FARE on lookout for Euro 2012 match monitors
The Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) Network is looking to recruit match monitors for this summer’s European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
Two monitors are required at each game throughout the tournament, with monitors receiving a match ticket as well as specific accreditation.
Monitors will need to have knowledge and experience of anti-discrimination issues and how these are manifested particularly in their own country.
FARE will cover the cost of travel to and in Poland/Ukraine (the amount to be agreed prior to booking) and accommodation. This will usually be a hotel/bed and breakfast in the host city.
However, in some cases, particularly in cities which have smaller amounts of hotels available, it will be in private accommodation provided by local FARE partners.
The role of the monitors is as follows:
• The monitors will observe the game and draw on their own experience of fan culture and behaviour to note racist chanting, displays of far-right banners/signs and other examples of overt discriminatory activities
• Monitors will be expected to draw on some of their own contacts and experiences, and to monitor fan networks to help anticipate whether an incident is likely to take place at a particular game, or has been planned for a game
If you would like to apply to become a FARE monitor at Euro 2012, please follow this link to find an application form, which needs to be filled in by 2 April 2012.