Read more ...“Let’s be clear. There is no time to waste in taking action to prevent human rights abuses linked to the World Cups in Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022” – Sylvia Schenk, Transparency International Germany

FIFA still has to prove it is serious about dealing with human rights abuses and corruption linked to the World Cup. Not one of the organisation’s presidential candidates has either signed up to the full range of pledges presented to them by a group of leading NGOs ahead of the election next week (26 February), or articulated alternative measures that would effectively address the underlying issues.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Read more ... More than 100 supporter umbrella groups from 18 countries call for UEFA to reconsider its disciplinary policy on racism.

With the kick-off of the next round of European club competition matches, Dynamo Kyiv was originally sanctioned to play their Champions League game against Manchester City behind closed doors. For Manchester City fans, this would have been the second successive year after being drawn against Dynamo Kiev in the knockout stages. Now UEFA surprisingly changed their decision and allowed supporters to attend the game.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Read more ...As members of Football Supporters Europe (FSE), we’re very happy to inform you that finally the dates and hosts for the 1st ever FSE SUMMER NETWORK MEETING are set!

The 1st FSE SUMMER NETWORK MEETING will take place from 14 JULY 2016 – 17 JULY 2016 in Izmir in Turkey! The gathering will be hosted by our dear friends and members from the supporters rights union TARAFTAR HAKLARI DERNEGI. They will be supported by TarafDer. A more detailed programme, details on the organisation and inexpensive accommodation options will be shared with you in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016
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On 3 and 4 March 2016, FSE and the Fédération Française de Football (F.F.F.) are hosting a conference on Fans’ Embassies at EURO 2016 in Paris. We want to give stakeholders the opportunity to discuss the implementation of Fans’ Embassies during the tournament and their role in the wider fan hosting concept to contribute to a festive atmosphere at EURO2016 and to reducing tensions ahead of the event.Read more ...

Tuesday, 02 February 2016

Read more ...Rights groups urge contenders to address labour abuses and discrimination

The candidates seeking the presidency of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) should sign up to a set of pledges to prevent human rights abuses and corruption linked to the World Cup and other FIFA events, said a group of leading non-governmental organisations (NGOs) ahead of a debate in the European Parliament featuring three of the five contenders on Wednesday (27 January).

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Read more ...The first #secondfanshirt donation to go to a Non-German team has been awarded to liberi nantes, a refugees sports team from Rome/Italy.

Liberi Nantes was founded already in 2007 as the first Sport Association in Italy who promotes and guarantees the free access to sport for all refugees and asylum seekers. They offer sports, a possibility of freedom, for recovering their dignity, for rebuilding themselves and create new relationship of friendship and faith to women and men who were able to escape war or dramatic humanitarian situations.

Wednesday, 09 December 2015

Read more ...After nearly two years of struggling against the mandatory Fan ID card, Turkish football fans can now start preparations to celebrate a successful campaign for their rights.

The mandatory Fan ID Card system Passolig was introduced in 2014/2015. The background is the definition of the electronic ticket in the law 6222 (Preventing Violence and Disorder in Sports Areas) which was approved by the parliament on 14 April 2011. In the law the electronic ticket was defined as an electronic card which keeps the ID number of the citizen only. But the introduction of Passolig went far beyond this definition, which is also one of the main objections of the fan lawyers.

Tuesday, 08 December 2015

Read more ...On Sunday the 11 October, anti-racist football fans from nine countries met in Munich / Germany to discuss the future work of FSE´s anti-discrimination division (ADD). The meeting was hosted by Munich-based 1860 fan group “Löwen Fans gegen rechts” and held in co-operation with “Football fans against Homophobia” (FFAH).

The Anti-Discrimination Division (ADD) within Football Supporters Europe (FSE) was founded to organise joint activities among football fans against discrimination and to connect FSE members with a focus of activities in this area from across the continent and beyond. It´s overall aim is to extend the network of football fans active against discrimination, to share our knowledge, to learn from each other, to increase the number of cross-country activities and to widen our expertise as fans in this field.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Read more ...When Arsenal FC charged 64 GBP (ca 100 EUR) for an away sector ticket for the match against FC Bayern München in the Champions League group stage, Bayern supporters decided, that the time had come to react.

Therefor Bayern’s travelling army raised a well-noted protest at Arsenal’s ground, when the two sides met on 4 November. For 5 minutes into the match, big parts of the away sector remained empty and a big banner showed what Munich supporters thought about the prices for 90 minutes of football in England. It said “WITHOUT FANS FOOTBALL IS NOT WORTH A PENNY” and was accompanied by applause from the Arsenal supporters. Now Bayern’s supporter groups Schickeria München and our members from Club Nr. 12 published an open letter to launch a discussion amongst European football fans. We absolutely support them on this important issue and invite you to join the discussion – find their statement below:

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Read more ...At FSE we are still shocked and appalled in the light of the horrible attacks in Paris.

Our thoughts are with the friends and families of the victims. Likewise, our very best wishes go to all people in Paris and particularly those friends and members of FSE in France who survived the attacks at the stadium and at the other sites. Some of them survived almost by coincidence but certainly all of their lives and those of many others have changed forever.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Read more ...For the first time in history KAA Gent became champions in the Belgian first League. The club and the Buffalo supporters were excited to go to the Champions League. They welcomed the supporters from Lyon in Ghent and both supporters groups had a sporting and exciting day. They travelled to St Petersburg and both supporters groups had a sporting and exciting day.

The away game in Valencia was different. Very different. Valencia CF provided KAA Gent supporters with all the information they needed and the SLO’s of both teams exchanged information in favour of the supporters. Everything was arranged to have a good time and sporting rivalry during the game. Buffalo supporters have the reputation to follow their team fanatically, but also to cause no problems at all.

Friday, 06 November 2015


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