Never Again to host series of anti-racist training sessions
The Never Again association is embarking on a series of anti-racist training as part of an educational project called ‘Euro 2012 = Equality + Tolerance’.
The project is in collaboration with the City of Warsaw’s Educational Department, the Warsaw Centre of Educational and Social Innovations and the Euro-Education Academy.
The project is addressed to teachers of physical education and sports coaches from all types of schools and educational institutions from the Warsaw area. Altogether it covers almost 750 institutions and more than one thousand participants will take part in the training.
The aim of the project is to promote the idea of a democratic and open-minded school, a friendly environment which rejects racism and intolerance. The project includes workshops for teachers and coaches as well as two conferences.
All of the participants will receive free educational material on the prevention of discrimination, racism and xenophobia in sports. It contains advice on how to conduct anti-discrimination classes at schools and other educational institutions.
Jacek Purski from Never Again explained: “We hope that as a result of the project we will have a professional teaching staff ready to counteract discrimination, racism and xenophobia at schools and in sport venues.
“We believe it will contribute to a peaceful and anti-racist UEFA EURO 2012, which is after all what we are all hoping for.”
The workshops conducted by Never Again focus on issues such as manifestations of racism and neo-fascism in sport and prohibited racist symbolism in Polish stadiums.
The participants will also take part in workshops concerning violence prevention, fair play in sports as well as anti-discrimination in sports and in everyday life.