Show Racism the Red Card

Project details

Upcoming Activities
15 Sep
Football has always been much more than just a game. Unfortunately, people rarely see the stories of the excellent daily work being done through football organisations’ community and social development initiatives. We believe that all European clubs, leagues and FAs go above and beyond organising a game with 22 players Read more
10 Nov
EFDN is proud to announce our 14th EFDN “#Morethanfootball” Conference. On the 10th and 11th of November, EFDN will organise the 14th edition of the largest gathering of CSR-experts in European football. Join more than 175 professionals from over 80 clubs, leagues and FAs at NAC Breda’s Rat Verlegh stadium in the Read more

Show Racism the Red Card

In collaboration with network members Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, Chelsea FC Foundation, Club Brugge Foundation, Inter Campus, Rangers Charity Foundation, Ferencvarosi Torna Club, Fundacao Benfica, SV Werder Bremen, and project partner Geef Racisme de Rode Kaart, EFDN delivers the Show Racism the Red Card programme.

Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is a 24-month anti-racism and anti-discrimination programme which is based on the proven concept of the Red Card Campaign delivered in several European countries. SRtRC utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society. The project aims to raise awareness of diversity, foster social cohesion, and reduce physical and verbal violence linked to racism.

Raising awareness and educating young people

The majority of the campaign’s output is an awareness-raising campaign in stadiums and in grassroots clubs. The programme includes the education of young people and adults in schools, workplaces and at events held in football stadiums. Furthermore, EFDN and clubs will produce European media campaigns and organise engaging events to promote equality. The participating clubs will share best practices and will create, adapt or further develop educational resources.

The main objectives of Show Racism the Red Card are:

  • Raise awareness of diversity
  • Foster tolerance and social cohesion
  • Reduce physical and verbal violence linked to racism
  • Make society aware of negative impact of racism on individuals
  • Produce European media campaigns and engage with multiplier clubs/ sport organisations
  • Create high-quality, comprehensive and transferable educational materials


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