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Living diversity and inclusion

Football connects. As the host city of UEFA EURO 2024, we would like to contribute to increasing solidarity within the population.

Because this too is sustainability; when all social groups were able to participate in UEFA EURO 2024 and we all celebrated a football festival together. We wanted to make the football tournament a multicultural event. A colourful event where minorities are also represented and feel fully integrated. In which gender equality is promoted. Where inclusion takes place and easy accessibility for all is guaranteed. There is no place for marginalisation, discrimination and racism. Fair play counts in football – both on and off the pitch.

A human rights policy was therefore drawn up for UEFA EURO 2024. You were able to report human rights violations, such as cases of discrimination and interpersonal violence, to the reporting office. If you needed emotional support as a result of discrimination based on origin, skin color, religion, gender, sexual orientation and abilities or simply if you had a bad feeling, you could contact the awareness team in the Safer Space at the Karlsplatz fan zone. This Safer Space was part of the comprehensive awareness concept.

Actively breaking down barriers

The football festival, its infrastructure and all communication should be accessible to everyone. Everyone should feel welcome. We have worked together with various experts in inclusion and accessibility. For example, with the office of the representative for the interests of people with disabilities in the city of Stuttgart and with those affected who have a disability. To this end, the inclusion advisory board "Experts in their own cause" was founded and involved in the planning of the event.

In order to make the EURO 2024 Festival as accessible as possible, these measures, among others, have been implemented:

Fostering participation

In our Fan Zone Schlossplatz, the Württemberg Football Association is offered an attractive platform on behalf of amateur football to present itself and the importance of the clubs and voluntary work in society.

We are also committed to the participation of disadvantaged children. In the run-up to the UEFA EURO 2024, there were already campaigns with the Stuttgart education initiative "Gemeinschaftserlebnis Sport" (Experiencing Community Through Sport – GES) – such as a special school tournament and a football night tournament. We are also involved in the UEFA Foundation for Children's "10,000 Smiles" project, where tickets are given away to almost 1,000 disadvantaged children.

And: People with disabilities have also been invited to apply as volunteers for UEFA EURO 2024 in the host city of Stuttgart. If required, also in tandem with an accompanying person. UEFA EURO 2024 in the host city of Stuttgart is a football festival for everyone.


Lokale Förderer

Baden Württemberg The Länd SWR Stadtwerke Stuttgart