The energy of football
At the national and international level, football is the most popular sport around. ENGIE has partnered with the French Football Federation (FFF) and with many professional clubs. Consistent with the principles of sustainable development and citizen, the ENGIE Group also supports educational initiatives and social projects implemented around football.
Social inclusion and education through football
In ENGIE’s view, sport is a wonderful medium for social inclusion, education, and integration for the most disadvantaged population groups. Thanks to its educational and social role, football can combat various forms of exclusion and reduce inequalities. The Group supports a wide range of initiatives.
Brazil 2014 : The Match of Their Dreams
Originated by the ENGIE corporate foundation, ‘The Match of Their Dreams’ gave 15 children at the Académie Bernard Diomède the opportunity to travel to Brazil and meet their counterparts at the Fondation Gol de Letra.
ENGIE supports "Un but pour l’emploi, un but pour la vie" with FACE
This initiative, which was founded by the FFF and ENGIE in 2005, aims to promote diversity and equal opportunities, and combat discrimination in disadvantaged neighborhoods. It benefits from the support of the "Fondation Agir Contre l’Exclusion" (FACE), which encourages the re-integration of young jobseekers through football.
ENGIE supports the Académie Bernard Diomède
The academy is currently home to around fifty young footballers aged between 11 and 16, in order to encourage their academic inclusion while enabling them to indulge their passion for football. The program promotes values like making an effort, team spirit, respect for rules, and ambition, and helps the children to develop.
ENGIE supports Belgium’s largest panna football competition
ENGIE Street Heroes (ESH) is a panna football competition. Panna is one-on-one street football, and young people in various towns in the regions of Wallonia and Flanders can enter the events free of charge. Electrabel works alongside the organizers by devoting its efforts to encouraging the social reintegration of disadvantaged young people. The project promotes interaction and respect between the players, social solidarity, tolerance, fair play and mutual respect.
ENGIE, a partner for regional football clubs
As a partner of local authorities, ENGIE has its roots at the heart of cities and regions. The Group has developed over 200 sporting partnerships throughout France, and provides support to a large number of professional and amateur clubs in the French regions.
Through its subsidiaries, ENGIE supports, along with a number of clubs like Dijon Football Côte d’Or, Valenciennes Football Club, US Boulogne Côte d’Opale, and En Avant Guingamp.