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UEFA Referee Convention

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UEFA Referee Convention

  1. 1. Referee Convention UEFA Convention on Referee Education and Organisation UEFA Route de Genève 46 CH-1260 Nyon 2 Union des associations Switzerland européennes de football Telephone +41 848 00 27 27 Telefax +41 848 01 27 27 uefa.com
  2. 2. 02 Referee Education and Organisation Referee Education and Organisation Preamble 03 Chapter I Scope 05 Chapter II Aims 05 Chapter III Rights and Duties of 06 Member Associations Rights and Duties of UEFA 06 Chapter IV Competent Bodies 07 Chapter V UEFA Implementing 09 Regulations Chapter VI Admission Procedure 09 A Convention to PROMOTE the role of Chapter VII Withdrawal Procedure 11 football referees and IMPROVE QUALITY Chapter VIII of match officials at all levels – grassroots, Disputes 11 amateur and professional. Chapter IX Amendment Procedure 11 Chapter X Applicable Law 12 Chapter XI Unforeseen Matters 12 Chapter XII Approval 12 Chapter XIII Ratification 13 Chapter XIV Final Provisions 13 ©UEFA 2006. All UEFA names and logos are registered trademarks of UEFA. All rights reserved. Photographs: Amiguet, Doyle, Empics, Getty Images, Pepler, Rose, UEFA, Woods Designed & printed by Works Ltd, Leeds (England).
  3. 3. 03 04 Referee Education Referee Education and Organisation and Organisation Preamble The UEFA Referee Education and In an effort to standardise the way Football is widely seen as an important Organisation programme is intended not refereeing is organised in the different leisure activity and a highly popular form of only to promote the role of football referees, national associations, UEFA has issued clear public entertainment. Referees are essential assistant referees, fourth officials, referee guidelines as to how refereeing should be in order to uphold the values of fair play instructors, referee observers, referee liaison organised at this level. Within the UEFA and also to protect the players and the officers as well as refereeing administrators, Referee Education and Organisation game. This programme therefore aims to but also to improve the quality of match programme, UEFA will monitor and support enhance the status and education of officials at all levels of the game in the UEFA the implementation of this aspect. referees, who have a significant role to play member associations by incorporating in modern football. Consequently, the main general regulations for the standardisation of Efficient and standardised refereeing aim of the UEFA Convention on Refereeing referee education and the way refereeing is operations across Europe – for which UEFA Education and Organisation must be to organised at the level of the national will stand as a guarantor – should enhance maintain and improve refereeing from football association. the education of match officials, continuously grassroots level upwards, wherever improve the level of referee instructors, possible. Ultimately, it is the responsibility define the legal and professional status of of the national associations to appoint match officials and ensure that the reliable and well-educated referees for their refereeing organisations within the national professional competitions. football associations remain uninfluenced by other bodies such as governments, leagues or clubs.
  4. 4. 05 06 Referee Education Referee Education and Organisation and Organisation Chapter III In view of the above, UEFA and the signatories to the present Convention agree to abide by the general Rights and Duties of Member Associations Rights and Duties of UEFA provisions set out below. Article 3 Article 4 Chapter I Chapter II 1 Every UEFA member association may 1 UEFA is the governing body of this apply to become party to this Convention, Convention and its proper implementation Scope Aims by demonstrating its commitment to and its throughout Europe. quality in refereeing matters. Article 1 Article 2 2 UEFA defines the minimum standards for 2 With its signature, every contracting party refereeing matters through its Implementing 1 1 The Convention describes the rights The Convention aims to: agrees to respect the Convention and the Regulations and modules. and duties of UEFA and the member a) establish a refereeing organisation within UEFA Implementing Regulations, which form associations with regard to the education each national football association which 3 UEFA assists the member associations in an integral part of the Convention. and organisation of match officials (referee, shall not be controlled or influenced by the implementation of the Convention and assistant referee and fourth official) and other bodies such as the government, 3 UEFA member associations which are the minimum standards at national level refereeing specialists (referee instructors, leagues or clubs; parties to the Convention are responsible through advice, training and appropriate referee observers, referee liaison officers for and will continue to handle their own support, and by means of regular b) guarantee a unified level of education and refereeing administrators). refereeing matters in accordance with the assessments. of match officials and refereeing applicable UEFA minimum standards. These 2 UEFA member associations may be parties specialists by delivering a comprehensive 4 UEFA informs the national associations member associations will be assessed to this Convention, except those subject to education programme from grassroots to about any development of the Convention regularly by the competent UEFA body. Articles 8 or 9 of the UEFA Statutes professional football; and the Implementing Regulations, and (excluded or suspended members). c) continuously improve the status and 4 Members of the Convention undertake consults the member associations about quality of the above-mentioned match to adapt their refereeing operations to the future developments. officials and refereeing specialists using current or any future applicable version of appropriate tools and measures; this Convention, including the corresponding UEFA Implementing Regulations. d) define the legal and professional status of match officials in the different 5 UEFA member associations undertake member associations. to inform UEFA promptly in writing of any change in their national refereeing education, organisation or any future module applied within the Convention.
