Oct 09, 2019
In honour of the upcoming 10 year anniversary of the development of the Supporter Liaison Officer (SLO) role, SD Europe is excited to announce a new monthly feature of various SLOs across Europe.
In what is an emotional, and exciting interview, we had the privilege to ask Eintracht Frankfurt SLO, Marc Francis to reflect on his role and the future of SLO development.
Commenting on the upcoming anniversary, SD Europe’s Head of SLO Implementation, Stuart Dykes, said: “It’s been a remarkable decade…
Oct 08, 2019
Sport represents an integral part of the lives of millions of Europeans. It builds community cohesion, grows social inclusion and can lead to an enhanced sense of European identity. The sector employs millions of European citizens, and adds billions of Euros in revenue.
In this context, the stadium represents the spiritual heart of sports community. An important center of aggregation and a place to develop a strong social impact involving all stakeholders, but also a fundamental tool to guarantee the stability…
Oct 07, 2019
The objective of the fund is to enable the members of the SD Europe network to establish their own projects that further develop supporter involvement.
The SD Europe Fund will see the distribution of €12.000 to its members: €9,000 to fund three projects run by national fan organisations and €3,000 to fund three projects with exchange visits of member-run clubs within the network.
Each project under the SD Europe Fund can fall under the categories of:
Democracy, Cooperation, Solidarity and Sustainability.
The fund shows…
Oct 04, 2019
As UEFA announced last week, Warsaw-based ASK Zly recently won the UEFA Best Grass Roots Club Award for 2019.
The football club is a member of SD Europe and prides itself on being the first democratically ran, fan-owned football club in Poland. More than 1,000 people of Warsaw celebrated this success in last Sunday’s double match and SD Europe was there to share these moments of happiness with the contributors of this award.
SD Europe headed to Warsaw this weekend to…
Sep 27, 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…
SD Europe is a non-profit organisation meeting the need for meaningful supporter involvement in the running of football clubs and the sustainable development of the game as a whole.
Active in 38 countries across Europe, SD Europe represents grassroots and national supporters organisations, as well as amateur and professional member-run football clubs.
The organisation also supports the implementation of the supporter liaison officer (SLO) licensing requirement on behalf of Uefa, and has observer status on the Standing Committee of the European Convention on Spectator Violence.
SD Europe is currently managing a two-year Erasmus+ project (LIAISE) with the support of the European Commission.
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