We are in the town of Oświęcim to remind about Auschwitz. To convince, that we must learn from the past. We show that Oświęcim can be a place of meetings, reconciliation, and understanding. We are in the town of Oświęcim so that Auschwitz will not be repeated.

Changing the Chants

The conference of the “Changing the Chants” project on methods and measures to combat antisemitism in football took place 31 August and 1 September 2021 in Oświęcim/Poland.

The international Changing the Chants conference was organised by the International Youth Meeting Center with Borussia  Dortmund, Anne Frank House, Freyenoord Rotterdam and FARE network and transmitted online: https://changingthechants.eu/

Changing the Chants is a two-year project, supported by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. It consists of an innovative and international cooperation between Borussia Dortmund, Feyenoord Rotterdam, Fare Network and the Anne Frank House. The goal is to deepen the understanding of approaches that football clubs can use to educate fans on antisemitic behaviour in the football stands. Changing the Chants builds upon two separate educational programmes for football fans, run by Borussia Dortmund and Feyenoord. These educational initiatives, although not similar, are exchanged and analysed, and new approaches are piloted, paving the way for practices in which restorative justice is applied. This project fosters to open a space for shared learning, transnational and cross-context piloting of these approaches. Both clubs Borussia Dortmund and Feyenoord within this project conducted educational trips to the International Youth Meeting Center.

We recommend to watch the Changing the chants - documentary

The documentary aims at presenting a multi-perspective investigation on the problem of Anti-Semitism in football and gives an insight in the educational programmes.


photos: Mareen Meyer

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