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.
#EFFC2017 will be hosted from 6 – 9 JULY 2017 by supporters of the rival teams from Ghent and Lokeren, the Supportersfederatie Ghent, Front 282 Lokeren with support of the national umbrella federation of football fans in the country, Belgian Supporters. They are looking forward to show their hospitality for an EFFC to remember.
More details concerning venues, accommodation and travel suggestions, a more detailed programme and the opening of the registration process will follow in early 2017.
AND NOW IT IS ON YOU! SHAPE THE AGENDA OF INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL:
To make discussions and the event worthwhile for fans from across Europe, FSE will set up an EFFC Organising Group consisting of the local hosts as well as of fans from the wider FSE membership from across Europe! If you are an FSE member, make sure you join the team to give input to workshop themes, follow-up actions and the wider organisation of the event!
FSE members are called to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 31 October 2017 stating their name and membership number, if they want to join the EFFC2017 Organizing Team! Your contribution is going to be much appreciated!
ROUGH TIMELINES – EUROPEAN FOOTBALL FANS´CONGRESS 2017
6 JULY 2017
Arrival and welcome reception in Ghent – Welcome gathering
7 JULY 2017
A day at the Ghelamco Arena in Ghent – Workshops
8 JULY 2017
The Daknamstadion in Lokeren is the venue of our AGM, a football match, panel discussions and more!
9 JULY 2017
There is lots of room and time for panels, workshops and network meetings to discuss topics that are important to fans across Europe to have a say on the agenda of international football. Apart from that, we will also enjoy Belgian football culture in Ghent and Lokeren! Make sure you join us together with football fans from across Europe!