13th EFDN Conference: ‘CSR in European Football’

13th EFDN Conference: ‘CSR in European Football’

EFDN is proud to announce our 13th EFDN Conference: ‘CSR in European Football’. The Conference will be hosted by FC Barcelona at Camp Nou in Barcelona on the 19th and 20th of November 2019.

The 13th EFDN Conference will bring together leading practitioners and experts from around Europe to connect, learn and build on each other’s experience, discuss new trends, find solutions to challenges and work together to strengthen the social power of football. Key representatives from EFDN member clubs will present their flagship community programmes and best practice while breakout sessions, round-table discussions and study visits provide our conference attendees with new insights on innovative programmes, trends and inspirational opportunities. This 13th EFDN Conference will also be our biggest event to date with more than 200 representatives of European football clubs, leagues, football associations, governing bodies and other stakeholders in attendance, making it the largest event in Community and Social Responsibility in European Football.

CSR in European Football

The theme for the Conference in Barcelona is ‘CSR in European Football’ covering the whole spectrum of issues related to CSR in football including topics such as match-fixing and integrity, stadium sustainability and accessibility, alongside the activities normally associated with football-related CSR. This 13th edition will be special as it will be a celebration of the 5 year anniversary of EFDN and the 25 year anniversary of the FC Barcelona Foundation. The 13th EFDN Conference will also be our biggest event to date with more than 200 representatives of European football clubs, leagues, football associations, governing bodies and other stakeholders in attendance.

More than football Awards

The 13th EFDN Conference in Barcelona will also see the launch of the More than Football Awards which will be handed out for the best CSR initiatives and projects in football that were promoted during the 2019 Morethanfootball Action Weeks.

Join us on the 19th and 20th of November 2019 at the 13th EFDN Conference

Programme highlights will include:

  • Latest insights: High-level panels and presentations providing insights into current trends and challenges in CSR in European Football.
  • Interactive sharing of knowledge: Break-out sessions and round-table sessions challenging conference attendees to share experience, best practice and discuss innovative partnerships.
  • Practical Workshops: Delegates have the opportunity to see best practice programmes first hand.
  • Networking: Delegates will have the opportunity to network with CSR business leaders and development visionaries.

Conference Fees and Registration

The 13th 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 day or a Full Delegate Pass for both 19th and 20th of November 2019. One Day Delegate Passes are available for 19th November (€250) or 20th November (€200), while Full Delegate Passes for both days are available for €375 each.

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

Conference Programme

On Monday the 18th of November, EFDN members are invited to the General Assembly which will be opened at 4.00 pm in the press conference room at Camp Nou. At 7.00 pm, EFDN is going to host the welcome dinner.

On Tuesday the 19th of November, the doors open at 9.00 am. The first day will see presentations of Barça Foundation, OM Fondation and EFDN. The attendees get to know each other during networking roundtables. Chelsea FC Foundation, Juventus FC, Shakhtar Social and Rangers Charity Foundation present their projects that have been selected for the shortlist of the More than Football Award. The 45-minute Breakout Sessions will again cover a variety of current CSR topics across European football including sessions from ENABLE Sweden, AEK Athens, Football Aid, Twinning Project and Barça Foundation. Our co-host explains the power of social media. Several clubs participate in the panel discussion about the (financial) commitment of players to the social work of their clubs. The last point on the agenda of the first day is the More than Football Award Ceremony. At 5.00 pm, the first day of the Conference will be wrapped up. All attendees are invited to join the EFDN dinner at 7.00 pm.

On Wednesday the 20th of November, doors open at 9.30 am. Attendees discuss ongoing and upcoming EFDN projects, new ideas for future programmes and also topics like disability football and environmental sustainability during the second session of networking roundtables. The second day sees Breakout Sessions hosted by CAFE, Big Hearts, Newcastle United Foundation, Montrose FC and partners of Barça Foundation. The 13th EFDN Conference ends at 3.00 pm. Delegates can participate in a stadium tour afterward.