About pro supporters
There is a growing awareness that long-term social preventive measures are necessary in order to tackle the problem of football related violence and also to address the underlying causes of sport violence. In the Action point 21 of the White Paper the European Commission announced to promote “socio educational actions such as fan coaching (long term work with supporters to develop a positive and non-violent attitude).” The EU policy document also states that “supporters’ embassies should be encouraged and developed in every major international event”. FairPlay-VIDC, the lead organisation of the project was the coordination office of the FARE network until 2010 and acts as one of the regional coordinating organisations of the FARE network. Futhermore, FairPlay-VIDC was involved in the organisation of the Fans’ Embassies at the UEFA EURO 2004, the FIFA World Cup 2006, the UEFA EURO 2008 and supported the Fans’ Embassies at UEFA EURO 2012. Thus gained tremendous experience and knowledge on the application of these effective social preventive measures.
The main goal of the project Pro Supporters is to promote non-violent and inclusive fan and football cultures.
The objectives are:
This project supported and co-funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture) in the field of prevention of and fight against violence and intolerance in sport and lasts from 1 March 2012 to 30 June 2013.