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Djurgården FC “demonstrates its responsibility” by engaging with Enable

Responsiball praises Djurgården FC’s social commitment for taking a leading roll in Enable’s work.

“Djurgården FC, a club with a long-standing reputation for commitment to social responsibility issues, has long believed that professional football has a responsibility to act on the issue of football related disorders.”

Responsiball provides a platform for a community of practitioners within the football sector to act in unison; thus promoting and maintaining high standards of meaningful social responsibility. Read their full article here:

Enabling an Evidence Based Approach to Crowd Safety and Security in Swedish Football

Policing crowds without force

Dr. Clifford Stott was recently awarded the “Outstanding Impact in Public Policy” Award by the Economic and Social Research Council.

He was awarded the prize and financial support for his work on the development of Liaison Officers in the UK; units whose aim is helping police manage the potential for conflict in crowds while facilitating people’s rights to protest through dialogue and negotiation.

ESRC produced a short a video to explore and promote the benefits of the project.

Enable “another positive step towards common sense” says Supporters Direct

Supporters Direct has called the Enable project a “positive step… towards the use of common sense, dialogue, inclusion and de-escalation”.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“The ENABLE research project is another positive step, not only in Sweden, towards the use of common sense, dialogue, inclusion and de-escalation. It also highlights once again that in order to avoid future tragedies initiatives and actions should be taken from all sides (the police, academics, clubs, leagues, supporters, sponsors, football associations, etc) to investigate the underlying reasons of such behaviours and come up with a joint strategy and plan to isolate them and make sure the conditions in which they nurture and flourish are addressed and tackled”

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Enable project aims to improve matchday experience