UEFA and the European Commission have signed an extension to their Agreement of Cooperation that will cover the period up to the end of 2020.
Aleksander Čeferin, President of UEFA, signed the agreement alongside EC First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner responsible for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.
It commits both parties to continue their work together, in areas such as the integrity of sport, good governance, respect for human rights and dignity, non-discrimination, solidarity and gender equality.
Specific fields of cooperation cover most of the challenges sport faces today, including violence, match-fixing, fair taxation, doping and racism. This second agreement builds on the previous one which ran from 2014 to 2017.
It also shows the joint commitment to EURO 2020, which will be the largest transnational sporting event organised in the history of sport. It will involve 12 different cities across Europe.
Both UEFA and the European Commission say they are committed to “the healthy evolution of football at all levels, with a focus on matters such as good governance, solidarity, integrity, fair competition, and the sustainable development of the game.”