Join the #FootballPeople weeks movement!

 

The #FootballPeople weeks is the largest global campaign to celebrate diversity and tackle discrimination in football, and this year’s event takes place between 8th and 22nd October.

Join other educational institutions, schools, as well as grassroots groups, clubs and NGOs throughout Europe.
You can take part by organising Football Makes History activities or by using the Fare network Educational Toolkit. All we ask you to do is to register your activity and run this during the #FootballPeople weeks.

Go to https://fare.force.com/FootballPeopleRegisterActivity_4736192 to register your activity!

Fare can also send you resources and materials to promote your event upon request. You'll also get activities from our Football Makes History project to undertake as part of the #FootballPeople weeks if you wish to try them out.
For more information about the Football Makes History project head to footballmakeshistory.eu and for the Fare toolkit see https://www.farenet.org/news/fare-launches-first-ever-educational-diversity-toolkit-resource-for-young-people/.

 

Join the #FootballPeople Movement To Help Fight Inequality!

The Fare Network, a partner of our Football Makes History project is organizing a movement to help fight inequality - the #FootballPeople weeks. This event unites supporters, players, clubs, minority groups, and communities alike to support equality and inclusion. The #FootballPeople weeks will take place between 8 and 22 October 2020.

This is the largest social change campaign in football. It will unite over 150,000 people together to advocate against social injustices such as racism, sexism, homophobia, and support inclusion, diversity, and social change with more than 2,000 events in over 50 countries.

The Fare Network is now offering grants up to €500 for both large and small organizations so they may hold related activities during the #FootballPeople weeks. The deadline to apply is 31 August 2020. You may be inspired to hold an activity related to the #Blacklivesmatter movement, the #METOO movement, or about a chosen ethnic minority. Other activities include:

 

• Host an online discussion or networking event
• Organise an e-sports tournament
• Put on a socially distanced football tournament
• Produce educational materials for your school
• Celebrate minority players in football
• Give football taster sessions to women or girls who do not already play football

Also, we are pleased to announce the Fare Network has released a new educational resource kit! This can be used to educate young people between 14 and 18 against discrimination and celebrate difference! The educational materials are designed for teachers in schools, NGO's and youth clubs who want to discuss the topic of anti-discrimination in the classroom.

Important links:

Football Makes History*: Understanding migration and the multicultural society through football

Julia Flegel Project Updates

The 3rd Short-term Joint Staff Training was held from the 01.11-03.11.2019 in Frankfurt, Germany hosted by the Eintracht Frankfurt Museum.

Under the overall goal of enhancing social cohesion and promoting diversity in the educators’ everyday work, 30 participants, school history educators and youth workers, were offered training, expertise and professional development, especially on the topics discrimination and migration in football together with 10 participants of the partner organisations EuroClio, FARE NETWORK and EINTRACHT FRANKFURT MUSEUM.

At first, participants learned about the German Football context via presentations by staff members of the Eintracht Frankfurt Museum, the DFB-Kulturstiftung (DFB-Cultural Foundation) and the head of “Koordinationsstelle für Fanprojekte” (Coordination office for fan projects). The second part of the meeting was dedicated to the development of the Learning Activities, the Toolkit and the Policy Recommendations, as well as story-telling in football – all key deliverables of the Football Makes History Project.

In two time slots, two parallel workshops on the Learning activities formed the core of the three-day training, in which four sample Learning Activities, formal and non-formal, were introduced to the participants, as well as tested out and evaluated by them.

Another highlight of the weekend was the opportunity to attend Eintracht Frankfurt’s 5-1 Bundesliga victory over Bayern Munich at a sold out stadium in Frankfurt. A big thanks to our colleagues at the Eintracht Frankfurt Museum for arranging tickets for everyone!

Football Makes History* : Addressing the Inclusion of National Minorities

Agustin De Julio Project Updates

From the 2nd to the 5th of May, the 2rd Short-Term Staff Training for the Football Makes History project took place in Bucharest, Romania. The Training was organised by the Romanian Football Federation, one of the partners in the Project.

28 enthusiastic developers from all over Europe met in the capital city of Romania for this meeting, which focused on the inclusion of national minorities, both in football and in public life in general. Presentations on this topic, which is of high relevance within the Romanian context, were given by the Florin Sari, CSR Manager of the Romanian Football Federation, and by Ms. Lacziko Eniko Katalin, State Secretary for Interethnic Minorities.

During the meeting, developers presented the topics that they would like to touch upon in the educational material they are creating to each other (such as how to use football and football teams to teach the concept of border, on to promote the integration of refugees). Then, guided by EuroClio and the consortium partners, they dived into their materials, further structuring the activities and defining future steps to be taken.

Materials will continue to be developed during the summer, also by means of piloting throughout Europe. The Consortium and Developers will meet again at the beginning of November 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, hosted by the Eintracht Frankfurt Museum.

In the coming weeks, we will publish a complete report on the Bucharest Short Term Staff Training: Stay Tuned to know more about the event and its results!

Read here the public report for the Bucharest Short-Term Staff Training.

* Project implemented with the financial support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union as part of the initiative “Football History for Inclusion – Innovative collaborations of school education and youth through the prism of local football history for social inclusion and diversity”.

Football Makes History*: Third Transnational Project Meeting in Bucharest

Agustin De Julio Project Updates

The 3rd Transnational Project Meeting for the Football Makes History project took place in Bucharest, Romania on the 6th of May 2019.

The partner organisations: Anne Frank House, EuroClio, Eintracht Frankfurt Museum, Evenzo Consultancy, Fare Network and the Romanian Football Federation, met in order to discuss the development of the project and further develop the strategy to successfully bring the project to fruition.

An evaluation of the Short-Term Staff training that took place from the 2nd -5th of May in Bucharest was performed, and specific intellectual outcomes of the project were discussed. Among them, the results of the survey for the Needs Assessment were analysed, the design of the Policy Recommendations was presented and the tentative design of the Public Awareness Campaigns were addressed.

This meeting will be followed up during the next Transnational Project Meeting, which will take place in Frankfurt am Main, during the 8th and 9th of October, in preparation for the subsequent Short-Term Staff Training, taking place in early November 2019 in Frankfurt.

* Project implemented with the financial support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union as part of the initiative “Football History for Inclusion – Innovative collaborations of school education and youth through the prism of local football history for social inclusion and diversity.

First short-term joint staff training for the Football Makes History project

The first 3-day thematic workshop within the Football Makes History project will take place from 1-3 February in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The central theme of the workshop will be discrimination and anti-semitism. The Anne Frank House will be the workshops’ host, regarding its unique position in the world as a place of memory and responsibility to prevent discrimination world-wide. The programme of the workshop will include interesting presentations by experts on discrimination, insight into the Anne Frank House’s FanCoach project and group sessions on the development of educational material using football as a door opener to address issues of discrimination.