First speakers confirmed for 15th EFDN Conference

18 March 2021

First speakers confirmed for 15th EFDN Conference

The next EFDN Online Conference (13-14 April) covers key topics for football CSR-practitioners in Europe including fundraising, sustainability, COVID-19 response, climate action, mental health, physical activity, youth justice and more. Clubs, leagues and FAs can request one ticket for free. EFDN members can request up to 4 tickets as part of their membership packages. Register now.

Confirmed speakers

Speakers and selected topics confirmed thus far include:

  • Hannah Stanier (Derby County Community Trust) – Mental Health
  • Luke Wilkinson (Derby County Community Trust) – Mental Health
  • Sharon Dale (Derby County Community Trust) – Mental Health
  • Liz Bowie (Aberdeen FC Community Trust) – COVID-19 Response
  • Ramon Garriga (Barça Foundation) – Youth Justice
  • Rafael Muela Pastor (Real Betis Balompie) – Forever Green
  • Steve Beharall (Newcastle United Foundation) – CSR Programmes
  • Yolanda Antin (Barça Foundation) – Youth Justice
  • Dr. Jed Cohen (Energieinstitut Linz) – Crowdfunding Sustainability in Sports
  • Karin Blankenstein (John Blankenstein Foundation) – Anti-Discrimination
  • Seán McCabe (Bohemian Football Club) – Climate Justice
  • Max Bergander (AIK Football) – Diversity & Education
  • Fanny-Carlotta Rotino (ITU) – Child Online Protection
  • Carla Licciardello (ITU) – Child Online Protection
  • Tony Hamilton (Celtic FC Foundation) – Football For Good Fund
  • Jorge Miranda – (SL Benfica) – COVID-19 Response
  • Nikita Filipov (Shakhtar Social) – Come on, let’s play!
  • Eduardo Tamez Zamarripa (Musco Lighting) – Mini-pitch systems
  • Warren Hawke (SPFL Trust) – CSR programmes
  • Jacob Naish (FC Nordsjælland) – Working towards a Purpose

You can find detailed information on the speakers here. The full programme will be published soon.


  • EFDN General Assembly (members only) 
  • Roundtables and national meetings 
  • Panel discussions
  • Informal Networking Event 


The overall schedule will be similar to the last conferences.

Monday, 12th of April

  • EFDN General Assembly (8pm; members only)

Tuesday, 13th of April

  • 9.00am: Online Networking Sessions
  • 10.00am – 5pm: Presentations and roundtables
  • 1pm – 1.45pm: Lunch break

Tuesday, 13th of April

  • 9.00am & 3pm: Online Networking Sessions
  • 10.00am – 3pm: Presentations and roundtables
  • 1pm – 1.45pm: Lunch break


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

Conference Platform

The EFDN Conference Online Platform will give you all the information and tools you need to maximise your event experience. After your event registration, you will receive your login details with which you can register on the platform and right away begin to network with other conference attendees. You can view your individualised agenda on the platform, visit multiple live streams, take part in various break out sessions and organise one-on-one meetings with other conference attendees. The platform also provides you with the opportunity to download the presentations and to watch the previous broadcasted live-streams of the event.


EFDN members can request up to four tickets as part of their membership package. Non-members (clubs, leagues and FAs) can request one ticket for free. Additional tickets can be purchased for just 35 Euro.