Call for Applications „Football Fan Culture in an Open Society“ „The World Championship in Russia 2018“

A Seminar for participants from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia for sports journalists, organizers of fan-activities, and fan liaison officers from football clubs.

Berlin – 14. – 21. of September 2017

Deadline for applications: 05.08.2017, midnight, Berlin time

The participants of this seminar in Berlin will get an in-depth look and insight at the mechanisms of an engaged football fan culture and at the the work with fans that have developed in Germany over the past decades – they will have the chance to meet and discuss with representatives from fan projects, fan initiatives, clubs, police and active fan groups. The aim is to get information about (self-) organisation of activities around football and fan culture in an Open Society.


Additional Information:

  • You have to be ready to participate for the full duration of the seminar
  • Travel to and from and in Berlin will be covered by the seminar
  • Accommodation will be with 2 people per room (seldom maybe 3), Accommodation is covered by the seminar
  • Most meals are covered by the seminar; you should be ready to spend about 25-30 Euro on 3-4 meals by yourself

To participate, you have to…

  • Be a sports journalist or actively work in the sphere of football fan culture
  • Know Russian language
  • Knowing English or German might be an asset, but is not mandatory
  • Be willing to contribute by writing articles or becoming active

To apply please send MAXIMUM 2 documents: your CV and a letter of motivation (why you want to participate, and what you might contribute to the group). Included should be names and mail-addresses of two people, colleagues, whom we might refer to with questions about you. (please: name the documents with your last name making the beginning). Please let us know if you would need a Schengen Visa for the time of the seminar.

We will process the applications as swiftly as possible, and a short time after the deadline you will be informed about the decision of the selection commission.

Deadline for applications: 05.08.2017, midnight, Berlin time

Send application to:

Organized by:  German-Russian Exchange

                             Fanprojekt Berlin

                             Ingo Petz, Peter Liesegang, Thomas Dudek

 Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Auswärtiges Amt.

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