GLOBAL ETHICS AND SPORTS
By working with the German Football Association, the Global Ethic Foundation supports engagement with fair play and against violence and all forms of discrimination - on the field and amongst the supporters.
The Global Ethic Foundation is a member of the Commission for Social Responsibility and the Fair Play Company. The commission addresses basic issues such as sustainability, competition, solidarity, social responsibility, diversity and ethical values. The Fair Play Company develops practical concepts to prevent violence and discrimination.
The German Football Association developed a programme called Fair is More (German: Fair ist mehr), with a wide variety of preventive and intervention measures so that players, coaches, supervisors and others in charge can be made aware of and trained in these issues. This programme contains measures for early recognition and intervention, and offers a variety of counseling and support for participants and clubs, as well as helping to organize Fair Play tournaments. A highlight of every year which gets much media attention is when players are honored for being fair play role models. 165,000 teams and 25,500 clubs are the target audience for this programme.
In addition to these activities, the Global Ethic Foundation cooperates with the German Olympic Sports Association and the National Handball League’s youth team called Frischauf! Göppingen.