Five more UEFA member associations have joined the UEFA Convention on Referee Education and Organisation.
The associations of Belarus, Estonia, Poland, Serbia and Turkey were admitted by the UEFA Executive Committee at its most recent meeting in Nyon after reaching the required standards to become members. A total of 25 associations have now joined the convention, and 25 candidate associations are receiving UEFA's specific support from UEFA's refereeing experts.
The aims of the UEFA Referee Convention include enhancing referee education, promoting the role of the referee and improving refereeing structures and development within the European associations. By signing the convention, UEFA member associations agree to a development plan for refereeing and become entitled to receive a financial contribution for their work, and further annual payments as long as the required standards are maintained.
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