The iFlipp project, which stands for Innovating Football Leadership through Practice and Policy, will seek to assess recent research in the representation of women and ethnic minorities (WEM) in leadership positions in football in order to develop responsive inclusive leadership governance action plans at National and European levels.

iflipp discussion

The aim of the project is to increase and enhance leadership skills of women and ethnic minorities in football by creating and piloting a set of inclusive professional development training materials, transferable and adaptable for sport organisations.

The project will look to achieve its goals of supporting inclusive leadership practices and promoting equal opportunities and good governance in football by creating a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and producing European policy and action recommendations based on a co-created common position in a manifesto, endorsed by football stakeholders, to ultimately build capacity among and promote peer learning by/for emerging WEM leaders in football through the creation and nurturing of an enhanced network.

iflipp brainstorming

The projected is co-ordinated the Fare Network (NED), with six partner organisations including Hawar.help (GER), Integrated Dreams (POR), Erasmus University Rotterdam (NED), Portugal Football Association (POR), Malta Football Association (MAL) and the EUSA Institute (SLO), with the support of Europe's football governing UEFA as well.

iflipp group

Between September and November 2022, a European training programme will take place to enhance the leadership skills of women and ethnic minority people working in football as part of the iFlipp project.

The European Football Leadership Training Programme is an opportunity for women and ethnic minority people to attend two in-person sessions during which experts in sports, business development and social change will help prepare participants to become leaders of the industry and challenge prevalent exclusions and inequalities.

The sessions will take place in the Netherlands between 7th and 10th of September and in Slovenia between 16th and 18th of November. 

To apply to the Leadership Programme, please complete the following form: https://forms.gle/vKLgxXpJTpHU43EU7. The deadline for registration is 26th June 2022.

More information about this program are available here


iFlipp workshop

iFlipp is a three-year project which is funded by the Erasmus Plus programme of the European Union.