ECA CSR Award: 9 shortlisted projects

KAA Gent, Everton FC, FC Internazionale Milano, Feyenoord Rotterdam, Aberdeen FC (winners), Villarreal CF, Manchester City FC and GNK Dinamo.

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GNK Dinamo, Croatia

“Feel the Game = See the Game ”

In cooperation with the city of Zagreb, Zagreb Association of Blind and AS company, Dinamo organised audio description for blind and visually impaired fans at the Maksimir stadium. It was the first time in Croatia and this region. Thereby, the club was able to integrate blind and visually impaired fans into the club and community. Additionally, the club raised awareness of obstacles that blind and visually impaired fans are facing on a daily basis.

Even though this is common practice for other great European and world clubs, it was a huge step and a special achievement for Dinamo. The main objective was reached. The club succeeded in giving their blind and visually impaired fans the feeling that their disability does not exist.

Besides the commentator, we decided to ask sports journalists to join audio-description, as well as first team player Ivan Fiolić who commented 30 minutes of the game at Maksimir stadium.

After this project started by GNK Dinamo, Croatian Football Federation decided to organize the same at Maksimir stadium during the game Croatia – Greece.