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

Read more ...From 05 – 09 October 2016, football fans will host an international conference on homophobia in football

The much-discussed coming out of an active professional footballer is still pending. Fans are often seen as the main problem in this process. But other football fans, ones that stand up against homophobia and engage for an open football culture, they exist too.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Read more ...The Fans’ Embassies driven by Football Supporters Europe (FSE) look back at their most successful tournament in history: fan volunteers from 19 participating countries were in operation to guide travelling fans through all stages of EURO 2016.

In Paris, the Fans’ Embassies met for an evaluation of their work and set tracks for their upcoming challenge: the World Cup 2018 in Russia.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Read more ...In September 2016 more donations have been awarded by Football Supporters Europe (FSE) for groups working with refugees showing that football fans around the continent welcome refugees fleeing war and persecution.

The FSE Committee decided to make contributions of 1000 euros each to two groups from Germany and Croatia.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Read more ...After 26 years of being forced to sit Celtic supporters are the first to be officially allowed to stand as the first rail seating area on the UK mainland to hold spectators for a football match was unveiled at Celtic Park in July.

2,975 safe standing rail seats have been installed in one corner of Celtic Park and it was packed with fans for a friendly fixture against German side Wolfsburg.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Read more ...We’re living in a time where more and more countries or football bodies are adopting measures such as preventative stadium bans, forcing entire supporter groups to disband, issue travel bans for a whole fanbase or they impose national fan ID cards on all supporters.

Only all too often, these measures are suggesting that all fans are a problem, they are imposed without sufficient evidence presented and/or without complying with basic judicial principles, such as hearings of the accused or the presumption of innocence before proven guilty.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Read more ...As Football Supporters Europe (FSE), we are hereby documenting the statement from our members from the Fenerbahce supporters group 1907 ÜNIFEB on travel bans issued against all Fenerbahce supporters for their Champions League qualifying match against AS Monaco on 3rd August 2016:

Wednesday, 03 August 2016


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