Event

Live viewing of UEFA Euro football games and discussion: Football and Displacement: What does one have to do with the other?

Donnerstag, 20. Juni 2024, 17:30 – 23:00, Dokumentationszentrum Flucht, Vertreibung, Versöhnung

June 20 is World Refugee Day – this year it coincides with the 2024 UEFA European Football Championship. Together with our co-operation partner UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, we combine these topics and ask: What do sports mean for refugees? Our guests include a Bundesliga coach, the former head of the Afghan national football team, Olympic athletes and others. In addition, we will be screening two top matches live at the Documentation Centre: England versus Denmark and Italy versus Spain. Look forward to exciting guests and exciting games over beer and pretzels.

Programme

17.30

Welcome address
Dr Gundula Bavendamm, Director of the Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation

Katharina Lumpp, Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Germany, UNHCR

17.40

Khalida Popal, former captain of the Afghan national football team, on displacement and sports, women's football and the situation in Afghanistan (English)

18.00

Kick-off England v Denmark

Live screening at the Documentation Centre.

18.50

England and Denmark: What is the situation for people seeking protection? We speak to UNHCR experts in these countries. (English)

19.00

Kick-off of the second half

20.00

We talk to Khalida Popal again about what football can mean for girls and young women in particular. (English)

20.20

Alaa Maso, a refugee from Syria who has received asylum in Germany and is competing at the Olympic Games for the second time in Paris, talks to us live from the European Swimming Championships in Belgrade.

20.30

Interview with Sven Spannekrebs, Olympic coach of Yusra Mardini (Netflix film "The Swimmers" and bestseller "Butterfly").

20.45
Daniel Thioune, the coach of the football club Fortuna Düsseldorf (Bundesliga 2) (on air),
 on the Bundesliga, integration and the power of sports in society.

21.00

Kick-off Italy v Spain

Live screening at the documentation centre.

21.50

Italy and Spain: What is the situation for people seeking protection? We talk to UNHCR experts in these countries. (English)

22.00

Kick-off of the second half

23.00

End of the event

You are invited to beer and pretzels!

FREE ADMISSION

An event organised in cooperation with UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency.