Last week, Football Supporters Europe (FSE) organized a networking meeting for European Supporter Liaison Officers (SLO) in Poznan, Poland. Over 20 SLOs from 13 different countries attended to discuss various working methods and exchange experiences. From Sweden, four SLOs from three different clubs participated.

“This international meeting provided us with an opportunity to share and learn about both the similarities and differences between our respective systems and experiences. Meeting with SLOs from different countries was an experience that not only strengthened our international ties but also gave us new perspectives and ideas to bring home,” said Nils Ek, SLO at Djurgården.

The meeting spanned two days, and in addition to time for information and experience exchange, participants received an introduction to the role of SLO coordinators and information about the new UCC format. Besides Djurgården, Swedish elite football was also represented by SLOs from BK Häcken and IF Elfsborg.

“We look forward to implementing the insights and strategies we discussed and continuing our collaboration with our international colleagues. Plans for future meetings and joint projects are already underway, which bodes well for the future,” concluded Ek.

The SLO role was implemented in 2012. Today, the function is a requirement for Allsvenskan matches, and the role also exists in several Superettan clubs.