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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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  • President praise for women's scheme

    President praise for women's scheme

    UEFA President Michel Platini has spoken about why the UEFA Women in Football Leadership Programme is an important new step in aiding the development of women involved in coaching, refereeing and management.
  • Coaches relish St Petersburg talks

    Coaches relish St Petersburg talks

    National team coaches including Fabio Capello, Didier Deschamps and FIFA World Cup winner with Germany, Joachim Löw, look back on the FIFA/UEFA Conference for National Coaches and Technical Directors.
  • Increased role for women targeted

    Increased role for women targeted

    After its successful launch in April, representatives of the UEFA Women in Football Leadership Programme are heading back to Nyon for a second meeting.
  • Say no to racism

    Say no to racism

    UEFA sends out the message that racism, intolerance and discrimination have no place in football and must be banished from the game. Say no to racism.

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