Read more ...Football Supporters Europe continues to collect much-needed donations through its #secondfanshirt campaign.

Supporters donate team shirts, which are then sold on online, and the funds collected are then donated to fan-led campaigns welcoming refugees to Europe. This month the FSE Committee decided to make a contribution of 1000 Euros to “Football For All”.

Tuesday, 09 May 2017

Read more ...The FSE Committee and staff gathered this week in Gent and Lokeren (Belgium) for their spring meeting and a site visit for the European Football Fans Congress 2017 (#EFFC2017).

The 9th edition of the #EFFC2017 will take place in both cities from 6 to 9 July 2017.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Read more ...Right on time for International Womens’ Day 2017, FSE members are starting a European exhibition project about female fan culture – and are calling for you to submit your proposals!

Where there are books or interviews about a football fanbase, women are very rarely the ones telling the story. Likewise, female fans are hardly ever in the center of any legendary fan stories. Much more often, however, the absence of women inside the stands is an issue of both positive and negative comments in football. But is this really reflecting reality?

Wednesday, 08 March 2017

Read more ...Officials of the club and fan groups are working with a pyro company in order to produce flares with reduced heat and improved safety.

First fan groups from across Europe show interest in their use.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Read more ...The partners of the European “Queering Football” project will be giving out grants up to 500 Euros to grassroots/fan driven projects against homophobia in football taking place in February 2017.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Read more ...Preparations for the European Football Fans' Congress (#EFFC2017) have been taken to the next stage.

Staff from the Coordinating Office of Football Supporters Europe (FSE) travelled to Belgium at the end of November in order to check venues and accommodation.

Thursday, 01 December 2016

Read more ...The FSE Committee and staff of the FSE Coordinating Office met in Hamburg (Germany) for their annual gathering at the first weekend of November 2016.

As Daniela Wurbs is leaving the organization and Ronan Evain is taking over as our new CEO, the meeting had a singular importance since new strategies for the future of the organisation were discussed.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Read more ...As you might remember, we were looking for a new CEO for Football Supporters Europe earlier in the summer. Out of several interesting applications the FSE Committee chose Ronan Evain to follow Daniela Wurbs from the beginning of November.

Ronan, who has his roots in the active supporters’ movement in France, has worked as an academic and an electoral expert. In 2015 he joined FSE as our project manager for the RESPECT FAN CULTURE – Fans’ Embassies project which he successfully led before and during EURO 2016 in France.

Thursday, 03 November 2016

Read more ...Football fans in Norway have taken another major step towards illustrating their commitment to minimising risks and supporting the responsible use related to pyrotechnics in football: they teamed up with producers to develop safety certificates in line with EU standards that would allow the use of specific pyrotechnical devices inside football grounds.

The move followed a development of increasing prohibition of pyrotechnical devices in Norwegian football by some police and fire brigades claiming that the devices weren’t designed for the use inside football stadia. Other than that, the general use of pyrotechnics is generally allowed for supporters under controlled conditions in Norwegian stadia.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Read more ...On 13 October 2016, representatives of Football Supporters Europe (FSE) were part of a workshop to promote diversity and a discrimination and violence-free environment in international football as part of an International Sports Forum in Dobrograd, Russia.

The one-day session was organized by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human rights in cooperation with FSE and the Russian Ministry of Sport.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Read more ...Save the date for the 9th #EFFC2017 in Ghent and Lokeren! After a break of two years we will gather in the North of Belgium next summer. So, start planning your trip to enjoy famous Belgian beer and fries - and meet great fan activists from the FSE network and beyond.

The European Football Fans Congress of Football Supporters Europe (FSE) takes place every second year and is the biggest gathering of football fans of its kind, and the only event where they can regularly exchange views with decision-makers and stakeholders in international football.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016


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