The Alerta Network was officially formed in November 2007.
Discussions were held during a workshop meeting at the St Pauli Antira football tournament on how an alliance or network could be formed that would bring together like-minded anti-fascist supporters from across Europe.
Following the meeting it was agreed that members would meet at regular intervals and the Alerta title was chosen. Although each individual group within Alerta has their own specific fundamental problems specific to their country or city, days of actions were co-ordinated across Europe.
The Alerta name is now known throughout Europe and is both revered and disliked in equal measures depending on the particular political persuasion of any given set of supporters. Initially Garngad Zecken members who attended the tournament in Germany were involved in the discussions, the mantle was then passed to the Green Brigade.
It was decided that the then annual antiracist football tournament in Hamburg would now become a biennial event and a new tournament would take place every second year in the intervening periods and would be hosted by different supporters involved in the network.
The first official Alerta tournament took place in Liege in 2009 with the second in Venice (Venezia) in 2011. Supporters and members of Alerta again gathered in Hamburg in May 2012 for the St Pauli Antira.
Alerta is not only concerned about racism on the terraces and the streets, but a network of solidarity that is also concerned with the erosion of football culture and repression of supporters. Active fanatics who are against the crass commercialism engulfing so much of football across Europe.
Alerta network considers itself as a growing idea; a spirit and a movement and welcomes other like-minded groups that want to join our fight.
Alerta Alerta Antifascista!