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Connections between Cork City FC and Malmö FF existed long before they both agreed to became part of SD Europe’s ‘Clubs and Supporters for Better Governance in Football’ project back in 2015. The two clubs had crossed paths previously in the Intertoto Cup in 2004, and were also in touch around the time of City’s 30th anniversary celebrations in 2014.

The similarities between the two clubs are also interesting and relevant: both clubs are located in the second cities of their respective…

Since its beginnings in 2007, SD Europe has always advocated for improved and strong governance in sport, particularly football, across Europe. The organisation was therefore delighted to sign up to the European Commission’s pledge to implement Good Governance in European Sport earlier in the summer.

Through its work with supporters’ organisations, local groups and member-run clubs across the continent, SD Europe aims to improve understanding around the key challenges and benefits associated with good governance, and made the topic one of its…

Following on from a visit to Ireland in April, Malmö FF are preparing to host Erasmus+ partners Cork City FC in Sweden later this week.

The ties between these two clubs go back over a decade to a time when the Intertoto Cup was a fixture on the European club football calendar. The Leesiders claimed home and away wins over their Swedish counterparts to progress to the next stage of the competition back in 2004, and the tie was fondly remembered…

SD Europe is delighted to confirm that our project application LIAISE was recently selected for funding by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

LIAISE stands for Project for a Liaison-based Integrated Approach to Improving Supporter Engagement and will run from January 2018 until December 2019, with support and funding from UEFA.

The primary objective of LIAISE is to encourage the football authorities and partner agencies to recognise the value of enhanced dialogue and communication between club supporter liaison officers (SLOs) and the football…

The fourth ever Fútbol Popular event took place in Getafe, just outside Madrid from July 21 – 23 recently. SD Europe was in attendance along with Erasmus+ project partners Supporters in Campo and SFSU.

The Fútbol Popular movement in Spain continues to grow. Now into double figures, it’s a collective of fan-owned, community-orientated football clubs that believe there is a different way to organise and run clubs in football today.

SD Europe’s Niamh O’Mahony addressed the opening session, speaking about the organisation’s Erasmus+ project (entitled…

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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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