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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Earlier this month, the SD Europe Supporter Liaison Officer team took part in two interesting meetings in Lisbon, Portugal, hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). The week was highlighted by the third and final LIAISE workshop, with a LIAISE exchange visit to the match between Vitória de Guimarães and Sporting Braga, the tenth in a series of 12, taking place as well. 

This was the third workshop under SD Europe’s supporter liaison and engagement project LIAISE, which is funded by…

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In honour of the upcoming 10-year anniversary of the development of the supporter liaison officer (SLO) role, last month SD Europe announced a new monthly interview featuring various SLOs across the European SLO network. 

In the second edition of this feature, we asked Matijas Loeb, the SLO at Norwegian club Vålerenga IF, to reflect on his role and the future of SLO development. 

 

What are some of the achievements the SLO department has had at your club?

Vålerenga is unfortunately not spoiled…

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The SD Europe network is international, connected, and constantly coming together to celebrate supporter involvement. 

Israfans, SD Europe’s Israeli members, is a supporter network having a second community tournament for supporters of various clubs within their membership. 

In this edition of the tournament, Israfans invited AKS Zly and HFC Falke from Poland and Germany respectively, to fly to Israel and participate. This is an exciting development as it is the first time the tournament will involve fans of clubs outside of Israel….

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