ECA Executive Board
A 15-strong Executive Board elected by the General Assembly is at the head of the European Club Association. With the support of the ECA Working Groups, each dedicated to a specific area of expertise and composed of club representatives from a wide geographical range, the ECA Executive Board takes decisions and represents the association's stance at UEFA, FIFA and EU level. The ECA Executive Board is elected by the General Assembly and represents Member Clubs from all four subdivisions.
ECA Working Groups
The Working Groups are an important cornerstone of ECA's organisational structure as they provide active advice and support not only to the Executive Board, but also to ECA representatives participating in UEFA, FIFA, EU committees and working groups. Their contribution is key and strategic to the association. Alongside ECA Working Groups, dedicated Task Forces give assistance on specific matters which require urgent decision-making.
ECA Committees & Expert Panels
At the ECA General Assembly on 6 February 2013, numerous changes to the ECA Statutes & Organisational Regulations were voted for. Amongst other things, the inclusion of a Statutory Affairs Panel and a Women's Football Committee into the structure of ECA was approved.
The Statutory Affairs Panel is in charge of dealing with and analysing membership applications, issues of eligibility of Members and the interpretation and application of the ECA Statutes. The Statutory Affairs Panel is composed of two Executive Board Members as well as the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Legal Advisory Panel. The Women's Football Committee acts as a platform where issues related to women's football, be it on a European or on a worldwide level, can be discussed. The members of the Women's Football Committee share expertise and knowledge in order to promote women's football in general and aim at establishing a dialogue with relevant stakeholders in the women's game.
Similar to the working groups, committees and panels under the ECA umbrella, both groups report directly to the Executive Board. As a result, the Executive Board has more dedicated expert groups available to support the decision-making process.