Club executives from across the ECA Membership will gather in the coming weeks to reflect on the past season and exchange views on the key topics facing European club football.
The new series of Platform for Executive Consultation (PEC) meetings will see club representatives gather in four sessions over four dates and venues.
Copenhagen will host the first meeting on 30 May followed by Glasgow, 1 June; Madrid, 6 June; and Athens, 8 June.
First launched in 2017, the PEC sessions are held on a regional basis for easier accessibility and greater member engagement. They give club executives an opportunity to discuss and exchange views in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Among the agenda items, representatives will be consulted on latest developments in the European football stakeholder landscape including ECA’s work with FIFA, UEFA, the EU and other major stakeholders. ECA Members and Network Clubs will also discuss the evolution of ECA itself, looking at its new governance reforms, membership growth, services and key initiatives.
Charlie Marshall, ECA CEO, believes the sessions are fundamental to hearing members’ views, allowing ECA to ensure it always responds to clubs’ needs in an ever-developing European club football landscape. He said:
“ECA’s PEC Meetings are key moments in our calendar for real discussions and deliberations with top executives of ECA Member and Network Clubs.
“It’s important to look back on the season and the significant benefits and strategies that we have implemented to keep European club football stable, sustainable and successful for clubs.
“It has been another period of change where ECA has continued to deliver real value for clubs of all shapes and sizes. We look forward to continuing to represent the interests of more and more European professional clubs across the continent as we begin our new 4-year governance cycle in summer.”
There will also be time to reflect on the successes of the last European club football season, with more clubs than ever involved in European competitions thanks to the UEFA Europa Conference League, the continued growth of women’s football with record crowds and sponsor activity, and even stronger relationships between clubs and stakeholders such as UEFA, and FIFA, with a newly signed Memorandum of Understanding until 2030.