Discover a few of the speakers at the 19th EFDN #Morethanfootball Conference
The European Football for Development Network (EFDN) will host its 19th EFDN Conference from March 20-22, 2023 at the Benito Villamarín Stadium of Real Betis Balompié in Seville, Spain.
EFDN Conferences bring a unique opportunity for ESG/CSR experts and newcomers into the CSR world to learn from each other and share their insights about topics such as fundraising in CSR, environmental sustainability, anti-discrimination, social inclusion, online safeguarding, disability football, physical activity in younger and older population, or STEM education, among others. The format of the conference includes panels, breakout sessions, interactive study visits and roundtables, and offers multiple chances to network and connect with other EFDN members and experts related to ESG/CSR in football.
Hereby an impression of some more of the knowledgeable and inspiring speakers in the fields of sustainability and human rights within football who we have contacted to share their expertise with you:
Phillip Smith and James Hill are speaking on behalf of Northampton Town FC Community Trust during a breakout session at the 19th EFDN #Morethanfootball Conference in Seville from the 20th until the 22nd of March 2023. Last November, at the 18th Conference in Budapest, Northampton Town FC Community Trust won the More than Football Award 2022!
Phillip Smith has been the CEO at Northampton Town FC Community Trust since 2017, leading the organisation through a period of extensive growth. He has over a decade of experience across the community, sport, education, and health sectors with particular expertise in strategy, health and fundraising. He is passionate about using the power of sport and football to make a positive difference in the communities he’s worked in. Prior to his current role, Phillip worked for Leyton Orient Trust as Head of Health and Well-being where his work received both local and national recognition through the innovative approaches used to support the club’s fan base and wider community.
James Hill, a Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Northampton Town FC Community Trust
James Hill is a Marketing and Communications Coordinator and his role is to raise the profile of the Community Trust and showcase the impact within the local community. He passionate about making a positive difference within local communities allowing everyone to have access to quality sport provision. James has recently graduated from Loughborough University with a first-class BSc Sport Management degree and a Diploma in Professional Studies due to his placement work at Northamptonshire Sport.
Marc Vallverdú Gordi is speaking on behalf of ECOSERVEIS during a breakout session at the 19th EFDN #Morethanfootball Conference in Seville from the 20th until the 22nd of March 2023. He will present the SDG Striker Project together with Joris Meeuwsen of EFDN.
Marc Vallverdú Gordi is a Communication Project manager and Graphic designer at ECOSERVEIS. He graduated in Environmental Sciences from the University of Barcelona, has a Master’s in Information and Communication Technologies and Sustainable Tourism at the Open University of Catalonia and is studying for a Degree in Graphic Design and Digital at the International University of La Rioja. Marc has worked in the communication sector in France and Spain, notably in the planning of communication campaigns, the creation of graphic and audiovisual content, the management of social networks and the use of advanced design techniques, both in organizations private and public. He has also participated in research projects on the use of graphic design to improve the efficiency of communication and awareness campaigns aimed at the protection of natural spaces.
Joris Meeuwsen is speaking on behalf of EFDN during a breakout session at the 19th EFDN #Morethanfootball Conference in Seville from the 20th until the 22nd of March 2023.
Joris Meeuwsen is a Project manager Sustainability and Good governance at EFDN, using sport as a vehicle to make an impact and not as a goal. Through the CSR projects at EFDN, Joris has seen what can be achieved in society through sport. He enjoys working in the social and sustainability branch of sport and would like to take the lead in achieving more in society.