racism Divides as part of the ‘Football for Equality’ programme. ‘Football for Equality: Challenging racist and homophobic stereotypes in and through football” is a programme of activities part-funded by the European Commission Fundamental Rights and Citizenship programme.

The toolkit can be found on the FARE website at www.farenet.org. Select ‘Football for Equality: Educational Resources’ from the menu on the left. Alternatively, click on Football for Equality: Educational Resources to go straight to it. Please help to promote it among your users!

If you can recommend any other suitable resources for inclusion, please email enquiries@furd.org and we’ll look into it.

Accompanying the toolkit on the FARE site is a contact database, with details of local organisations which can be contacted and give practical advice to teachers, youth workers, NGOs, journalists, students and other interested young people. Email your organisation’s details to enquiries@furd.org if you’d like to be added to the database.