Under the direction of UEFA General Secretary Theodore Theodoridis, the UEFA administration conducts UEFA's business.
Its duties include implementation of the decisions of each UEFA Congress, the UEFA Executive Committee and the President; preparation of congresses and conferences, as well as meetings of the UEFA Executive Committee and other committees; taking minutes of congresses and conferences, as well as of meetings of the UEFA Executive Committee and other committees; execution of UEFA's operational business; keeping the books of UEFA, and public relations work.
UEFA's administration is based at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland, which was inaugurated on 22 September 1999 and officially opened for work on 5 October 1999. UEFA had known several homes before the House of European Football – Paris until 1959; the Swiss federal capital, Berne (until 1995, with two moves within the city in 1962 and 1974); and provisional offices in Nyon between 1995 and September 1999.
As of June 2016, 574 permanent and fixed-term staff of 37 different nationalities – administrators, secretaries, coaches, media and ICT specialists, translators – are employed at UEFA's administrative campus.
In October 2010, a new UEFA administrative building was inaugurated in Nyon. La Clairière is located opposite the House of European Football, and enabled UEFA to bring together some of its staff members who have been based at different sites. Circular in shape, the four-level building meets high ecological and environmental standards. The foundation stone for the building was laid in January 2009.
A third building, Bois-Bougy – which was also constructed with environmental considerations in mind – opened in March 2012.
In April 2010, UEFA highlighted its commitment to its home town of Nyon and further developing European football by taking over the management of the Colovray Sports Centre opposite UEFA's headquarters. The stadium includes a main football pitch – which has been used for training by prominent club and national teams – as well as track and field facilities and a restaurant.
UEFA uses the Colovray complex for its own events, and has also set up a Centre of Refereeing Excellence (CORE) for young match officials.
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