FARE ACTION WEEKS

The FARE network is an inclusive network of community groups, minority organisations, fan groups, player unions, national associations and municipalities. During the next two weeks groups in over forty countries across Europe will come together through the understanding that we can tackle the issue of discrimination in football and use the game as a means of bridging divides and encouraging greater understanding.

The aim of FARE Action Weeks is to challenge discrimination and celebrate the contribution we all make to football, wherever we live, whatever our background or our connection to the game.

The Action Weeks are an opportunity for everyone in the game, for fan groups, grassroots and amateur clubs, big name players and professional clubs to stand together with ethnic minorities, gay and lesbian groups and other community organisations.

We come together to tackle discimination in football and use the game as an means of bridging divides and encouraging greater understanding. As we stand united against intolerance we know that we are one race, one people, involved in one sport.

"If a player is gay he is still a teammate to me." Philip Lahm

The activities of the FARE Action Weeks are many and varied. We will have around 40 countries involved with fan choreographies, school events, exhibitions, and other community-based actions.

Alongside the community events professional clubs and leagues will also be involved. Look out for UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League games during the period, all games will have activities inside stadiums. Amongst the highlights this year will be events such as a tournament with the Roma community in Slovakia; flash mobs in Bucharest, Romania; fun choreographies at Aris club in Thessaloniki, Greece; community activities in Sheffield, England; and, school events in Paris.

As we look forward to the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine in 2012, FARE has been active in the two countries preparing initiatives such as Inclusivity Zones, Streetkick and a schools programme under the theme of Football Unites. The programme will be launched on opening day in Warsaw.

How you can join us:

Getting involved in the FARE Action Week now is more important than ever. We all face economic conditions which will make life more difficult for many people and leave many others vulnerable to becominig scapegoats and victims of blame.

It is never too late to make your stand and tell us about it. Put up messages about your activities on your facebook page, use twitter, (#FARE) to send out a message, or email us.

FARE has many resources available to support you. If you would like to get more copies of this poster, stickers and badges contact us. Or download the artwork from our website.

If you want T-shirts, they can bought from us for 5€.

Contact us: info@farenet.org - twitter.com/farenet - facebook.com/farenetwork

 

"Discriminations? Say no, no, no."  Wayne Rooney

 

Became a member of FARE:

The FARE network is an inclusive network of community groups, minority organisations, fan groups, player unions, national associations and municipalities. All come together through the understanding that we can tackle the issue of discrimination in football and use the game as a means of bridging divides and encouraging greater understanding.

Through periodes such as the Action Weeks, we are active in around 40 counties, with groups taking part ranging from 1 or 2 people to members of many thousands.

Whatever you are able to contribute in action, has a valuable impacts on our collective aims. From late September 2011 FARE will be launching an open membership scheme. The scheme is one way of ensuring we are working better with our partners, it will allow for democratic process such as open elections to the FARE board.

Details of the membership process will be available on www.farenet.org from late September.

 

" Put Racism offside."  Lionel Messi

 

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