It has been demonstrated that science-led and dialogue-based solutions are an effective way forward for approaches to crowd management. The aim of ENABLE is to build on these previous research and theory-led interventions to create and sustain a climate of evidence gathering and analysis within Sweden. It is the project’s intention that the research it develops will flow directly into solutions focused upon democratic forms of policing that promote human rights and revolve around security measures oriented towards the facilitation of visitors’ preferences about what constitutes a pleasant and entertaining match experience. At the same time the project will examine ways of developing adequate safety and security measures that protect fans from situations that actively threaten them. ENABLE invites experts, performs field studies on the ground on match days, engages involved stakeholders in workshops, produces evidence-based reports with advices and organises conferences among many other activities. The work is organised in five different work programmes: project management, supporter culture and involvement, policing and stewarding, partnership and sustainability and dissemination with activities connected to each work programme. All 32 Swedish elite football clubs have joined the project.
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