Good financial practices are at the heart of every sustainable business and football clubs are no different as the partners involved in the Clubs and Supporters for Better Governance in Football project heard, dissected and discussed last weekend.
Having enjoyed an extremely informative three days that focused on good governance earlier this year in Manchester, 11 project partners and invited guests from across Europe gathered in Malmö last weekend (November 25 – 26) to hear a variety of speakers present around the topic of…

With representatives from 15 different countries in attendance, SD Europe held its very first AGM in Malmo, Sweden on Sunday (November 27th).

SD Europe formally became an independent, pan-European members organisation in September with the support of national supporter organisations across Europe as well as Uefa.

Members need to share the established beliefs and values of the existing European network, and alongside the seven national supporter organisations that subscribed to SD Europe’s constitution, five further members have now joined to represent their…

The event will bring together member-run clubs, national supporters’ organisations, and members of the wider SD Europe network.

Over the weekend of November 25-27, partners and contributing organisations in the Clubs and Supporters for Better Governance in Football project will gather in Malmö for the second of three workshops.

Hosted by project partners and newly crowned Allsvenskan champions Malmö FF, the workshop follows on from a successful launch event and first workshop, which took place in March and June of this year…

Scotland is a hive of activity as far as the SLO work is concerned at the moment.

A Supporter Liaison Officer Development Day staged by SD Scotland at Bellshill on 14 July, which heard presentations from Lasse Bauer, lead SLO at Danish top-division club Brøndby IF, JP Taylor, SLO at Celtic, and SD Europe, was followed by an invitation to SD Europe to present at the Scottish Football Association Congress in late September.

The Congress was established in 2015 as part of…

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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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