UEFA agrees new ‘Governance Framework’ primer to help guide national associations

September 26 – At its Executive Committee meeting in Cyprus yesterday, UEFA adopted a revised governance framework for its 55 national associations designed to promote good governance at the domestic level.

The exact detail of the new UEFA National Associations Governance Framework has not yet been released publicly, but UEFA said the framework’s objective is “to foster a more inclusive, resilient, and transparent environment for domestic football across Europe”.

UEFA said the framework follows extensive consultations and discussions held during the Convention on the Future of European Football in 2021 and 2022 and is designed “to ensure the continued growth of the beautiful game in a transparent, accountable and responsible manner for the benefit of all stakeholders.”

The rollout of the governance initiative will be supported via the UEFA HatTrick VI programme. At the centre of the framework are five pillars: democracy, transparency, integrity, control mechanisms as well as policies and procedures.

“Today, UEFA takes another step towards enhancing football in Europe. The new National Associations Governance Framework will provide our members with comprehensive support in embracing UEFA’s values and principles. We aim to ensure that they are well-equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future,” said UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin.

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