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FIFPro's bid to overhaul football's ailing transfer system leads the agenda during a two-day General Assembly of FIFPro Division Europe, to be held at The Westin Hotel in Dublin, April 14-15.

The World Footballers' Association will inform its European members of the progress made and next steps to be taken in a global mobilisation campaign to protect the welfare of players and integrity of football.

This meeting takes on added importance as Europe is the front line where this transforming battle to reform the transfer system is being played out. Of FIFPro's 55 members worldwide, 29 are based in Europe. It is a continent which has traditionally played a key role in the development of regulations governing the football industry.

Among the other issues to be discussed, in the presence of 75 guests, will be new regulations governing the activities of agents and the evolution of FIFPro's match-fixing prevention campaign "Don't Fix It".

FIFPro Division Europe will also receive updates on the work conducted in the European Social Dialogue Committee on the implementation of minimum requirements (basic contractual standards for players), respect of contracts and career funds, which includes numerous planned visits to some of the continent's worst affected countries.

In addition, European members will hear from a UEFA representative on the proposed Nations League concept and the evolving debate over which dates would be the most appropriate to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The visit to Dublin concludes Tuesday evening, April 15,when the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, will host representatives from FIFPro, including the President of FIFPro Division Europe Bobby Barnes, at his official residence in Aras an Uachtarain.


FIFPro Communications Department
Andrew Orsatti
+31 613 645 946