8th ECCAR General Conference 2018 "Culture, Sports, Diversities"

Liège – Belgium

Place Xavier-Neujean 22
Citè Miroir
4000 Liège



13:30 Registration

14:00 – 15:00 Welcome speeches (room Espace Francisco Ferrer)

• Willy DEMEYER, Mayor of the City of Liège

• Benedetto ZACCHIROLI, President of ECCAR, City of Bologna

• Jérôme JAMIN, President of Les Territoires de la Mémoire

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 – 17:30 Round Table Culture, Sports, Diversities: how to create social link?

(room Espace Francisco Ferrer)

Chair : Marco MARTINIELLO, PhD and Professor, University of Liège

• Jean Pierre HUPKENS, Vice-Mayor for Culture, Town Planning and the Intercultural Relations of the City of Liège

• Michel FAWAY, Municipal Councillor, Sports Delegate for City of Liège, President of the non-profit organisation « Liège Sports », Representative of Willy DEMEYER the Mayor of Liege, also in charge of Sports

• Marco MARTINIELLO, PhD, Sociologist, Director of Research of the belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS) and Director of the CEDEM, Centre d’Etudes de l’ethnicité et des migrations, University of Liège

• Lara Kotlar , Head of the french-speaking local service of UNIA – The Interferderal Center for Equal Opportunities

• Frédéric PAULUS of the municipal service and non-profit association FAN COACHING, partnership between the City of Liège, the « Standard de Liège » Football Club and the University of Liège

• Serge RANGONI, Administrative and Artistic Director of the Théâtre de Liège

• Hedeli SASSI for the Inclusion Project « Tous sur le terrain » of the URBSFA -Royal Belgian Football Association

• Annalisa FRISINA, PhD, Sociologist, Associate Professor, University of Padoue-Italy

• Dr.Shimon SAMUELS, Director for International Relations, Simon Wiesenthal Centre

17:30 – 18:00 Synthesis and Conclusions

18:00 Cocktail Dinner at the Cité Miroir



8:30 Registration and Coffee/Breakfast at the Cité Miroir

9:00 – 11:10 Workshops

1. ECCAR – Leipzig & Dortmund : « Theatre-educational ‘’Action Sports-Bag’’ »

(Room Espace Francisco Ferrer)

Maren JÜTZ, Support Theatre of the Young World Leipzig, production


Bettina FRANK, theatre educator (HeldenFabrikBerlin)

Helena BREIDT, Contact, Project «School without racism / School with

courage», democracy promotion, START scholarship, City of Dortmund

2. ECCAR – Malmö & ECCAR – Ghent : Sports and Inclusion : local initiatives of

the Cities of Malmö and of Ghent » (Room Espace Lucie Dejardin)

• ECCAR – Malmö : « Football against racism - stimulating accountability

and inclusion through sports and education »

Gustavo Nazar, Development officer, Center of Educational Inspiration, City of Malmö

Johanna Sjöwall, Policy Development Officer, City Office, City of Malmö

Nesat SPAHIU, Developer, Sports associations and Schools, Save the Children - Sweden

• ECCAR – Ghent: « City of Ghent: creating sports chances for everybody »

Cathy VERSCHOORE, Civil servant responsible for ‘Team Sports for Everybody’ – Sports Department, City of Ghent

3. ECCAR – Ghent: « Equal access to housing with juridic situation testing in

the real estate business » (Room Salon des Lumières)

Frank PHILIPS, Civil Servant, City Service for Diversity, City of Ghent


11:10 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30 Synthesis and main conclusions of the workshops (Room Espace Francisco Ferrer)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch at the Cité Miroir


13:30 – 17:30 PANEL : Sports as means to promote equality and inclusion

(Room Espace Francisco Ferrer)


13:30 – 14:00 Geraldine GUILLE Awareness Raising Officer, Fundamental Rights

Promotion Department, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA): « Fighting against discrimination, intolerance and hatred through sport and culture to increase the sense of belonging »

14:00 – 14:30 Linda TINIO-LE DOUARIN, Coordinator of the International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities (ICCAR), and Assistant Programme

Specialist, Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO: « Creating enabling environments for positive social transformations through culture and sport: ICCAR’s commitment and action »

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 – 16:00 Lucia FRESA (ECCAR), Responsible for New Citizenships, Cooperation and Human Rights Office, Introduction to the 2018 ECCAR call for proposals on sports as a means to fight discriminations, City of Bologna

Daniela CONTI, UISP Representative, Italian Union Sport for All and member of the organisation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: « Social inclusion through sport: the example of Mondiali Antirazzisti »

Matthew RUUSKA, Representative of PL4Y International – Paris

Presentation of a Project against Racism and Discrimination: « Strengthening inclusive solutions for refugees »

Albin LAZARE, Policy Officer, Permanent Secretariat, AIMF International Association of Francophone Mayors: « Sport and culture for a better “living together” - cooperation projects in the Frenchspeaking area »


16:00- 17:30 Round Table: « A look from the Cities »


Chair : Benedetto ZACCHIROLI, ECCAR President, City of Bologna

• Jean-Pierre HUPKENS, Deputy Mayor for Culture, Town Planning and the Intercultural Relations, City of Liège

• Marco LOMBARDO, Deputy Mayor for International Cooperation and European Projects, City of Bologna

• Michela ZANARELLA, Press Office and Member of Council RIDE, Italian Network for Euro-mediterranean Dialogue

• Lucienne REDERCHER, Deputy Mayor for Culture, Integration and Human Rights, City of Nancy

• Ruth WASSERMAN LANDE, Deputy Director General and Head of International Affairs of the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel

17:30 General Conclusion of the Conference

18:00 Dinner at the Cité Miroir