Unity Euro Cup 2022, Uefa organizes the first football tournament for refugees

Unity Euro Cup 2022, the international 7-a-side football tournament organized jointly by UEFA and UNHCR in Nyon in Switzerland. To celebrate International Refugee Day, UEFAin collaboration with UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), launches Unity Euro Cup 2022, the first international refugee event, scheduled for June 29 in Nyon, Switzerland. Eight national associations – Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, the Republic of Ireland and Switzerland – selected from among those who have expressed an interest in participating in a social initiative, promoted by UEFA in the framework of its Sustainability Strategy that all Associations must develop before June 30, 2023.
There Figsthat for years, through the Refugee Team Network Projectthe activity developed by the Youth and School Sector, in collaboration with the Ministry of the Interior, the Anci, the Cittalia Foundation and the Sai Network, is committed to the issue of football integrationhe will join the event with his own delegation.
He will be the ambassador of the Italy team Demetrio Albertini, President of the Federal Technical Sectorwhile the formation that will take the field will be formed by boys from the Carmiano reception center in the province of Lecce, winners of the 2021 edition of the Refugee Team Tournament. Today, at the Uefa Auditorium, there will be a draw that will combine the eight teams that will face each other in a tournament on June 29 at the Colovray Stadium – Uefa’s headquarters in Nyon. 7 against 7 will be refereed by international referee Roberto Rosetti.

World Refugee Day

On 20 June, on the occasion of World Refugee Day, UNHCR, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, welcomes the courage, strength and resilience of millions of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution, and reaffirms their right to be protected and to rebuild their lives with dignity, whoever they are and wherever they come from, always. Protection does not end with access to asylum, but is manifested specifically through a fair process social and economic integration in the host country. In that World Refugee Day, UNHCR joins those in Italy who are making themselves available to identify lasting and sustainable solutions that allow refugees to overcome trauma. harness their talent and contribute to the host country.

“There is no real protection without effective access to rights, integration and social inclusion, and they are the task and responsibility of society as a whole. Only by working together – government, civil society and the private sector – can we make a difference. “

he stated Chiara Cardoletti, UNHCR Representative for Italy, the Holy See and San Marino.

VIPs who support the campaign Together #WithRefugees

Many Italian celebrities have joined UNHCR, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, for World Refugee Day, an annual event wanted by the United Nations to raise awareness about the condition of millions of refugees and asylum seekers who, forced to flee war, violence and persecution, leave their loved ones, their homes and all that was once their life to seek salvation in another country.

Lino Guanciale is the protagonist of the official spot of the Together #Refugees campaign reaffirm the right of refugees to be protected and to rebuild their lives with dignity, whoever they are and wherever they come from, always.

Alessandro Gassmann, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador since 2016, recorded a video message to talk about refugees and the main causes that push them to flee.

Also on June 20th Alessandro Gassmann, Lino Guanciale, Greta Scarano, Carolina Crescentini, Nicole Grimaudo, Francesco Pannofino, Lorena Bianchetti, Giuseppe Catozzella, Elena Sofia Ricci, Irene Ferri, Cecilia Dazzi, Paola Saluzzi, Giovanni Scifoni, Maria Chiara Giannetta, Mia Ceran, Demetrio Albertini, Giuseppe Bergomi, Francesco Arca and Alessandro Florenzi they will wear a blue bow with the hashtag #WithRefugees on their social channels to express solidarity with those who have been forced to flee their country because of wars, violence and persecution.

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