Football supporters from across Europe gathered in Belfast at the weekend for the 8th annual European Football Fans’ Congress.
More than 250 fans from across Europe met at the congress in Belfast, convened to debate big issues affecting football across the continent and elect the Football Supporters Europe (FSE) committe for the next two years.
FSF are affilliated members of FSE, and our chief exec Kevin Miles was elected to the committee once again. The committee, pictured above, carries out much of FSE’s campaign work and meets with UEFA to discuss supporter issues.
The new members of the FSE Committee are: Stefanie Dilba (Bündnis Aktive Fußballfans, Germany), Herjan Pullen (Ajax Amsterdam Supportersvereiniging, Netherlands), Jim Spratt (Amalhamation of Official Northern Ireland Supporters Clubs, Northern Ireland), Robert Ustian (CSKA Fans Against Racism, Russia), Dirk Vos (Belgian Supporters, Belgium), Basar Yarimoglu (Taraf-Der, Turkey), Kevin Miles (Football Supporters Federation, England & Wales) and Tine Hundahl Jensen (Danske Fodbold Fanklubber, Denmark).
Debates at the congress ranged across many common issues for fans all across Europe, including mass punishments, stadium bans, the fight against discrimination, the Euro 2016 Fans’ Embassies and last, but not least the state of FIFA.