Football 4 Peace International

Using sport to promote peaceful coexistence

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Football 4 Peace training camp

We recently held a week-long training camp to teach students and professionals on values-based pedagogy for using sport to facilitate reconciliation and promote co-existence through sport.

Since its founding in 2000, the Football 4 Peace® initiative at the University of Brighton has reached communities across four continents, transferring its values-based methodology to a range of sports and cultural practices beyond football.

Students from the University of Brighton, along with students and staff from Palacky University in the Czech Republic and the University of Paderborn in Germany all engaged with our bespoke F4P programme.

Volunteer members from NGOs in Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, and South Africa also learned about F4P and how they might adopt and adapt our values-based program to theirstudents in a lecture practices in their organisations.

Students from the University of Brighton’s sport and exercise science, sport management, sport coaching and physical education undergraduate degrees  as well as PhD students and Sport and International Development MRes students learned practical ways to use sport to address social issues such as gender equity, peace building, and conflict resolution.

F4P is available to students across the University and has had involvement from students studying health, tourism, geography, and business in recent years in our projects in England, Northern Ireland, Colombia, Korea, and The Gambia.


Kerry Burnett • September 28, 2022

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