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
|Launch Event & Awareness Campaign
|Canal Pride Utrecht & Bodytalk, Utrecht|
|Opening of Euro Pride House
Live transmission of opening match, NED V NOR
Opening By Karin Blankenstein from the John Blankenstein Foundation, and presentation of the Heroes of Football
18:00 Kick off
|Live transmission of ENG V SCO Exhibition Against the Rules Discussion on Women in football||19 July
20:45 Kick off
|Awareness Campaign & Quiz
NED V DEN
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
*Renate den Heijer from Roze Regahs
20:45 Kick off 8pm arrival
|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|