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Cork City have had a very busy month to date in April. As well as putting together an unbeaten winning run of 10 League games (and counting!), the Leesiders welcomed Erasmus+ project partners Schalke 04, Malmö FF and a representative of CAP CDM earlier this month (between April 6th and 8th).

The visitors held a series of meetings at the club offices in Bishopstown Training Ground on the Thursday, including Operations Manager Éanna Buckley and Business Development Manager Lisa Fallon, and took time…

Last month, on March 26th,  Supporterscollectief Nederland held their first congress at the KNVB campus in Zeist with over 100 supporters present.

The Supporterscollectief was founded in 2016 and has 38 member groups representing 30 different clubs to date.

SD Europe was invited, alongside our friends from CAFE and FSE, to present our organisation and its background and to speak about the SLO project which many of the people present showed interest in.

Most of the afternoon was used to address the potential…

Supporters from across the League of Ireland attended an Irish Supporters Network (ISN) workshop entitled ‘Towards a Sustainable League’ at Tallaght Stadium, Dublin on March 26th.

SD Europe’s Niamh O’Mahony was in attendance as the founding members of ISN, FORAS (Cork City), Galway United Soccer Co-op, Finn Harps and the 1895 Trust led presentations and discussions on Sustainable Finance, what the SLO role can mean for the League of Ireland, why Community activities are vital and the importance of Fan Engagement.

Director of the League,…

SD Europe was delighted to attend the recent SD Scotland supporters summit at Hampden Park.

After opening words of welcome from SD Scotland chair Morag McHaffie and Head of SD Scotland Andrew Jenkin, attendees heard from Guardian journalist David Conn, who said that there was huge potential for fan ownership and supporter involvement in Scotland.

David has spent over 20 years writing about the ‘business’ of football and the Fan Ownership movement in England and further afield.
“A club is a membership body. If you’re going…

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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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