ECA Meetings

ECA’s Platform for Executive Consultation (PEC) meetings begin

The new series of Platform for Executive Consultation (PEC) meetings, the first to be held in person since before the pandemic, begin.

Bucharest in Romania will play host for the first meeting on Wednesday 8 June followed by Tallinn, Estonia, on Thursday 9 June. Next week two more PEC meetings follow with one in Rome, Italy, on Monday 13 June and the last of the four sessions taking place in Dublin, Ireland, on Thursday 16 June.

Held on a regional basis for easier accessibility and greater member engagement, ECA’s PEC meetings are an opportunity to bring together top executives from member clubs to discuss and exchange views in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, following one of the most intense and challenging periods in football history.

“The PEC meetings are key moments in ECA’s calendar when we take time for discussions and deliberations with top executives of our most important stakeholder group, ECA Member Clubs. We make sure to recap on the significant benefits and strategies that have been implemented to keep European football stable, sustainable and successful for European clubs. We look forward to some crucial decisions to come, in which ECA will have the central role in representing the interests of leading professional clubs across every European country,” said Charlie Marshall, ECA CEO.

Topics on the agenda include the evolution of European club competitions, the management and distribution of revenues across the European landscape, the outlook for future club benefits and player protection from international call-ups, as well as other commercial, calendar and ECA membership matters.

The PEC meetings are an opportunity to provide feedback on existing and future ECA projects and activities such as educational services under the ECA Campus, legal services as exemplified by the recent legal roadshows, online webinars, in-person workshops, research and publications.

There will also be time to reflect on the successes of the last European club football season, including the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League, where more national associations than ever competed in a group stage, up from 29 to 34, and the first season of the new UEFA Women’s Champions League with a group stage format, both tangible outcomes of the good collaboration between ECA and UEFA.

First launched in 2017, the PEC meetings are a key moment in the European football calendar when decision makers from ECA Member Clubs get together in person to shape and define the future strategy for European football clubs.