A representative of SD Europe recently took part in a monitoring visit to Kyiv on 9-10 October 2017 organised by the Standing Committee of the European Convention on Spectator Violence on the occasion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage match between Ukraine and Croatia. The purpose of the visit was to support the Ukrainian authorities in the process of ratifying the new Council of Europe Convention on an integrated safety, security and service approach at football matches
The SLO requirement enters its sixth season, as SD Europe celebrates its tenth anniversary celebrated its first AGM with representatives from 15 different countries. In the ten years of SD Europe’s existence, structured dialogue has been a core part of the organisation, materialising in the introduction of the Supporter Liaison Officer requirement in the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations (Article 35) in 2012/13. It has been a busy five years for the SLO
SD Europe was invited and presented at the ‘Strategies that work’ seminar of the Ukrainian PFL Among the some 60 people that attended the seminar were representatives of the Ukrainian Premier League and the PFL, representatives of supporters’ groups, local businessmen, experts in marketing and communications and journalists. The participants had the opportunity to hear Sergei Makarov (president of the PFL), Anna Radko (marketing director of the organisation ‘Standard’), Andre
Apart from the regular standard training, education and strategy meetings, 2015/16 saw a number of developments of landmark importance in the evolution of the SLO project. In January 2016 SD Europe were awarded observer status on the Standing Committee of the European Convention on Spectator Violence (TR-V) for a renewable period of three years. And towards the end of the season SD Europe organised, with the support of UEFA, the inaugural European SLO network meeting in Swede
The Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events was signed by 14 states at a ceremony held at the Stade de France on Sunday 3 July. The 14 signatory states are Bulgaria, France, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland and Ukraine. The Convention will enter into force on ratification by three signatory states. “It’s an o
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