On the occasion of the third Unite Against Racism Conference in Warsaw on 3 and 4 March, and the tenth anniversary of Football Against Racism in Europe, the FARE network has produced a magazine to give an overview on FARE activities and the goals achieved in the past ten years. The brochure also gives an outlook on future challenges and new areas of work, such as the first World Cup on African soil in 2010 and the UEFA EURO 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, which opens the opportunity to develop new partnerships and capacity- build grassroots initiatives in Eastern and Central Europe.
In her introduction to the FARE magazine Heidi Thaler, FairPlay-vidc/FARE writes:
“On a daily work basis FARE will continue to respond to ongoing racist incidents with proactive action. We will focus on the stronger involvement of ethnic minority and migrant communities at all levels of football and to tackle discrimination on an institutional level. FARE will continue to support active fans in their fight for a discrimination-free stadium and will intensify efforts to strengthen women’s football and in fighting homophobia and sexism. We will also focus on education and youth programmes and highlight the power of sports for development. By acting together we can and make this beautiful game called football a game for everyone.”