A series of bodies with specific competences and scope make up the organisational structure of ECA, contrbuting to the consultation and decision-making process within the organisation. These bodies are structured as follows:

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. Learn more about the Executive Board.

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. Learn more about Working Groups.

COMMITTEES & EXPERT PANELS

Committees and Expert Panels serve as an opportunity for specialists within certain disciplines regarding the overall running of a football club to discuss and, like Working Groups, report directly to the ECA Executive Board with appropriate recommendations. ECA houses two Committees: the Women’s Football Committee (WFC) and the EU Social Dialogue Committee. Additionally, ECA has the following Expert Panels: the Legal Advisory Panel, the Financial Fair Play Panel and the Statutory Affairs Panel. Learn more about Committees & Expert Panels.

ECA ADMINISTRATION

The ECA Administration is responsible for administering the running of the organisation. Under the direction of ECA General Secretary Michele Centenaro, the ECA Administration currently counts eleven full-time employees of nine different nationalities. The ECA General Secretary is responsible for the organisation, management and direction of the administration, and is appointed by the ECA Executive Board at the beginning of each ECA Membership Cycle. The ECA Headquarters are located in Nyon, Switzerland. Learn more about the ECA Administration.