The Tel Aviv District Court has ruled that the Israeli Football Association must compel football clubs to publish financial statements.

On Monday, September 11th, the Tel Aviv District Court, under the authority of the Honorable Judge Einat Ravid, obliged the Israeli FA to comply with its ruling and require football clubs to operate in transparency. In effect, the decision means clubs will be required to publish their financial statements including full information, audit reports and more, on an annual basis.

The ruling…

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Over 40 supporters of more than twenty clubs from the two top divisions gathered in Amsterdam on Sunday, September 3rd.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss current topics around Dutch football such as transportation and ticket prices for away fans as well as how the message of positive supporter initiatives can be spread.

In the Eredivisie, the Dutch top division, 80% of the matches have some restrictions in travelling for away fans. The regulations are very complex and…

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In July Supporters in Campo, together with FASFE and SFSU, joined the Fútbol Popular meeting in Getafe.

Time for FASFE to pay the visit back has come as the Spanish national organisation for democratic supporters’ groups and member-run clubs will attend the Supporters in Campo Annual General Meeting in Prato the coming weekend (16 and 17 September).

FASFE representatives will have the opportunity to participate in a round table discussion with the Italian groups on challenges and best practices of structured supporter…

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With a number of clubs in Scotland moving firmly towards community ownership in recent years, SD Scotland this week launched a new online survey to explore how the movement could be better supported financially.

One of the biggest barriers that often prevents supporters from taking outright control of – or a shareholding within – their football club is funding, and the survey is the initial step in exploring whether a social investment fund offering low-interest capital to supporters trusts could be…

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Supported by Uefa’s HatTrick IV programme, the kick-off event of the Bulgarian Football Union’s (BFU) fan dialogue project took place in Sofia on August 23, and will look into how the supporter liaison officer role can help improve dialogue with supporters.

Fan Dialogue: 2020 and Beyond is a new project jointly developed by the (BFU) and SD Europe, and aims to raise awareness about the importance of fan dialogue. The project, which has qualified for funding under Uefa’s HatTrick IV programme,…

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Connections between Cork City FC and Malmö FF existed long before they both agreed to became part of SD Europe’s ‘Clubs and Supporters for Better Governance in Football’ project back in 2015. The two clubs had crossed paths previously in the Intertoto Cup in 2004, and were also in touch around the time of City’s 30th anniversary celebrations in 2014.

The similarities between the two clubs are also interesting and relevant: both clubs are located in the second cities of their respective…

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Since its beginnings in 2007, SD Europe has always advocated for improved and strong governance in sport, particularly football, across Europe. The organisation was therefore delighted to sign up to the European Commission’s pledge to implement Good Governance in European Sport earlier in the summer.

Through its work with supporters’ organisations, local groups and member-run clubs across the continent, SD Europe aims to improve understanding around the key challenges and benefits associated with good governance, and made the topic one of its…

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Following on from a visit to Ireland in April, Malmö FF are preparing to host Erasmus+ partners Cork City FC in Sweden later this week.

The ties between these two clubs go back over a decade to a time when the Intertoto Cup was a fixture on the European club football calendar. The Leesiders claimed home and away wins over their Swedish counterparts to progress to the next stage of the competition back in 2004, and the tie was fondly remembered…

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SD Europe is delighted to confirm that our project application LIAISE was recently selected for funding by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

LIAISE stands for Project for a Liaison-based Integrated Approach to Improving Supporter Engagement and will run from January 2018 until December 2019, with support and funding from UEFA.

The primary objective of LIAISE is to encourage the football authorities and partner agencies to recognise the value of enhanced dialogue and communication between club supporter liaison officers (SLOs) and the football…

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The fourth ever Fútbol Popular event took place in Getafe, just outside Madrid from July 21 – 23 recently. SD Europe was in attendance along with Erasmus+ project partners Supporters in Campo and SFSU.

The Fútbol Popular movement in Spain continues to grow. Now into double figures, it’s a collective of fan-owned, community-orientated football clubs that believe there is a different way to organise and run clubs in football today.

SD Europe’s Niamh O’Mahony addressed the opening session, speaking about the organisation’s Erasmus+ project (entitled…

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