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  • Commission believes in success Social Dialogue

    ‘I know we can be successful with the social dialogue in sport’, says Jean-Paul Tricart, head of the unit Social Dialogue of the European Commission, guest speaker at the European Professional Sportspeoples Forum.

  • Social Dialogue Committee

    The Social Dialogue Committee busies itself with the preparation, execution and further development of the social dialogue. The social dialogue is a consultation between employers and employees within professional football. The following parties...

  • Social dialogue: Successful kick-off meeting

    A successful first step, that is how representatives from FIFPro Division Europe valued the meeting that was held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Thursday January 17th.

  • FIFPro looking forward to social dialogue plenary

    FIFPro is looking forward to the social dialogue plenary meeting where an agreement regarding minimum requirements for standard player contracts in the professional football sector in the EU is expected to be agreed on.

  • FIFPro requests swift agreement in Social Dialogue

    FIFPro Division Europe is very eager to reach a first agreement within the Social Dialogue framework on the implementation of Player Contract Minimum Requirements across Europe.

  • Partners put roadblock on road to Social Dialogue

    There was disappointment when, despite a strong delegation from FIFPro, at very short notice the three other social partners (ECA, EPFL and UEFA) decided not to attend an important meeting in Brussels.

  • General assembly: Social Dialogue documents

    An extraordinary general assembly for the members of Division Europe has been called for 9 March. The reason is, among others, the developments surrounding the Social Dialogue in football, which is under a lot of pressure.

  • Social dialogue Poland: progress made

    Professional footballers, represented by the Polish footballers union, national clubs and the Polish League, have successfully established a social dialogue. During a special meeting last week in Warsaw, all parties confirmed that they aim to meet the...

  • FIFPro asks ministers for support for Social Dialogue

    FIFPro urgently requests all sports ministers in the European Union to defend the rights of more than 25 thousand professional footballers in Europe. FIFPro sent an open letter to all 22 ministers.

  • Lisbon Treaty and the Social Dialogue in sports

    On the 1st of December 2009 the Lisbon Treaty came into effect providing a legal basis for sports in the EU territory. What does this mean for professional sports, especially for football?

  • Social dialogue: DR Congo joins the dance

    Establishing regular social dialogue between wage-earning footballers and the clubs that employ them is one of the wishes that FIFPro has been expressing clearly in recent years. Europe has been managing things on its own for a long time, but Africa too...

  • Lisbon Treaty and Social Dialogue

    On the 1st of December 2009 the Lisbon Treaty came into effect providing a legal basis for sports in the EU territory. What does this mean for professional sports, especially for football?

  • FIFPro confident about Social Dialogue meeting

    Next Thursday 18 February the social partners in professional football (FIFPro, ECA, EPFL and UEFA) will meet in Brussels. FIFPro expects that a final accord on the collective agreement will be reached during this meeting.

  • European Professional Sportspeoples Forum

    ‘Sport activity is subject to the application of E.U. law’, is what the participants of the first European Professional Sportspeoples Forum stressed in their joint statement. FIFPro was one of the organizing unions.

  • Joint statement participants European Professional Sportspeoples Forum

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  • Piat: ‘In France, social dialogue has finished’

    Philippe Piat, president of the French footballers’ association UNFP and vice-president of FIFPro, speaks in French daily Le Monde about the situation of Peguy Luyindula, a player who is persona non grata at his club Paris Saint-Germain.

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  • ‘Nicosia declaration small blow in match-fixing fight’

    FIFPro welcomes the Nicosia Declaration on the Fight against Match-fixing, which was adopted during the EU Sport Forum 2012, held recently on Cyprus. ‘We are largely in agreement with the statement.’

  • Open letter to the Ministers of Sport

    FIFPro's open letter to the Ministers of Sport of the European Union. All Ministers have received this letter Thursday 15 April.

  • Athletes send strong message to EU Commission

    Top European players unions at the European Sports Forum in Madrid have sent a strong message to the European Commissioner responsible for Sport, that European athletes must be covered by EU laws that protect workers’ rights.

  • Transfer system changes a matter of urgency

    Football’s transfer system is back in the spotlight with FIFPro leading calls for change at a meeting of the game’s major European stakeholders.

  • Sportspeoples' unions essential in sport movement

    ‘Sport activity is subject to the application of E.U. law’, is what the participants of the first European Professional Sportspeoples Forum stressed in their joint statement. FIFPro was one of the organizing unions.

  • FIFPro, EU Athletes write letter to Commissioner

    FIFPro Division Europe and EU Athletes have composed a joint letter for European Commissioner of Sport, Andrea Vassiliou, during the second European Sportspeoples Forum, last Monday.

  • Minimum Requirements for Standard Player Contracts

    Agreement regarding the minimum requirements for standard player contracts in the professional football sector in the European Union and in the rest of the UEFA territory, 19 April 2012.

  • FIFPro, UEFA, ECA, EPFL sign minimum requirements

    The EU social partners in the professional football sector have signed their Autonomous Agreement on Minimum Requirements Standard Players Contracts, this Thursday in Brussels.

  • FIFPro proud of introduction minimum requirements

    FIFPro is looking forward to reaching a new milestone. On Thursday, FIFPro Division Europe, ECA, EPFL, and UEFA will sign the agreement regarding the introduction of Minimum Requirements for Standard Player Contracts.

