testWe 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.

This year, we will be hosted by Associação Portuguesa de Defesa do Adepto (APDA), a national organisation that is currently protesting a new law that targets football supporters. While we hope that the Fans Congress will help APDA raise their profile, we are certain that they and their compatriots will be the perfect hosts.

Upon hearing that Lisbon would be the venue for the Fans Congress, APDA Board member Martha Gens said: “This is the start of a new chapter for Portuguese football supporters, so we are thrilled to be working with other fan groups to host such a big event.”

The FSE Biennial General Meeting will also be taking place in Lisbon, giving supporters an unprecedented opportunity to debate the most pressing issues of the day and influence our policy and priorities.

The Fan.tastic Females exhibition will be in town, too, showcasing the diverse face of female fandom and fan culture in over twenty UEFA member nations.

We will publish more details about venues, accommodation, travel, registration, and the programme of events in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, make sure to save the dates in your diary.


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