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Published:  6 Oct 2022

European Commission and UEFA sign third cooperation agreement

Today in Brussels, Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin have signed an “Arrangement for Cooperation” between the European Commission and UEFA.

Close up on a football pitch at night with lights in the background

Main objectives

This agreement was adopted by both sides in June 2022 and follows those signed in 2014 and 2018.

Its main objectives are to

  • promote European values and objectives through the power of football
  • protect and strengthen the key principles and core values of a European Sport Model
  • showcase European football as a leading success story
  • advance key European priorities such as climate action

The arrangement for cooperation promotes integrity in sport and fighting against manipulation of sport competitions and corruption. It supports climate action and the green transition as well as healthy and active lifestyles for all.

The Commission and UEFA will intensify joint efforts on these topics across relevant UEFA events and competitions, and in particular for the flagship men’s (2024) and women’s (2025) UEFA EURO European Championships.

Long-standing and concrete cooperation

The proposed partnership with UEFA continues a long-standing and productive dialogue with a major sport organisation in Europe.

Concrete cooperation between Commission and UEFA contributes to putting in practice EU policy objectives such as

  • the promotion of an inclusive, value-based model of sport
  • good governance in sport
  • protection of minors
  • human rights
  • gender equality
  • health-enhancing physical activity
Published:  6 Oct 2022