EPFL presents ambitious Strategy and Action Plan for 2012/2013 Season

EPFL General Assembly, Edinburgh, 26 October 2012
EPFL General Assembly, Edinburgh, 26 October 2012

The EPFL has approved its Strategy Plan for the next twelve months, as well as its 2011/12 report of activities, financial report and 2012/13 budget, during the General Assembly held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on the 26 October 2012. Among other agenda topics, the European Leagues also had the opportunity to address third party ownership of players’economic rights, protection of sports intellectual property rights, sports betting regulation and refereeing matters.

EPFL General Assembly, Edinburgh, 26 October 2012
EPFL General Assembly, Edinburgh, 26 October 2012

2011/12 Annual Report of Activities and Financial Report approved 

Applauded by the EPFL’s supreme body, the 2011/12 Annual Report of Activities revealed the whole range of activities and achievements made by the EPFL throughout the last twelve months. With the support and active engagement of all its Members and Associate Members, the political leadership of its Board of Directors and the dedication and hard work of its Administration, the EPFL showed, once again, its credentials as a major player in European and world football. Unanimously approved by the General Assembly was also the Association’s 2011/12 financial report and 2012/13 budget

EPFL Chairman Sir David Richards and Scottish Premier League CEO Neil Doncaster, EPFL General Assembly, Edinburgh, 26 October 2012
EPFL Chairman Sir David Richards and Scottish Premier League CEO Neil Doncaster, EPFL General Assembly, Edinburgh, 26 October 2012

Leagues approve ambitious Global Strategy and Action Plan

Five top flags will be pursued by the European Leagues as top priorities over the next twelve months. They are: Governance in Football; Financial Stability, Transparency and Solidarity; Football Matters, such as the players’agents reform, third party ownership of players’economic rights or UEFA Club Competitions for the cycle 2015/18; Football Integrity, including the implementation EPFL Code of Conduct on Sports Betting Integrity; a partnership with Transparency International; and sports betting regulation both at EU and national level; and, finally, Football Business Development, involving the recognition of sports’organisers’rights; the development of an EPFL strategy on IPR protection and the promotion of new business opportunities for Leagues and affiliated clubs. Following a comprehensive presentation made in this respect by the EPFL CEO Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, each EPFL committee chairmen had the opportunity to explain the various priorities and objectives to be pursued by their respective committee.

Third Party Ownership of Players’Economic Rights 

EPFL 1st Seminar on Good Financial Governance, Edinburgh, 25 October 2012
EPFL 1st Seminar on Good Financial Governance, Edinburgh, 25 October 2012

Following the pioneering research and the launch of the latest edition of the EPFL Sports Law Bulletin focusing on the Third Party Ownership of Players’Economic Rights, several European Finance Experts had a fruitful discussions during the first ever organised Seminar on Good Financial Governance which took place the day before the General Assembly, on the 25 October, where the Leagues’ were invited to exchange views on this matter contributing to shape the EPFL’s official position on the subject.

EPFL 1st Seminar on Good Financial Governance, Edinburgh, 25 October 2012
EPFL 1st Seminar on Good Financial Governance, Edinburgh, 25 October 2012

 

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