As one of three Belgian clubs in the Pro League, KAS Eupen has been a member of the European association EFDN for two years. The European network currently comprises 72 clubs from 28 countries. The aim of the association is to assume social responsibility through football and to engage in cross-border activities. EFDN stands for European Football for Development Network.
From 15 to 21 September, the EFDN network is organising an international exchange for young people from 5 countries in Lisbon. Besides FC Aberdeen, PFC Ludogorets, NAC Breda and SL Lisbon, KAS Eupen is one of the 5 clubs selected for the project “Breaking Barriers through Football”. In cooperation with the Centre for Special Needs Education Eupen (ZFP), one of the school and social partners of KAS Eupen, 5 youngsters of the ZFP will experience the exchange of cultures in the Portuguese capital and take part in various activities within the framework of the project in mid-September.
The project days were prepared last week in Lisbon. KAS Eupen was represented at the meeting by its employee Jessica Loo, who coordinates amongst others the social projects of the club at KAS Eupen.
The European network EFDN includes smaller professional clubs such as KAS Eupen as well as European top clubs such as Barcelona FC, Paris Saint-Germain, Ajax Amsterdam and PSV Eindhoven, FC Chelsea, Juventus Turin or the Bundesliga clubs Mainz 05, Schalke 04, Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen. The three Belgian representatives are FC Bruges, KAA Gent and KAS Eupen.