Fare’s commitment to tackle discrimination through football’s inclusive power is based on the principle that the game, as the most popular sport in the world, belongs to us all and can propel social cohesion.
Fare combats all forms of discrimination, including racism, far-right nationalism, sexism, trans- and homophobia and discrimination against disabled people.
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 nearly 40 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.
We work in more than 45 European countries, and also with activists in the United States, South Africa, St. Lucia and Brazil.
Fare works across all levels of the game to advance the social inclusion of marginalised and disenfranchised groups and to engage policy makers, key players and governing bodies.
What does Fare do?
- 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
- Hosts international events and conferences
- Produces best practice guides and educational materials
- Organises pan-European and international campaigns, including the Football People action weeks
- Delivers activities at international football competitions
- Monitors matches and reporting discrimination