Feb 26, 2020
During SD Europe’s AGM in February 2020, the membership were given a choice between three projects to become the beneficiary of our carbon offsetting partnership with Atmosfair.
The three projects were home biogas plants in Nepal, efficient cookstoves in Rwanda and electricity from crop residues in India. Following a breakdown of each, the membership voted in favour of the Rwanda efficient cookstoves project.
The partnership with Atmosfair was initiated because SD Europe recognises that the football industry has a responsibility to…
Feb 20, 2020
Supporters Organisations and member-run clubs from across the continent and further attend the SD Europe AGM in Beveren, Belgium.
New-look Board & Advisory Board: Dafne Goldschmit and Lasse Bauer join as Directors, with Mike Denham joining the Advisory Board
Introduction of new organisational principles
SD Europe Fund: successful clubs and organisations confirmed: – SD Scotland, Israfans, FASFE, AKS Zły, PAC Omonia 1948 & Unsere Kurve
SD Europe partners with UEFA Academy to deliver SLO training
Rwanda project selected to…
Feb 17, 2020
On Thursday 13th February SD Europe’s Fans Matter! Project, which is supported by UEFA and the EU, was launched at an event in Brussels, Belgium.
The Fans Matter! project brings together national associations, national supporters organisations, fan-owned football clubs and continental supporters organisations. The project will see the partners participate in a series of exchanges, training events and meetings with the objectives of better equipping each organisation to operate within the complexities of the modern football landscape and to strengthen the…
Feb 13, 2020
This weekend, SD Europe heads to Belgium for its Annual General Meeting hosted by network members YB SK Beveren.
With a packed agenda planned, the AGM will see football supporters from 19 countries travel to Belgium to collaborate, workshop, and develop the SD Europe network. With 60 individuals from 9 football clubs, 12 fan organisations, 2 continental supporter organisations, 20 UEFA member nations, 12 EU member states, and 3 continents attending, it is no exaggeration to say the SD Europe is…
Jan 30, 2020
We continue this series of interviews to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the development of the Supporter Liaison Officer (SLO) role. SD Europe is delighted to share what is now the fourth edition of ‘SLO of the Month’, where we speak to SLOs from across Europe about their role and experiences.
This month, we had the pleasure of speaking to Celtic FC Supporter Liaison Officer John Paul Taylor who provided an in depth insight into his experience at one of…
Dec 23, 2019
In honour of the upcoming 10 year anniversary of the development of the Supporter Liaison Officer (SLO) role, SD Europe is excited to share the third edition of ‘SLO of the Month’, where we speak to SLOs from across Europe about their role and experiences.
For December’s edition, we had Standard de Liège SLO Quentin Gilbert sit down with us to speak about his experience at the football club since he joined 18 months ago. Quentin’s role is quite unique amongst…
Dec 18, 2019
SD Europe is delighted to announce it has partnered with Atmosfair, a not-for-profit carbon offsetter.
The aim of the partnership, which will begin in January, is to tackle the impact of the unavoidable harmful emissions that are created as a consequence of SD Europe’s air travel. Through Atmosfair, SD Europe will be able to offset these emissions by supporting programmes dedicated to developing sustainable and more manageable alternatives to fossil fuels in communities that need it the most.
SD Europe CEO Antonia…
Dec 17, 2019
LIAISE: Project Close Meeting in Paris & Final Exchange Visit
In December 2019, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) hosted the LIAISE project close meeting at its headquarters in Paris, followed by the 12th and final LIAISE exchange visit to the Ligue 1 fixture, Amiens vs Dijon. LIAISE is funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme and UEFA.
Representatives from the French Football Federation, Bulgarian Football Union, Czech Football League, French Football League, Polish Football Association, Portuguese Football Federation, Swedish Football League…
Dec 10, 2019
SD Europe is excited to announce that our latest project, “Fans Matter!”, has been selected by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union for funding.
The primary objective of “Fans Matter!” is to improve the capacity and professional management of member-run football clubs and supporter organisations that are involved in the management of clubs, particularly on the non-elite – lower league and amateur level.
National/continental fan organisations, national football associations and member-run clubs from eight countries, spreading across three continents, will be…
Dec 08, 2019
The penultimate LIAISE visit took place on 7th December 2019, with representatives from the SFSU (Swedish Football Supporters Union) and SEF (Swedish Football League) meeting with the FPF (Portuguese FA), accompanied by the SD Europe SLO Team.
The project delegates visited Portuguese side F.C. Famalicão, who had recently been promoted to the Primeira Liga. The delegates attended a match of the club where they met and spoke with its SLO, in addition to having a tour of the stadium, which was…