With three rounds of their season still remaining, member-owned club US Fasano has secured promotion from 6th tier (Promozione) to 5th tier (Eccellenza) in Italy.

The club was first founded in 1964 as Associazione Sportiva Fasano, but folded in 2010 and then reformed as US Fasano in 2011.

The trust, Il Fasano Siamo Noi, was established in January 2016 and took over the club in March the same year. This is the second year in a row US Fasano has gained promotion.

SD Europe are happy to congratulate…

SD Europe was invited to and attended the European Union’s annual Sports Forum last week (March 8th / 9th). The event was held in the beautiful town of Saint Julian’s in Malta.

Such events are excellent opportunities to meet and network with the hundreds of people involved in sporting organisations across Europe and further afield, and also to gain insight into specific sport-related topics and areas of interest.

Following opening remarks from Petra Kammerevert, chair of the CULT committee in the European…

On International Women’s day, March 8th, the Swedish Alliance for Women in Sport (SAFWIS) hosted their first annual sports gala. Among speakers were the Minister of Sports, Gabriel Wikström and Brianna Newland, Assistant Professor at University of Delaware.
At the event, held in Stockholm, 50 role models was presented and Sofia Bohlin, board member of SD Europe and chairperson of SFSU, was one of them.
“- It’s a great honour and I am proud that women’s involvement in sports is recognised. It…

Back in January Malmö FF visited Schalke 04 as part of the SD Europe Clubs and Supporters for Better Governance in Football project.

Malmö FF were represented by board member Pontus Hansson, CEO Niclas Carlnen, Communications Officer Peter Åhlander and SLO & Membership Manager Pierre Nordberg. In a packed two-day agenda, the delegation had the opportunity to meet with different departments and people in the club, as well as being shown around the stadium and the ‘blue’ city of Gelsenkirchen.

The first day…

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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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