The Anti-discrimination department introduces itself

Discrimination - racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-Semitism - is still a big issue in sports as well as in the whole society. Especially in the national sport soccer, exclusion and inequality are often more visible than in the rest of society. On the other hand, sport also has the great potential to counteract exactly this - because sport connects and brings people together.

fairplay fights discrimination through educational work, cooperation with professional and grassroots clubs, campaigns and events, discussions and the support of proactive forces, be they fans, sports clubs or initiatives, as well as public relations work, studies and the documentation of discriminatory incidents (monitoring "report discrimination"). On a national level, but also with international partners. In 1999, the network FARE was founded in Vienna, fairplay is involved in various European projects and networks and is an internationally sought-after expert in the field of anti-discrimination.

fairplay's work in this area is particularly visible every year in October, when the Action Weeks against Discrimination in Football take place: the entire soccer family is called upon to set strong signs for diversity.