9th EFDN Conference in Oslo
7 November 2017 09:00 - 8 November 2017 15:00

9th EFDN Conference in Oslo

EFDN has the great pleasure to announce that the 9th EFDN conference “Community and Social Responsibility in European Football” will take place on the 7th and 8th of November at the brand new Valerenga Football stadium in Oslo Norway.

The conference will be centred around the transformative role that football can play in changing lives for the better. It will focus on a wide variety of projects, best practice models, and new trends within community and social responsibility in European Football.  Confirmed attendees include representatives from Chelsea FC Foundation, FC Barcelona Foundation, Aston Villa FC, PSV Eindhoven, Legia Warschaw, and Dynamo Zagreb.

We expect to welcome more than 100 representatives from clubs, football leagues and associations from over 20 European countries. We are convinced that the conference will once again provide a unique platform to share valuable and inspirational experiences.


EFDN conference attendees can expect presentations and breakout sessions led by FC Barcelona Foundation, Feyenoord Rotterdam, Ferencváros TC, FARE, Schalke 04, Athletic Club de Bilbao, Aberdeen FC, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, the United Nations Development Programme, and of course our host Valerenga Fotball. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend study visits and practical sessions of Valerenga.


Additionally, we will publish three new EFDN practitioners guides at the event, as well as provide workshops, networking opportunities, and two high quality roundtable discussions addressing a variety of subjects within “New CSR Trends in European Football”.

It is a must-attend event for representatives of European Football Clubs working in the CSR sector, who want to ensure that they remain ahead of the curve in learning, understanding and sharing knowledge in sport and community engagement.


The EFDN conference is free of charge for EFDN members. Clubs that are not EFDN members can purchase a One Day Delegate Pass or a Full Delegate Pass for both 7th and 8th  November 2017. The delegate passes include conference participation, lunches and coffee breaks.

Have a look at the video of the 8th EFDN Conference to get an impression of the event.