13th EFDN ‘CSR in European Football’ Conference Programme

8 November 2019

13th EFDN ‘CSR in European Football’ Conference Programme

We are delighted to announce the full programme for the 13th EFDN Conference at Camp Nou, Barcelona on the 19th and 20th of November 2019. The programme will cover best practice in the field of football-related CSR through a variety of presentations, panels, breakout sessions, and round-table discussions providing new insights on innovative programmes, trends and opportunities.

On Monday the 18th of November, EFDN members are invited to the General Assembly which will be opened at 4.00 pm in the press conference room at Camp Nou. At 7.00 pm, EFDN is going to host the welcome evening for all attendees at the NH Barcelona Stadium.

On Tuesday the 19th of November, the doors open at 9.00 am. The first day will see presentations of Barça Foundation, OM Fondation and EFDN. The attendees get to know each other during networking roundtables. Chelsea FC Foundation, Juventus FC, Shakhtar Social and Rangers Charity Foundation present their projects that have been selected for the shortlist of the More than Football Award. The 45-minute Breakout Sessions will again cover a variety of current CSR topics across European football including sessions from ENABLE Sweden, AEK Athens, Football Aid, Twinning Project and Barça Foundation. Our co-host explains its contribution to the SDGs by using sport as a tool for development. Several clubs participate in the panel discussion about the (financial) commitment of players to the social work of their clubs. The last point on the agenda of the first day is the More than Football Award Ceremony. At 5.00 pm, the first day of the Conference will be wrapped up. All attendees are invited to join the EFDN dinner at 7.00 pm.

On Wednesday the 20th of November, doors open at 9.30 am. Attendees discuss ongoing and upcoming EFDN projects, new ideas for future programmes and also topics like disability football and environmental sustainability during the second session of networking roundtables. The second day sees Breakout Sessions hosted by CAFE, Big Hearts, Newcastle United Foundation, Montrose FC and partners of Barça Foundation. The 13th EFDN Conference ends at 3.00 pm. Delegates can participate in a stadium tour afterward. You can see the full programme here.


  • Matt Parish – Liverpool FC Foundation
  • Lucie Venet – OM Fondation
  • Angela Arkadi – AEK Athens
  • Filip Lundberg – ENABLE Sweden
  • Hilton Freund – Twinning Project
  • Simon Taylor – Chelsea FC Foundation
  • Jamie Duncanson – Rangers Charity Foundation
  • Inna Khmyzova – Shakhtar Social Foundation
  • Andrea Maschietto – Juventus FC
  • Sarah Medcalf – Newcastle United Foundation
  • Peter Davidson – Montrose FC
  • Craig Wilson – Big Hearts
  • Tanya Howden – Robotical
  • Greg Baker – Saints Foundation
  • Thomas Buchanan – Celtic FC Foundation
  • Nicky Reid – SPFL Trust
  • David Dale – Football Aid
  • Jochen Kemmer – CAFE
  • Aisha Al-Said – Barça Foundation
  • Maria Vallés – Barça Foundation
  • Joan Marcet – Barça Foundation
  • Yolanda Antin – Barça Foundation
  • Hubert Rovers – European Football for Development Network

Who is attending? 

The EFDN Conference programmes are specifically for representatives of European Football Clubs, Leagues, Football Associations and Governing Bodies that are engaging in, or with an interest in, the field of CSR in football. Now in its 13th edition, the Conference continues to bring together influencers and innovators in the field to discuss, collaborate and produce creative ideas and solutions on how to address social issues through the power of football. See the full list of attending Clubs, Leagues, FAs and Organisations.


The 13th EFDN conference can only be attended by representatives of European Football clubs, Leagues and Football Associations. EFDN members can attend the event free of charge. Non-EFDN member Clubs, Leagues and FA’s can purchase a One Day Delegate Pass for €200 or a Full Delegate Pass for both the 19th and 20th of November for €375. The delegate passes include conference participation, local transport to the study visits, network dinner, lunches and coffee breaks.

You can register for the EFDN Conference here.


Barcelona is a city of contrasts: it’s Catalan and Spanish, traditional and modern, and exciting and laid-back, all at the same time. But it’s this perfect harmony that makes Spain’s second-largest city fascinating enough to draw around 32 million tourists every year. Barcelona and its metropolitan area have a wide range of public transport and sightseeing transport options. There are different ticket types so that you can get to where you want to go in Barcelona easily and conveniently. See the Transport & Directions page for details on traveling to Barcelona and getting to Camp Nou.


We recommend the delegates to choose a hotel close to the Camp Nou. The presentations and break-out sessions take place in the iconic home of FC Barcelona. We meet at the NH Barcelona Stadium for our Networking Dinner.