20th EFDN Making Football Matter Conference Programme unveiled!

12 October 2023

20th EFDN Making Football Matter Conference Programme unveiled!

We are thrilled to announce the anticipated agenda for our upcoming EFDN Making Football Matter Conference, which will take place in Athens from November 13th to 15th. This year’s conference promises once again to be a dynamic and insightful event that brings together football clubs, leagues, national associations, foundations, and organisations from across Europe to share knowledge, best practices, and innovative ideas for using football as a tool for social change.

Monday, November 13th

12.00 pm Lunch and networking session 

01.00 pm Opening League and FA meeting 

01.05 pm Welcome by EFDN – Making Football Matter 

01.15 pm EFDN & University Utrecht – More than Football – More than Sports Networks 

01.30 pm Premier League 

02.00 pm Upshot – Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting 

02.30 pm SPFL Trust – – How football can reduce the Diabetes epidemic: Football Fans in Training 

03.00 pm Networking Break 

03.15 pm English Football League Trust – The growing importance of football club community  

organisations in delivering public & private sector CSR partnerships. 

03.45 pm Global Reporting Initiative – Kicking Off Change: Unlocking Sustainability through Reporting 

04.15 pm Round tables

05.00 pm Closure League and FA meeting  

08:00 pm Welcome Dinner

The conference kicks off with a warm welcome dinner, providing attendees with the opportunity to network and connect with fellow participants from around the continent.

Day 2 Tuesday, November 14th

09:00 am Doors open and networking sessions

09:30 am General Assembly for EFDN Members

10:00 am Welcome conference attendees

10:30 am Official opening EFDN Conference

10:45 am Presentation by AEK Athens FC

11:15 am Welcome through Football Panel

11:45 am KRC Genk – KRC Young Dementia Café

12:00 pm Legia Warsaw – #ReadyToHelp Refugees from Ukraine

12:15 pm FC Samfund – Together on the field

12:30 pm St Johnstone Community Trust – Saints Academy INclusion Through Sport

12:45 pm Union of European Clubs

01:00 pm Beyond the Finish Line: ‘All-In and Win’ – A New Era of Inclusive Sports

01:15 pm Lunch

02:15 pm Fingerspitz – Online ESG Marketing

02:45 pm Breakout Sessions

  1. Global Reporting Initiative: Kicking Off Change: Unlocking Sustainability through Reporting
  2. STEAM Education by Eduwinkel
  3. IFK Göteborg: A club for everyone or just a few
  4. EFDN Welcome through Football – Behind our refugee Inclusion project

03:30 pm Networking coffee break

04:00 pm EFDN Update -Making Football Matter

04:15 pm Breakout Sessions

  1. EFDN – Building the More than Football Action Weeks together
  2. Wolves Foundation – Growth & Development of Health & Wellbeing 
  3. International Fair Play Committee  
  4. EFDN All-In and Win – Kicking Barriers, championing LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in Sports

05:00 pm Closing Day 2

07:00 pm Acropolis Museum Tour

08:00 pm EFDN More than Football Award Dinner at the Acropolis Museum

Day 3 Wednesday, November 15th

09:30 am Doors open & networking sessions

09:55 am Kick-off Day 3

10:00 am Women in Football Panel: Breaking the glass ceiling on all levels in Football.   

10:45 am Breakout Session

  1. Premier League: Women and Girls Football
  2. EFDN Sustainability Projects – Developing Climate Justice Projects driven by the fan and the community
  3. EFDN Walking Football League

11:30 am Networking coffee Break

12:00 pm Manchester City FC: City in the Community

12:30 pm River Plate Foundation – Una banda de valores

01:00 pm Lunch

02:00 pm Breakout Session

  1. Chelsea Foundation
  2. Big Hearts – Maximising Fundraising with Supporters
  3. EFDN Nature Based Solutions Education in Football – NBS EduWorld

02:45 pm Closing ceremony
03:00 pm Closure EFDN Conference

We look forward to welcoming football organisations from across Europe to this exciting event. Together, we will continue to harness the power of football to make a positive impact on society. Let’s make football matter!

Registering is still possible: check the options here!