Read more ...In September 2015 the second grant, generated through european grassroots fans’ campaign #secondfanshirt organised by Football Supporters Europe (FSE), has been awarded to fans of Second Bundesliga outfit SC Freiburg.

The organising core group consisting of German FSE members BAFF (Alliance of Active Football Fans) together with the FSE-Committee decided to give the next 1000 Euros to the Ultra group Corillo and the Fans Project Freiburg for their work with young refugees. Several active fan groups in Freiburg were among the first to organise collections for the campaign under the name of “Second Fan Shirt Freiburg” last year, while players and the club also contributed merchandise.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Read more ...From 17 to 19 September 2015, the FSE Committee elected in Belfast at the European Football Fans Congress 2015 met for the first time to set the agenda for the coming year and decide about issues and enquiries submitted by football fans from across Europe.

At the premises of the “House of Football Cultures” in Berlin/Germany, the members of the FSE Committee evaluated the European Football Fans Congress in Belfast, and received updates from the FSE Fans’ Embassies Division’s project activities for EURO2016 and the FSE Anti-Discrimination Division. Naturally, club competitions were also on the agenda, and topics of discussion included ticket pricing for the European Club Competition Finals and current inquiries such as those from members in Slovakia and Northern Ireland who were affected by UEFA restrictions at their recent European matches.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Read more ...A network meeting of the FSE Anti-Discrimination network (ADD) will take place on 10 & 11 OCTOBER 2015 in Munich / Germany, organised jointly with our members from "Football Fans against Homophobia" (FFAH).

The Anti-Discrimination Division (ADD) within Football Supporters Europe (FSE) was founded to organise joint activities among football fans against discrimination and to connect FSE members engaging in activities in this area from across the continent and beyond. It´s overall aim is to extend the network of football fans active against discrimination, our knowledge, to learn from each other, to increase the number of cross-country activities and to widen our expertise as fans in this field.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Read more ...Supporters are being urged to put pressure on FIFA's eight main sponsors to back independent reform of football's world governing body. Write to the sponsors!

At this year's Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Football Supporters Europe (FSE) at the European Football Fans Congress #EFFC2015 in Belfast / Northern Ireland, a resolution was passed, calling for supporters to address FIFA's main sponsors demanding reform of the organisation - led by an independent commission to enforce robust safeguards against corruption. The same resolution was passed only two weeks later by the membership of our national members from the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) in England & Wales at their AGM.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Read more ...In 2012, there had been some pretty nasty scenes involving football fans going crazy and together with populist politicians all of this made big headlines in the news.

The Minister of Justice at the time, Morten Bødskov, facilitated meetings and received feedback from several stakeholders – fans, police, ministry of justice and the League. An action plan “Gode Fodboldoplevelser for Alle” (Great Football experiences for All) was created. The main parts of the action plan put a focus on the need to introduce socio-preventive measures like dialogue with fans, event policing, good hosting principles, a plan to improve the training of security staff, and similar initiatives. However, one of the points in the plan also talks about the clubs “looking into the possibility of creating a joint access system”. Now, the Danish League read this as “we have to implement mandatory ID cards for away fans” - and this is where the story begins…

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Read more ...The European Football Fans Congress in the vibrant and inspirational capital city of Belfast / Northern Ireland is coming closer - and so is the end of our registration period. So: Register now for the EFFC and spread the word!

Tell your friends to join us and include the EFFC 2015 as part of your holiday and experience more of what the Emerald Isle has to offer. Our hosts, the Amalgamation of Northern Ireland Supporters Clubs (AONISC) and the Irish Football Association (IFA) are looking forward to show their hospitality in Belfast.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Read more ...Members of Football Supporters Europe have been appalled, if not entirely surprised, at the arrests of leading FIFA officials on charges of corruption and bribery this week.

We believe that these latest revelations are symptomatic of deep-seated and systemic failures of governance within FIFA, an organisation that has lacked any transparency, accountability or genuine democratic processes under the ‘leadership’ of Sepp Blatter.

Tuesday, 02 June 2015

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Responding to the result of the FIFA presidential elections today, in which Sepp Blatter has won a fifth term in office, despite the most recent corruption scandals, Transparency International’s Sylvia Schenk said on behalf of the Sport and Rights Alliance (SRA):

"These elections are a key opportunity for FIFA to turn over a new leaf in regard to human rights and corruption. FIFA has long been dogged by corruption scandals and other controversies, including migrant worker abuse linked to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. While the arrests of top FIFA officials in Zurich this week might force the organisation into finally dealing properly and effectively with allegedly endemic corruption, it has yet to demonstrate any real commitment to ensuring mega events such as Qatar 2022 are not built on a foundation of exploitation and abuse."

Friday, 29 May 2015

Read more ...Just in time for the Champions League final in Berlin, we put together all relevant info for all fans attending the match. You can find it ready for download in the mobile app stores with the new update of our FSE Fans’ Guide App – download it now!

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Read more ...New issue of the FSE Fanzine REVIVE THE ROAR out now! This fourth edition features 16 articles from supporters from 15 countries that give a status report about the situation in football and for football fans across Europe.

Of course, all contributions represent entirely subjective views of supporters and certainly do not claim to unveil the ultimate truth. But they can certainly paint a very honest picture of how individual fans experience their football back home.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

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In response to a survey from a coalition of leading NGOs, sports organisations and trade unions, only one of the four candidates for the FIFA presidency has set out a plan to address human rights, labour rights and corruption issues if successful in their bid for the top job at world football’s governing body.

The Sport and Rights Alliance (SRA) sent a questionnaire to the candidates - Sepp Blatter, Luis Figo, Prince Ali bin Al Hussain and Michael van Praag - last month. It asked specific questions about abuses linked to the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and about the FIFA reform process. The FIFA presidential election takes place on 29 May in Zurich.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015


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