  5. 5. 07 08 Referee Education Referee Education and Organisation and Organisation Chapter IV Competent Bodies Article 5 1 The Convention incorporates the following 4 The UEFA Referees Committee, with the 5 6 The Refereeing Guidelines Panel, with the The Refereeing Certification Panel, with the competent bodies composed in accordance following responsibilities: following responsibilities: following responsibilities: with the UEFA Statutes: a) to propose members for the Refereeing a) to act as a consultant for this Convention a) to examine applications from UEFA Guidelines and the Referee Certification under the direction of UEFA’s Referees member associations wishing to become 2 The UEFA Executive Committee, with the Panel, which are sub-panels of the UEFA Committee, thereby developing national members of this Convention; following responsibilities: Referees Committee, in collaboration refereeing organisations; b) to assess the members of the a) to ratify this Convention and any with the UEFA Administration; b) to draft the UEFA Implementing Convention with regard to new modules, amendments thereto; b) to study proposals from the Refereeing Regulations and propose appropriate in accordance with article 7 of b) to admit or exclude members from this Guidelines or the Referee Certification modules; this Convention; Convention on the proposal of an Panel and to submit its c) to set the minimum quality standards c) to regularly monitor the applicable evaluation report ratified by the CEO and recommendations to the UEFA CEO; required for each module offered, quality standards for existing modules the UEFA Referees Committee; c) to study proposals for admission or in accordance with article 2 of within the member associations; c) to take final decisions in accordance with exclusion from the Refereeing this Convention; d) to draw up assessment and/or articles 9 and 10 of this Convention. Certification Panel and to submit its d) to report regularly to the UEFA Referees monitoring reports with a recommendations to the UEFA CEO; Committee and UEFA Administration; recommendation to the 3 The UEFA CEO, with the following d) to settle disputes in accordance with UEFA Referees Committee and responsibilities: e) to propose amendments to the article 9 of this Convention. UEFA Administration; Implementing Regulations where a) to appoint the members of the necessary and in accordance with article e) to report regularly to the UEFA Referees Refereeing Guidelines Panel and the 11 of this Convention; Committee and submit proposals for Referee Certification Panel; necessary amendments to the UEFA f) to assist member associations when and b) to approve the UEFA Implementing Implementing Regulations based on the where appropriate and necessary; Regulations and modules; assessment processes. g) to advise on course content, video c) to suspend signatories from the productions and other training material. Convention and take the relevant measures in accordance with article 10 of this Convention; d) to review proposals of the UEFA Referees Committee.
  6. 6. 09 10 Referee Education Referee Education and Organisation and Organisation Chapter V Chapter VI UEFA Implementing Regulations Administration Procedure Article 6 Article 7 1 The UEFA Refereeing Guidelines Panel is 1 The UEFA Implementing Regulations are responsible for supporting any UEFA currently composed of two modules: member association during the preliminary Module A: Education admission phase. This Panel is available for Module B: Organisation providing information, advice and support to candidates wishing to become members of 2 the Convention. The UEFA Implementing Regulations define: 2 If a candidate feels that it has implemented a) the objectives to be achieved in and meets all the requirements of the each module; Convention (including the UEFA Implementing Regulations), it may submit a b) the minimum quality standards; written application to become a member of c) the content of the programmes; the Convention to the UEFA Administration. d) the course participants; 3 The UEFA Administration verifies that the application is complete, according to the e) the required infrastructure; UEFA Implementing Regulations, and f) the admission criteria. submits a request to the Refereeing Certification Panel for evaluation. 3 Before signing this Convention, candidates 4 The Refereeing Certification Panel must provide UEFA with proof that they fully assesses the application according to the meet the minimum quality standards of the requirements of the UEFA Implementing current modules. At the time of the creation Regulations and prepares an evaluation of this Convention, the modules for report for the UEFA Referees Committee education (Module A) and organisation after visiting the applicant association and its (Module B) are applicable. refereeing bodies. 4 Any future applicable module will form an 5 The UEFA Referees Committee ratifies the integral part of the Convention and must evaluation report and - either submits it to also be fulfilled by the existing members of the UEFA CEO, who forwards it to the UEFA the Convention. Executive Committee for approval – or returns it to the applicant indicating required 5 Therefore, in order to remain members improvements. of the Convention, members of the 6 On approval of the UEFA Executive Convention are obliged to undergo the Committee, the representatives of the necessary assessments within a fixed member association and UEFA sign the transitional period for any new module Convention or its Protocol, which then come added to the Convention. into force for both parties.
