A blend of on-site visits, discussion panels, presentations and group work saw participants in our first LIAISE workshop develop a deeper understanding of the supporter liaison officer (SLO) role from in April. 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) from April 15th to 17th. (See Partners) The workshop
With the Swedish football season over for another year, the time was right for a delegation of supporter liaison officers (SLOs) to pay a visit to Germany to exchange experiences with and learn more about the work of their counterparts at two German clubs. The visiting delegation was made up of SLOs from 12 Swedish clubs plus Madeleine Ödquist of the Swedish Football League (SEF), who organised the trip in association with SD Europe. While in Germany, the SLOs held meetings w
SD Europe are delighted to announce that the first meeting of a working group consisting of club SLOs from around Europe will take place in Stockholm from May 18th to May 20th. The ‘first eleven’ of the network are: Dirk Vos (KAA Gent) representing Belgium, Lasse Bauer (Brøndby IF) representing Denmark, Jonathan Waite (Tottenham) representing England, Thomas Kirschner (Schalke 04) representing Germany), Ton Strooband (Feyenoord) representing Netherlands, Arne-Christian Eggen
SD Europe’s SLO coordinator, Stuart Dykes, spoke to the 50 or so delegates in attendance about the SLO work in Sweden set against the European context. Other presentations were given by representatives of the Stockholm police, two Djurgården SLOs (on behalf of all three alliance clubs), and the City of Stockholm. Delegates also heard about the ticketing policy in place at Hammarby and the ENABLE project, which seeks to identify, share and develop good practice in the manageme
2014/15 has been another busy year for the SLO project as various licensing bodies across Europe organised training workshops or events for their club SLOs, the UEFA SLO bilateral meetings were introduced, new translated and localised handbooks were published, initiatives with direct impact on the SLO were started, there was an effort for its better understanding by and cooperation with non-football stakeholders, its communications improved with a new UEFA electronic newslett
Read the original article here. Violence in Swedish football has been reduced by at least 20% since 2012, SEF say, and Supporter Liaison Officers (SLOs) are playing a key role in it, as “their hard work is spreading consensus among the fans“. SEF’s moto is “Everyone is welcome and everyone should feel safe at a football stadium” and they describe SLOs as “people from the fan base who have a good knowledge of their club and its supporters and are responsible for the interactiv
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