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The event will build further on the previous two workshops, on Governance and Finance, as well as the 16 exchange visits between the partners. The initiative is co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and Uefa.

The third workshop of SD Europe’s Erasmus+ project will be take place this weekend (16-18/6) at the stadium of Schalke 04, one of the biggest member-run clubs in the world, and in Germany, the country most suitable to welcome an event on members…

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At their match at home against Shamrock Rovers last Friday (26th), Cork City FC highlighted the YourMentalHealth.ie #LittleThings campaign.

Part of their involvement included distributing as many Green Ribbons amongst supporters as possible. Wearing the Green Ribbon is meant to help spark a conversation about mental health, and it could encourage others to reach out, feel less alone, and to seek support.

The month-long national campaign includes among other things the distribution of more than 500,000 green ribbons free of charge. At Turner’s Cross, over…

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As part of SD Europe’s Erasmus+ project ‘Clubs and Supporters for Better Governance in Football’ Supporters in Campo from Italy will visit Sweden to take part in the Summer meeting held by SFSU in Malmö 10-11 of June.

Over the 2 days topics as ‘Positive Supporters Initiatives’,  ‘Democracy in football’,  ‘Development in Sweden’, ‘Democracy and membership governance in Italy’ and more will be discussed.

Sofia Bohlin

Sofia Bohlin, Chairperson of SFSU says: “Our annual summer meeting is a great…

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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’), Andrey Burlakov (media director of FC Shaktar), Evgeny Dontsov (president of ‘Standard’) and SD Europe’s Loukas Anastasiadis presenting on the topics of…

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Austrian SLOs have been involved in a number of positive initiatives recently. Earlier this month, for example, the Austrian Bundesliga introduced maximum ticket prices for away sections at matches in the Tipico Bundesliga and the second-tier Sky Go Erste Liga. The maximum prices will take effect from the beginning of the 2017-18 season. This was a key issue for fans and the SLOs of the Austrian clubs lobbied strongly for the introduction of the new regulation.

All 20 clubs in the…

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Earlier this year, the Finnish FA, together with Finnish police authorities, held their 17th annual Safety and Security seminar. The event was held for first time on the sea, cruising the Helsinki-Stockholm route and back. Juha Karjalainen, Security Officer at the FA, felt the facilities for the 180 participants were absolutely first class.

According to official participant feedback, the most interesting sessions were those from Kenny Scott, Uefa’s Safety and Security Adviser, as well as a two-hour session about the SLO function which was…

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CAP Ciudad de Murcia visited Italian partners Cava United for the SD Europe “Clubs and Supporters for Better Governance in Football,” Erasmus+ project

The visit took place in the beginning of April a few days before the visit of Schalke 04 and Malmö FF to Cork City.

In preparation, Cava United recruited a hefty number of volunteers to accompany the guests throughout their visit and engage with them in discussions to give (and get!) a better idea of how the two clubs work….

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Uefa President Aleksander Čeferin reiterated the importance of supporters to the beautiful game, following a meeting with representative organisations in Nyon, Switzerland on April 24th.

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The meeting represented the first time Mr. Čeferin had met with supporters’ organisations since his election as President of European football’s governing body, and members of the SD Europe team were encouraged by his words of welcome. Two members of the Uefa executive committee, Michael van Praag and Peter Gilliéron, as well as representatives from…

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Cork City have had a very busy month to date in April. As well as putting together an unbeaten winning run of 10 League games (and counting!), the Leesiders welcomed Erasmus+ project partners Schalke 04, Malmö FF and a representative of CAP CDM earlier this month (between April 6th and 8th).

The visitors held a series of meetings at the club offices in Bishopstown Training Ground on the Thursday, including Operations Manager Éanna Buckley and Business Development Manager Lisa Fallon, and took time…

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Last month, on March 26th,  Supporterscollectief Nederland held their first congress at the KNVB campus in Zeist with over 100 supporters present.

The Supporterscollectief was founded in 2016 and has 38 member groups representing 30 different clubs to date.

SD Europe was invited, alongside our friends from CAFE and FSE, to present our organisation and its background and to speak about the SLO project which many of the people present showed interest in.

Most of the afternoon was used to address the potential…

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