SPIN - Sport Inclusion Network

SPIN Conference 2021

An obstacle course - inclusion and participation of migrant women and girls in sport

(Online) Conference | 31. May -1. June 2021

fairplay - Initiative for Diversity and Anti-Discrimination & Vienna Chamber of Labor invite:

An obstacle course - inclusion and participation of migrant women and girls in sport (Online) conference 

(Online) conference within the framework of the European project “SPIN Women - Sport Inclusion of Migrant and Minority Women” | Live broadcast from the Vienna AK

The facts:

Language: English and  German


  • Monday, May 31, 2021, 4:00 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:00 a.m.-4: 00 p.m.

Attending this event is free!

You can register here! (Registration deadline Thursday, May 27, 2021)

What is it about:

A male-dominated field like sport leaves little room for women and girls: in the media, but also in terms of participation, infrastructure and financial support. This is all the more true of those who do not belong to the so-called “majority society”. Female athletes with a migration or refugee history, female athletes who belong to minorities or BPoC (Black and People of Color) are confronted with racism and sexism in sport. How barriers can be broken down and women empowered, how sport can be opened up to all, will be discussed at the conference.

Program / panels:

The most current programm you find here!

  • Opening with Renate Anderl (AK President)
  • Racism and Sexism in Sport (Discussion, English)
  • Sport as a workplace: where is equality? (Discussion, German)
  • Inclusive and Empowering Knowledge Production: How to Research the Situation of Migrant Women? (Discussion + workshop, English & German)
  • Clubs as hurdles - how do the girls get into the club? (Discussion, German)
  • Presentation and Launch of the European network SPIN (English)
  • Exhibition opening: "[in] visible - minority and migrant women in sport" with Liu Jia, Helia Mirzaei and Vera Dumser (English & German)



About the project

Migrant and minority women experience discrimination on the basis of both gender and migrant or ethnic background. As a response to this reality, the European Sport Inclusion Network (SPIN Network) developed the project “Sport Inclusion of Migrant and Minority Women” (SPIN Women). SPIN Women aims to encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities for women and girls with an immigrant or ethnic minority background through increased participation in sports.