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Baku, from the ancient land of Azerbaijan rises the first European Games

There is no doubt that the experience of competing in a large sporting event can benefit any athlete, especially if that athlete is competing in the Olympics next year in Rio. You could follow the endlessly exciting social media updates from young competitors who lived in the sporting bubble of the inaugural European Games. Like all great sporting events it should be about the young people, athleticism and participation.

However the human rights situation in Azerbaijan simply cannot be ignored. The federation is fully aware that since 2014, the Azerbaijani government has orchestrated an unprecedented campaign to suppress dissenting voices in […]

Sunday, June 28th, 2015 @ 13:05|Categories: 2015|0 Comments
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Landmark Protections in European Parliament

In a landmark vote, the European Parliament has demanded to include SOGI rights in a future EU gender equality strategy.

The current strategy for equality between women and men runs out at the end of this year. The report voted yesterday, is the Parliament’s input for the gender equality strategy 2016-2020.

Specifically on SOGI issues, the parliament has made several changes to its strategy, including the below:

Asks to ensure the full legal recognition of a person’s preferred gender, which is vital for trans and intersex persons and to work towards full depathologisation of trans identities, including in childhood
Demands an inclusive definition of […]

Sunday, June 28th, 2015 @ 12:43|Categories: News|0 Comments
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European Week of Sport, Sept 7th-13th 2015

The European Week of Sport aims to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The Week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. With a focus on grassroots initiatives, it will inspire Europeans to #BeActive on a regular basis and create opportunities in peoples’ everyday lives to exercise more.

#BeActive is a call to action to get Europeans moving!


The European Week of Sport is a new initiative of the European Commission to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The Week will generate new activities and also build on already existing successful initiatives in […]

Sunday, June 28th, 2015 @ 12:30|Categories: News|0 Comments
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EGLSF Board trip to Helsinki

At the beginning of Jun the EGLSF board made a very important trip to the host city of next years EuroGames, Helsinki! During the short stay we visited the city hall and met with the Deputy Lord Mayor Mrs. Ritva Viljanen, The Chief of Sport Mr Anssi Rauramo, and the EuroGames 2016 host club HOT ry, Juha Meronen and Erika Patrikainen. On Friday morning the 5th of June we went to the city chambers where a morning meeting was held. The main purpose of the meeting was to share all the relevant information needed when a city hosts a EuroGames.

After a formal […]

Sunday, June 28th, 2015 @ 12:04|Categories: News|0 Comments
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2015 Football People Event Grants Launched

For the third consecutive year, the Fare Event Grants will boost national and international scale events and interventions during the Football People action weeks to address social inclusion and anti-discrimination within football.

A pool of €20,000 has been made available to fund events that will become the highlights of the two-week period in October and have the potential to generate a positive long-term impact.

The Event Grants scheme is open to all European formal and informal groups that have the capacity to organise interventions of this kind at national or international level.

The proposed events must be implemented during the Football People action […]

Sunday, June 28th, 2015 @ 11:17|Categories: 2015, News, Sport|0 Comments