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International Conference “Development through Football”


International Conference “Development through Football”

From April 23-24, the “Development through Football - Sustaining the potential of the first African World Cup” conference will draw the attention of the public to the potential contribution of football in addressing poverty and promoting development initiatives.


04/23/2010 00:00


Austria, Vienna|24.04.2010

The Vienna conference will bring together football governing bodies, public authorities, coaches and players with NGO experts, researchers and campaigners in the area of Sport-for-Development. The aim is to exchange good practice and to critically assess the role of sport as a resource for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The participants will come from across Europe and various African countries, including South Africa. The conference is expected to pave the way for a European networking process based on the proactive exchange of knowledge, ideas, experience and expertise of various stake holders from the perspective of Football-for-Development.

How to get involved?

  1. Participants are required to register for the conference until 24 March 2010. Registration is free. Participants will have to cover their own travel and hotel costs.
  2. Please complete the Registration Form to take part in this event.
  3. Return the filled form to or Fax 0043 1 7133594 - 73.


Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC) / FairPlay
Kurt Wachter & Bella Bello Bitugu
Möllwaldplatz 5/3
A-1040 Vienna, Austria
e-mail: &
Tel. 0043 1 7133594 – 90

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