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Saturday 28 March 2020 marks the global event known as Earth Hour Day.

It was started by the WWF back in 2007 which blossomed globally following a single event held in Sydney, Australia. In their own words ‘Earth Hour is now one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories, switching off their lights to show support…

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Following an impromptu month-long hiatus, SD Europe is delighted to reconvene the SLO of the Month editorial series. 

For newcomers, this series is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Supporter Liaison Officer role. You can learn more about the Supporter Liaison Officer role here. 

For March’s edition, we had the pleasure of speaking to Dave Messenger who is SLO at Premier League side Watford FC. Dave’s role as SLO is tied in closely with his responsibilities as the Hornets’ Disability Access…

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SD Europe supports UEFA’s decision in postponing the EUROS until 2021 and prioritising people amidst the Covid-19 outbreak.

We agree that football is quite simply not a priority over the health of fans, players and other professionals working in the European game, nor the population as a whole. We also support UEFA’s approach to engage the game’s stakeholders in working groups to act appropriately to resume football activities in the future and look forward to supporting these efforts.

The members of…

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Ahead of today’s video conference involving national associations, clubs, leagues & players’ representatives, SD Europe and FSE spoke with UEFA’s top management re: the current situation & impact that the spreading of COVID-19 has on football competitions & football fans.

We will remain in close contact during these difficult times to ensure our members are well informed & their concerns heard. We look forward to the outcomes of today’s video…

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We now move onto the fourth of six editorials showcasing the successful applications to the SD Europe Fund and their projects. In this piece, we discuss Israfans’ project which focuses on developing volunteer management in Irseali member-run football clubs.

Recap: What is the SD Europe Fund?

The objective of the SD Europe Fund is to enable the members of the SD Europe network to establish their own projects that further develop supporter involvement. The SD Europe Fund sees the distribution of €12,000…

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Following on from two successful pilot sessions last month in Denmark, with the Danish Football League and in Russia, with the Football Union of Russia, the new SLO Education Programme, run in partnership between the UEFA Academy and SD Europe, was officially launched on 9 March. 

For SD Europe, the establishment of the SLO Education Programme, in partnership with the UEFA Academy, is the culmination of over 10 years of work at European level in the area of developing and implementing…

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This article is the third of six editions introducing the projects that were successfully chosen for the SD Europe Fund. In this piece, we discuss AKS Zły’s project which will see the club take part in exchange visits with German giants Schalke 04.

Recap: What is the SD Europe Fund?

The objective of the SD Europe Fund is to enable the members of the SD Europe network to establish their own projects that further develop supporter involvement. The SD Europe Fund sees…

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This article is the second of six editions introducing the projects that were successfully chosen for  the SD Europe Fund. In this piece, we discuss SD Scotland’s project aimed at gaining a better understanding in the development of volunteers in Scottish football.

Recap: What is the SD Europe Fund?

The objective of the SD Europe Fund is to enable the members of the SD Europe network to establish their own projects that further develop supporter involvement. The SD Europe Fund sees the…

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SD Europe Fund: PAC Omonoia 1948

This is the first of six articles over the coming weeks introducing the projects of the successful applicants to the SD Europe Fund. 

First under the microscope is PAC Omonoia 1948, a Cypriot member-run football club, and their project which will encompass exchange visits with Isreali member-run side Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem FC.

Recap: What is the SD Europe Fund?

The objective of the SD Europe Fund is to enable the members of the SD Europe network to establish…

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LIAISE INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS
After two years of training and education events, exchange visits, inter-partner collaboration and knowledge sharing, LIAISE finally came to an end on 31 December 2019.

The project has seen national associations, leagues and supporter organisations from across the continent working and learning together to build stronger and more mutually beneficial relationships for the good of the European game by developing the supporter liaison officer role and its implementation.

Following the completion of the LIAISE project, to ensure its legacy stands…

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