The #FootballPeople weeks are here…
Some of football’s biggest names will join a movement of over 100,000 for the 2018 #FootballPeople weeks, the biggest social change campaign in European sport.
For two weeks between the 11th-25th October more than 2,000 activities will take place in over 60 countries in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. The campaign aims to drive social inclusion and tackle discrimination, using football as a vehicle to educate, inspire and promote equality for all.
On the day of the launch of the period, Fare Executive Director Piara Powar said:
“The Football People action weeks provide a perfect opportunity for European football to come together to challenge exclusion and discrimination, and support inclusion and diversity.”
“Anyone who is involved in football is invited to take part in the weeks, and to make an active contribution by organising activities. Last year over 100,000 participants were directly involved. Together, we can shape European football as an inclusive entity.
“Activities, will include conferences, debates, workshops, tournaments and many more events at national and international level. There are opportunities for everyone to get involved.”
The weeks unite grassroots groups, clubs, supporters, NGOs and communities affected by exclusion across the continent to eradicate discrimination in the game.