We are excited to announce that Falkirk Football Community Foundation is now an official member of the European Football for Development Network (EFDN).
EFDN is a network of more than 100 European professional football clubs, leagues and associations who understand and are committed to their social responsibilities and have the passion to cooperate and engage on a European level. The members also benefit from strategic partnerships with the European Union, ECA, UEFA Foundation for Children,
Fare network, Centre for Access on Football (CAFE), the Football Club Social Alliance (FCSA), and European Healthy Stadia Network.
All EFDN members are united in the belief that football has the power to change lives. It can improve health and well-being outcomes, promote social inclusion and aid in tackling issues such as racism, youth employability skills and school attendance. Football-based programmes can help to create positive community role models and provide a unique platform to inspire and unite people both within their local communities and as part of the larger European family.
The goal of Falkirk Football Community Foundation, together with the other network members, is to share knowledge and experiences on a European level to enhance the quality and efficiency of national and local football for development initiatives and inspire all professional football organisations to become socially responsible and community-engaged. This is achieved through European exchange programmes for staff, volunteers and participants, international conferences, the EFDN Online Learning Platform, the EFDN Networking App, and the development of European-wide community programmes.
We look forward to being part of the the “go-to” organisation on Community and Social Responsibility in European Football.
Derek Allison, CEO of Falkirk Foundation: It is great to be part of the EFDN and get the opportunity to share the great work that we are doing in our community with other likeminded organisations across Europe. The EFDN creates a platform to share best practices and projects being delivered by its member organisations in communities across Europe. We are excited to be part of that and to find new and innovative ways in which to engage with our communities and partners.
Hubert Rovers, CEO of EFDN: ‘We are proud to announce the Falkirk Football Community Foundation as 10th Scottish member to our network. It shows the importance of CSR activities in Scotland and the willingness to share knowledge on local, national and European level.”
Falkirk Foundation joins charitable trusts/Foundations representing over 100 clubs across Europe including Rangers FC, Celtic FC, Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC, Juventus, Barcelona, PSG,.