EventRights - Addressing inequality, enhancing diversity and facilitating greater dialogue in the hosting of sporting mega events

Project: EU Commission

Project Details


Global or major sporting events like the Olympic Games have been the subject of human rights concerns – forced evictions, media censorship, abuse of migrant labour and political repression. In this context, the EU-funded EventRights project will focus on how to reverse this trend so that mega sports events can positively impact broader social outcomes, such as empowering disadvantaged groups and bringing about lasting positive social change in relation to human rights. Specifically, the EventRights project will formulate recommendations on how the mega sports events landscape can be improved to ensure a rights-focused agenda is pursued in the planning, delivery and legacy plans for the events.
Effective start/end date12/03/2230/09/24


  • EU - Horizon 2020

RCUK Research Areas

  • Political Science
  • Law and legal studies
  • Human Rights


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