Welcome to Football

Welcome to Football

“Welcome to Football”-Conference Week

Thank you for your interest in the “Welcome to Football”-Conference Week. The registration period has ended. Please find documentations of all workshops on this website shortly after the events.

Throughout the past years, numerous professional and amateur clubs, leagues and NGOs have initiated programmes facilitating the participation of refugees in society through sports.

Against this backdrop, the programme “Welcome to Football“ invites you to come together and discuss: Which practices and approaches have been successful? Which challenges have yet to be met?

This invitation is directed to all actors invested or interested in working towards the participation of refugees in and beyond sports.

The online workshops “Willkommen im Fußball” meets “Football Welcomes” on October 6th, 2020 and “Creating spaces: Refugee girls and women in sports” on October 7th, 2020 will be held in English. 

Please click here to find further information on the online workshops held in German within the “Welcome to Football”-Conference Week.  

 

Programme

“Willkommen im Fußball” meets “Football Welcomes”

Date:

October 6th 2020, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm (CET)

Topic:

Numerous football clubs and other football organisations in Germany and the Uk have been welcoming and supporting refugees in the past years.

In Germany the programme “Welcome to Football” [in German: “Willkommen im Fußball”] started in 2015: Within its framework 23 local alliances support the participation of refugees in and beyond football. Each “Welcome to Football”-alliance involves a professional football club from the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2. In 2019, “Football Welcomes”, a programme with a similar approach, started in the U.K. in 5 locations.

Also, the German as well as the British Football Associations have taken initiative for the inclusion of refugees.

This virtual workshop aims at gaining insights into the activities of British and German programmes and initiatives, creating space for an exchange of ideas and experiences across borders.

Directed to:

All actors involved in the programmes “Welcome to Football” and “Football Welcomes” and further initiatives that support refugees in sports.

With:

Claudia Krobitzsch [German Football Federation, host]

• Tarek Hegazy [DFL Foundation]
• Matthias Mühlen [requested; Head of CSR, VfL Bochum 1848]
• Arne Sprengel [CHAMPIONS ohne GRENZEN e.V., “Welcome to Football”-alliance Berlin-Hertha]
• Naomi Westland [Amnesty International UK]
• Kevin Coleman [Equality & Diversity Manager at The Football Association]

Further information:

The working language will be English.

Registration:

The registration period has ended.

Participation:

Follow the link to enter the workshop.

                                           Workshop (ID: 163 500  7024/password: football)

Creating spaces: Refugee girls and women in sports

Date:

October 7th 2020, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm (CET)

Topic:

In 2020, most team sports are organized by two gender categories and often activate more men than women, more boys than girls. What does it take for sports programmes to work critically with and around those gendered norms in sports? Which measures have proven successful and which obstacles most persistent – with special regards to the involvement of refugee girls and women in football?

This workshop aims at an exchange of ideas, practices and contacts from bottom-up to top-down level on an international scale.

Directed to:

All actors from clubs, NGOs or official sporting structures interested or active in the field.

With:

Johanna Small [CHAMPIONS ohne GRENZEN e.V., Discover Football e.V., host]

• Victoria Schwenzer [Camino – Werkstatt für Fortbildung, Praxisbegleitung und Forschung im sozialen Bereich gGmbH]
• Mirabay Lotz [project “Angekommen”, “Welcome to Football” Dortmund]
• Sabera Khademe [participant “Welcome to Football” Dortmund]
• Sarah Jones [Leicester City in the Community, “Football Welcomes”]
• Tasneem Tawil [“Football Welcomes” – Womens Football Officer at Amnesty International UK]

Further information:

The working language will be English.

Registration:

The registration period has ended.

Participation:

Follow the link to enter the workshop.

                                           Workshop (ID: 163 621 9612/password: football)

 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us: Carolin Gaffron, carolin.gaffron[at]dkjs.de.

 

Welcome to Football is a programme of the German Children and Youth Foundation (DKJS), that was initiated and is sponsored by the DFL Foundation and the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration: