Presentation: fairplay prevention - Contact point against misantrophic ideologies, 21.10.22

Together with the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Public Service and Sport, we invite you to the presentation of our new field of work.

The Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Public Service and Sport (BMKÖS), together with the fairplay initiative at the VIDC, invites you to a presentation of the focus on the prevention of extremism followed by in-depth workshops. In addition to networking, the focus will be on discussing common challenges as well as the potentials of prevention work in sport:

Prevention of misanthropic ideologies in sport.

Presentation of the contact point and new focus projects

Friday, 21 October, 10-14 h
House of Sport, Spiegelsaal
Prinz-Eugen Straße 12, 1040 Vienna
Please register by 14 October at:
fairplay-prevention [AT] vidc [DOT] org


10:00 - 10:30 Arrival
10:30 - 11:30 Welcome/Introduction ORF Sport + and panel discussion
Prevention work in Austrian sport - a needs assessment and
Project presentation with:
Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler
Anna Traninger (fairplay initiative)
Lena Schögl (Kicken ohne Grenzen)
Thomas Hollerer (ÖFB)
Moderation: Michael Berger

11:30 - 12:00 Break, finger food
12:00 - 13:30 Workshops: Promoting participation and resilience in sport
13:30 - 14:00 Plenary session / fishbowl discussion
14:00 - 14:30 Conclusion at the sports buffet

Showing attitude

Anti-human ideas in the form of hatred and agitation are on the rise in our society. This does not stop at sport: nationalism, right-wing extremism and religious extremism pose challenges to sport. It is more important than ever to raise awareness of the destructive power of these anti-human ideologies and to take a clear stand. At the same time, the promotion of an inclusive, open and
and solidarity-based sport and club culture, the basis of misanthropic ideologies is combated. This is also the aim of fairplay's newest area of work:
fairplay prevention - a contact point against misantrophic ideologies.

What does fairplay prevention do?

The aim of the contact point against anti-human ideologies in sport is to strengthen and support organised sport in its resilience against politically or religiously motivated extremism. The project addresses all sports throughout Austria.

As a contact point, fairplay prevention offers information and low-threshold counselling for athletes and their environment, fans and people from clubs and associations. Incidents of misanthropy and suspicious circumstances can be reported confidentially. Needs-oriented measures are developed together with clubs and associations. If necessary, referrals can be made to further agencies.

In addition, selected focal points of the BMKÖS sports section on the prevention of extremism will be presented.

The event is aimed at representatives of the major Austrian sports organisations, the professional and umbrella associations, as well as experts from the fields of youth and prevention work, science, journalism and all those interested in the topic.

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