AEK and Apollon sent a joint message to support refugees
The players of our members AEK FC and Apollon FC sent their message of support to the refugees with the banner they held before their friendly match last week. Both teams are members of EFDN and deliver our Pan-European project “Welcome Through Football“.
Welcome Through Football is an EFDN initiative. Current projects across Europe receive funding from the Eramus+ programme of the European Union and the UEFA Foundation for Children.
The Welcome Through Football 2021 project aims to assist in the integration and inclusion of recently arrived young refugees, asylum seekers and young people with a migrant background. EFDN and partners will develop and test a European methodology that uses football as a tool to reach refugees and migrants from different ages (7-25 years old) to get them physically and social active in European communities.
Moreover, the project assists football coaches and youth workers in the development and sharing of effective methods in reaching out to the marginalised target group, in preventing racism and intolerance.
Read more about our programme here.