More Than Football Congress being held in Utrecht

30 September 2022

More Than Football Congress being held in Utrecht

European Football for Development Network (EFDN) and the Eredivisie CV (Dutch League) are jointly organising the ‘More than football congress’ on 18 October 2022 only for . The congress is intended only for representatives of professional football organisations in the Netherlands and Belgium, representatives from the business community, civil society organisations and local, provincial and national governments. The congress will take place at De Galgenwaard, FC Utrecht’s stadium. The day is entirely dedicated to ‘making social impact at local level’.

The congress is about the impact that Eredivisie clubs (can) have in society, from various perspectives such as governments, businesses and sports organisations. Cooperation between these parties is essential to successfully tackle social issues such as sustainability, inclusion and creating a healthier society.

The name ‘More than football’ refers to the More than Football Foundation, which between 2004 and 2014 put the social function of professional football organizations on the map, and strengthened and expanded it. Since the dissolution of the foundation, no congress has been dedicated specifically to ‘CSR’ in professional football, so the naming can be seen as recognition of the foundation’s valuable work.

Throughout the day, participants will be taken through the power of football through presentations by top speakers, panel discussions and break-out sessions on topical issues. The day will be led by Rocky Hehakaija. Check out the more details of the programa HERE.

The focus of the congress will be on meeting, inspiring and sharing knowledge. If you are not among the invitees and would like to participate in the congress, please register and you will receive a reply within a week on whether your application will be accepted. The registration link can be found HERE.

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