Upholding and protecting human rights at UEFA EURO 2024

11 June 2024

Upholding and protecting human rights at UEFA EURO 2024

UEFA EURO 2024 is committed to upholding and protecting human rights through a comprehensive set of measures designed to ensure the welfare and safety of all participants and spectators. The following detailed initiatives reflect UEFA’s dedication to creating an inclusive, respectful and secure environment for everyone involved in the tournament.

EURO 2024 ESG strategy

Launched in July 2023, UEFA’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy for the tournament encompasses targeted measures and investments across three pillars, connecting to 11 areas of action, which in turn are backed by 28 topics, 48 targets, 83 key performance indicators and 100 actions. Part of this strategy are the human rights declaration, the grievance mechanism and the rapid response mechanism.

EURO 2024 human rights board 

To further enhance its commitment to human rights, UEFA has set up a UEFA EURO 2024 human rights board. The board comprises representatives of NGOs and expert stakeholders, including the Centre for Sport and Human Rights, Transparency International (Germany), Football Supporters Europe, the Sport and Rights Alliance, Reporter Ohne Grenzen, Kick In and the German Institute for Human Rights.

UEFA EURO 2024’s comprehensive approach to human rights is designed to ensure that the tournament is a celebration of diversity, inclusion and respect.

“For us, social responsibility is not about compliance. Human rights for sporting organisations cannot be just about having a nicely worded policy or initiative. Human rights should be inherent in everything we do.”

UEFA general secretary Theodore Theodoridis, on UEFA’s approach

Read more about the strategy on UEFA’s website.


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