ECA Newsletter No. 4 - 2017/18

LEADING THE WAY FOR FOOTBALL CLUBS IN EUROPE | No. 4 - 2017/18

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Dear ECA Member, Following the winter break, the second half of the season is in full swing with the knockout stages of UEFA Club Competitions well underway. First off, as I am sure you are aware, ECA proudly celebrated its 10th anniversary on 21st January. I would like to thank all ECA Member Clubs and their representatives that have supported us over the past decade. Together, we have achieved a great deal and we look forward to continuing this over the coming years. The start of 2018 has seen much discussion around the future of the transfer system which is currently being address by the specialised FIFA Task Force, featuring ECA alongside other stakeholders. Concerning this, amongst other things, an ECA delegation recently met with the EU Parliament President and EU Sports Commissioner, providing the opportunity to outline ECA’s vision for the years to come. We reiterate that the fundamentals underpinning the current system must be maintained and any reforms should be evolutionary, not revolutionary. Recently, PEC Meetings were held across Europe, providing members with the opportunity to give feedback on the topic of the transfer system, as well as the UEFA Club Competitions 2021-24 Cycle and recent developments concerning Financial Fair Play. We were pleased to see active participation from members across all subdivisions. I wish you an enjoyable read and look forward to seeing you at the 20th General Assembly in Rome! Sincerely, Michele Centenaro ECA General Secretary

ECA TO CELEBRATE ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY IN ROME PAGE 02

ECA & HNK CONFERENCE ON ’SOCIO’ MEMBERSHIP STRUCTURE PAGE 03

ECA DELEGATION HOLDS HIGH-LEVEL MEETINGS WITH THE EU PAGE 05

NEWS OVERVIEW

MEMBER INFORMATION 02 ECA MEETINGS 03 UEFA-RELATED MATTERS 04 FIFA-RELATED MATTERS 05 EU-RELATED MATTERS 05 MISCELLANEOUS 06 UPCOMING EVENTS 08 CONTACTS 09

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