CAFE Conference Press Release


The organisers of the inaugural Total Football, Total Access conference CAFE (Centre for Access to Football in Europe), have today announced the final details for the conference, which will be held at Wembley Stadium on 24th and 25th September 2011.


Total Football, Total Accesswill see football dignitaries, stadium managers, architects, club representatives and disabled fans meet to discuss making European football accessible to all.


Highlights of the event will include a Welcome Ceremony hosted by David Bernstein, CAFE Chairman, as well as Patrick Gasser, Senior Manager, Football and Social Responsibility, UEFA

In addition, the opening day will also see influential key figures discussing the importance of delivering accessible and inclusive stadia, including Ben Veenbrink, Member of the UEFA Stadium Construction and Management Expert Panel and David Keirle, Chairman of KSS Design Group.


Joyce Cooke, Managing Director of CAFE comments:


“We are thrilled to announce the finalised itinerary for our first ever conference.  The high calibre of our confirmed speakers shows the level of expertise our attending delegates can expect to hear. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss inclusive stadium design along with solutions for improving existing facilities and services. I would also like to thank Wembley Stadium for providing the perfect setting for Total Football, Total Access.”


CAFE is also working with UEFA EURO 2012 and the local organising committees in Poland & the Ukraine to help ensure a more accessible experience for local and visiting disabled fans and tourists during the tournament and the event will include the launch of Respect Inclusion – Football with No Limits for EURO 2012 by project Ambassador and ex Polish player, Dariusz Dziekanowski.


Pedro Correia, Head of Euro 2012 Planning, Ticketing and Admissions will be speaking at the conference to discuss the work being carried out to ensure good access to the EURO 2012 competition.



CAFE’s primary aim is to promote and deliver inclusive football stadiums across Europe and to ensure that everyone including those who face physical, sensory, psychological and intellectual barriers can access the game. 


Attendance to ‘Total Football, Total Access’ is free of charge.  For further information and to register please contact or +44 (0)1244 893586.


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Editor Notes


CAFE (Centre for Access to Football in Europe) was created via UEFA's Monaco Charity Award in 2009.

CAFE has been created to promote and ensure equal access across UEFA's region. CAFE is providing support, guidance and advice to all of our partners and stakeholders.


Stakeholders include the EC (through CEN), UEFA as the governing body, national Football Associations and their leagues and member clubs, UEFA’s EURO-2012 partners, disabled fans, their advocates and personal assistants, disabled supporter groups, other national and European diversity and supporter networks such as FSE, Supporters Direct and FARE, disability and equality Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other interested organizations.

CAFE's aims are inclusivity and equality of experience, and because football embraces diversity in all its forms, CAFE is working with the football family to raise disability awareness more widely throughout Europe. Part of our mission is to empower disabled people to exercise their rights.


CAFE will deliver the UEFA EURO-2012 project called Respect Inclusion – Football with no Limits with the objective to facilitate better access to the tournament and host cities