19th EFDN Conference in Seville
The European Football for Development Network (EFDN) will host its 19th EFDN Conference from 20-22 March 2023 in Seville, Spain. The topic of this EFDN Conference will be “More than Football”, which will take place at the Benito Villamarín, the stadium of EFDN Member Real Betis Balompié.
This event will be the next European gathering for our Community and Social Responsibility (CSR) network after the successful 18th EFDN Conference that took place in Budapest in November 2022, hosted by EFDN Member Ferencvárosi Torna Club in the venue of their stadium the Groupama Arena.
EFDN Conferences bring a unique opportunity for CSR experts and newcomers into the CSR world to learn from each other and share their insights about topics such as fundraising in CSR, environmental sustainability, anti-discrimination, social inclusion, online safeguarding, physical activity in younger and older population, or STEM education, among others. The format of the conference includes panels, breakout sessions, study visits and roundtables, and offers multiple chances to network and connect with other EFDN members and experts in the CSR in football.
The content of the 19th EFDN Conference will be announced soon. In the meantime, EFDN can already share that there will be two days of events for EFDN Members and non-members who buy their tickets, followed by evening events on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st of March. There will also be a dedicated day for EFDN Leagues and FAs on Monday, March 20.
HOW CAN YOU REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE?
Please fill in the registration form here.
WHO IS ATTENDING?
Clubs, leagues and FAs and their community organisations from all across Europe.
The fully detailed programme of the 19th EFDN Conference is already published. Hereby, you can have an overview of the 3-day conference program consisting of all the activities that will be included:
Monday 20 March
07.00pm EFDN-Special Olympics Football Match (Training Ground)
08.00pm Welcome dinner
Tuesday 21 March
09:00am Doors open and network sessions
09.30am General Assembly EFDN
10.00am Coffee Break/ Welcome non EFDN members
10.15am End General Assembly
10.30am Opening EFDN Conference
10.45am Presentation Real Betis (Fundación)
11.15am Dr.Niko Roorda
12.15pm Roundtable 1
01.45pm UEFA: Circular Economy
02:15pm Break out session 1
1. KAA Gent: Football network for development
2. Montrose FC
3. Wolverhampton Wonderers
03.00pm Coffee Break
03.15pm Twinning project
03:30pm Football for the Goals (UN)
04.00pm Supporting refugees through Sport (UNHCR)
04.15pm Study visits
1. Amputee Football (EAFF)
2. La Liga Genuine / Special Champions League / Unified Football (Special Olympics)
3. Blind Football
4. Walking Football
6.00pm Closing Day 1
8.00pm EFDN More than Football Dinner
Wednesday 22 March
09:30am Doors open.
10.00am Sustainability panel: Real Betis – Istanbul Başakşehir FK -EFDN
10.30am Interactive workshops
12.00pm Coffee Break
12.30pm Update EFDN
12.45pm Power Up Ukraine
02.00pm Breakout Sessions 2
2. Erasmus University / Fair Play project
3. SDG Striker
02.45pm Closing remarks EFDN
03:30pm Stadium Tour
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