Update- Engaging 9th EFDN Conference with the release of 3 Practitioner’s Guides

10 November 2017

Update- Engaging 9th EFDN Conference with the release of 3 Practitioner’s Guides

This week, on 7th and 8th of November, the 9th EFDN ‘CSR in European Football’ Conference took place in Oslo, hosted by Valerenga Fotball. Today, we are proud to present the video of the event, showcasing all major highlights of the conference. 

The event provided many opportunities to discuss and share best practices and knowledge in European Football and Development. Current challenges and new opportunities in the field of Community and Social Responsibility in football were discussed and inspiring presentations were given by club and foundation leaders and coordinators.

DOBL1xeX0AAj2KFThe event included a series of gatherings across the two days. Delegates included Everton in the Community, FC Barcelona Foundation, Chelsea FC, Aberdeen FC Community Trust, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, SV Werder Bremen, Shakhtar Donetsk, Paris Saint Germain Foundation, 1. FSV Main 05, Aston Villa, Athletic Club Bilbao, Scort Foundation, FARE, CAFE, KAA Gent, SK Brann, Club Brugge, Feyenoord Rotterdam, PSV, Vitesse Arnhem, NEC Nijmegen, FC Schalke 04, Ferencváros TC, Fulham FC and Legia Warsaw and many more.

Throughout the two days, new innovative programmes were presented that address topics as mental health, talent development, social inclusion, Women’s Football, accessibility, health and social inequalities, player involvement in CSR and programmes focusing on cultural dimensions.

We are happy to have experienced a conference featuring fantastic speakers, inspiring study visits and many possibilities for shaping the future of CSR in football.

Release of 3 Practitioner’s Guides

DOHP2f2W0AEXCcvOne of the major highlights of the 9th EFDN conference constituted the release of three CSR in Football Practitioner’s Guides, which were developed by EFDN. The Walking 2Football, One Goal for Education and Community and Social Responsibility Practitioner’s Guides are now available for download on the EFDN Online Learning Platform. The publications assemble best practices and ideas for football clubs and their foundations that assist in creating sustainable planning processes for community project objectives.

The world of football for development is an exciting and expanding area in which to discuss and share best practices and knowledge. We hope that all attendees were able to use the conference to get to know as many colleagues as possible to exchange experiences and work collaboratively to innovate new ideas within CSR.

We would like to thank all speakers and delegates for attending the conference and bringing their expertise to our gathering. Our special thanks to Valerenga Fotball for their commitment and hospitality in hosting the 9th EFDN Conference.

All presentations and a comprehensive report of the 9th EFDN Conference can now be found on the EFDN Online Learning Platform.

Please find photos of the conference here.


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