The conference of the “Changing the Chants” project on methods and measures to combat antisemitism in football will take place 31 August and 1 September 2021 in Oświęcim/Poland.

Changing the Chants is a two-year project, supported by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. It consists of an innovative and international cooperation between the Anne Frank House Amsterdam, Borussia Dortmund, Feyenoord Rotterdam and Fare network. The goal is to deepen the understanding of approaches that football clubs can take to educate fans on antisemitic behavior in the football stands.

At the end of the project, we are extending an invitation to an international conference. We want to establish contacts, discuss concepts and inform about antisemitism in soccer.

Fan activists, club officials and association representatives are invited to participate. We would also address experts in the fields of education, memorials and NGOs, representatives of Jewish institutions and communities, and anyone looking for new ways to expand their work against antisemitism in football.

The conference will be organised and held in cooperation with our partners from the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the International Youth Meeting Center in Oświęcim/Poland. We can offer a limited number of places for on-site participation. As a hybrid event, all content is also available online.

What to expect?

  • Panel discussions on approaches to educational projects in football and the potential of education;
  • Input on educational approaches and legal measures to combat antisemitism in sport;
  • Presentation of the CtC results;
  • On site program on the history of the former German concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau;
  • Information on new initiatives and projects in order to advance own activities..

Due to the COVID pandemic, the number of participants on site is limited. If the event is oversubscribed, participants will be selected in order to have a mixed and diverse group on site. In the case of on-site participation, travel expenses and the cost of three overnight stays will be covered.

Register now to participate on site or online.

The deadline to register for on-site participation is 5 August 2021.

The deadline to register for online participation is 25 August 2021.

Please note: If you are interested in participating on site, we ask that you arrive on 30 August and return on 2 September. Since places are limited, we would like to make it possible for as many people as possible to participate on site for the entire duration.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Annika Lange: annika.lange@bvb.de

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