Between 14 and 26 October the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network is calling for action in and around football stadiums across Europe during a co-ordinated Action Week
Bewteen 14th and 26th October the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network is calling for action in and around football stadiums across Europe during a coordinated Action Week.
With the support of UEFA and the European Commission, FARE calls upon the European football family to come together in October for the 11th FARE Action Week against Racism and Discrimination in Football.
Besides activities by professional clubs and leagues such as the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League, the FARE Action Week will give fans, minority groups and grassroots football teams across the continent the opportunity to come together to celebrate the integrative power of the game.
The idea behind FARE Action Week is that a wide range of initiatives and activities will address local problems within their club or community, while also joining together groups across the continent to present a unified stand against racism and discrimination in the game.
Despite the progress made in tackling racism and discrimination in football, the exclusion of minorities as players or fans is still a reality in many European countries. There are also continuing signs the the far-right supporters groups are on the rise in several stadiums across the continent, not only in league matches but also at European level in international games.
Show Racism the Red Card's Fortnight of Action is part of this European-wide intiative and there are small grants available for projects in Scotland to run anti-racist community projects during the Fortnight.
More information about Show Racism the Red Card's Fortnight of Action can be seen on our website.