Presentation on football and racism in Brussels Senate

Dr. Jacco van Sterkenburg

On Friday 7 February, dr. Jacco van Sterkenburg (ESHCC) will present about football and racism in the Belgian Senate building in front of politicians from different countries.

He was specifically asked to do an informative presentation including recommendations on the theme of football and racism for the 'Justice Committee' which consists of Dutch, Belgian and Luxembourg politicians, and to the so-called 'Contacts groups Nord Rhein Westfalen' (Germany) and 'Eurometropool' (Lille, Kortrijk, Tournai).
The Justice Committee will advice members of parliament in the diverse countries. The other presenter on the day is the CSR manager of the Belgian Football Federation.


In the Netherlands, the theme is on the political agenda after the racist chants against footballer Mendes Moreira in the FC Den Bosch - Excelsior match at the end of November 2019. This Saturday, the 8th of February, the national Action Plan against racism in football will be presented in Amsterdam.