The anti-racism ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association has teamed up with the Football is Beautiful Foundation and numerous other partners for a joint ‘Friends of Football Day’ series of events taking place on 8 June to celebrate the power of football to unite across differences and promote social inclusion. More than 300 football matches, community festivals and other grass-roots events were organized across Poland on the ‘Friends of Football Day’, marking the anniversary of the kick-off of the historic European Football Championships which took place in Poland and Ukraine in 2012. A […]
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The Poland-Ukraine World Cup qualifying game at the National Stadium in Warsaw provided an opportunity for both nations to celebrate the legacy of Euro 2012 through anti-racism and pro-diversity activities organized by the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association. Thousands of fans and hundreds of journalists received Polish and Ukrainian-language leaflets with information about anti-racist activities run by ‘NEVER AGAIN’ and the FARE network. An anti-discrimination manifesto was read out on the stadium tannoy shortly before kick-off and a video reminding of the Euro 2012 ‘Respect Diversity’ message was shown on the big […]
Numerous sites in Poland and Ukraine begin to display the symbol of Inclusive Zones contributing to a friendly multi-cultural atmosphere at EURO 2012. Schools, NGOs, local authorities, cultural institutions, community centres, sports clubs as well as businesses, shops and pubs have all been invited to join the initiative. The Inclusive Zones initiative is a part of the multi-faceted ‘RESPECT Diversity – Football Unites’ project in frames of the official UEFA EURO 2012 Social Responsibility programme. The project is delivered on behalf of the FARE network by by its long-established regional […]
UEFA President Michel Platini has urged the international community on Thursday to help Poland and Ukraine in their preparations for the Euro 2012. Poland and Ukraine need support of international community – quotes the National News Agency of Ukraine “Ukrinform”. In the last few months German and Italian media speculated about taking the preparation of EURO 2012 away from Poland and Ukraine. According to western press former communist countries will not manage such a huge project. Italians, who lost the battle to organize this event, were first to criticize. Platini, […]
Italian daily paper “La Repubblica” expressed an opinion that nobody will take back Euro 2012. Italian media suggested before that the tournament would take place on the Apenine Peninsula. Such comment was on the margin of the conversation with the president of UEFA Michel Platini who was staying in Italy. Platini, when asked if there is any news concerning Ukraine that is preparing Euro 2012 answered: “no, none”.
Getting back from Poland and Ukraine football organizations is taking the UEFA into consideration of mastery of Europe in 2012 – a German news agency learnt (DPA) from one of representatives however isn’t revealing the UEFA, which name. After making oneself acquainted with this rumor minister of sport Miroslav Drzewiecki told the PAP a DPA. didn’t want to comment on notifications Nobody informed us about something like that. Quickly an adviser to the President also responded to such an information with the UEFA of Michel Platini, William Gaillard: – such […]
They were completely shocked that they cannot organize the EURO 2012. Few months later they snapped out of the defeat and attacked. The Italian want to retake our EURO 2012! Antonio Matarrese, the president of Italian football league has already rocked the boat. – Poland and Ukraine are undeveloped – said Matarrese during the interview for one of the radio stations. If there is anoter country that supports Italy, we are able to organize the championship – he added. Matarrese does not want to reveal what country he is talking […]
Uefa president Michael Platini reveals the surprise hosts of Euro 2012 Poland and Ukraine have been chosen to host the 2012 European Championships. Italy was widely expected to win the Uefa vote in Cardiff, with another joint bid from Croatia and Hungary also in the running. However, Italy’s bid was overshadowed by last season’s referee corruption scandal and on-going problems with football-related crowd trouble. It will be the first time that either Poland or Ukraine has hosted a major football championship. Poland and Ukraine will host Euro 2012 Uefa […]
Ukraine and Poland will duly prepare for hosting the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) European Football Championship in 2012, said UEFA President Michel Platini. “We have been in intense preparations for the Euro 2012. There have been some difficulties, but everything will be good at the 2012 European Championship in Ukraine and Poland. We had asked for stadiums to be ready two years before the tournament, but this is not always possible. This is very hard work. Everything will be done on time,” he told a press conference in […]
During the event Euro 2010 organized by Poland and Ukraine, there will be two separate lanes for the guests – said Ihor Tymofiejew, the deputy head of the State Customs Service of Ukraine. He also mentioned that the lanes with the symbols of the “Euro 2012” would be on the Poland-Ukraine frontier crossings: Krakowiec-Korczowa, Szeginie-Medic, Rawa Ruska-Hrebenne and Jagodzin-Dorohusk. Guests of the tournament can also expect the improvement of infrastructure and the overall throughput of the Ukrainian borders. Before Euro 2012 Ukraine is going to modernize up to 20 frontier […]