Football clubs

Football clubs

More than 170 football clubs, leagues and FA’s from all across Europe have joined EFDN since our foundation back in 2014.

Members of EFDN benefit from unique networking opportunities, increased visibility of their local work on a European and global level, new funding streams and strategic partnerships. and its impact by gaining exposure on a European and global level.

What we offer

As an EFDN member, football clubs can contribute to the promotion and development of CSR in European football while also benefiting from the knowledge and experience of the other network members. At EFDN, we are ahead of trends and play our part in tackling societal challenges like sustainability, youth unemployment, discrimination, social inclusion, integration, rehabilitation and gender inequality.

By joining EFDN:

  • You have access to our network of collective expertise;
  • You have access to funding and grants;
  • You have access to a unique platform where we share best practices in football-related CSR;
  • You can collaborate with other EFDN members for programmes to develop new or improve existing methodologies;
  • You get the opportunity to exchange knowledge with other Clubs, Leagues and Football Associations at meetings, webinars, exchanges and conferences;
  • You will receive input to develop, evaluate and implement a CSR strategy;
  • You can contribute to the promotion and development of CSR in European football.

Read more about our impact here.

Become a member!

European clubs can become network members if they are, or would like to become, a community engaged professional football club either through the club itself or their associated registered charity, foundation or trust.  Development through Football must play a central role in the organisation’s programmes and the organisation needs to be willing, and able, to share and exchange its knowledge and experience with other clubs in the field of social and community responsibility.

The organisation should be in the position to allocate resources for the networking process and be interested in its own continual development.  Organisations applying for network membership must therefore have a sustainable structure and work with a long-term outlook.

How to join

The network accepts new applications for membership at all times. and any applications will be evaluated in cooperation with current network members.  If you are interested in becoming a network member, please send your organisation’s information to