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 ethnic discrimination 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.