President's message

To perform well on the pitch, teams require talented and well-trained players. Football organisations are no different: to navigate the complexities of modern football, national associations and their stakeholders need talented and well-trained employees and leaders. This is why UEFA has launched a series of education programmes and knowledge-sharing initiatives for the continuous development of professionals in football. These learning initiatives have now been combined under the umbrella of the recently launched UEFA Academy.

The education programmes run by the UEFA Academy always involve the top professionals in the game with the support of forward-thinking academics. This balance between a theoretical background and professional expertise is a strong feature of our courses. Held at UEFA headquarters and some of the most iconic football facilities in Europe, our programmes will bring you to the heart of European football. Thanks to the partnerships with leading European academic institutions, graduates from the UEFA Academy can earn a diploma from a European university that is recognised internationally through the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Most of our programmes are now open to everyone aspiring to be associated with the best of what European football has to offer.

Beyond certified education programmes, UEFA also promotes knowledge sharing among its member associations and stakeholders to promote solidarity and equality within the football community. The 55 UEFA member associations cover a broad geographical area, incorporating many diverse cultures, working methods and professional good practices. The knowledge-sharing initiatives recognise this collective expertise as a valuable commodity and are intended as platforms for sharing these resources and ultimately enhancing the level of professionalism in the game.

This website presents the various learning initiatives the UEFA Academy offers to support football management throughout Europe. From continuous learning for national association staff and stakeholders to knowledge-sharing platforms, there are numerous opportunities for organisations and their employees to develop. Moreover, if the options presented in this brochure do not meet your organisation’s specific needs, the UEFA Academy would be pleased to create a programme tailored to your organisation’s unique features.

In connection with UEFA’s core mission of promoting, protecting and developing the game, the UEFA Academy will make sure that, no matter where they are in their careers, everyone working in football has the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge they need to continuously elevate the game.

Aleksander Čeferin

President, UEFA