Asser Sports Law Lunch & Learn “Improving Football Governance”

05 - 05 February 2014
  • Starts at: 11:30h
  • Fee: € regular €25 / student €15
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Organiser: Asser International Sports Law Centre
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
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Asser Sports Law Lunch & Learn:

 “Improving Football Governance Through Supporter Involvement and Community Ownership”

Presented by Mr. Ben Shave-  Development Officer, Supporters Direct Europe


Ben Shave joined Supporters Direct in 2010, and is currently a Development Officer for SD Europe, providing advice on governance, communications and development to organised supporters’ groups across the continent. He worked on the European Commission-funded project, Improving Football Governance through Supporter Involvement and Community Ownership, and also works on the strategic development of SD Europe, where it currently works in over 20 countries. 

Presentation Summary
Between March 2012 and June 2013 Supporters Direct Europe, along with eight fans’ organisations and Cooperatives Europe, took part in a European Commission-funded project under the Preparatory Action in the Field of Sport (EAC/18/2011). The project, entitled ‘Improving Football Governance through Supporter Involvement and Community Ownership’ was in the area of good governance in sport. Overall, the project helped build capacity on the national and European levels, creating strong partners in dialogue with football governing bodies and other stakeholders. In turn, this helped promote good governance through democratic supporters’ involvement, in line with EU values. 

Time: 11.30 - 13.30

Fee: regular €25 / student €15
(The fee includes administration costs and lunch)

Registration*: Please send an e-mail with your name and organisational affiliation to subject line “Registration Lunch & Learn 5 February 2014”

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