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  • Who we are

    Who we are

    UEFA, the governing body of European football, was founded on 15 June 1954. UEFA's mission is to promote, protect and develop European football at every level of the game, to promote the principles of unity and solidarity, and to deal with all questions relating to European football.


  • What we do

    What we do

    UEFA promotes football by staging 15 club and national team competitions, and protects the game via measures such as Financial Fair Play, match-fixing prevention, club licensing and anti-doping. UEFA helps develop the game across Europe via its HatTrick assistance programme.

  • Why we do it

    Why we do it

    UEFA has football and its well-being at the heart of all of its activities. The European body strives to care for the game and its various components at all times. We believe that football benefits society by bringing people together, which is why UEFA pursues comprehensive social responsibility policies.

  • Eleven values

    Eleven values

    UEFA works and acts in accordance with 11 key values – ranging from 'football first' to good governance, solidarity, respect, protecting football's integrity and tending the grassroots. These serve as the basis for UEFA's future activities and dialogue with the political, economic, social and sporting world.

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  • Meet the mentors of the UEFA Women in Football Leadership programme

    Meet the mentors of the UEFA Women in Football Leadership programme

    Joyce Cook, Jane Purdon and Sarah O’Shea are all mentors of participants of UEFA’s Women in Football Leadership programme, meeting for the third time at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. They tell us about the importance of the programme, the message it sends to the wider sports community and what participants gain from attending the course.
  • Women in Football Leadership Programme making a difference

    Women in Football Leadership Programme making a difference

    Success stories are already blossoming from UEFA’s Women in Football Leadership Programme. Konul Mehtiyeva tells UEFA.org how her participation in the course has assisted great development of football projects in Azerbaijan.
  • Boniek on Poland’s ‘football party’

    Boniek on Poland’s ‘football party’

    As Warsaw prepares to receive the UEFA Europa League trophy, Polish Football Federation (PZPN) president Zbigniew Boniek tells UEFA.org about the high levels of excitement in the city ahead of the final on 27 May.
  • Niersbach on Berlin’s festival of football

    Niersbach on Berlin’s festival of football

    Berlin is preparing to receive the trophies of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women’s Champions League. German Football Association president Wolfgang Niersbach tells UEFA.org of the impact that the events will have on football across the country.

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