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World Players Association launches Universal Declaration of Player Rights

Friday 15 December 2017

Today, the world’s leading player associations unveiled the Universal Declaration of Player Rights (the Declaration) to protect players from ongoing and systemic human rights violations in global sport. The Declaration, the first comprehensive articulation of athletes’ rights, sets a benchmark for international sporting organisations to meet their obligations to protect, respect and guarantee the fundamental…

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Bulgaria launches national campaign for the rights of children in sport

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Today, during the International Conference “Access to Sport: Sport – an Instrument for Social Inclusion”, the national campaign “The Rights of Children in Sport” was launched in partnership by Special Olympics Bulgaria, Bulgarian Tennis Federation, Bulgarian Union of Physical Education and Sport, ProSport Foundation, European Law Society and UNI Europa. This campaign was inspired by…

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Women players from across the world battle for equal opportunities and pay

Thursday 30 November 2017

In 2017 more professional sportswomen than ever have united to fight for the right to compete, better pay and improved working conditions. The new Gender Equality Principles of the World Players Association lead the way. Look no further than the announcement from the Danish footballers last week. After several months of negotiations including two boycotted…

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What is the gig economy?

Wednesday 29 November 2017

It’s a hot topic but what are the realities of the ‘gig economy’ and the new types of employment created by online platforms? Watch our latest video to find out more.  

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Tracking the digital footprint

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Yesterday, UNI Europa and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, held a conference to present the report “Work in the European Gig Economy – Research results from the UK, Sweden, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy”. The report presents the results of an innovative survey across…

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