27 June 2019

This summer, in parallel to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019, Festival 19 will take place in Lyon, France, from 29th June to 8th July. The event will bring together disadvantaged young people from across the globe to champion football’s unique power in advancing our push towards achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. The festival will be hosted by local organisation Sport Dans la Ville and jointly organised by Sport dans la Ville and streetfootballworld.


Festival 19 will explore the contributions of the field of football for good to the promotion of gender equality on and off the pitch and take participants on an inspiring ten day journey of cross-cultural exchange, empowering girls and young women to take on leadership roles in their communities and raise awareness for the collective need of an equal game for an equal world.


Festival 19 in numbers…


  • 48 Delegations, representing community-based organisations that are using football as a tool for social transformation. Discover the delegations here
  • 35 countries represented
  • 300 participants from across the globe
  • Over 60 matches will be played at the street football tournament on 5th July


Festival 19 is supported by FIFA, Olympique Lyonnais Foundation, the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, Arkema, Crédit Agricole, Foundation Channel, Préfecture du Rhône, Hyundai, GL Events, Metropole de Lyon, US Embassy in France.


The Highlights


Streetfootball tournament – 5th July

Equality Summit – 5th and 6th July

Closing Ceremony – 6th July


Click here to learn more!




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