Newly crowned SSE Airtricity League champions Cork City FC will visit project partners Schalke 04 this coming weekend, as the Clubs and Supporters for Better Governance in Football project exchange visits continue.

The project is a two-year collaborative partnership co-ordinated by SD Europe and co-financed by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme and UEFA.

Comprising of six member-run clubs and five national supporters organisations from across Europe, partners have focused learning on three themes: good governance, sustainable finance and membership & volunteer engagement,…

The national football supporters team of Bulgaria won 6-1 against French counterparts, in the friendly Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) hosted under their ‘Fan Dialogue: 2020 and beyond’ project

The fan friendly was held on October 7, before the World Cup 2018 qualification between Bulgaria and France, at the pitch of the National Sports Academy in Sofia. Both teams know each other very well since they both participate at a European supporters championship.

Apart from the BFU website, the game report was also…

A representative of SD Europe recently took part in the annual Pan-European Football Policing Training Project (PE-FPTP) event, delivered under the auspices of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) in cooperation with the Bulgarian CEPOL National Unit, the EU Thank Tank on Football Security and Liverpool University.  The event was held in mid-September in Sofia, Bulgaria, and was attended by police representatives with responsibility for football policing from a host of European countries.

SD Europe were invited to…

In early September SD Europe attended the UEFA-EU Stadium and Security Conference in Munich at the invitation of UEFA. The event takes place at the start of each new club competition season and brings together national association security officers, stadium safety managers, club safety officers and police representatives from all European clubs that have qualified for the next season of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

The UEFA/EU security conference offers supporter organisations such as SD Europe a great…

“Toulon Europe Supporters” took place on September 23rd in Toulon, France

Among the participants were members of Mouvement Azur et Or, organised and individual supporters of SC Toulon, representatives of the city, representatives of the French national supporters’ organisation “Association Nationale des Supporters (ANS)”, sociologist Nicolas Hourcade, CAFE partners Handifan Club and SD Europe.

The meeting was initially planned as a conference, but quickly turned into a round table discussion after the presentation of SD Europe on its European network of national and local…

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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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09octallday10alldayCouncil of Europe consultative visitConsultative visist to Ukraine October 9-10 in Kiev

11oct(oct 11)9:00 am13(oct 13)6:00 pmUefa Licensing workshopUefa's annual Licensing workshop

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