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UEFA Executive Committee endorses reforms

007 – Good governance reforms will now be presented to UEFA Congress for approval

Published: Thursday 9 February 2017, 12.00CET


The UEFA Executive Committee today unanimously approved a series of good governance reform proposals presented by UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin at its meeting at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.

The key proposals which received backing from the committee were:

• Introduction of term limits for the UEFA President and members of the UEFA Executive Committee, with the possibility to serve for a maximum of three four-year terms

• Candidates for (re-)election on the UEFA Executive Committee must hold an active office (president, vice-president, general secretary or CEO) in their respective national association

• Granting of two full member positions on the UEFA Executive Committee to representatives of the European Club Association (ECA)

• Strengthening of the UEFA Governance and Compliance Committee with the additional appointment of two independent members to the current three-man body

• Inclusion of a specific article in the UEFA Statutes to ensure that venues for all UEFA competitions are selected in a fully objective manner through a transparent bidding process

• Inclusion of a specific article in the UEFA Statutes to put ethics and good governance as a statutory objective of UEFA

• Allow experts from national associations to chair UEFA Committees

As the reforms proposed will require statutory amendments, they will be voted upon by the 41st Ordinary UEFA Congress on 5 April in Helsinki, Finland.

Commenting on the support given for his proposals, UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin said: "I am very pleased that the executive committee gave a unanimous backing to reforms I consider essential for the strengthening of UEFA and which formed a key pillar of my presidential manifesto.

"I am convinced that our member associations will also endorse these good governance proposals to create a stronger and more transparent governing body for the good of European football."

The next meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee will take place on 4 April in Helsinki.

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