The inaugural RESPONSIBALL Forum will be an opportunity for people interested in sport, particularly football, and social responsibility to come together for a day of learning, sharing, and in-depth discussion. Different themes under the three key topics — Governance, Community and Environment — will be explored, and attendees will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and open discussions, with the overarching theme of the day being Refugees and Sport.
By discussing the different topics, initiatives and good practices that are already in existence, we hope that attendees will come away with a better understanding of the positive work that is being done with refugees in football/sport and use this as a springboard toward promoting and implementing new initiatives in the future.
Refugees in Sport
As the number of migrants and refugees in Europe continues to increase, building understanding and opportunities for integration and inclusion are important for all involved. Sport has proven to be a valuable tool not only to include refugees and migrants into local communities, but also as a means of building cultural and individual awareness. The overarching theme of refugees and sport will be discussed and examined throughout the day as we look at good practices, new opportunities, and potential challenges.
FA and Club Good Practices
Many FAs and clubs have set programs in place to aid with the integration and inclusion of refugees, as well as the sensitization of the community to the challenges faced by the refugee community. This will be an opportunity to discuss some of the best practices currently run in professional football.
Pending involvement from refugees, this could be an opportunity for participants to meet refugees. Possibility for a “living-library/speed-dating” activity in which participants and refugees will have the opportunity to talk vis-à-vis about their background and experiences.
Introduction of 2018 RESPONSIBALL Ranking
The eighth edition of the RESPONSIBALL Ranking will be introduced, as will the updated indicators used to assess the clubs and leagues. Intern Marisa Schlenker will share the research she completed regarding the updated indicators and how this built upon the existing ranking model.
Introduction of club auditing system
Many football clubs carry out good practices without realizing that they have done anything beyond ordinary business operations. With the RESPONSIBALL Auditing System, clubs have the option to either self-identify their good practices or have professional assistance in gathering and assessing the information. Through the audits, clubs will be able to identify their strengths, while also pinpointing areas which they have potential to grow and develop.
08 November 2018
08.00 – 19.00
Including lunch + two coffee breaks
Premium: CHF 380.-
Standard: CHF 360.-
NGOs / Students: CHF 300.-
Lausanne, Switzerland (more information will follow soon)
Mia Salvemini – Mia joined the SchweryCade team in November 2016. She has a background in both sport and sustainability, as well as art and tourism. Mia recently completed a Masters degree in Sport Asministration and Technology at AISTS in Lausanne.
Daniel Cade – Daniel is a senior consultant at SchweryCade. He advises organisations on socially responsible practice, especially concerning the management of and reporting on sustainable events.
- Expand network of football and CSR practitioners
- Share good practices
- Create partnerships
- FA/club good practices
- Existing programs in other sports
- Personal stories
- Research insights on CSR and sport (Marissa Schlenker, Killian Hampel)
- Ranking 2018
- Club auditing system
- NGO launch
This will be a one-day event. The format of the event will include morning workshops, followed by speakers, and concluding with a fireside chat. There will be opportunity for questions and discussion at the end of each session, as well as networking opportunities during the lunch and coffee breaks.
Open to academics, professionals and students who are interested in sport and sustainability, with a particular focus on football.
- Registration & Coffee
- Welcome Address
- Keynote Address: How sport organisations can assist in the European migration crisis
- Workshop 1: International and National Federations – Moderated by Monica Namy & Daniel Cade
- Workshop 2: Sports clubs – Moderated by Cristina Joss & Mia Salvemini
- Workshop 3: Non-governmental organisations – Moderated by Marc Probst & Rolf Schwery
- Daniel Cade: Presentation of the 2018 RESPONSIBALL Ranking
- Killian Hampel: What drives football clubs to adopt CSR?
- Marisa Schlenker: What is the added value of CSR in football clubs?
- Panel Discussion: Projects, initiatives and next steps
- Cristina Blasetti, Italian Football Federation (FIGC)
- Stefanie Schulte, German Football Federation (DFB)
- Fireside Apéro
- Informal discussion over Apéro
End of workshop