Supporters Direct Europe (SD Europe) and Panathinaikos FC have today announced the agreement of a joint project, which is aimed at placing the Greek Super League club on a more sustainable footing for the future. The project will include joint work on areas such as Governance, Finance and Membership.

SD Europe is an organisation that assists football supporter organisations in over 20 countries in achieving formal structured involvement in their clubs and associations; and developing supporter ownership of football clubs. We also advise clubs on their ownership and governance structure and work with football associations, leagues, UEFA, and European institutions.

SD Europe will work alongside Panathinaikos, which is majority controlled by the democratic Panathinaikos Alliance. The project will begin immediately.

We believe that sport can be improved through the increased involvement of supporters in governance and decision-making – and that this can also deliver wider social and economic benefits.