  7. 7. 11 12 Referee Education Referee Education and Organisation and Organisation Chapter VII Chapter IX Chapter X Chapter XI Withdrawal Procedure Amendment Procedure Applicable Law Unforeseen Matters Article 8 Article 10 Article 11 Article 12 1 1 1 1 Every member of the Convention has the In view of alterations to the Laws of the This Convention is subject to Swiss law. If a refereeing matter is not covered right to resign from this Convention at any Game and the need to adapt the education by this Convention or the corresponding 2 The parties to the present Convention time, by informing the UEFA Administration of match officials accordingly, and in Implementing Regulations, the UEFA expressly agree that any disputes arising in writing. addition to the need to adapt the Statutes and regulations apply to the there from which cannot be settled amicably organisation of refereeing to a constantly matter in question if applicable. and which remain unresolved once all changing sporting, economic and social Chapter VIII 2 procedures provided in UEFA’s regulations If there is no corresponding provision in environment, the UEFA Implementing have been exhausted shall be settled by the the UEFA Statutes or regulations, the UEFA Regulations describe the procedure for Disputes Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), based in Executive Committee is entitled to resolve adapting the Convention accordingly and fix Article 9 Lausanne, Switzerland. the matter according to the principles of the necessary transitional period. right and justice. 1 The parties to this Convention agree 3 Any recourse to an ordinary court 2 To this end, the Convention should be that the Refereeing Guidelines Panel, in is excluded. interpreted and understood in accordance cooperation with the UEFA Referees Chapter XII with the UEFA Implementing Regulations. Committee, will settle all disputes arising 4 The parties undertake to abide by CAS from the Convention and its implementation. Approval statutes and regulations, to accept the 3 The Refereeing Guidelines Panel is Article 13 verdict pronounced in good faith, and not to responsible for the interpretation of the 2 As a last resort, the UEFA Executive hinder its execution in any way. UEFA Implementing Regulations, for its Committee is entitled to take final and 1 This Convention was approved on amendments and for raising the minimum binding decisions in accordance with the 23 March 2006. standards. Wherever possible, it will take the relevant provisions of the UEFA Statutes. feedback of members of the Convention into account. 4 The UEFA Executive Committee is responsible for the interpretation of this Convention and for any amendments thereto.
  8. 8. 13 14 Referee Education Referee Education and Organisation and Organisation Chapter XIII Chapter XIV Ratification Final Provisions Article 14 Article 15 1 1 Any member association joining this This Convention exists in the three official Convention must sign this original UEFA languages: English, French and Convention or the attached protocol. German. If any discrepancies arise between the wording of the different language 2 On the signature of its president and versions, the English version prevails. general secretary (or equivalent), the member association accepts, with immediate effect, the whole content of this Convention, the rights and duties ensuing therefrom and its Implementing Regulations in any current form. 3 The UEFA Implementing Regulations form an integral part of the Convention.
