Innovating Football Leadership
through Practice & Policy.
The iFlipp project is a three-year project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and it seeks 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.
Project aim and goals
The aim of the project is to increase and enhance leadership skills of women and ethnic minorities (WEM) 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 support inclusive leadership practices and promote equal opportunities and good governance in football by also 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.
One of the training materials developed through the project is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the topic of Diversifying and Transforming Football Leadership.
For development of training content and broadening the European network, Integrated Dreams organised a local leadership workshop with several women and ethnic minorities, in Portugal, in May 2021. This workshop had the support of the City of Cascais.
Enrolment in the MOOC is open to all those interested, it is free and available online here.
The project is coordinated by 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.