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The event’s aim is to build on a strategy to make European football accessible to all disabled people, including improved stadium facilities and services for disabled spectators, as well as promoting the employability of disabled people within football and raising wider disability awareness in society.
The ‘Total Football, Total Access’ conference is being organised ahead of the UEFA 2016 Euro in France, to which CAFE and UEFA are working together to improve disabled supporters’ experience at the tournament.
Fare board member and CAFE managing director Joyce Cook said: “Our 2011 conference at Wembley Stadium in London was an overwhelming success, and we are delighted to invite our friends and colleagues to join us again in Saint-Denis.
“The conference will look back over the many great strides taken since 2011, as well as focussing on our activities around UEFA EURO 2016. It is therefore most fitting that the conference will take place at the Stade de France, where the final will be played on 10 July 2016.”
The conference will take place on 30 and 31 October in Saint-Denis. Attendance is free of charge. A limited number of travel and accommodation bursaries will be made available.