The UEFA Women’s European Football Championships was held in the Netherlands during the summer of 2017. The “Queering Football” project and the European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation organised a Euro Pride House in Utrecht.

The opening of the Euro Pride House took place on the afternoon of the 16th July at 5pm at the Bodytalk bar, where Karin Blankenstein, founder of the John Blankenstein Foundation opened the Euro Pride House and presented the Erasmus + Project, “Heroes of Football”.

Every time there was a game in Utrecht [Sun 16th 18:00/ Wed 19th 20:45/ Sat 22nd 20:45/Tues 25th July], the basement was open so that the matches could be watched and the exhibition could be shown. There was a separate bar in the basement with bathroom facilities, which lead out on to the canal.

There were discussions prior to the matches on women in football, and the local women’s football team Zwaluwen Utrecht was on hand to join the conversation.

All these activities were part of the project “Queering Football TACKLING HOMOPHOBIA AND PROMOTING ANTI-­‐ DISCRIMINATION AROUND MAJOR SPORT EVENTS” co-­‐funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+ Sports program and coordinated by fairplay-­‐VIDC, an anti-­‐discrimination initiative based in Vienna.

Euro Pride House 2017 event Schedule

Event Date Where
Launch Event & Awareness Campaign

& Quiz

17 June

All Day

Canal Pride Utrecht & Bodytalk, Utrecht
Opening of Euro Pride House

Live transmission of opening match, NED V NOR

Start 5pm

Opening By Karin Blankenstein from the John Blankenstein Foundation, and presentation of the Heroes of Football

Project.

16 July

18:00 Kick off

Bodytalk, Utrecht
Live transmission of ENG V SCO Exhibition Against the Rules Discussion on Women in football 19 July

20:45 Kick off

 

8pm arrival

Bodytalk, Utrecht
Awareness Campaign & Quiz

NED V DEN

20 July

6pm – 10pm

Winkel van sinkel, Utrecht
Live transmission of FRA V AUT Exhibition Against the Rules Discussion on Women in football

Mèl Piéters & Marie-­‐Lyse from FC Paris Arc en ciel

Transgender Supporters

*Renate den Heijer from Roze Regahs

22 July

20:45 Kick off 8pm arrival

Bodytalk, Utrecht
Awareness Campaign & Quiz – Pink Monday

BEL V NED

24 July All Day Tilburg
Live transmission of RUS V GER Quiz of Euro Pride House Exhibition Against the Rules

Discussion on Women in football

25 July 8pm arrival Bodytalk, Utrecht