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Improving Football Governance Report To Be Launched At Supporters Direct Summit

Thu 20th Jun 2013 | Clubs Ownership

Improving Football Governance through Supporter Involvement and Community Ownership project: final report to be launched this Saturday

Saturday's Supporters Direct Summit will see a report on improving football governance launched, prepared by the social research co-operative Substance, assessing the impact of the project, e.g. contributions by volunteers, growth of supporters' networks on local, national and European level, and improved relationships with football governing bodies. 

Supporters Direct Europe, along with eight fans’ organisations from eight countries and Cooperatives Europe, have over the last sixteen months undertaken the European Commission-funded project ‘Improving Football Governance through Supporter Involvement and Community Ownership’.

Some of the project’s key outcomes have been:

  • The launch of a national network for Italian supporters’ groups: Supporters in Campo
  • Steps taken towards the establishment of a national network for Irish supporters’ groups and supporter owned clubs
  • The preservation of the 50+1 club ownership rule in Sweden
  • The expansion of national networks of democratic supporters’ groups throughout partner countries (particularly Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain)
  • Widespread engagement with key stakeholders by all partners

During a project-dedicated workshop at the SD Summit, partners will present their activities and achievements over the last sixteen months, outlining how the project has aided the development of democratic supporters’ organisations in their countries and what should happen next. This in turn has aided the network of like-minded groups across the continent.

Particular focus will be given to the six national workshops held as part of the project, where supporters joined various other key stakeholders to discuss the way forward for football in Spain, Italy, Ireland, Belgium, Sweden, Portugal and France in particular.

Each partner also produced handbooks in their native language, intended to be a key resource for supporters’ groups and supporter owned clubs, and also a reference point for national authorities seeking to reform the governance of the game.

Antonia Hagemann, Head of European Development at Supporters Direct, said: “This project has provided the growing European network of democratic supporters’ organisations with the means to develop further.

“From setting up national networks to engaging with authorities, these groups are now positioned to ensure supporters play a key role in the ownership and decision making processes in their countries.”

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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