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At the suggestion of SD Europe, the French Football League (LFP) organised a very successful 90-minute bilateral SLO meeting in Paris ahead of the Champions League group game between PSG and Celtic on November 22nd.

Around 40 attendees, including SLOs and safety officers from 15 clubs (nine first division and six second division), plus representatives of the LFP, the French Football Federation (FFF), ANS (Association Nationale des Supporters), PSG supporters, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Sport, heard…

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The Association of Bulgarian Fan Clubs of Foreign Teams in Bulgaria has held a football tournament in Sofia to support local deaf and hard of hearing children and their parents.

The event – the eighth tournament hosted by the Association – was held in partnership with the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) as well as Sport Sofia 2000 EAD, Sofia Municipality, VTA Security Service and the Comet Children’s Football Academy. It received organisational and financial support from the BFU, as part of…

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Partners from SD Europe’s Clubs and Supporters for Better Governance in Football project gathered once again in Dublin recently (November 18th and 19th).

Running from January 2016 until the end of next month (December 2017), the project brings together six member-run clubs and five national supporters organisations to focus on themes of Good Governance, Sustainable Finance and Member & Volunteer Engagement.

The workshop in Dublin gave everyone involved an opportunity to highlight the key activities that have made a positive impact on their…

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SD Europe were very proud to deliver two presentations at this year’s UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play workshop, which took place in Montenegro on 11-13 October.

Hosted by the Football Association of Montenegro (FSGC), the workshop was attended by representatives from UEFA, its 55 member associations, and guests from FIFA and the AFC, CAF, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL confederations.

Under Article 35 of UEFA’s Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations, clubs applying for a licence to compete in one of…

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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 and other sports events…

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The session was part of the 1st National Football Policing Training Seminar under Sub-project 5 of the Coe/EU joint Erasmus+ ProS4+ project

The aim of this training was to promote the standards enshrined under the Council of Europe new Convention on safety and security at sports events (CETS 218), the adoption of an integrated approach to safety, security and service in connection with football matches, and provide training to key policing football decision makers and practitioners.

The training focused on: i) the…

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Kicking off a series of bilateral meetings planned for the coming months, the Spanish Football Association (Real Federación Española de Fútbol) took the opportunity to arrange a discussion around the SLO function ahead of the recent Europe League match between Villarreal and Slavia Prague in Spain.

Representatives from Villareal CF, Valencia CF, RFEF, SK Slavia Prag and SD Europe took part. Good discussions on implementation and the role in general were had with lots of useful and practical knowledge exchanged.

“I think it…

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A representative of SD Europe recently took part in the annual Pan-European Football Policing Training Project (PE-FPTP) event, delivered under the auspices of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) in cooperation with the Bulgarian CEPOL National Unit, the EU Thank Tank on Football Security and Liverpool University.  The event was held in mid-September in Sofia, Bulgaria, and was attended by police representatives with responsibility for football policing from a host of European countries.

SD Europe were invited to…

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In early September SD Europe attended the UEFA-EU Stadium and Security Conference in Munich at the invitation of UEFA. The event takes place at the start of each new club competition season and brings together national association security officers, stadium safety managers, club safety officers and police representatives from all European clubs that have qualified for the next season of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

The UEFA/EU security conference offers supporter organisations such as SD Europe a great…

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“Toulon Europe Supporters” took place on September 23rd in Toulon, France

Among the participants were members of Mouvement Azur et Or, organised and individual supporters of SC Toulon, representatives of the city, representatives of the French national supporters’ organisation “Association Nationale des Supporters (ANS)”, sociologist Nicolas Hourcade, CAFE partners Handifan Club and SD Europe.

The meeting was initially planned as a conference, but quickly turned into a round table discussion after the presentation of SD Europe on its European network of national and local…

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