Union of European Football Associations

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jul 2022 - Jun 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.25 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

47

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Union of European Football Associations   (UEFA)

    EU Transparency Register

    39217046408-27 First registered on 10 Aug 2011

    Goals / Remit

    UEFA is the governing body for football in Europe with a membership comprising 55 national football associations across the entire continent, including all 27 Member States of the European Union. Our mission is to develop football at all levels, amateur and professional, and to deal with all questions relating to European football.

    At EU level, we focus on how European football can support EU public policy priorities including e.g. climate action, equality for all and social inclusion. We work in partnership with the EU institutions to protect and promote the solidarity and values-based European sports model, including the open, meritocratic and pyramidical structure of European football.

    Main EU files targeted

    - Education & Culture (e.g. dual careers and training, comparability of diplomas, cross-border recognition of diplomas, VET, sport in schools and education, voluntary activity)

    - Digital Single Market (e.g. copyright and IPR, anti-piracy, digital services act, AVMSD)

    - Free movement of workers (mutual recognition of qualifications, homegrown players rule, transfer market rules, equal treatment of non-nationals in sport)

    - Competition policy (financial fair play, collective selling media rights, competitive balance, transfer market rules, state aid to sport)

    - Security & Justice (protection of minors, access in sport, good governance, fight against corruption, fight against match fixing, anti-doping, safety in stadiums, equality and diversity, fight against racism)

    - Environment & Public health (green agenda, sustainability in sport and mega events (incl. waste, plastics, transport emissions etc), sustainability in stadiums, physical activity guidelines, anti-obesity strategy, Be Active campaign)

    Address

    Head Office
    Route de Genève, 46
    Nyon 1260
    SWITZERLAND
    EU Office
    rue d'arlon 25
    Brussels 1050
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    3

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%2
    25%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    2.25

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 18 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Valerio GIOVANNINI 02 Jul 2019 08 Jun 2020
    Valerio GIOVANNINI 06 Jul 2018 02 Jul 2019
    Valerio GIOVANNINI 20 Mar 2017 07 Mar 2018
    Mr Julien ZYLBERSTEIN 11 Oct 2016 08 Oct 2017
    Mr Julien ZYLBERSTEIN 11 Feb 2015 05 Feb 2016
    Mr Julien ZYLBERSTEIN 10 Nov 2011 01 Oct 2012

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    UEFA is a member of:

    - the Association of European Team Sports (ETS); and

    - the Sports Rights Owners' Coalition (SROC).

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jul 2022 - Jun 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    budget for employees, EU office premises and operating costs

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Expert Group in charge of implementation of the EU Work Plan for Sport#E01564#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=1564 #OBSERVER #C#Professionals

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Unofficial groupings

    Communication activities

    - support to EU communications campaigns including for example the Green Deal, vaccinations, European climate pact, beating cancer plan, European week of sport, conference on the future of Europe

