Jochen Kemmer, project manager of the Center for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE), an advisory body associated with UEFA, was in Barcelona this week to see the work carried out by FC Barcelona regarding the accessibility of stadiums, and to observe the different actions in support of the 'CAFE Week of Action', aimed at raising awareness of the problem of accessibility to football.
The Club invited Jochen Kemmer to the match played at the Camp Nou against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday March 9, to check the actions organised by FC Barcelona for giving visibility to the campaign in favour of full access to football. At the Camp Nou, the players took a photograph behind a poster with the slogan 'Total Football-Total Access', and the speakers made reference to the Accessibility Week of European football.
The visit showed the representative of the UEFA advisory body an inclusive FC Barcelona that has, in its collective of members and fans, different abilities and functional diversities, who are given access to the stadium in each game, while at the same time being informed of all the aspects included in the Espai Barça project to facilitate access to all Club facilities, and especially in the future Camp Nou.
Joachim Kemmer was able to contrast opinions with the first vice president of FC Barcelona, Jordi Cardoner, and the manager responsible for the Specialised Attention Office, Emili Rousaud, with whom he was photographed in the presidential box at the Camp Nou.
CAFE (Center for Access to Football in Europe)
CAFE is a partner and advisory body associated with UEFA that works with the 54 associated federations. CAFE works with supporters, clubs, federations and governments to achieve accessibility and full inclusion for followers with disabilities in European football. CAFE organises an "Week of Action" every year to give visibility to the accessibility policies for football stadiums in Europe with its main premise: 'Total Football-Total Access'.