  9. 9. 16 Implementing Regulations Preamble 18 Implementing Regulations Module A-1 Convention on the Recruitment 19 and Retention of Referees Module A-2 Convention on the 22 Referee Observer System Module A-3 Convention on the Talent 23 and Mentor Programme These implementing regulations Module A-4a explain the minimum STANDARDS Convention on the Education 25 and BEST PRACTICES for referees of Referees at Grassroots Level education and the structure of Module A-4b refereeing matters. Convention on the Education 27 of Referees at Elite Level Module B Convention on the 29 Organisation of Refereeing
  10. 10. Preamble 17 18 As part of the UEFA Convention on Referee Education and Organisation (hereafter UEFA referee convention), this document explains the minimum standards and best practices for referee education and the structure of refereeing matters within a national association. Implementing Implementing Regulations Regulations These implementing regulations define the objectives and principles, which are concise, comprehensible and measurable. For Module A – Education, four key Module B - Organisation aspects are defined regarding referee - This module describes the organisation and training and development: structure of refereeing matters, as well as the 1. recruitment and retention of referees aims and main tasks of such a structure. 2. referee observer system 3. talent and mentor programme 4. education of referees at grassroots and elite levels UEFA members can learn a lot from each The UEFA Administration, in cooperation other; there are many ideas and findings to with the Refereeing Guidelines Panel, be exchanged when it comes to referee will provide tailor-made support to each education and organisation. The creation of national association which commits to an active refereeing network is also one of signing the convention. the aims of the convention. Once a national association feels that it has The national associations are required to met these requirements, it may submit a implement all minimum standards in order written application to the UEFA Administration. to become members of the UEFA referee The Refereeing Certification Panel will assess convention. UEFA recommends that the this application and issue a report to the standards defined and described in these UEFA Referees Committee for ratification. implementing regulations be integrated and adapted in accordance to the needs and Final approval for signature is given by the objectives of each association. UEFA CEO and the UEFA Executive Committee.
  11. 11. Module A-1 Convention on the Recruitment 19 20 and Retention of Referees Implementing Implementing Regulations Regulations Objectives Basic requirements To ensure that every football match under the Three basic requirements are needed in Recruitment and retention auspices of the national association is led by order to establish an effective programme capacity and budget a registered, educated and capable referee. for recruitment and retention: There should be at least one person within the national association who is Measurement capability To create a master plan to define the needs capable of dealing with recruitment and of referees at all levels (professional, Set up a basic database of registered retention and who can generate interest amateur, youth, women and Futsal). referees, including ‘ins and outs’. By in a career in refereeing, for example matching this database with the number by offering tailor-made programmes to of matches a national association target groups such as schools, clubs, organises, the overall objective can be etc. An adequate budget is required measured as a percentage. for such activities. Concrete action should be taken in Identification of recruitment and terms of promotional campaigns, retention problems communication tools and incentives, Crucial to recruitment and retention is as well as supervision, personal the identification of problems affecting development and training facilities. either but particularly regarding retention.
  12. 12. Module A-2 21 22 Convention on the Referee Observer System Implementing Implementing Regulations Regulations Objectives Appointments Under the responsibility of the refereeing a) To coach the referees and assistant referees structure, observers should receive b) To ensure uniformity regular appointments. Referees in the highest league should be observed in c) To assess match officials’ performances every match. d) To identify talents Quality control e) To rank referees and assistant referees The national refereeing structure should f) To instruct match officials evaluate the work of each observer and categorise them according to their ability. Basic requirements Duties of observers Observer profile The minimum duties should include: provision of a written report (based on Referee observers should be refereeing the UEFA referee observer’s report) and specialists, independent of clubs, possess mark. The referees should also be given good communication skills and have a adequate post-match analytical feedback, strong enough personality to deliver which should be reflected in the report. adequate advice and feedback to referees. Neither the report nor the analysis should Naturally, they should also have a good be publicised. knowledge of the Laws of the Game. Education of observers Observers should receive initial training, including an entry test. This should be followed up by annual refresher courses. These should be more frequent for observers of the elite referees.
  13. 13. Module A-3 Convention on the Talent 23 24 and Mentor Programme Implementing Implementing Regulations Regulations Objectives Basic requirements Talent education programme Definition of different levels To guarantee that each national association of a talent programme has a programme for detecting and An annual seminar for talents in each following talented young referees from the district (local level) and region, under 1. Primary level (youth and amateur grassroots to the top level. the responsibility of the regional football – local level) development officer, should be 2. Secondary level (amateur and semi- organised; as well as an annual seminar professional football – regional level) for talents at national level. 3. National level (semi-pro and At the beginning of each programme, professional football – national level) talents should be interviewed in order to Identification of talents set realistic goals and objectives. During the programme, the talents and mentors A scouting system should be put in place should meet regularly (e.g. once a through the appointment of regional month). At the end of the programme, refereeing development officers by the the talents should be evaluated and the national association. Annual lists of success of the programme itself assessed. talents and mentors at each level should be compiled, with the mentors Selection of mentors monitoring the personal development Profile: an experienced former referee, of the talents. who is a good motivator, capable of The national refereeing structure should providing appropriate support, a high- issue guidelines on the maximum quality educator, aware of the key number of talents per level, the age limit, development points, able to detect the duration of the programme and promising match officials and with a plans for fast-track promotion. strong personality. He should also be in close and regular cooperation with the regional refereeing development officer.
