Ethics4Sports project to address discrimination in sporting world

Our University is involved in a new international project to address challenges faced by many in the world of sport, including racism, sexism and the use of drugs.

The project, ‘Ethics4Sports’, also aims to produce an app for recording and reporting incidents during matches and inside sports clubs around Europe and will develop innovative mechanisms to promote ethical behaviour in grassroots sport by enhancing the capabilities and skills of sporting bodies.

John Williams from the Department of Sociology and new unit for Diversity, Inclusion and Social Engagement (DICE) said: “This is an amazing opportunity to work with colleagues from across Europe in order to compare attitudes and practices in relation to ethical practice in local sport. Our sports specialism at Leicester will fit very well in this project. We hope to be able to identify good practice as well as looking at different perceptions of fairness in different cultures.”

John Williams at the first meeting for the E4S project in Spain.
John Williams recently attended the first meeting for the E4S project held on the City of the Sant Cugat, Spain together with representatives of EU public and private organisations.