European Networking Conference
Queering Football: Addressing Homophobia at Mega-Sport Events
17.-18 November 2017 | University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Sport
About the conference
In anticipation of the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, SPOLINT in association with VIDC will host a 2-day conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Homophobia – prejudices and violence against LGBTIQs – is still one of the main and untackled problems in European football.
The conference will bring together officials from international and national sporting organisations, including FIFA, UEFA, as well as representatives from grassroots organisations, NGOs, clubs, professional athletes, activists in LGBT rights, academics and sports professionals.
The aim of the conference is to foster the exchange of ideas how to tackle homophobia, and how to create awareness on discrimination in sports in particular in the framework of Mega-Sport Events. We are inviting supporter groups, NGOs, athletes, football activists, national and international sport associations, academics, students and everybody who is interested to this conference.
Conference language: English
The provisional programme of the conference can be found here.
The programme and the list of speakers will be continuously up-dated, please check here.
No conference fee; costs of the conference are covered by the project, including conference fee, catering, networking dinner.
Travel and accommodation have to be organized and paid by the participants.
University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Sport
Gortanova ulica 22
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Contact and Website
For further questions and information on conference, project and content, please contact:
Local host: Milan Hosta, SPOLINT institute, info[at]spolint.org
Project coordination: Nikola Staritz, fairplay initiative, staritz[at]vidc.org