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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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Women's football

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Social Responsibility

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  • Ekroth benefits from UEFA education

    Ekroth benefits from UEFA education

    UEFA invests in the education and development of female football coaches. Sweden’s Yvonne Ekroth attended one of UEFA’s student exchange Pro licence courses in Nyon and told UEFA.org about the importance of both learning and making continual improvements as a technician.
  • UEFA MIP to enrich football management

    UEFA MIP to enrich football management

    UEFA is encouraging elite football players to train for a second career in the game with the start of the Executive Master for International Players (UEFA MIP). The educational programme aims to give fine leaders on the field the chance to be influential off it by giving them the tools for strong administrative management in football.
  • Total Football, Total Access, Total Inclusion

    Total Football, Total Access, Total Inclusion

    UEFA’s long-standing partner, The Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE) hosted its 2nd International Conference to celebrate access and inclusion within football. Hosted in the iconic Stade de France in Paris Saint-Denis, the host venue for the UEFA EURO 2016 final, the event gathered experts from stadium architects to guide dogs associations, including EURO 2016 SAS and English Premier League representatives, and many more. Watch the video to find out more.
  • CSKA say no to racism

    CSKA say no to racism

    On FARE Football People action weeks, PFC CSKA Moskva duo Igor Akinfeev and Seydou Doumbia discuss the importance of football being an inclusive sport that stands against discrimination.

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