Representatives of 150 football clubs from 25 European countries took part in the 12th EFDN ‘#Morethanfootball’ Conference in London this week. KAS Eupen is a member of the association European Football for Development Network EFDN and was represented at the congress in the stadium of Chelsea FC by financial director Thomas Herbert and marketing assistant Jessica Loo.
The EFDN focuses on the social component of football and promotes Europe-wide exchanges on issues such as opportunities for people with disabilities, tournaments and projects to integrate refugees or campaigns against racism and poverty. All these aspects were the subject of lectures, extensive networking and intensive exchange in London.
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“Social commitment in the region is an important goal of KAS Eupen. In the last few years we have been strongly involved in the promotion of children in our region and have already been able to move and implement some things, such as the centralized training or the program SAVE IT, which we carry out together with the EU, in which we impart values. At the EFDN conference we received some interesting new ideas,” said KAS Financial Director Thomas Herbert after returning from London.
KAS Eupen also had the opportunity to report in London on their good experiences with the joint ball sports school of KTSV, FC and KAS Eupen. “This project has been very well received because different clubs are working together rather than in competition with each other,” said Thomas Herbert.