LIAISE is a unique two-year collaborative partnership that brings together supporters, football associations, football leagues and stakeholders including Uefa and the EU Think Tank of Football Safety and Security Experts for the first time.
Outputs & Outcomes
LIAISE kicked off in January 2018 and will run for two years until December 2019. A number of activities and events have already been held and for more information on all the activities planned as part of the project, see Project Background.
Launch meeting: Prague
The project’s opening meeting was hosted by the LFA in March 2018 and saw the LIAISE partners come together as a group for the first time. Read the report here
Training workshop on supporter liaison: Stockholm
SEF organised the first training workshop, closely co-ordinating with the SD Europe team to present three days of information and practical insight in Supporter Liaison. Read the report here
Exchange visit 1: Czech Football League(LFA) to Bulgarian Football Union
The first exchange visit of the project took place in Sofia around the Bulgarian Cup final in May, with the LFA travelling to spend time with their BFU counterparts. Read the report here
Exchange visit 2: French National Supporters Association(ANS), French Football Federation, Bulgarian Football Union, Czech Football League(LFA), and Football Supporters Europe to Polish Football Association(PZPN)
The visit was hosted by the Polish Football Association (PZPN) and saw representatives of the French National Supporters Association (ANS), the French Football Federation (FFF), the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU), the Czech Football League (LFA) and Football Supporters Europe (FSE) travel to the northeast city of Białystok. Read the report here
Exchange visit 3: Svenska Fotbollssupporterunionen, French National Supporters Association(ANS), Football Supporters Europe, Czech Football League(LFA), Polish Football Association(PZPN), Federación Portuguesa de Fútbol(FPF), Svensk Elitfotbol(SEF), LFP, Italian FA(FIGC), and Football Union of Russia(RFU) to Bulgarian Football Union
Participants from ten countries and organisations came together to discuss the new Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety Security and Service Approach. Read the report here
Exchange visit 4: Project Partners to Svensk Elitfotbol(SEF)
Representatives from the Erasmus+ project’s 10 partners and 11 additional organisations (from 12 countries) were involved in activities over a three-day training event in Stockholm, hosted by Svensk Elitfotbol (SEF). Read the report here
Exchange visit 5: Bulgarian Football Union to Czech Football League(LFA)
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 travel to the city of Olomouc. Read the report here
Exchange visit 6: Polish Football Association (PZPN) to Bulgarian Football Union
The exchange visit’s main focus was to showcase the work of local supporter liaison officers with an insight into the matchday operations and an in-depth look at the work surrounding the organisation of the Bulgarian Super Cup game between Ludogorets and Lokomotiv Plovdiv. Read the report here
Exchange visit 7: Polish FA (PZPN) host SD Europe SLO Team & LIAISE Delegates in Wroclaw
During this visit the Polish Football Association (PZPN) hosted SD Europe and LIAISE delegates to showcase the work of SLOs in Poland in addition to the Kibice Razem (supporters together) project. Read the report here
Exchange visits 8 & 9: Two LIAISE Visits in Sweden
SD Europe and Svensk Elitfotboll invited LIAISE project participants to Norrköping and Malmö for the eighth and ninth exchange visits to demonstrate the implementation of the SLO role in Sweden. Read the report here
Exchange visit 10: Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) host LIAISE visit in Lisbon
The SD Europe SLO Team and LIAISE project partners headed to Lisbon for the third and final LIAISE workshop and the tenth exchange visit. Read the report here
Exchange Visit 11: Swedish Football League and Swedish Football Supporters Union visit Portugal
The penultimate exchange visit took place in Portugal, where the FPF hosted during a Premeira Liga match. Read the report here
Exchange visit 12 & Closing Meeting: French Football Federation & Ligue De Football Professionnel host LIASE in Paris and visit to Amiens
The project was brought to a close in Paris and the 12th and final exchange visit took place at Amiens SC. Read the report here
The project aims for a Liaison-based Integrated Approach to Improving Supporter Engagement. Activities focus on the development of the supporter liaison officer (SLO) role through a better understanding, awareness and implementation of established good practices, and will be coordinated by SD Europe.
To read more information about LIAISE’s background and activities, visit LIAISE: project background
Eight football associations and leagues, two national supporters organisations and Football Supporters Europe (FSE) will be involved as partners and contributing organisations.
|National football bodies|
|Български Футболен Съюз (BFU)||Bulgarian Football Union (Bulgaria)|
|Ligová fotbalová asociace (LFA)||Czech Football League (Czech Republic)|
|Fédération Française de Football (FFF)||French Football Federation (France)|
|Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej (PZPN)||Polish Football Association (Poland)|
|Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (FPF)||Portuguese Football Federation (Portugal)|
|Svensk Elitfotboll (SEF)||Swedish Football League (Sweden)|
|Football Association of Ireland (FAI)||(Ireland)|
|Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP)||(France)|
|National supporter organisations|
|L’Association nationale des supporters (ANS)||National association of supporters (France)|
|Svenska Fotbollssupporterunionen (SFSU)||Swedish Football Supporters Union (Sweden)|
|Pan-European supporter organisations|
|Football Supporters Europe e.V. (FSE)|
‘IT’S BEEN A MAJOR TURNING POINT’ – LFP’S SLO COORDINATOR, MAËL GARDE PROVANSAL TALKS ABOUT THE LIAISE PROJECT.
NATIONAL SLO ACTION PLAN LAUNCHED BY THE BULGARIAN FOOTBALL UNION AS PART OF THE LIAISE PROJECT
For more detail about our previous European projects, visit Our Projects. Additional information and resources about the supporter liaison officer (SLO) role is available from the SLO page, or if you would like to see how your organisation can get involved, get in touch by visiting Contact Us.