Jens Volke, one of seven SLOs at Borussia Dortmund, has announced his departure from the club’s SLO team to join the media department.

A former leader of the Dortmund ultras group The Unity, Jens had been in the post for more than eight years.

Jens made an important contribution to the development of the SLO project at European level, especially in its early stages, attending workshops for football associations and club SLOs in a number of countries to share his knowledge and experience with…

The Georgian Football Federation (GFF) organised the latest in a series of SLO workshops at the Hualing Hotel in Tbilisi on 1 August.

In presence of key stakeholders, including GFF vice-president Nika Jgarkava, other GFF officials, club directors, SLOs and safety officers, as well as government and police representatives, SD Europe/UEFA SLO project coordinator Stuart Dykes held presentations on the role of the SLO and the benefits of the collaboration between safety officers and SLOs. GFF SLO coordinator Bakar Jordania then…

The meeting aimed to promote the exchange of experience in dealing with supporters.

On Tuesday, July 19, The Latvian Football Federation (LFF) and the Latvian Football League (LFV-SynotTip Virsliga) organised a training seminar for top tier clubs with the support of SD Europe. The event focused on the exchange of experience in dealing with supporters and a variety of marketing and public relation tools. It was organised to coincide with the presence of FC Salzburg SLO Georg Rieger for the UEFA…

Apart from the regular standard training, education and strategy meetings, 2015/16 saw a number of developments of landmark importance in the evolution of the SLO project.

In January 2016 SD Europe were awarded observer status on the Standing Committee of the European Convention on Spectator Violence (TR-V) for a renewable period of three years. And towards the end of the season SD Europe organised, with the support of UEFA, the inaugural European SLO network meeting in Sweden.

In another key development, the Hellenic Football Federation (HFF) completed a series of visits…

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Club and Supporters for Better Governance in Football

Welcome to the Clubs and Supporters for Better Governance in Football project. This is a two-year collaborative partnership, coordinated by SD Europe, and co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and UEFA.

This project will help promote EU principles on good governance in sport. It will do this through a training, education and exchange programme involving member-run football clubs and national supporters’ organisations, from seven EU states.

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Project Resources

The Heart of the Game position paper

Our position paper is available in several languages.

Improving Football Governance project

Between March 2012 and June 2013 SD Europe, along with eight supporters’ organisations, took part in a project funded by the European Commission.

UEFA SLO Handbook 2011 Edition

Under Article 35 of the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations, clubs across Europe are required to appoint a supporter liaison officer (SLO) to ensure proper and constructive discourse between them and their fans.

What is the Feasibility of a Supporters Direct Europe?

The report is the result of a study commissioned by UEFA to investigate the feasibility of extending the work undertaken by Supporters Direct within the UK across the remainder of UEFA’s members associations.

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