Ten years ago, back in 2007, SD Europe set out on a journey around the continent to bring together supporters interested in fighting for a common cause.

In response to financial struggles at clubs at all levels of the game, supporters were determined to become involved in decision-making processes and to be recognised as important stakeholders within football.

By then, like-minded supporter organisations had already formed at national and local level – from Brian Lomax’s Northampton Town and Supporters Direct in the…

As another busy year starts to come to an end, SD Europe is preparing to host its second-ever AGM and network meeting in Dublin on November 19th. The weekend will also see partners in the Clubs and Supporters for Better Governance in Football project meet for the final time before the project formally concludes on December 31st.

SD Europe became a pan-European members’ organisation in its own right in September 2016, having been originally formed in 2007, and celebrated its first AGM in…

The penultimate exchange visit of SD Europe’s Clubs and Supporters for Better Governance in Football project took place recently in Gelsenkirchen as Cork City FC visited FC Schalke 04.

The project has brought together six member-run clubs and five national supporters organisations from around Europe to learn and share best practice in the areas of good governance, sustainable finance and member & volunteer engagement. The work is co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme and Uefa.

Representatives of FC Schalke 04 travelled to Cork earlier…

SD Europe were very proud to deliver two presentations at this year’s UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play workshop, which took place in Montenegro on 11-13 October.

Hosted by the Football Association of Montenegro (FSGC), the workshop was attended by representatives from UEFA, its 55 member associations, and guests from FIFA and the AFC, CAF, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL confederations.

Under Article 35 of UEFA’s Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations, clubs applying for a licence to compete in one of…

A representative of SD Europe recently took part in a monitoring visit to Kyiv on 9-10 October 2017 organised by the Standing Committee of the European Convention on Spectator Violence on the occasion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage match between Ukraine and Croatia.

The purpose of the visit was to support the Ukrainian authorities in the process of ratifying the new Council of Europe Convention on an integrated safety, security and service approach at football matches and other sports events…

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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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Upcoming events


25novallday26alldaySFSU AGMThe 2017 SFSU AGM will take place in Helsingborg

29novallday30alldayUefa SLO workshopThe event will take place in Vienna, Austria

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