Nick Sore – Speaker at the 19th EFDN Conference

17 March 2023

Nick Sore – Speaker at the 19th EFDN Conference

Nick Sore is a Senior Refugee Sport Coordinator at the UN Refugee Agency and will be one of the speakers of the 19th EFDN #Morethanfootball Conference in Seville from the 20th until the 22nd of March 2023.

Nick Sore is a Senior Refugee Sport Coordinator at the UN Refugee Agency’s headquarters in Geneva. Nick has more than 20 years’ experience of developing partnerships for and working with children and youth in Global North, Global South, development and humanitarian contexts. His previous roles have included working as UNHCR’s Global Adolescent and Youth Advisor and as a Child Protection Officer in the field. Nick has a degree in International Development and Food Policy and a Masters in International Human Rights Law and Public Policy”. His team works with sports and non-sports actors to leverage the potential of the sports eco-system for people who have been forced to flee.

During the conference in Seville, Nick Sore will present the presentation called ‘The opportunity for millions of refugees to access football’. The presentation will outline a major event in Geneva in December 2023 which will provide an entry point for football clubs to commit and deliver upon life-changing access to organise sport for refugee girls, boys, men and women. Football will have the opportunity to contribute to the solution by outlining how clubs, leagues, governing bodies and the broader system can support access to football, activities, facilities and competition to refugees.

This event, the Global Refugee Forum is organized by the UN Refugee Agency, the Government of Switzerland and supported by the governments of Colombia, France, Japan, Jordan, Niger and Uganda. It will see Refugee hosting countries, donors, major development banks, sport organizations, private sector, civil society and refugees themselves exchange ideas and identify solutions that improve the lives of people that have been forced to flee.

His presentation will include the following items:

  • The Global response to the ongoing refugee crisis
  • How football can support refugees
  • How European and other football clubs can get involved