Stakeholder Meeting on “Racism and Ethnic Discrimination in Sport and Positive Initiatives to Combat It”

19/02/2010
On the 18 and 19 February, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) hosted a meeting to discuss its upcoming report on racism and ethnicdiscrimination in sport. The meeting brought together representatives from international sporting organisations such as UEFA, the European Basketball Federation (FIBA), the European Athletics Association and the European Olympic Committee, members of national sporting organisations and delegates from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Europe. The participants discussed the report's draft recommendations and suggested ways in which the recommendations should be prioritised and implemented.

The report, ‘Racism and Ethnic Discrimination in Sport and Positive Initiatives to Combat It' will be released by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights later in the year.

The Agency will also publish a handbook containing examples of good practices in the area of combating racism and ethnic discrimination in sport.

For further information or to request a copy of the report or the handbook in advance please contact the FRA media team:

E-mail: media@fra.europa.eu
Tel.: +43 1 58 030 - 642

Notes to editors:

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has three key functions:

  • to provide evidence-based advice to the EU and its Member States;
  • to collect information and data on fundamental rights;
  • and to promote dialogue with civil society in order to raise public awareness of fundamental rights.

Previous FRA reports on human rights education.

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Participating Organisations - Stakeholder Meeting on Racism in Sport

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