Friday, May 11, 2012

Respect Diversity – Euro 2012 Anti Racism Campaign



“Respect Diversity” is the official anti-racism campaign program in the UEFA Euro 2012 football competition. It is part of a social campaign program (Social Responsibility programme) “Respect” from UEFA. This anti racism social campaign will be conducted by UEFA with FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) and NEVER AGAIN (Nigdy Wiecej) one member of the anti racism association in Poland. This campaign will promote the positive messages of a difference (diversity) through various activities before and during the Euro 2012 tournament underway.
The Respect Diversity programme will be implemented with the cooperation of UEFA’s long-time partner the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network and its associated organisation Never Again. It will promote the positive message of diversity through various activities before and during the tournament, peaking at the semi-finals.
UEFA, FARE, Never Again Association and the various agencies, local activist groups supporting the Euro 2012 will ensure the availability and open access to public facilities for all people, including suppoerter other countries, there will be no specific areas only for an ethnic, national, certain sex during Euro 2012. In addition, more than 80,000 official Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine have received anti-discrimination training to help them recognize a variety of slogans, symbols and discriminatory behavior of supporters participating countries.

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