CAFE is pleased to launch the second research survey of the Erasmus+ Project ‘Good Governance Needs Access and Inclusion’. 

This project is a partnership between CAFE, Universidade Europeia - Portugal (ENSILIS), and the national associations, leagues, and national disabled supporters associations in Belgium (KBVB, Pro League, Inter), France (FFF, LFP, FFSFH), and Germany (DFB, DFL, BBAG respectively).

The aim of this second survey of disabled fans across Belgium, France, and Germany is to provide an in-depth understanding of the current status of accessible and inclusive services at stadiums in each country, and the different barriers faced across these areas.

The second survey will measure the initial impact of the national strategies created in the partner countries, by comparing the findings to the results from the first survey in November 2021. It will also identify additional priority actions required to improve access and inclusion across national leagues and competitions in each nation and reveal whether there has been a positive increase in the way disabled fans view their relationship with footballing authorities.

This is a great opportunity for differently disabled fans across Belgium, France, and Germany to have a direct say in evaluating and influencing their nations’ domestic league and competition policies on access and inclusion.

Each of the Erasmus+ project partners actively encourages all disabled fans to have their say regarding their experiences at domestic fixtures or in any of the other two partner nations.

The survey will remain open until Friday 30 June 2023, and we encourage you to complete the survey as soon as possible. The results will be published in December 2023.

It is available to complete in French, Dutch, and German. An easy-to-read version is available in each language. Other alternative formats or English versions are available on request via CAFE by emailing [email protected] or by calling +44(0)203 355 9867.




CAFE Research Officer, Isobel Robins, commented, “We are very excited to be launching the second survey of this Erasmus+ Project. It is essential to track the progress made in each partner country and to gather an up-to-date picture on access and inclusion for disabled fans in Belgium, France, and Germany.”

“With well over one billion disabled people alive today, and many likely to be passionate football fans, accessibility and inclusion need to be fully integrated into the core strategies of governing bodies. Feedback from disabled supporters on these strategies is key, to ensure a truly accessible environment for all, and one where disabled people can take their rightful places across the game.”

This Erasmus+ project will serve as a pilot, creating a tested roadmap and supporting toolkit for other national associations, leagues and disabled fan groups across Europe and beyond to implement similar measures in their own countries.

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. The programme is managed by the European Commission, and offers funding for international actions to promote inclusive opportunities.

For more information about the ‘Good Governance Needs Access and Inclusion’ project, please email [email protected] or call +44(0)203 355 9867.

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Published 15/5/2023