Nov 17, 2020
SD Europe are to release a mini series of podcasts in which key organisations in the football ecosystem are interviewed about a plethora of subjects centered around the future of football and the sustainable development of the game.
The series will start on Tuesday 17th November 2020 with an interview with Alberto Colombo, the Deputy General Secretary of European Leagues, then releasing a new podcast every Tuesday and Thursday over the coming weeks.
All podcasts will be made available via Spotify, SoundCloud…
Nov 09, 2020
The SD Europe Fund supports projects focusing on further strengthening the national supporters organisations and sharing experiences between groups and clubs locally.
With the effects of COVID-19 clearly showing throughout the entire football pyramid, football supporters are the ones that have been most affected – not only as fans but also as citizens and professionals.
Through the Fund SD Europe is offering tools to its membership to respond to COVID-19 by allowing them to hire individuals from within the movement and/or external…
Nov 03, 2020
This autumn marks a decade of work by SD Europe on implementing the supporter liaison officer role across the continent.
To celebrate the occasion, SD Europe has released a special edition podcast interview with the organisation’s head of SLO development, Stuart Dykes, and head of SLO training Lena Gustafson-Wieberg. The interview delves into the successes and challenges over the last 10 years, and where the future of supporter liaison is headed.
You can listen to the interview now, which is available…
Oct 21, 2020
Kick-off!, SD Europe’s new E+ funded project to start in January 2021, uses an innovative approach to understand, explain and improve the relationships between national fans organisations and national football associations: “couple therapy”.
The aim of Kick-off! is to help national supporters organisations and football associations Kick-off! and maintain a long-term, positive and structural relationship with each other and develop shared visions for a better football.
For the next two years, Kick-off! will address the factors that affect the relationship between the…
Oct 15, 2020
‘Project Big Picture’ is a proposal fronted by the owners of Manchester United and Liverpool which essentially would consolidate power to the ‘big six’ football clubs in the Premier League.
The proposal may have been rejected by the Premier League clubs yesterday, but urgent questions surrounding governance, long-term sustainability and solidarity throughout the English pyramid persist.
The latest developments in English football have shown that it is more important than ever for the stakeholders to work together to save the game –…
SD Europe’s mission is to increase supporter involvement in the running of football clubs and football institutions, and to promote solidarity across all levels of football. Active in over 50 countries across Europe, SD Europe represents grassroots and national supporters organisations, as well as amateur and professional member-run football clubs. The organisation also supports the implementation of the supporter liaison officer (SLO) licensing requirement on behalf of UEFA, and has observer status on the Standing Committee of the European Convention on Spectator Violence.
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