Read more ...Football Supporters Europe (FSE) have chosen Jim Chisem to succeed Philipp Markhardt as the organisation’s Communications and Research Officer.

Jim, who previously worked as an editor for a leading academic publisher, has been deeply involved in the world of English fan activism over the past three years. He is the co-chair of the Huddersfield Town Supporters’ Association (HTSA), organiser of the Stand Up For Town campaign, founder of Fans for Foodbanks, and a member of the West Yorkshire Police Football Supporters’ Independent Advisory Group. His writing has been published by the BBC, Reuters, and The Times.

Friday, 01 February 2019

Read more ...We 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.

Friday, 18 January 2019

Read more ...On January 23rd, 2006, the French Parliament passed a comprehensive anti-terror bill which included an amendment specifically aimed at football supporters.

Article 31 of the bill gave prefectures the power to issue administrative stadium bans. The ostensible purpose of these interdictions administratives de stade (IAS) was to provide local authorities with the ability to combat hooliganism without waiting for the judgement of a court.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Read more ...Dear Members and Fellow Travelers,

2018 is coming to an end and we would like to take this opportunity to provide a brief overview of the projects we have been working on this year and offer our warmest season’s greetings.

We will be on a mini winter break from 22nd December until 7th January, with limited access to phone and email, so if you have any pressing matters that you would like us to attend to, please let us know as soon as possible.

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Read more ...Since last September, La Liga and its business partner Relevent have been working on a unilateral plan to play competitive games in the USA.

Facing significant opposition from impacted parties and football institutions, the joint venture recently launched a petition claiming to represent the views of the Northern American football fans and the greater interests of the Beautiful Game in the USA.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Read more ...FSE is proud to announce that our Erasmus+ Sport project „OUT! – Fighting homophobia and empowering LGBT+ stakeholders in football” has been selected by the EU for funding.

It is the first time FSE acts in a leading capacity of an Erasmus+ Project.

Friday, 28 September 2018

Read more ...On 27 September, UEFA President Alexander Čeferin announced the decision of the UEFA Executive Committee to select the bid presented by the German Football Association (DFB) to host the EURO 2024. It was opposed to the Turkish Football Federation (TFF). FSE welcomes the decision and expects the DFB to fulfill its commitments.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Read more ...During the national break in September, the makers of "Fan.tastic Females - Football Her.Story" presented the FSE-based exhibition at the FC Sankt Pauli Museum at Millerntor.

There was an overwhelming response by a total of 2000 visitors.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Read more ...Thursday, 20 September 2018
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Last 19th of May, Eintracht Frankfurt fans were not only celebrating their club’s victory in the German Cup, but also their return to UEFA competitions after 5 years of absence. The first away game of Eintracht’s 2018-19 European campaign was meant to be a celebration, with thousands of fans following their team.

UEFA’s sanction against Olympique de Marseille casted a first shadow on Eintracht’s return, its supporters being the “collateral victims” of a disciplinary decision against the French club. By imposing OM to play its first home game behind closed doors, UEFA’s disciplinary body did not only punish tens thousands of local fans for the behavior of a few and the club’s failure to meet its obligations, but it also deprived Eintracht fans from their right to support their team. This stadium closure is nothing but a collective punishment and we are calling UEFA to put an end to these unfair measures.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Read more ...During the 2017-18 season, football supporters following their team abroad for UEFA Champions League or Europa League matches repeatedly suffered from excessive ticket prices. Over the course of the competitions, a number of clubs set, or attempted to set, prices for away supporters that breached the intent of Article 19 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations, which requires away supporters to be charged no more than home supporters seated in a comparable category.

This resulted in multiple cases when away fans had to pay more than double the effective prices for home supporters. RCS Anderlecht and FC Sevilla even reached the record price of 100EUR in the away sector. Regrettably, at least one case is already recorded this season for the forthcoming fixture between FC Valencia and Manchester United. These unfair, punitive prices raise concerns on the capacity of a growing number of dedicated football fans to follow their club abroad. The presence of those away fans in substantial numbers is a key part of the spectacle and atmosphere of UEFA Club Competitions.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Read more ...Following on from last year FSE is appealing to all travelling supporters to share their experiences abroad by filling in the FSE Away Fans Survey.

Football fans are facing various challenges when traveling to their team’s European away matches, from late fixtures to visa requirements, ticket prices or policing style. In order to reach an improvement of the situation for away fans, Football Supporters Europe (in cooperation with FanVox) launched in 2017 a survey to monitor conditions in away sectors.

Friday, 07 September 2018

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