The EFDN Conferences

The EFDN Conferences

Now in the 21st edition, the Conferences are EFDN’s flagship event. Held bi-annually, the conferences provide network members, practitioners, project leaders and decision-makers from community-engaged professional football organisations with the opportunity to share best practices, debate, explore, produce ideas and solutions and understand new initiatives. EFDN Conferences are the largest gatherings of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) experts in European professional football.

The EFDN Conferences feature presentations on critical current topics, trends and groundbreaking social programmes by high profile experts in the field as well as break-out sessions, panel discussions, practical workshops, monitoring and evaluation initiatives, and roundtable discussions. The programme gives the attendees an insight into how Europe’s leading football clubs and organisations develop and implement football-based community and social responsibility initiatives currently, and in the future.

Developing the transformative role of football

By participating in the 21st EFDN Conference you will have the opportunity to discuss a wide variety of intriguing topics related to ESG in football and the trends that shape our work. The focus of this edition will be the environmental crisis and the humanitarian crisis, touching on numerous topics with a focus on Sustainability and Human Rights. The event provides a platform to discuss the subjects of racism and discrimination, gender equality, social inclusion, mental health and fundraising. 

The Conferences are a two-day event with speakers and attendees from leading clubs, associations, federations and organisation in the ESG field of professional football. 

EFDN Conferences in 2024

This year, from April 22nd-24th, the 21st edition of the EFDN Conference will take place in Warsaw while the 22nd Conference will be held in Brussels in November.

Official Aftermovie 20th EFDN Conference 

Photos of Previous EFDN Conferences

What CSR-experts say about EFDN Conferences