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Earlier this month, representatives from Football Supporters Europe (FSE) visited Baku (Azerbaijan), where this season’s UEFA Europa League (UEL) final will be held. The purpose of the visit was to assess the city’s preparations for the fixture, with a specific focus on the Olympic Stadium. In addition to the usual meetings with UEFA representatives and Azerbaijani officials, FSE also consulted local supporters’ groups, human rights activists, and journalists.

The final will take place on Wednesday 29th May at 23:00 (local time).

Thursday, 28 February 2019

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In the coming weeks, football fans from various clubs will protest UEFAs outdated ban on standing at European games under the slogan ‘EUROPE WANTS TO STAND’. The protests will begin with the Champions League tie between Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspurs on 5th March, 2019. In addition to banners in the stands, the organisers have written an open letter to UEFA explaining their stance. The letter has been signed by a broad alliance of European fan organisations.

Thursday, 28 February 2019

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In early February, representatives from Football Supporters Europe (FSE), Spanish supporters’ group Federacion de Accionistas y Socios del Futbol Espanol (FASFE), and SD Europe visited Bilbao.

Thursday, 28 February 2019

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Over the weekend of 15th-17th February, the FSE Committee convened in Amsterdam to discuss issues affecting football fans across the continent. The meeting took place in the Johan Cruijff Arena, thanks to the hospitality of Supportersvereniging Ajax, one of our longest standing members.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

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After watching their team lose 1-0 to FC BATE Borisov in Belarus last week, Arsenal fans are now faced with the prospect of a 5:55pm kick-off for the return leg at the Emirates (London).

Such an early start means that many fans will find it difficult, if not impossible, to attend the game due to work and other commitments. This is, of course, a problem in and of itself, but it is compounded by the fact that season ticket holders have already been charged for the fixture.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Read more ...Football Supporters Europe (FSE) have chosen Jim Chisem to succeed Philipp Markhardt as the organisation’s Communications and Research Officer.

Jim, who previously worked as an editor for a leading academic publisher, has been deeply involved in the world of English fan activism over the past three years. He is the co-chair of the Huddersfield Town Supporters’ Association (HTSA), organiser of the Stand Up For Town campaign, founder of Fans for Foodbanks, and a member of the West Yorkshire Police Football Supporters’ Independent Advisory Group. His writing has been published by the BBC, Reuters, and The Times.

Friday, 01 February 2019

Read more ...We are pleased to announce that the 10th FSE European Football Fans Congress (#EFFC19) will be held in Lisbon from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th July, 2019.

The EFFC takes place every other year and is the biggest gathering of active football supporters on the continent. More importantly, it is the only event where supporters can directly engage with the decisionmakers and major stakeholders of international football.

Friday, 18 January 2019

Read more ...On January 23rd, 2006, the French Parliament passed a comprehensive anti-terror bill which included an amendment specifically aimed at football supporters.

Article 31 of the bill gave prefectures the power to issue administrative stadium bans. The ostensible purpose of these interdictions administratives de stade (IAS) was to provide local authorities with the ability to combat hooliganism without waiting for the judgement of a court.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Read more ...Dear Members and Fellow Travelers,

2018 is coming to an end and we would like to take this opportunity to provide a brief overview of the projects we have been working on this year and offer our warmest season’s greetings.

We will be on a mini winter break from 22nd December until 7th January, with limited access to phone and email, so if you have any pressing matters that you would like us to attend to, please let us know as soon as possible.

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Read more ...Since last September, La Liga and its business partner Relevent have been working on a unilateral plan to play competitive games in the USA.

Facing significant opposition from impacted parties and football institutions, the joint venture recently launched a petition claiming to represent the views of the Northern American football fans and the greater interests of the Beautiful Game in the USA.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Read more ...FSE is proud to announce that our Erasmus+ Sport project „OUT! – Fighting homophobia and empowering LGBT+ stakeholders in football” has been selected by the EU for funding.

It is the first time FSE acts in a leading capacity of an Erasmus+ Project.

Friday, 28 September 2018

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