Brussels, 5 October 2022
Tomorrow, in Brussels, Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin will sign the new Arrangement for Cooperation between the Commission and the UEFA, adopted in June 2022. Taking advantage of the widespread success channelled by football in Europe, this third Arrangement for Cooperation, following those signed in 2014 and 2018, aims to promote the European values and objectives set in the European Sports Model.
Vice-President for promoting our European way of life Margaritis Schinas, said:
“We must defend a European model of sport driven by values and based on diversity and inclusion, and I count on the cooperation with UEFA in this regard and to maintain our fruitful dialogue contributing to the implementation of EU policy objectives in the field of sport.”
Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, said:
“This Arrangement for Cooperation represents a new step in our long-standing cooperation in the field of sport. UEFA is an important partner to promote our initiatives in sport related notably to HealthyLifestyle4All, inclusiveness, mental health, fairness and gender equality. Sport, and particularly football, is an efficient platform to reach our youth and all European citizens, raising awareness on our European values.”
The Arrangement for Cooperation promotes among others 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. Joint efforts in this regard will be intensified across relevant UEFA events and competitions, and in particular for the flagship men’s (2024) and women’s (2025) UEFA EURO European Championships.
Source – EU Commission