Highlights from the Sport and Cooperation Network’s FARE conference

Paul Elliott, former footballer

Paul Elliott, former footballer. Photo credit: Rodrigo Vivero

Sport and Cooperation Network organized a conference about ‘Racism, Discrimination and Diversity in Football’ in Madrid, on 25 October 2013. The conference formed part of Fare’s Football People Action Weeks, aimed at brining together hundreds of thousands of people across Europe in a message against discrimination and a celebration of diversity.

The one-day conference funded by the FARE Network, in association with the Community of Madrid, INEF and Universidad Politecnica was a chance for organizations and individuals to discuss the current situation, share ideas and create networks for future action.

Among the many highlights was an interesting discussion between Piara Powar, FARE Network director and Paul Elliott, a former professional footballer about the current measures in place to tackle discriminatory behavior in football.

Visit the Sport and Cooperation Network’s website to read their highlights from the conference: http://redeporte.org/eng/prensa_noticia_ampliada.php?id=00314.

You can also view photos from the conference on Flickr.

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