UEFA EURO 2024: Cooperation between SOS-Kinderdorf e.V. and the UEFA Foundation for Children

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“Football brings people together, regardless of where they come from. It promotes a shared sense of belonging and has the potential to break down social barriers,” says Carine Nkoue, General Secretary of the UEFA Foundation for Children, which was founded by UEFA in 2015 and has since provided assistance to more than 2 million children living in difficult circumstances. “Every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, every child should have the same rights and every child should have the chance of a secure future. These are the aims that unite SOS-Kinderdorf e.V. and the UEFA foundation and that we will champion at UEFA EURO 2024,” adds SOS board member Georg Falterbaum.

During the tournament, SOS-Kinderdorf and the UEFA foundation will promote the joint initiative 'United for the Children: Empowering children together. Get involved!'. In so, they doing will launch various campaigns highlighting the needs of underprivileged children, encouraging fans to get involved and providing tangible help. UEFA EURO 2024 in Germany will not only bear witness to some outstanding and emotional sporting moments, it will also be a unique platform for promoting solidarity and a shared responsibility for ensuring the well-being of every child. Visitors to the SOS-Kinderdorf information stands in selected host cities and the fan zones in Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Stuttgart will be able to pit their table football skills against those of other fans while learning more about the work of SOS-Kinderdorf. A football that has been specially designed for EURO 2024 underlines the cooperation and symbolises football’s commitment to community, diversity, respect, solidarity and fairness.

Follow this link to watch a short video about the cooperation between SOS-Kinderdorf and the UEFA Foundation for Children: https://youtu.be/rr0YXcebCsA

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