DFB Foundations Programmes

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Social Inclusion
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28 May
EFDN is pleased to invite you to participate in its first EFDN Special Champions League tournament of the year. This time, the event will take place in Breda from the 28th until the 30th of May. This international event will welcome female and male players who are +15 years old and have Read more
18 Jul
The 7th Edition of the EAFF Junior Camp will take place in Belgium. Picturesque Blankenberge will be buzzing with the energy of young amputee football enthusiasts. This year, we are thrilled to announce that it’s co-organized by the Clube Brugge Foundation! As a part of the Nobody Offside Project. Let’s make the 7th Read more

DFB Foundations Programmes

The DFB Foundation Egidius Braun and the DFB Foundation Sepp Herberger realise and support social and socio-political initiatives and projects throughout Germany and beyond. The focus is on the areas of integration & understanding and inclusion & solidarity.

Egidius Braun was president of the German Football Association (DFB) from 1992 to 2001, Sepp Herberger oversaw the national team for 28 years as national coach and won the first World Cup title with his team on 4 July 1954 in Bern. During their lifetimes, both were highly committed to socially relevant issues and disadvantaged people. With the DFB Cultural Foundation, this commitment was supplemented by the promotion of art and culture, among other things. Together, the three DFB foundations ensure that Egidius Braun’s motto “Football – more than a 1:0” is brought to life in the long term.

DFB Foundation Sepp Herberger:

The social rehabilitation project “Kick-off for a new life” uses football as a catalyst to better prepare prisoners for release, find employment and reduce reoffending. Together with a close network of strong partners such as the federal employment agency, the ministries of justice, the regional Football Associations or professional football clubs, the DFB Foundation Sepp Herberger is engaged in 21 prisons whole over Germany.

The DFB Foundation Sepp Herberger’s commitment to disability football aims to integrate people with disabilities into the organized football structure through various active and passive participation opportunities (e.g. as players, referees, coaches, volunteers, spectators). In line with the motto “Into the middle of society with soccer”, the colorful diversity of disability football is demonstrated to a broad public at the Football Inclusion Days. Numerous footballers with and without disabilities from all over Germany are given the opportunity to participate in a special sporting event that provides unforgettable moments.

Since 2008, the Sepp Herberger Foundation has been organizing the Blind Football Bundesliga together with the German Disabled Sports Association (DBS) and the German Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBSV). The league for blind and visually impaired people is unique in Europe and sets an example for disabled sports.

DFB Foundation Egidius Braun:

Since the DFB Foundation Egidius Braun was established in 2001, “Mexico Aid” has been one of the foundation’s main areas of focus. Together with the children’s missionary organisation “Die Sternsinger”, six educational projects are currently being supported in five Mexican cities. Mexico Aid was launched in the summer of 1986 during the FIFA World Cup in Mexico. Under the impression of need and misery, which they encountered above all during a visit to the orphanage “Casa de Cuna” at the venue Querétaro, the head of the delegation and DFB treasurer Egidius Braun and the national team decided on a spontaneous aid campaign.

The football vacation camps are the central project of the DFB Foundation Egidius Braun. 75 Clubs per year which fulfil special social responsibility in different areas (e. g. inclusion, integration, development of women’s football) are invited to this project. The goal of the football vacation camps is the promotion of social skills of the participating youth players by offering special football training sessions, outdoor education programmes, talks about social values or exchanges with popular football personalities.

The aim of the Egidius Braun Academy is to strengthen young people in their commitment and voluntary work. The academy focuses on improving the personal development of volunteers aged 18 to 30 and making them even better at their voluntary work.