Recruitment of Fare observers for Euro 2016
For the UEFA Euro 2016 Championships in France, Football Against Racism in Europe (Fare) will dispatch two observers to attend each of the 51 games.
If you are interested in becoming an observer then please read on.
Observers will be selected on basis of their expertise of the football culture in the countries, which are competing in the particular fixture and the observers’ understanding of issues of racism and discrimination.
Fare observers will receive training prior to the tournament during which they will learn about the protocol that has been put in place for the reporting of discriminatory incidents and other relevant topics.
Each observer will receive a match ticket as well as a specific accreditation and will be required to submit a written report and provide evidence in case they witnessed any discriminatory incidents.
For full information and to download an application form please click here. The deadline is 14 December.
Why do Fare monitor games?
Monitoring racist and discriminatory incidents has been a key element of the Fare programme since the Euro 2004 in Portugal. In order to tackle issues such as racism and discrimination in football it is an important tool to understand the scope of the problem.
Fare believes that tackling racism and discrimination in football requires a multi-facetted approach combining educational activities, disciplinary measures and encouraging self-regulation amongst fans.
Monitoring discriminatory incidents plays an important role in tackling this problem by providing a way to collect evidence and conduct a thorough analysis of the scope. The data collected may be used to focus stakeholders’ attention on particular issues and incidents and stimulate proactive debates and measures among NGOs, clubs, FAs and fans themselves.