Read more ...Within the framework of the ProSupporters project, FSE wants to create a European handbook on Supporters Charters. In our opinion, contrary to the general belief, a Supporters Charter shouldn´t be a code of conduct, but a negotiated agreement between fans and clubs. In the Supporters Charter, they define their relation and positions towards each other on equal footing. As a result, mutual understanding should be enhanced, as opposed to the often feared creation of more restrictions.

That’s why the consultation group that worked on the handbook, which will be published in June 2013, was compiled by a balanced representation of both sides, so of fans representatives and that of different institutions of football across Europe. Many of you may think that the meeting was full of controversies, but: far from it! Even for us at FSE, it was really surprising how much support there was for our definition of supporters charters on both sides. All parties consider it a real chance and a tool for improving the relation between supporters and clubs.

If you don’t believe it, here you have a few statements – first from the fans´ point of view.

And these are the statement of the involved representatives from the different football institutions.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

In view of the fact, that payment with Mastercard will double the chances in the ballot for the ticket allocation to the general public for the Champions League Final ticket sales 2013 at Wembley, the position of FSE on the issue is as follows:

Monday, 18 February 2013

Read more ...Supporters from Belarus and Germany are demonstrating solidarity. Let's collectively support something that deserves acknowledgement!

A small, special football club from Minsk, the capital of Belarus, a country where oppression and governmental violence against its own civilians is a sad reality, is coming on tour to four different German cities - upon initiative from the fans themselves.

Monday, 18 February 2013


Read more ......From the 2nd meeting of the FSE Consultation Group on Supporters Charters.  

On a sunny but cold day in Hamburg, it was again time to get together. On 11-12 February the working group for the FSE Handbook on Supporters Charters met to discuss the first draft and amend controversial points, if necessary. 

Friday, 15 February 2013
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Finally: a wave of supporters' protests unleashes in England.

Anfield, Old Trafford oder White Hart Lane – these are only three names of football's dreamy castles. Every football supporter thinking of them probably gets shiny eyes. But they are dreamy castles, you can hardly afford anymore. For years, it seemed as if English supporters had accepted the fact to cultivate their fan culture not inside the stands but solely in the pub nearby the stadium. Confronted with ticket prices at GBP 60 (approx.. EUR 69) onwards though, this is an understandable reaction.

But now, organised protest is kicking-off and for the first time, after a long time, it's also raising public attention. 

Friday, 15 February 2013
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Kick-off times in modern football at “its best”: AS Roma supporters are appalled in view of fan-unfriendly kick-off times for their team this season. Nothing new for many football supporters. FSE members from MyROMA, a supporters trust initiative, now have taken action to voice their protest.

We are hereby documenting their open letter sent to various football bodies and institutions:

"From September on, we have received hundreds of messages from our members and supporters asking why the AS Roma should always play in the evening. MyROMA felt compelled to send the below letter to ask for clarification and to make clear to decision-makers that the situation is no longer tenable, but that especially the kick-off times keep away the families, and contradict respective statements made by those in charge that families were so important.

Friday, 15 February 2013


Read more ...Report on the FSE Committee Meeting in Berlin.

Next to a very important ground for the sports and football history of Berlin, the FSE Committee Meeting took place in the new home of the Fans’ Project Berlin on 2-3 February. Close to the “Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark”, former home to BFC Dynamo, the participants discussed for one and a half days about different topics; further questions and requests were clarified.

Thursday, 07 February 2013
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FSE is partner in a European research project called FREE.  The FREE Project aims at to contribute to a better understanding of football as a highly relevant social and cultural phenomenon in contemporary Europe. This includes the role of fans in the game as major stakeholder. 

The FREE project partners from Loughborough University are therefore currently looking for participants in a research.

Check it out and take part! 

HERE IS THEIR CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS:

Tuesday, 15 January 2013
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Nikos and Nicole introduce themselves.

For almost one year now, the FSE Coordinating Office has seen two new members of staff supporting the FSE membership and all its entities, working groups and projects with all these little bits and bops and logistics in the background that one usually hardly recognizes but without which, FSE couldn’t work anymore, as a steadily growing organisation.

We now thought that it’s about time to introduce them a little more to all of you who don’t know them already, to make sure you know the faces behind one or the other email or phone call you may receive. :)

Wednesday, 19 December 2012
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Things are getting really serious: a paper called "Sicheres Stadionerlebnis" (Safe Stadium Experience) elaborated by the “Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL, German Football League) is due to be voted on at the general meeting of the 36 German professional clubs on 12 December 2012. This summer, the German Home Secretary Hans-Peter Friedrich had urged the German football clubs to make a higher contribution to increase safety and security in stadia. He called for this on the basis of an allegedly increased level of violence in German football. However, this allegation is not underlined by any statistics or other scientific findings.

A first version of the paper was rejected by numerous clubs because they wanted to discuss it with their supporters first. As a result, a second version of the paper was worked out, which now - according to the DFL - should be passed by the clubs who fear that politics will otherwise threaten the autonomy of football. Various politicians had very recently increased the pressure towards the DFL and called for a quick decision and measures to be taken.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012
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The Committee members of FSE, European’s leading supporters’ organisation, were disappointed by the announcement of UEFA’s decision to hold Euro 2020 in up to 13 different countries all across the continent under the motto “EURO for Europe”.

Just last week, a delegation of FSE representatives gave UEFA representatives feedback from a fans perspective. In the build-up before that meeting FSE gathered the opinions from their wider membership and football supporters beyond that and collected feedback from a cross-section of supporters, to get a representative sample.

Friday, 07 December 2012

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