ECA Member Clubs from Subdivision 4 met in Budapest in April 2016
With the start of the 2013-15 membership cycle, ECA introduced "Subdivision Meetings" to replace "Regional Meetings", which were in place since the creation of ECA in 2008. These new sessions allow all Member Clubs from a specific Subdivision to exchange thoughts and ideas on current matters of importance.The introduction of Subdivision Meetings is explained by the fact that the discussed topics are increasingly related to the coefficient ranking position rather than the specific geographical region.
The concept of ECA Subdivision Meetings was introduced with the aim of developing better direct contact between ECA Member Clubs of a similar size (and with a similar budget). At the same time, it allows the ECA Administration to get first hand information about specific issues affecting clubs (as they can vary greatly throughout Europe), increase ECA awareness and inform the clubs about current European club football matters and the internal services the association offers.
All Subdivision Meetings organised so far have proved very useful as they offer a perfect platform for clubs to discuss a wide-range of different ECA-related topics in an informal manner. The presence of at least one ECA Executive Board Member at each session underlines the importance of these meetings in ECA's organisational structure and allows the present members to directly address their thoughts and ideas to the board.
The main purposes of Subdivision Meetings are:
- to create an additional opportunity to get a closer contact with ECA Member Clubs of a similar size with a similar budget;
- to be informed about club issues in different parts of Europe;
- to give a platform to clubs to address particular issues to the ECA Executive Board;
- to increase the awareness of ECA and to inform the clubs about the internal services provided by ECA.