EFDN Conference Programme

EFDN Conference Programme

This 19th edition of the EFDN Conference is the ideal opportunity to meet your fellow EFDN members and other football-related organisations and to gain new knowledge around ESG/CSR strategies in European football. Themes like fundraising, sustainability, racism, gender inequality, disability football or social inclusion, will be discussed and explained by experts in these domains and in line with EFDN’s motto that ‘Together we are #Morethanfootball’. 

This time, we have changed the programme a bit and start with our General Assembly on Tuesday morning and more interactive study visits. The full programme for the 19th EFDN Conference can be downloaded here.

The full magazine of the 19th EFDN Conference can be accessed here.

Currently, the following list of confirmed conference speakers will include:

  • Dr. Niko Roorda
  • Fundación Real Betis Balompié
  • Matchwornshirt
  • Football for the Goals (UN)
  • UEFA Circular Economy
  • Twinning Project
  • KAA Gent
  • Montrose FC
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Istanbul Basaksehir FK
  • Erasmus Univerity of Rotterdam
  • EAFF Amputee Football
  • Northampton Town Community Trust
  • EFDN

Below, you can find the overview of the 3-day conference program consisting of all the activities that will be included:

Monday 20 March

08.00pm Special Olympics Unified with Refugees Exhibition Match (Ciudad Deportiva Luis del Sol)

09.00pm 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

12.00pm MatchWornShirt

12.15pm Roundtable 1

01.00pm Lunch

01.45pm UEFA: Circular Economy

02:15pm Break out session 1

1. KAA Gent

2. Montrose FC

3. Wolverhampton Wanderers


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

01.00pm Lunch

02.00pm Breakout Sessions 2

1. Northampton Town FC Community Trust

2. Erasmus University / Fair Play project

3. SDG Striker

02.45pm Closing remarks EFDN

03:30pm Stadium Tour

Have a look at the speakers of our previous events below: