Vision and Mission
EFDN wants to inspire and support all professional football clubs, leagues and FAs within the UEFA territory to become socially responsible and community-engaged organisations who use the social power of football to positively change the lives of people in European society.
EFDN is the “go-to” organisation on Community and Social Responsibility in European Football. We actively promote the social and connecting power of football as a tool for social development and a more inclusive society within the sector and support member organisations to create a sustainable impact in their organisation and their communities.
Our ambition is that every club, league and FA in Europe, no matter how big or small, plays a positive role in their community an brings people and organisations together. All clubs, leagues and FAs are More than Football.
CSR in European Football should be self-evident; it makes the football organisations stronger and more sustainable and the communities safer and healthier.
EFDN and the Sustainable Development Goals
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. We think that sport and football, in particular, can contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. With our current projects and activities, we focus mainly on these 10 goals: