14th EFDN “#Morethanfootball” Conference in Breda – Save the date

10 December 2019

14th EFDN “#Morethanfootball” Conference in Breda – Save the date

EFDN is proud to announce our 14th EFDN “#Morethanfootball” Conference. The Conference will be hosted by NAC Breda at the Rat Verlegh Stadium in Breda on the 24th and 25th of March 2020. We are expecting more than 150 representatives of European football clubs, leagues, football associations, governing bodies and other stakeholders. 

The 14th EFDN Conference will include presentations and breakout sessions from experts and leaders in the field of CSR in European football, and they will present their innovative work and share their opinion on current & future trends. It is currently three months until the opening of the conference, but the first speakers of the programme have already been confirmed.


Everton in the Community will introduce their youth strategy and a project that should prevent grooming. The project hopes to teach young players how to conduct themselves appropriately on the internet and how to keep themselves safe. Brentford FC Community Trust will provide the attendees with an insight into its fundraising strategy. Together with the club, the trust won the ‘Football League Community Club of the Year’ award four times and has cemented its reputation as a community-led football club. There will be also at least one panel discussion, where EFDN and experts from other clubs and organisations will discuss the development of women’s football and the implementation of CSR programmes targeting girls and women.


As well as having to opportunity to attend these engaging presentations, the attendees will also be able to take part in study visits. NAC Breda currently delivers programmes on education, prevention of violence, social cohesion, physical activity and also has a Walking Football team. Project managers and community coaches will have the possibility to share their experiences, to show best practices and to explain which challenges they face in the day-to-day delivery and how they manage to overcome these.


The 14th EFDN conference will initiate the kick-off of the 2020 #Morethanfootball Action Weeks that will run until the 16th of April. The first day of the conference will see the official launch of the campaign that reached more than 33 million people online in 2019. This global campaign is a great occasion for the football community to showcase the impact of their CSR activities and programmes on their communities. By using #Morethanfootball, clubs and their charities can engage with fans and stakeholders and raise awareness for the transformative role European football clubs can play in changing peoples’ lives for the better.

Join us on the 24th and 25th of March 2020 at the 14th EFDN Conference

Programme highlights will include:

  • Latest insights: Expert panels and intriguing presentations providing insights into current trends and challenges in CSR in European Football.
  • Interactive sharing of knowledge: Break-out sessions and specifically tailored round-table sessions challenging conference attendees to share experiences and best practices.
  • Study visits: Delegates are invited to see 4 live project delivery sessions.
  • Networking: Participants have the opportunity to network with CSR business leaders and development visionaries.
  • Partnerships: EFDN will present new programmes and funding opportunities
  • Sightseeing: Attendees will have the time to explore the beautiful city centre of Breda and will be dining in the stunning “Grote Kerk” which is the main landmark of the city.

Conference Fees and Registration

The 14th EFDN conference is only available to representatives of European Football clubs, Leagues and Football Associations. EFDN Members have access to free passes as per their membership package and can redeem them by completing the Registration Form. Additional passes are available to EFDN Members for €175 per additional person.

Non-members can purchase One Day passes for either one day or a Full Delegate Pass for both the 24th and 25th of March 2020. One Day Delegate Passes are available for 24th March (€250) or 25th March (€200), while Early Bird Full Delegate Passes for both days are available for €275 until the 31st of January 2020.

To Register and make payments for non-EFDN member or additional EFDN member passes, use the Registration Fees and Payment page. The delegate passes include conference participation, local transport to the study visits, network dinner, lunches and coffee breaks.

You can find the list of clubs, leagues and FAs that have already confirmed their attendance here. 

A throwback to our 13th EFDN ‘CSR in European Football’ Conference: