13th June of 2019
, the European Football for Development Network (EFDN) and Dutch Justice Department jointly organised the first ever Football Works Festival at the prison in
Almelo, the Netherlands
. The Festival programme included a conference with experts and leaders from across Europe that use football as a tool for offender rehabilitation, reintegration and employability. At the same time, 14 European teams competed in a football tournament. Among the players were (former) participants in football based rehabilitation and employability programmes and former professional players.