UEFA's social responsibility partners, the FARE network and the Centre for Access to European Football (CAFE), have been given an enhanced role for UEFA EURO 2016, monitoring for discrimination and providing guidance on disabled access issues respectively.
The FARE network will use its wealth of volunteers and experts to identify racism and discriminatory incidents at games, collecting information and also supporting UEFA in its regulatory role.
FARE will identify risk matches in the qualifying competition, and monitor all games at the final tournament, offering guidance to UEFA and member associations, demonstrating good practice and underlining educational messages in the run-up to games, and ensuring that discrimination inside stadiums is highlighted and tackled.
Representatives of CAFE will visit all ten UEFA EURO 2016 host stadiums this year to review accessibility plans for the finals. A CAFE development manager will then work with the local organising committee, the French Football Federation (FFF) and local non-governmental organisations to encourage good accessibility and inclusion practices, liaise with disabled fans before and during the tournament, monitor all access issues and provide audio description for blind and partially-sighted fans.
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