The Future of Football in Europe: access and sustainability

Hosted by the European Institute

Old Theatre, Old Building


Alasdair Bell

Alasdair Bell

Umberto Gandini

Umberto Gandini

Ebru Koksal

Ebru Koksal

Gabriele Marcotti

Gabriele Marcotti


Professor Chris Anderson

Professor Chris Anderson

Football is the world’s most popular sport; Europe is the continent with the biggest leagues and home to FIFA and UEFA, the most powerful governing bodies in the sport. A panel of high profile experts from the world of journalism, elite clubs, regulatory bodies, and playing the game will discuss issues of access and equality, financial sustainability, and the best ways of making the game future-proof.

Alasdair Bell is Deputy Secretary General of FIFA.

Umberto Gandini (@UmbertoGandini) is Vice Chairman of the European Club Association; former CEO of AS Roma and former CEO of AC Milan.

Ebru Koksal is Chair of Women in Football and Former FIFA and UEFA Consultant.

Gabriele Marcotti (@Marcotti) is Senior Writer for ESPN and a correspondent for Italian sports newspaper Corriere dello Sport.

Chris Anderson (@soccerquant) is Professor in European Politics and Policy at LSE.

The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector.

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