testFootball Supporters Europe (FSE) is happy to announce that this year’s Summer Network Meeting will take place in Gijón (Spain) from 19 to 22 July.

It will be hosted by UNIPES (Unión de Peñas Sportinguistas) and FASFE, the Spanish fans umbrella organisation.

After a thorough evaluation and long discussions, the FSE Committee came to the conclusion that the venues and programme proposed by UNIPES would fit best into the idea of a Summer Network Meeting. Committee members would like to thank all applicants for their contribution.

The general focus of the programme will be on policing and security-related issues. FSE will now liaise with the organizing groups in Spain to elaborate the different topics.

Draft programme

Thursday 19 July
Welcome event at local fan owned club U.C. Ceares

Friday 20 and Saturday 21 July
Suggested topics:
o Good policing
o SLO - How to successfully implement it in Spain
o Sports Law reform in Spain, European examples
o Away ends. Minimum requirements, decent standards
o Fan culture. Conflicts with new regulations
o Access for fans with disabilities

Sunday 22
Farewell party

The city of Gijón

Gijón is a buzzing seaside summer resort at the Gulf of Biscaya in Asturia. It offers a wide range of restaurants and bars, local food and cider being considered to be amongst the best in Spain. The city can be reached by flying to Oviedo, Santander or Bilbao. From these airports it is easy to access the town by bus/train. In the next days we will sort out the exact venues of the Summer Network Meeting with the local organisers and will inform you about the final programme within the best delays.

UNIPES will offer the possibility to organize tours through the stadium and the Sporting training ground & Academy at any time during the SNM, so all you ground spotters will be satisfied as well.
Furthermore, we hope for the opportunity to watch a friendly of U.C. Ceares. More info to come!

Our hosts

UNIPES is the second largest coordination of Peñas in Gijón, with 42 member organisations.
FASFE is a long-term FSE member and one of the main umbrella organisations in Spain.

For updated information on the FSE Summer Network Meeting, please visit our website regularly.



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