Under the direction of the general secretary, the UEFA administration conducts UEFA's business. Its duties include implementation of decisions of Congresses, conferences, the Executive Committee and the president; preparation of Congresses and conferences, as well as meetings of the Executive Committee and other committees; taking minutes of Congresses and conferences, as well as of meetings of the 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. Ten years on, UEFA staff members present and retired joined guests for a ceremony to mark a memorable decade in the premises
In October 2010, UEFA's new administrative building was inaugurated in Nyon, Switzerland, at a ceremony attended by UEFA's 53 member national associations and the UEFA Executive Committee.
The La Clairière building is located opposite the House of European Football, and enables UEFA to bring together some of its staff members who have been based at different sites.
Circular in shape, the new four-level building meets high ecological and environmental standards, and accommodates some 230 members of staff. The foundation stone for the building was laid in January 2009.
A third building, Bois-Bougy - which has also been constructed with environmental considerations in mind - opened for business in March 2012. A total of 190 people will work in the new facility.
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 Stadium opposite UEFA's headquarters. The stadium includes a main football pitch - which has been used for training by 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 for young match officials. Sporting life in Nyon is flourishing as local clubs and sports associations take advantage of the facilities.
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