Bucharest Shaper Raluca Negulescu, elected Board Member of Football Against Racism in Europe Network

RalucaRaluca Negulescu, Global Shapers of the Bucharest Hub and Executive Director of Policy Center for Roma and Minorities has just been elected as a Board Member of FARE, an umbrella organization that brings together individuals, informal groups and organisations driven to combat inequality in football and use the sport as a means for social change.

The strength of the network lies in the diversity of its members, including fan groups, NGO’s and amateur clubs and grassroots groups, among others, who contribute with their expertise and act in a concerted effort to make discrimination in football a thing of the past.

Fare has grown in numbers to become an international organisation with more than 150 members in over 35 European countries. Many more groups and activists join Fare’s activities, campaigns and events throughout the year.

Through the annual Football People action weeks, which with more than 1500 activities is the largest initiative against discrimination in football worldwide, Fare has been able to expand its sphere of influence to countries outside Europe. The organisation works not only in more than 45 European countries, but also with activists in the United States, South Africa, St. Lucia and Brazil.

What does Fare do?

Fare works across all levels of the game to advance social inclusion of marginalised and disenfranchised groups and to engage policy makers, key players and governing bodies in the anti-discrimination movement.

Fare:

  • Challenges discrimination at all levels of football
  • Uses football as a tool to tackle societal discrimination
  • Fosters networking and the transnational exchange of good practice
  • Undertakes activities to empower and build capacity of marginalised and discriminated groups
  • Gives a voice to those combating discrimination in football

Fare also uses its expertise to provide advice and support in combating discrimination and promoting social inclusion and regularly organises and supports initiatives, including:

  • Hosting international events and conferences
  • Producing best practice guides and educational materials
  • Organising pan-European and international campaigns, including the Football People action weeks
  • Delivering activities at international football competitions
  • Monitoring matches and reporting discrimination

More here: http://www.farenet.org/

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