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    47 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 29 Jan 2024 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting of Commissioner Kyriakides with UEFA and the European Resuscitation Council on joint campaign on basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Stella Kyriakides
      Attending
      • Tove Ernst (Cabinet member)
      • Stella Kyriakides (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 29 Jan 2024 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting of Commissioner Kyriakides with UEFA on joint campaign on basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Stella Kyriakides
      Attending
      • Stella Kyriakides (Commissioner)
      • Tove Ernst (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Nov 2023 Location online
      Subject UEFA-European Commission cooperation agreement
      DG Communication
      Attending
      • Dana Spinant (Acting Director-General)
    • Date 29 Mar 2023 Location video-call
      Subject Cooperation with UEFA and football’s future governance and sustainability challenges
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 25 Jan 2023 Location video-call
      Subject REACH restriction on microplastics and UEFA’s views regarding artificial turf
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 22 Jul 2022 Location Online
      Subject To discuss next steps of the joint UEFA-European Commission Respect + EU Green Deal communications campaign and partnership
      DG Communication
      Attending
      • Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen (Director-General)
    • Date 21 Jun 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Discussed the latest sustainability initiatives of UEFA and cooperation in the context of the Climate Pact
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Olivia Gippner (Cabinet member)
      • Damyana Stoynova (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 Jun 2022 Location brussels
      Subject Meeting was on the streamlining of the Union of Equality in the work of UEFA. They presented their football sustainability strategy and their upcoming work on online hate crime.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Helena Dalli
      Portfolio Equality
      Attending
      • Silvan Agius (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 May 2022 Location Online
      Subject Volunteering for older people
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Dubravka Šuica
      Portfolio Democracy and Demography
      Attending
      • Toma Sutic (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Nov 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Introductory meeting
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Pauline Rouch (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Nov 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Introductory meeting
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Innovation and Youth
      Attending
      • Pauline Rouch (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Nov 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Competition Policy
      DG Competition
      Attending
      • Olivier Guersent (Director-General)
    • Date 10 Nov 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Conference on the Future of Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Dubravka Šuica
      Portfolio Democracy and Demography
      Attending
      • Dubravka Šuica (Vice-President)
    • Date 31 Aug 2021 Location video-call
      Subject UEFA’s Green Deal initiatives
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Olivia Gippner (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Jun 2021 Location Brussels- video conference
      Subject UEFA Cleaner Air Better Game event ‘The threat of air pollution to football’
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 12 Apr 2021 Location Online
      Subject Meeting with UEFA Foundation for Children and EP Sports Group- preparation of the event: Youth spaces after COVID-19: sport in flourishing communities
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Dubravka Šuica
      Portfolio Democracy and Demography
      Attending
      • Iris Abraham (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Jan 2021 Location Brussels - videoconference
      Subject Cooperation on the European Green Deal and the Climate Pact
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 14 Dec 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Follow-up meeting between UEFA President and VP Suica
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Dubravka Šuica
      Portfolio Democracy and Demography
      Attending
      • Ivo Belet (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Dec 2020 Location virtually
      Subject Vice-President Schinas holds a videoconference call with the UEFA President
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Margaritis Schinas
      Portfolio Promoting the European Way of Life
      Attending
      • Margaritis Schinas (Vice-President)
      • Vangelis Demiris (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 Dec 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Meeting with the President of UEFA
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Ursula von der Leyen (President)
    • Date 07 Jul 2020 Location Conference call
      Subject European Way of Life portfolio and European football and sports
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Margaritis Schinas
      Portfolio Promoting the European Way of Life
      Attending
      • Vangelis Demiris (Cabinet member)
      • Margaritis Schinas (Vice-President)
    • Date 18 Jun 2019 Location Bruxelles
      Subject Point global sur la coopération
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Feb 2019 Location BERL
      Subject Update meeting
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Nov 2018 Location berl
      Subject Trilateral Meeting with Cssr, Aleksander Ceferin and Andrea Agnelli
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Tibor Navracsics (Commissioner)
    • Date 20 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Courtesy visit to welcome new DG following the signature of an "Arrangement for cooperation" between Commissioner Navracsics and UEFA President Seferin
      DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture
      Attending
      • Themis Christophidou (Director-General)
    • Date 21 Feb 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Attendance of the signature of the arrangement of cooperation between the European Commission and UEFA
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President)
    • Date 21 Feb 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Sport issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 31 Jan 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Preparation of the renewed Arrangement for Cooperation between UEFA and the European Commission
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Dec 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Preparation of the renewed Arrangement for Cooperation between UEFA and the European Commission
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Apr 2017 Location Helsinki
      Subject Cooperation between UEFA and the European Commission
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Tibor Navracsics (Commissioner)
    • Date 23 Mar 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Coopération EU/UEFA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Mar 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Coopération EU/UEFA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Mar 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Preparation of the UEFA Congress
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market and Sport Broadcasting
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 03 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market and Sport Broadcasting
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Tibor Navracsics (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Apr 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Incidents during games
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Lisbeth Koenen (Cabinet member)
      • Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President)
    • Date 26 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright reform, portability, fight against piracy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 26 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Tibor Navracsics (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 10 Sep 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Meeting with Mr Michel Platini on Sport and the Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Jean-Claude Juncker (President)
    • Date 31 Aug 2015 Location Brussels/Belgium
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Pauline Rouch (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital single market and sports broadcasting
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Third party ownership, Digital single market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Jul 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Pauline Rouch (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 22 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Jun 2015 Location Nyon, Switzerland
      Subject Cooperation between the UEFA and the EU Commission
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Tibor Navracsics (Commissioner)
    • Date 04 Feb 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Introductory meeting
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Szabolcs Horvath (Cabinet member)
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