|Employees' organisations||Employers' organisations|
|International Organisation of Professional Football Players' Associations (FIFPro)||European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL)|
|European Club Association (ECA)|
Taking into account the governance of the sector, UEFA was invited to chair the meetings.
The social dialogue committee for this sector was created in 2008.
Social dialogue in this sector covers:
In 2005, it was estimated that there were more than 34,000 professional football players and more than 1,700 professional football clubs in the EU. Cross-border mobility and staff turnover are particularly high in this sector.
The sector is characterised by extreme differences both amongst clubs and amongst players. These differences have increased in the last years. Whereas the image of the sector is characterised by those players which earn high salaries and clubs which avail of large budgets, non-negligible part of professional football takes place under less favourable conditions. In certain countries, there is still a high prevalence of overdue payables, despite recent regulatory interventions through e.g. domestic and European club licensing and Financial Fair Play regulations. Moreover, in certain countries the recourse to legal remedies is not as effective as required, whereas in some EU member states the use of self-employment or civil law contracts is still widespread.
The committee is currently focusing on:
Check the library entries for this sectoral social dialogue committee.