European Networking Conference: Addressing Homophobia at Mega-Sport Events

European Networking Conference:
Addressing Homophobia at Mega-Sport Events.
Ljubljana 17.-18. November

We invite football clubs, supporter groups, NGOs, athletes, football activists, national and international sport associations, academics, students and everybody who is interested to this 2day conference in Ljubljana to discuss homophobia in football. The conference is part of the Erasmus+ funded project Queering Football.

The EGLSF will present a workshop on “Grassroots activism: Good practices, Initiatives, and Lessons to be Learned.” John Ryan and Sarah Townsend will present the workshop, along with past EGLSF co-president Lou Englefield.

No conference fees, register until 30 October!

Further Infos, programme and registration form on

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