EFDN Conference marks start of Action Weeks

The 10th annual European Football for Development Network (EFDN) conference has taken place in Paris, marking the start of the annual #MoreThanFootball Action Weeks.

The community foundations of 58 football clubs form EFDN, and each year they gather to showcase the social impact of their programmes and share best practice.

The clubs involved from UK and Ireland this year are Aberdeen, Aston Villa, Bohemians, Celtic, Chelsea, Everton, Fulham, Greenock Morton, Hearts, Hibernian, Leyton Orient, Montrose, Motherwell, Northampton Town, Rangers, Southampton and Tottenham. Others from Europe include Ajax, Barcelona, Benfica, Inter Milan, Juventus, PSV Eindhoven, PSG and Werder Bremen.

The conference, which this year was staged at PSG's Parc des Princes stadium, also marks the start of the #MoreThanFootball campaign when clubs are encouraged to promote their initiatives which address key societal issues. The Action Weeks run from March 21 until April 8.

All organisations that are committed to using the power of football as a tool for social development are invited to participate in the Action Weeks and use the #MoreThanFootball hashtag on social media. 

Organisations can visit www.morethanfootball.eu to register and receive the required information, material and resources.