21st EFDN #MoreThanFootball Conference in Warsaw Coming Up!

9 February 2024

21st EFDN #MoreThanFootball Conference in Warsaw Coming Up!

The European Football for Development Network (EFDN) will host its 21st EFDN Conference from 22-24 April 2024 in Warsaw, Poland. The topic of this EFDN Conference will be “#MoreThanFootball”, which will take place at the Legia Warsaw Stadium, the stadium of EFDN Member Legia Warszawaco-hosted by Fundacja Legii, Legia’s Foundation. 

This event will be the next European gathering for our environmental, social and governance (ESG) network after the successful 20th EFDN Conference that took place in Athens in November 2023, hosted by EFDN Member AEK FC in the venue of their stadium the Athens Olympic Stadium.

The EFDN Conferences serve as a unique platform for both ESG experts and newcomers to exchange insights on various topics, including fundraising, environmental sustainability, anti-discrimination, social inclusion, online safeguarding, physical activity across age groups, and STEM education. The conference format includes panels, breakout sessions, study visits, and roundtables, fostering networking and collaboration among EFDN members and ESG experts in football.

This event acts as a comprehensive summary of the #MoreThanFootball Action Weeks, highlighting football’s substantial impact on social, governance, economic, and environmental objectives. Showcasing impactful projects, it facilitates substantive discussions, providing a global ESG-focused audience with strategic networking opportunities. The intricately designed EFDN Conference empowers football entities to implement innovative #MoreThanFootball initiatives within their communities, contributing to overall sustainability objectives. The full programme will be announced soon.

This 21st edition of the EFDN Conference is the ideal opportunity to meet your fellow EFDN members and other football-related organisations and gain new knowledge about ESG strategies in European football. The main topics of this gathering will be social inclusion and disability, mental health and themes like fundraising, sustainability, racism, gender inequality, will be discussed and explained by experts in these domains and in line with EFDN’s motto of “Making Football Matter”. 

Monday, April 22nd

  • League & FA’s Meeting
  • 6pm-8pm Welcoming Drinks (Time to be confirmed)

Tuesday, April 23rd

  • 10.00am General Assembly
  • 10.30am Official start 21st EFDN #MoreThanFootballConference
  • EFDN More than Football dinner

Wednesday, April 24th

  • 9.30am Start 3rd Day EFDN Conference
  • 3.00pm Closure of the event
  • 3.15pm Free stadium tour till 4.00pm

The speakers of the following clubs, organisations and projects are confirmed:

  • Legia Warsaw
  • Fundacja Legii
  • Chicago Fire
  • Special Olympics
  • Greenfoot
  • Burnley FC
  • Excelsior Rotterdam
  • Bristol City FC Robins Foundation
  • Stabæk Football
  • Liverpool FC Foundation
  • Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Fundación Levante UD
  • FC Groningen
  • Movember
  • European Amputee Football Federation
  • Ekstraklasa
  • Utrecht University
  • Malmö FF
  • Roundtables Community Climate Captains
  • Special Champions League Panel

In addition to these, a panel on the Special Champions League and disability football will be held.


Please fill in the registration form here.


Clubs, leagues and FAs and their community organisations from all across Europe.


The fully detailed programme of the 21st EFDN Conference will be published soon

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