‘Respect – Diversity Football Unites’ UEFA/FARE Program at EURO 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Between Pro-diversity Project and Security Policy Towards Far-right Groups


  • Lukasz Jurczyszyn


The overall aim of this article is to present the results of evaluation research of the activities that have been developed and organised as part of the Respect Diversity-Football Unites project, which is a specific program of events developed in conjunction with UEFA as part of Euro 2012, held in Poland and Ukraine. 

Author Biography

Lukasz Jurczyszyn

Ph.D. (author of the evaluation research), sociologist, political scientist, director of the Centre for Sociological Interventions Collegium Civitas, assistant Professor at the Pultusk Academy of Humanities. Member of founded by Alain Touraine – the Centre for Sociological Analysis and Intervention (CADIS / EHESS / CNRS) in Paris and a member of the Centre for Eastern Studies (CERCEC / EHESS / CNRS), also in Paris.


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Internet websites:

- www.footballunites.net

- www.uefa.com

- www.nigdywiecej.org

- www.euro.interia.pl

- www.facebook.com/respect.diversity