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Football Supporters Europe

Executive Director


Ronan Evain is a French football supporter activist, geographer and election expert, specialised in the post-soviet region. He joined Football Supporters Europe (FSE) in January 2015 as coordinator of the UEFA programme Respect Fan Culture, in the framework of the EURO 2016, before being appointed as Chief Executive in November 2016.  Before joining FSE, Ronan has been a volunteer supporter activist for over 10 years, from his local club FC Nantes to the European level. He also held various teaching and research positions in France, Finland or Russia. He is deployed regularly as an election expert since 2012, mostly with the OSCE-ODIHR.  Ronan currently represents FSE at the Council of Europe Standing Committee of the Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (T-S4) and serves as an expert for the Council of Europe’s monitoring and evaluation visits.