For May, we bring a “special” edition of the SLO of the Month. Usually, we speak to a football club’s Supporter Liaison Officer. However, this month, we spoke to Maël Garde Provansal, the SLO Coordinator at the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), bringing a football league’s experience of fan liaison to the series for the first time. 

Below offers a deep insight into the SLO Coordinator role at the LFP and the French SLO journey which has seen almost all 40…

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The #FansVsCovid19 initiative continues with another in focus look at what football fans across Europe and further are doing to support their communities through the pandemic. 

You can view the Fans Vs Covid-19 map here.

In this feature, we look at Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem FC, and its efforts to help the people of Israel’s capital. Last month, we spoke to SD Europe Board Member and Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem FC Chair, Daphne Goldschmidt to find out what the club has been working on.


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Inline with our carbon offsetting partnership with Atmosfair, SD Europe’s air travel data for January to March 2020 has been submitted to be offset.

Re-cap: what is carbon offsetting?

In carrying out SD Europe’s work, carbon emissions are created as an unavoidable consequence of air travelThrough the partnership, Atmosfair, a not for profit organisation supported by the German Federal Environment Agency, will gather SD Europe’s air travel data and calculate the total carbon emissions createdSD Europe will then use Atmosfair to contribute…

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Following the launch of the #FansVsCovid19 interactive map last week, we bring an in focus look at the efforts of one of Spain’s member-run football clubs…

We spoke to Ulises Illán, Secretary of CAP Ciudad de Murcia, about how the football club is helping its community through the pandemic.

CAP Ciudad de Murcia compete in Spain’s Terrace División (4th tier of football). The club was founded by its supporters in 2010 after the original Ciudad de Murcia was dissolved. Ulises explains “so…

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For April’s edition of Supporter Liaison Officer of the Month, with 11 years experience in the position, we spoke to a veteran of the role from one of Czechia’s most successful football clubs.

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.

Tomas has played an instrumental part in the development of SLOs in his country by working with the League Association to further…

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SD Europe and Football Supporters Europe (FSE) are pleased to announce the launch of ‘Fans vs Covid-19’.

The initiative is based around an online map which highlights the good work being done by fans, fans’ groups and member-run football clubs during the Coronavirus outbreak, from fundraising and solidarity banners to support for vulnerable groups and the health service. The map also acts as a platform for fans to share experiences, ideas, and good practice.

The map can be viewed at www.fansvscovid19.com and…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has seemingly left no one unaffected. Yet football supporters across Europe have stepped up to support their communities in a myriad of ways through the crisis.

SD Europe gained a deep insight into a supporter initiative taking place in one of the countries most affected by the Coronavirus: Italy.

“Now, with the current situation we feel we have to do something, there are more important issues in our city than football”

We spoke to Fabio Guarini, a Supporters In…

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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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