Respect Is the Goal,

Hate speech Threatens Sport integrity

There is no place for hate speech in sport, neither online nor in life!

USMA is a multisport association, where soccer is most practiced sport, among others: volleyball, basketball, gyms, physical activity, athletics. Founded in 1963, to respond effectively to kids and youth’s needs of taking part at sport and social activities, USMA involves about 700 youth, male and female (15% of them are immigrants and children of immigrants), managers, plus several educators, coaches, referees and volunteers.
Sport Association Italy
ROSTO SOLIDARIO aims at fostering global citizenship and solidarity by enhancing local communities’ human and social development. RS core principles are civic participation, social integration, solidarity, networking and partnership.
Hacettepe University (HU) is one of the oldest and leading universities in Turkey. HU began to operate as a hospital in Ankara in 1957. Education, research and public service activities started in 1958.
NGO and non-profit association of football fans „The Gentlemen“ ( ) established in 2007. They have self-organised our tours to Brazil, Russia, Italy, South Africa, Romania, Ireland, Belgium, Monaco, Austria, Denmark, Portugal... and, while supporting our teams, we also seized the opportunity to make friends all around the world and share our ideas of sportsmanship.
Amateur Sport Leagues (ASL) is a small non-governmental organization registered in 2013 in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was established in order to promote sport and its physical, social and psychological benefits. The other main goal of the organization is to foster better physical condition and healthy lifestyle to its members and other young people in Bulgaria. The focus of the organization doesn’t fall upon a single sport as it tries to enhance all kinds of activities able to provide positive benefits – no matter indoor or outdoor, winter or summer sports.
“KEAN” was founded in 2005, aiming the development and implementation of humanitarian programs for the protection of the social and physical environment. Its ultimate goal is upgrading the citizens and especially vulnerable social groups’ lives, combating social exclusion and poverty, promoting a better organized society with respect for human rights and the environment and promoting, active engagement and volunteering. It is the body responsible for the EU Diversity Charter in Greece, it runs three hosting structures for Unaccompanied Minors and a social grocery and it has developed the first environmental board game.
Founded in 1868, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is a leading Italian university in Economics and Management, Humanities, Languages and Literature, Science. With more than 20,000 students and nearly 1,400 staff, UNIVE is organized into 8 Departments, 5 Interdepartmental Schools and 3 Schools. Thanks to a strong internationalisation policy, Ca’ Foscari courses (16 bachelor’s degree programmes, 30 master’s degree programmes, 12 PhD programmes and 35 Professional Master’s Programmes), together with a wide portfolio of international programmes, both in Italian and in English, attract an ever-increasing number of talented foreign students. The University has both an outstanding national and international reputation for academic excellence in the fields of teaching and research and appears among the top universities for Economics and Econometrics, History, and Modern Languages in the QS World University Ranking by Subject.
UNIVERSITY OF VENICE CA FOSCARI – linguistic and cultural diversity department

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Respect Is the Goal, Hate speech Threatens Sport integrity

There is no place for hate speech in sport, neither online nor in life!

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As underlined during the workshop promoted by Youth Department of the Council of Europe titled “Combating Hate Speech in Sport”, hate speech is considered to be worse in the lower leagues and it is primarily a problem of football than of other sports. “Free speech cannot protect hate speech, when hate is used to the detriment of another human right. Combatting hate speech is not about telling people to be nice to each other and not to use bad words. Combatting hate speech rather means to promote a communication among people that is based on mutual respect and understanding despite a possible different (ethnic, religious, sexual etc.) 

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