CAFE European Conference ‘Total Football, Total Access’


Key stakeholders from across the game will come together in London; including representatives from UEFA, EURO 2012, the Football Associations, Federations and Leagues, football clubs, disabled fans groups, football fans and our football and disability partner NGOs. All are committed to improving access to football stadia facilities and services for disabled people across the UEFA region.


The conference, ‘Total Football, Total Access’, will see football dignitaries, stadium managers, architects, club representatives and disabled fans, non-disabled fans meet to discuss making European Football accessible to all.


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 and intellectual barriers can access the game. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss inclusive stadium design along with solutions for improving existing facilities and services.


Confirmed speakers at the event include David Bernstein (Chairman of CAFE), Ben Veenbrink (UEFA Stadium Construction and Management Panel) along with representatives from UEFA and Disabled Supporters Groups.

CAFE's Managing Director, Joyce Cook said:

“We are all delighted that Wembley has made itself available to us and we look forward to welcoming both disabled and non-disabled football fans from many European countries, sponsors, UEFA and our guest speakers to one of the finest stadiums in the world. We now not only look forward to a successful conference in September, but also to returning to the National Stadium in Poland as supporters for UEFA EURO 2012 to see what is sure to be another excellent and fully accessible European football stadium.”  


Attendance to ‘Total Football, Total Access’ Conference is free of charge, and there is a limited number of travel and accommodation grants available.

If you would like to take part in CAFE’s two-day conference, please register by downloading this form CAFE_Conference_registration_form.doc. If you are a part of an organization or a group we would like to encourage you to select representatives from your organisation whom you believe can give strong input to the conference and will be interested in bringing back new knowledge and experience.

The working language of the conference will be English; please advise us if you will require translation services at the conference.


CAFE and its partners are committed to providing a fully accessible conference. Please remember to tell us if you have any special access (including accessible information and commentary) or dietary requirements when registering.


CAFE is planning to provide a limited number of travel grants. If you wish to apply for a travel grant to attend the 1st CAFE Conference, you can apply by downloading and completing the attached form: CAFE_Conference_support_for_travel_form.doc - applications for travel support are now closed.

This Conference will be possible thanks to the ongoing support of UEFA.

If you require any assistance completing any of the registration or travel grant forms or require them in alternative formats, please contact Karolina at or +44 (0)2032871619 or via Skype: cafe-football and we will be pleased to help. The alternative formats of this documents (including audio format) are available on request.


1st CAFE European Conference ‘Total Football, Total Access’

24-25 September 2011 at the Wembley Stadium in London, England