Ali Reza Bahrami
+43 1 713 35 94-84

is project assistant & trained workshop leader at fairplay and is in charge of the educational program in the field of sports & inclusion.

He studied Petroleum Engineering at the University of Leoben. Since 2010 he has been volunteering at "New Start Afghan Youth", an association from the Afghan community in Vienna. Since 2016 he has been a workshop leader at "Interface" (Magistrate 17 Migration and Diversity) and in 2020 he also completed the train-the-trainers seminar for fairplay workshop facilitators.



Eva Baumgartner
+43 1 713 35 94-63

is responsible for public relations at kulturen in bewegung and fairplay.

She studied theatre, film and media studies at the University of Vienna and worked in the theatre and media sector for several years. At brut Wien she was responsible for marketing, sponsoring and public relations. At the ORF youth radio station FM4 she was a project manager in the marketing department where she realized numerous cultural cooperations and events.
Furthermore she is a certified fitness- and health trainer and is active as a player and trainer at the sport club Vienna Roller Derby.

David Hudelist
+43 1 713 35 94-72

is a project officer and responsible for social inclusion, education and projects in the Western Balkans.

He led the anti-racism activities and fan support during the UEFA EURO 2008 in Klagenfurt. From 2012 to 2015 he established the coordination office for social preventive fan work. Since 2017 he has overseen the Football Zajedno project in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. He is a football trainer and player, mountain guide, health and vitality coach, trainer at the University Sports Institute (USI) and organises sports and football camps.

He studied social work at the Carinthian University of Applied Sciences and the University of Ljubljana. His thesis was on anti-racism and fan work in football. As part of his doctoral studies in sociology at the University of Vienna, he worked on the topic "Social integration of young people with a migration background through football".

Martin Kainz
+43 1 713 35 94-64

is a project officer and responsible for the legal and substantive components of human rights and the interface between sport and development.   

He is coordinator of the Sport and Human Rights Task Force in the Austrian Ministry of Sport and a national expert on human rights in the framework of the Good Governance Working Group of the European Commission (Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture). He is as board member of the Fare Network (London, UK) and FIAN Austria. He has worked on research, analysis and publications on human rights in sport, children's rights at major sporting events, human rights and player transfers, and in general on economic and social rights as well as extraterritorial obligations of States.

He studied international law at the University of Essex (LLM in International Human Rights Law) and sociology as well as cultural and social anthropology at the University of Vienna and Universidad de Chile.

Markus Pinter
+43 1 713 35 94-93

works as project officer for diversity and anti-discrimination.

He supervises projects in the field of anti-discrimination as well as the Football Zajedno project, coordinates the cooperation with and support of grassroots initiatives and sports clubs in the organisation of days of action and is responsible for financial management, budget planning and project accounting as well as reporting, including the Erasmus+ projects. From 2012 to 2019 he was a member of the board of the European FARE network.

He has a master's degree in political science and journalism and communication science at the University of Vienna. In 2011 he participated in the seminar "Finance and Controlling in NPOs" at the NPO Academy Vienna.

Nikola Staritz
+43 1 713 35 94-96

is a project officer and responsible for the area of anti-discrimination.

She oversees international and national projects in the areas of anti-discrimination and inclusive sport cultures, antihomophobia and women & girls in sport. She has published on the topics of sport and gender relations and represents fairplay in the working group "Prevention of sexual violence". Since August 2020 she has been a board member of the ombudsman's office Fußball für Alle supporting LGBT athletes in football.

Master's degree in political science and library science. Former handball and football player, active football coach.


Hanna Stepanik
+43 1 713 35 94-66

is a project officer at fairplay in the area of sport, development and human rights.

She supports two nationwide projects on the topics of sport, sustainable development and human rights through coordinative work, campaigning, education and awareness-raising measures, event organization, networking and collaboration in public relations and information work. Previously, she worked at the University of Vienna as a project assistant and at the dance charity South East Dance (Brighton/UK) for fundraising and project evaluation.

Doctoral studies and Master's degree in International Development at the University of Vienna (semester abroad at the University of Chicago), Master's degree in "Media Practice for Development and Social Change" at the University of Sussex.

Kurt Wachter
+43 1 713 35 94-90

is head of fairplay with a focus on EU application coordination, sport & development and social inclusion through sport.

He founded the fairplay initiative at the VIDC in 1997. From 1999 to 2009 he was coordinator of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network. He has led several EU projects, including Queering Football, Sport Welcomes Refugees, SPIN Women and SPIN Refugees and has published on Football in Africa. As a freelance journalist, he has reported on seven editions of the Africa Cup so far.

Graduate of the sports high school in Dornbirn. Studied Ethnology and African Studies at the University of Vienna and University of Cape Coast (Ghana). Completion of a master's degree in "Sport and Development"