Establishing best practice around the supporter liaison officer (SLO) role will be the key objective of a three-day conference organised by SD Europe and Svensk Elitfotboll (SEF) from April 15 to 17.

LIAISE is a unique collaborative partnership that brings together supporters, football associations, football leagues, as well as stakeholders including Uefa and the EU Think Tank of Football Safety and Security Experts to drive the development of the SLO role over a two-year period. It is funded by the Erasmus+…

The European Union’s Erasmus+ programme is a vital tool in improving good governance across grassroots sport in Europe, according to SD Europe CEO Antonia Hagemann.

Antonia made her comments while speaking as part of an expert panel on the topic of Promotion of European Values through sport at the recent 2018 EU Sport Forum.

The work being done by supporters at all levels of the game in football is significant and makes a vital contribution to European values and the principles of…

A new training tool to support member-run football clubs, national supporters organisations, stakeholders interested in good governance and members of the general public is now available online.

Delivered as part of the Clubs and Supporters for Better Governance in Football project, the training tool focuses on the three themes of the project:

Good Governance
Sustainable Finance
Member and Volunteer engagement

An accompanying workbook allows each participant to evaluate their own organisation under the key headings, while gaining an understanding of the main concepts…

German clubs have sent an “important signal” to the rest of the football world by voting to retain and strengthen the country’s 50+1 regulation, according to St. Pauli club secretary Andreas Rettig.

Clubs were expected to decide whether or not to discuss German football’s much vaunted 50+1 rule during a meeting at the DFL on Thursday. However, a resolution from second division side St. Pauli – to retain the regulation outright – received backing from 18 of 34 clubs.
Speaking afterwards, Rettig…

Football bodies, clubs and national supporters organisations from six European countries met in Prague last week for the launch meeting of SD Europe’s latest Erasmus+ project, LIAISE.

Focusing on the development of the supporter liaison officer (SLO) role, the project brings together football authorities and supporters in a unique collaborative partnership that will work together until December 31st, 2019. LIAISE is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and is co-financed by Uefa.

Seven football associations and leagues, two…

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SD Europe is a non-profit organisation meeting the need for meaningful supporter involvement in the running of football clubs and the sustainable development of the game as a whole.

Active in 38 countries across Europe, SD Europe represents grassroots and national supporters’ organisations, as well as amateur and professional member-run football clubs, and supports the implementation of the supporter liaison officer (SLO) licensing requirement on behalf of Uefa.

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