ECA Newsletter No. 3 - 2015/16

LEADING THE WAY FOR FOOTBALL CLUBS IN EUROPE | No. 3 - 2015/16

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The months of November and December have been extremely busy, with the newly composed working groups and panels meeting for the first time this season and setting their agenda for the 2015-17 membership cycle. A conference on youth football was successfully held, while the ECA Club Management Programme is now ready to kick off. Additionally, the “90 Minutes for Hope” charity initiative was accomplished, with €1.3m donated to UNICEF and Save the Children. I would like to take the opportunity to thank once again all participating clubs for their commitment and generosity. Earlier this month, the ECA Executive Board gathered for its last meeting of the year, followed by the FIFA Executive Committee - who notably approved a set of reforms aimed at improving the governance structure of the organisation - and the UEFA Executive Committee. While the situation at UEFA and FIFA level remains critical, we are strongly committed to preserve the clubs’ interests and we will make sure that clubs will play a central role in the future governance model. You will be updated on any future developments. Finally, I would like to congratulate all clubs qualified for the knock-out stages of the Champions League and Europa League, as well as FC Barcelona for winning the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan! In the meantime, I wish you all a joyful winter break and holiday season, and a happy and prosperous new year 2016! Sincerely,

ECA WORKING GROUPS AND EXPERT PANELS TAKE UP THEIR WORK PAGE 02

UEFA FFP UPDATE - REDISTRIBUTION OF WITHELD PRIZE MONEY PAGE 04

€1.3M RAISED THROUGH THE “90 MINUTES FOR HOPE” CAMPAIGN PAGE 07

NEWS OVERVIEW

MEMBERS INFORMATION

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ECA MEETINGS

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UEFA-RELATED MATTERS

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FIFA-RELATED MATTERS

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EU-RELATED MATTERS

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MISCELLANEOUS

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Michele Centenaro ECA General Secretary

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