In the run-up to EURO 2012 the German KOS Fanprojekte organised a mobile Fans’ Embassy service in close cooperation with the Ukrainian colleagues before the match Ukraine – Germany in Kyiv on 11 November 2011.
EURO 2012 is the most significant upcoming event in Poland and Ukraine and is impatiently awaited by the inhabitants of both countries: the infrastructure is developing, new airports, train stations, roads and stadiums are under construction and, central places of the main cities are full of advertising about the upcoming football tournament.
No Fans' Support for Polish "March of Independence" or "March of Patriots"!
Less than a year before the kick-off of Euro 2012, representatives from Poland and Ukraine described the status quo of the preparations for the fans embassy service at the "Euro 2012 - expect the unexpected" workshop
FSE organises the RESPECT - Fan Culture Project as one of the four official social responsibility projects of UEFA at EURO 2012. On 8 November, UEFA officially launched their Social Responsibility Programme for the tournament next year.
We’re hereby documenting the official UEFA press release:
The second international FSE Fans' Embassy Conference with the motto „Good Hosting – Fewer Problems at UEFA EURO 2012" took place in the lovely city of Lviv in the west of Ukraine. The Conference was organised by FSE (Football Supporters Europe) together with the Ukrainian Ministry of Sports and the City of Lviv in the framework of the Fans' Embassy Go East Project.
Better late than never! Against all the odds and rumors about the lack of progress with the tournament organisation, seven out of eight football stadia in Poland and Ukraine are finally finished.
The game Poland – Germany in the PGE Arena in Gdańsk on 9 September 2011 was the first occasion for the Polish Fans’ Embassy teams from Gdansk, Poznan, Wroclaw and Warsaw to organise a real test of the Fans’ Embassy project.