Who We Are

Vision and Mission

EFDN Mission

Connecting, educating, inspiring and empowering our members and partners. This mission is primarily aimed at our members and partners as they are in our direct circle of influence. However, our
products are not exclusive. Being a non-profit organisation, EFDN believes in the power of sharing.
Our best practices are therefore openly sourced available to all interested parties, and as an ambassador for the power of football we promote the use of it as a source of inspiration and education for

EFDN Vision

We want EFDN to be a football network that supports all its people and their communities.
Every professional football organisation in Europe, no matter how big or small, should use the power
of football to play a positive role in their community, bringing people and organisations together
and changing lives positively through football. Ultimately, together we are More than Football.

Values EFDN

In stating these values together with our vision and mission statement,
we want to align all internal and external stakeholders, whether they are EFDN staff, members or
the broader community, around our guiding philosophy. EFDN is led by the following principles in
everything we do:

  1. Integrity
  2. Inclusivity
  3. Transparency
  4. Responsibility

EFDN currently runs 28 projects, divided over four Different strategic pillars. Below, see an outline of these pillars and the projects they entail.

Strategic orientations and objectives

Within 2023-2025, we will continue to focus on the projects we do but based on the outcome of the strategic review by the Task Force, we will also pursue other targets. Therefore, we split the strategic
orientation for the new strategic cycle into four areas.

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: