The European Football for Development Network (EFDN) is holding its 14th Conference in Breda on 24-25 March, and interested parties can register at early-bird rates now via the EFDN website.

EFDN is a network of like-minded clubs and stakeholders within the game, working together to establish a shared platform to exchange information, methodologies, programmes and activities in the CSR area more efficiently and effectively. The network currently consists of 75 clubs, leagues and national associations from 28 European countries, who directly benefit from EFDN’s strategic partnerships with organisations such as the UEFA Foundation for Children, the ECA, Fare Network and CAFE.

The 14th EFDN #Morethanfootball Conference offers a platform for organisations of all shapes and sizes to be able to share ideas and develop new concepts. Participants will discuss challenges like fundraising, sustainability, racism, gender inequality, social inclusion and youth crime.

Conference attendees also have the chance to get insights into the community work of NAC Breda by attending practical sessions. 

Programme highlights will include:

  • Latest insights: Expert panels and intriguing presentations providing insights into current trends and challenges in CSR in European Football.
  • Interactive sharing of knowledge: Break-out sessions and specifically tailored round-table sessions challenging conference attendees to share experiences and best practices.
  • Study visits: Delegates are invited to see 4 live project delivery sessions.
  • Networking: Participants also have the opportunity to network with CSR business leaders and development visionaries.
  • Partnerships: EFDN will present new programmes and funding opportunities.
  • Sightseeing: Attendees will have the time to explore the beautiful city centre of Breda and will be dining in the stunning “Grote Kerk” which is the main landmark of the city.

The 14th EFDN conference is only available to representatives of European Football Clubs, Leagues and Football Associations. EFDN Members have access to free passes as per their membership package.

Non-members can purchase One Day passes for either one day or a Full Delegate Pass for both the 24 and 25 of March 2020. One Day Delegate Passes are available for 24 March (€250) or 25 March (€200), while Early Bird Full Delegate Passes for both days are available for €275 until 31 January 2020. The delegate passes include conference participation, local transport to the study visits, network dinner, lunches and coffee breaks.

An EFDN spokesman said, "European football is teaming up for social change. Establishing innovative partnerships, sharing best practices and developing new programmes for sustainable impact are the goals of our EFDN Conferences. This March, EFDN will organise the 14th edition of the largest gathering of CSR-experts in European football. Join more than 175 professionals from over 80 clubs, leagues and FAs at NAC Breda’s Rat Verlegh stadium in the Netherlands".

To find out more and to register, please visit

Published 29 January 2020