The meeting was hosted on the 12th of July by the Sport Intergroup as a part of “Queering Football” project, with a focus on human rights ahead of 2018 World Cup in Russia. The event has gathered MEPs, representatives from the Commission, FIFA, EOC and NGOs and was an opportunity for interesting discussions on the topic. EU Athletes was present to highlight the importance of respecting athletes’ fundamental rights, which must include the labour rights of professional players in the context of their participation in sporting events.

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