Playing football together and breaking down prejudices: from 13 to 15 July 2018 girls teams from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia will meet in Vienna with local football teams.
The fairplay initiative will organise the “Girls Football Festival – Football Zajedno“ that will be more than a normal tournament. The girls and their teams will be three days in Vienna for joint training sessions, public viewings of matches of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, a collaboration with local clubs – and of course the tournament.
Intercultural exchange will be established with an educational and cultural programme including topics of sexism, nationalism, respect, fairplay and empowerment of girls. Football is not only a place to get to know other players and teams, in football intercultural youth exchange and breaking down prejudices is possible easily. It is also a place of empowerment of which girls and young women are taking possession more and more. Their commitment shall be promoted with this football festival for girls’ teams in Vienna.
In the frame of the “Football Zajedno” project the Girls Football Festival will bring together teams from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia with female football players and the ex-Yugoslav community in Vienna. The festival will last three days and will include an international football girls’ tournament and an intercultural fringe programme.
“Football Zajedno – Promoting Equality and Non-Discrimination through Football” is a joint project coordinated by the fairplay initiative with the Balkan Alpe Adria Project (BAAP) in cooperation with the football associations of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. Football Zajedno is funded through UEFA’s HatTrick programme.