May 22, 2018
Representatives from the German Football League’s (DFL) Fan Affairs department travelled to London back in April to attend a meeting of Premier League supporter liaison officers (SLOs).
Ben Kandler, who was also involved with SD Europe’s recent LIAISE workshop in Stockholm, and his colleague Eric Roda Gracia were in England for three days, and attended one of the Premier League’s regular SLO meetings as part of their schedule.
Both leagues made a presentation about their ongoing efforts around their respective SLO programmes,…
May 11, 2018
Earlier this week UEFA published its 2016/17 FSR report, which alongside the fantastic work of fellow FSR partners also contains a review of SD Europe’s activities last season.
In addition, the report contains an overview of the entire five-year funding cycle and shows that it has been an incredibly busy few years for the organisation. Some highlights from the past five seasons include:
‘Heart of the Game’ position paper launched at the European Parliament, Brussels (2012)
Management of three separate European projects:…
May 01, 2018
It has been an incredibly busy and exciting few weeks on the eastern coast of Spain, in particular for our Erasmus+ partners CAP Ciudad de Murcia!
The club revealed a plan for a new foundation and stadium project in March, and followed the announcement with promotion for both their women’s and men’s teams in the weeks since. Congratulations to everyone involved!
Having seen the men’s team suffer relegation last May, Ciudad de Murcia vowed to come back even stronger and what a…
Apr 30, 2018
Supporters of second division Belgian side Lierse SK have come together in recent weeks to fundraise and raise awareness around the plight of their football club.
The Lier-based club had been up for sale for some months and with wages going unpaid, supporters group GeelZwart joined together with Yellow Black’s Army and the Lierse Supporters Association to create an initiative called Lierse voor Altijd.
It, in turn, aims to raise funds for specific projects including support of the youth academy, all…
Apr 30, 2018
SD Europe took part in a conference on the ‘Socio’ membership model or member-run football clubs organised by the European Club Association (ECA) from April 10th to 11th in the beautiful Croatian city of Split.
Entitled ‘Socio’ Membership Structure: From strategy to implementation, management, and practice, the two-day event aimed to share best practice around the benefits and challenges of football clubs that operate with a membership structure.
Including many of the biggest clubs in European football – SL Benfica, FC Barcelona,…
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.