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FC EuroClio – Football Meets Society

May 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Towards inclusive history-education?

Football -and sport in general- promotes sportsmanship, a healthy lifestyle and team spirit. Nevertheless, this much-vaunted “power of sport” also has a downside, from which the sport prefers to turn away: violence, racism, sexual harassment, doping, match fixing and subversion. Viewed in this way, sport is a mirror of society. Nonetheless it is this mirror that many youngsters easily can relate to. They share -together with educators, trainers and coaches- a strong passion for the game. Often, they play themselves, they have their favorite national and international clubs and they follow the results almost daily. They know football stories.

To which extent can we use the passion of the game in our (history) teaching and citizenship training to tell stories of equality and inequality, racism, patriotism, gender, migration and diversity?

We have invited journalist, representative of football clubs, heritage organization teachers and fans to discuss the options and limits of sport and sport- stories as an educational tool. A tool that can used in formal teaching, civic trainings, in club museums and indeed on a grass-root level at the local clubs.

The overall aim of the Football Makes History project is to contribute to the reduction of the number of people at risk of social exclusion across Europe by pursuing these specific objectives:

  • promote diversity, non-discrimination and equality, including gender equality;
    Innovate formal and non-formal learning leading to social, civic and intercultural competences and critical thinking;
  • support the professional development of educators and youth workers and build the capacity to develop and implement innovative teaching methods;
  • engage cultural heritage for all by accessing the histories, memories and legacies residing in football history in transnational perspectives on all levels;
  • raise public awareness on the role of learning for social inclusion and increase the sharing of innovative practices across the continent.

Where do we succeed? What are the limits and possibilities of this approach? To what extend should clubs make use of such approaches?

More details on the panel discussion, including speakers and moderator, will be shared soon.

Participation Fee

Participation to this webinar series is free.

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May 28
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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