  • Only FIFPro is ready to sign minimum requirements

    FIFPro remained bitterly disappointed after ECA, EPFL and UEFA had explained they are still not ready to sign the autonomous agreement on the minimum requirements for standard player contracts in European football.

  • Extraordinary general assembly Division Europe

    FIFPro Division Europe has called on its members to gather for an extraordinary General Assembly. The reasons behind this extra meeting are the latest developments with regard to the Social Dialogue and the new Lisbon Treaty.

  • 'Wonderful European football family finds solutions'

    It was a historical day for FIFPro, as the worldwide association of professional footballers signed the autonomous agreement on the minimum requirements for standard player contracts, yesterday in Brussels.

  • Historic step for Swiss players’ union

    'This is a historic step for football and football players in Switzerland’, said a very content president Lucien Valloni, after the Swiss players union SAFP came to a principle agreement with the Swiss Football League.

  • Intense discussions during successful Assembly

    FIFPro Division Europe celebrated a successful extraordinary General Assembly, according to the huge attendance, the intense discussions and the reactions and conclusions of all participants.

  • Historic step for Swiss players? union

    'This is a historic step for football and football players in Switzerland?, said a very content president Lucien Valloni, after the Swiss players union SAFP came to a principle agreement with the Swiss Football League.

  • FIFPro is ensured strong European platform

    FIFPro Division Europe, UNI Europa and ETUC have today in Brussels entered into an agreement to defend the fundamental democratic and social rights of professional football players and other professional sportspeople.

  • FIFPro at forum European Professional Sportspeople

    Monday 31 January marks the first edition of the European Professional Sportspeople's’ Forum; the gathering of all national and international unions for professional sportspeople in Europe. FIFPro is one of the organizers.

  • ‘Sport activity is subject to the application of EU law’

    FIFPro's secretary general Theo van Seggelen underlines the significance of the joint statement by the European Professional Sportspeoples Forum. The message is clear: ‘Sport activity is subject to the application of EU law.’

  • Working group to investigate respect of contracts

    FIFPro, ECA, EPFL and UEFA have combined forces to tackle the growing problems concerning the fulfillment of players’ contracts. All parties have agreed to create a working group.

  • FIFPro and partners to sign minimum requirements

    FIFPro is looking forward to the upcoming meeting of the Professional Football Strategy Council, where it hopes to reach a final agreement on the Minimum Requirements for Standard Player Contracts.

  • Slovenian players refuse to give image rights to FA

    The professional footballers from Slovenia unanimously declared that they will not allow the Slovenian football association NZS to make use of their image rights until the FA agrees on a social dialogue.

  • Philippe Piat: ‘Players are still slaves!’

    Philippe Piat, the president of the French professional footballers’ union (UNFP), who is also vice president of FIFPro and president of FIFPro Division Europe doesn’t mince his words in an interview with Belgian magazine Sport.

  • FIFPro awaits an initiative from UEFA, ECA and EPFL

    FIFPro Division Europe appeals to all stakeholders in the Social Dialogue to implement promptly the autonomous agreement on the minimum requirements for standard player contracts.

  • EU Expert Group: ‘Respect of EU law is important’

    FIFPro welcomes the statement made by the EU Expert Group ‘Good Governance’, which emphasises the importance of application of national and EU law principles in professional sports. FIFPro fully agrees with this statement.

  • Match-fixing: Players are part of the solution

    Austrian football has been rocked by the recent reports on match-fixing. Much to the chagrin of the national footballers’ association VdF, the Minister of Sports ‘forgot’ to invite the players during a special meeting.

  • Sportspeoples Forum: Jean-Paul Tricart

    Jean-Paul Tricart head of unit Social Dialogue EC talks during the European Professional Sportspeoples' Forum 2011 about social dialogue in sports.

  • A pass from FIFPro, and Platini scores…

    FIFPro has always led the social dialogue. The agreement soon to be signed, is the fruit of a collective labour and has opened the way to social harmony. Would it have been so without the goal-scoring talent of Michel Platini?

  • FIFPro Africa: strong, organised and motivated

    It's frequently the case that there are at least two ways to read an event, and the seventh Congress of FIFPro Division Africa, which was held in Abidjan last weekend, was no exception to the rule.

  • ‘Structured dialogue is an opportunity for unions’

    The Structured Dialogue is an opportunity, said Prof. Dr. Michele Colucci during the European Professional Sportspeoples Forum. ‘It is an opportunity for you to be there, to speak your voice and to be heard.’

  • Workgroup to investigate international career fund

    ECA, EPFL, UEFA and FIFPro agreed to establish a working group that will investigate the status of career funds on national level and the possible establishment of an international career fund for professional footballers.

  • FIFPro: ‘Clubs are overprotected’

    Clubs are overprotected. FIFPro lawyer Wil van Megen came to this conclusion after studying the current situation regarding the stability of contracts. According to him, players need more protection.

  • FIFPro delegation for European Strategy Council

    FIFPro Division Europe will send a five-men delegation to the upcoming meeting of the Professional Football Strategy Council in Monaco on August 26th.

  • FIFPro and UEFA jointly tackle Black Book problems

    On Thursday, FIFPro and UEFA signed a Memorandum of Understanding. It includes agreements that both parties will collaborate closely to address problems such as those described in the FIFPro Black Book Eastern Europe.


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