The second day of the 4th International CAFE Conference kicked off on 10 December, following on from a hugely enjoyable and engaging first day.

Download the 4th International CAFE Conference Agenda (PDF). A Word version is also available to download.

Day one closed with the CAFE Access and Inclusion Champions Award ceremony, where we were delighted to honour the Football for All Leadership Programme, Gohar Navasardyan, the San Marino Football Federation, and Wolverhampton Wanderers and their Disability Access Officer, Laura Wright, for their tireless efforts.

The second day of the Conference starts with a panel session on how to make the women's game accessible. We will then be joined by representatives from the International Paralympic Committee, Para Football and the Alzheimer Society of Ireland on the benefits of collaborating with NGOs.

A series of group discussions and networking opportunities will follow, and then we will hold a brief discussion on this season's CAFE Week of Action and a new concept designed to showcase those clubs, venues and people that demonstrate some of the best practices in the game.

The afternoon will begin with a discussion on disability hate incidents and how CAFE is looking to support people subjected to such unacceptable actions. A panel on accessible ticketing solutions will follow, before speakers from UEFA, the International Labour Organization and the Football for All Leadership Programme discuss how we can make football a disability-inclusive workplace.

We will be joined by speakers from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the European Commission, Ligue de Football Professionel and BBAG for a session entitled 'Good governance needs access and inclusion', ahead of our final two sessions discussing #TotalAccess for ambulant disabled fans, and the development and future for the Disability Access Officer role.

The 4th International CAFE Conference will close with a series of calls to action from CAFE Managing Director, Joanna Deagle, and Chair of the CAFE Board of Trustees, Mark Flewitt.

We encourage you to follow the discussion and join the debate on social media, using the hashtag #TotalAccess.

Published 10/12/2021