supporters chartersAs FSE, we think that regular dialogue between fans and their club is essential to minimise problems and maximise mutual benefit, for the best for the club. This is why we support the concept of so-called Supporters Charters. According to our understanding, Supporters Charters are in brief to be considered a non-binding agreement between fans and clubs that has to be elaborated in a joint negotiation process (on equal footing), identifying each others rights and obligations towards each other. Supporters Charters should be revised on a regular basis and serve as a tool to facilitate an ongoing dialogue between fans and clubs at local level, whilst helping to strengthen responsibilities for each other and a positive relationship on both sides.

 

As FSE, we developed a practical tool for clubs and fans, describing the background of the concept, the do’s and don’ts as well as recommendations and proposals on how such a supporters charter could be done and what could be included.

This handbook on supporters charters was developed in consultation with a group representing us as fans but also involving several stakeholders in football, such as FIFPro, the Council of Europe, the EU, EPFL (European Professional Football Leagues), ECA (European Club Association) and UEFA in order to get their input and ensure widest possible support. The document should enable fans groups and clubs to develop supporters charters at local level.

The handbook was published for the first time in June 2013 and is available in five languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian).  

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Tel.: +49 40 370 877 51
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Email: info@fanseurope.org

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