Feb 27, 2020
LIAISE INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS
After two years of training and education events, exchange visits, inter-partner collaboration and knowledge sharing, LIAISE finally came to an end on 31 December 2019.
The project has seen national associations, leagues and supporter organisations from across the continent working and learning together to build stronger and more mutually beneficial relationships for the good of the European game by developing the supporter liaison officer role and its implementation.
Following the completion of the LIAISE project, to ensure its legacy stands…
Dec 17, 2019
LIAISE: Project Close Meeting in Paris & Final Exchange Visit
In December 2019, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) hosted the LIAISE project close meeting at its headquarters in Paris, followed by the 12th and final LIAISE exchange visit to the Ligue 1 fixture, Amiens vs Dijon. LIAISE is funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme and UEFA.
Representatives from the French Football Federation, Bulgarian Football Union, Czech Football League, French Football League, Polish Football Association, Portuguese Football Federation, Swedish Football League…
Dec 08, 2019
The penultimate LIAISE visit took place on 7th December 2019, with representatives from the SFSU (Swedish Football Supporters Union) and SEF (Swedish Football League) meeting with the FPF (Portuguese FA), accompanied by the SD Europe SLO Team.
The project delegates visited Portuguese side F.C. Famalicão, who had recently been promoted to the Primeira Liga. The delegates attended a match of the club where they met and spoke with its SLO, in addition to having a tour of the stadium, which was…
Dec 02, 2019
Earlier this month, the SD Europe Supporter Liaison Officer team took part in two interesting meetings in Lisbon, Portugal, hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). The week was highlighted by the third and final LIAISE workshop, with a LIAISE exchange visit to the match between Vitória de Guimarães and Sporting Braga, the tenth in a series of 12, taking place as well.
This was the third workshop under SD Europe’s supporter liaison and engagement project LIAISE, which is funded by…
Nov 02, 2019
At the end of September and beginning of October, the SD Europe Supporter Liaison Officer team took part in two exchange visits in Sweden organised by the Svensk Elitfotboll under SD Europe’s supporter liaison and engagement project LIAISE, which is funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ programme and UEFA.
SD Europe, together with the delegations of Svenska Fotbollssupporterunionen, Svensk Elitfotboll, Federação Portuguesa de Futebol, and a group of the Czech Football League’s SLOs were guests at the IFK Norrköping stadium to attend…
Oct 09, 2019
The SD Europe network is filled with stories, connections, and the purest forms of passion. Though much progress has been made over the past decade, members have had to learn the correct manner to channel that passion.
In order to accomplish set goals and continue to campaign for the fans, our members have had to establish, develop, and prioritise a “structural relationship” with various football institutions.
In this SD Europe special in-depth series, we will delve into the multi-faceted relationships between football…
Oct 08, 2019
At the end of September, the SD Europe SLO team was invited by the Polish Football Association (PZPN) to Wrocław for the seventh exchange visit of our supporter liaison and engagement project LIAISE, which is funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme and UEFA.
The delegation was hosted by officials of the PZPN and included representatives from the Swedish Football League (SEF), the Swedish Football Supporters Union (SFSU), club SLOs from Örgryte IS in Sweden and Bohemians 1905 from Czechia. David…
Aug 08, 2019
At the beginning of July, the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) hosted the sixth exchange visit of SD Europe’s supporter liaison project, LIAISE, which is funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme and UEFA.
The delegation was headed by SD Europe’s project manager, Stuart Dykes, and included Jakub Novakovski and Dariusz Łapiński of the Polish Football Association’s Infrastructure and Organization of Events department and Martin Schlosser, head of Austria’s National Information Point for Combating Football Hooliganism in the role of external expert….
Jun 28, 2019
At the end of May, representatives of football clubs from three European countries took part in the fifth of 12 exchange visits under SD Europe’s supporter liaison and engagement project LIAISE, funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme and UEFA.
The visit was hosted by the Ligová Fotbalová Asociace (Czech Football League) and saw representatives of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) and the European Think Tank of Football Safety and Security Experts plus the SLO of Polish Ekstraklasa outfit Jagiellonia Białystok…
May 17, 2019
Last week, SD Europe met with UEFA in Nyon as part of the ongoing dialogue between the two sides.
The event was attended by senior representatives from UEFA, led by First Vice President Karl-Erik Nilsson, Vice President Michele Uva and General Secretary Theodore Theodoridis and by the three European supporters organisations SD Europe, Football Supporters Europe (FSE) and Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE).
All three supporters’ groups shared concerns and views on a number of areas, including the treatment…
Apr 19, 2019
At the end of March, SD Europe took part in a workshop in Portugal at the Cidade do Futebol in Caxias, Lisbon, hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). The workshop focused on the role of the supporter liaison officer (SLO) and the disability access officer (DAO). The workshop was organised by the FPF as part of the training activities related to UEFA club licensing.
The opening remarks were made by Paulo Lourenço, Secretary General of the FPF, and responsible for…