ECA Regional Meeting with Scandinavian member clubs (Stockholm, May 2011)
The concept of ECA Regional Meetings has been in place since the very early days of the organisation. It was introduced with the aim of developing better direct contact between ECA Member Clubs in a specific region. At the same time, it allows the ECA Administration to get first hand information about specific regional 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 Regional Meetings organised over the past years 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 Regional Meeting 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 regional meetings are:
- to create an additional opportunity to get a closer contact with ECA members in different areas throughout Europe;
- 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.