  14. 14. Module A-4a Convention on the Education 25 26 of Referees at Grassroots Level Implementing Implementing Regulations Regulations Education programme Objectives Basic requirements Refresher courses should be held a) To create, at the level of the national Education should be uniform across the annually with content set nationally and association, a master plan for education national association and operate on a led by qualified referee instructors. of the referees and instructors at local ‘top-down’ basis. In addition, there should be higher-level and regional levels courses for promoted referees. Initial education b) To quickly integrate recruits into the This should consist of a standard, refereeing world and increase Course content nationwide introductory course of at retention levels National associations should keep a least 15 hours led by qualified referee c) To teach the Laws of the Game record of the content for all their referee instructors. Topics should include the courses at the various levels. All course d) To ensure a uniform and consistent Laws of the Game, match administrative content should be provided by one source: interpretation of the Laws of the Game tasks and a fitness test. the national refereeing organisation. e) To give advice on how referees can Observed match practice improve their performance Instructors New recruits should be observed in at f) To identify talented young referees as National associations should maintain a least one match before receiving their early as possible database of local, regional and national refereeing licence. instructors, who should be qualified to g) To keep the interest of referees alive instruct at their level and be used and provide them with incentives. regularly. After an initial course, these instructors should also attend annual refresher courses arranged by the national refereeing organisation.
  15. 15. Module A-4b Convention on the Education 27 28 of Referees at Elite Level Implementing Implementing Regulations Regulations Objectives Meeting frequency The frequency of meetings will also be To ensure that the elite match officials meet determined by the size of the national regularly and are managed by dedicated association and refereeing budget, but the professionals. Elite match officials can be elite referees should meet at least every defined as referees and assistant referees second month and the elite assistant who officiate regularly at the highest and/or referees at least four times a year. professional level in their country. In addition, the elite referee observers should attend meetings with referees at Basic requirements least twice a year. Referee manager Meeting content One refereeing specialist should be Each meeting of the elite match officials employed in a full-time position to should cover sessions on the following manage the appointments, topics: learning from experience (video administration and organisation of the analysis of recent matches), discussion elite match officials. groups with conclusions and fitness (test or training). Tactical awareness (theory and Support scheme practical), mental preparation and media training. Nutrition should also be included The elite match officials should have the but not necessarily at every meeting. support of a referee instructor (with links to UEFA), a physical trainer / sports Uniformity scientist, tactical coach, mental coach and an expert in nutrition. The number Education should be uniform across all of dedicated professionals will be national associations and operate on a determined by the size of the national ‘top-down’ principle based on UEFA association and refereeing budget. guidelines and instructions.
  16. 16. Module B 29 30 Convention on the Organisation of Refereeing Implementing Implementing Regulations Regulations Objectives Basic requirements Composition To guarantee that refereeing is organised in Tasks and responsibilities a structure which has the sole responsibility of the structure The structure should be made up for all refereeing matters, fully independent of the referees committee and the Each national association will build an of the leagues, clubs and government, referee administration. appropriate refereeing structure to and run by specialists and professionals assume the following tasks and (hereafter “the structure”). Referees committee responsibilities: The referees committee should be This structure should report directly to 1) Appointment of match officials based composed of refereeing specialists and the national association on strategic and on performance and ability should report to the national association’s operational issues. 2) Observation and assessment of executive committee / board and/or to match officials Similar structures should be set up at the general secretary / CEO. regional level and the same principles 3) Classification and ranking of The committee should set a master plan should apply. match officials on refereeing including annual goals and objectives. 4) Nomination (appropriate number of referees and assistant referees) Referee administration 5) Instruction and education programme The referee administration within the for referees, assistant referees, national association should be composed observers and instructors. of at least one refereeing specialist dealing with refereeing operations. The number of dedicated professionals will be determined by the size of the national association. Support from specialists is needed for education (material, programme and methodology), physical training, medical care and nutrition.
  17. 17. Formation des arbitres et l’organisation de l’arbitrage Préambule 33 Chapitre I Champ d’application 35 Chapitre II Buts 35 Chapitre III Droits et devoirs des 36 associations membres Droits et devoirs de l’UEFA 36 Chapitre IV Organes compétents 37 32 Chapitre V Dispositions d'application 39 de l'UEFA des arbitres et l’organisation de l’arbitrage La formation Chapitre VI Procédure d'admission 39 Une convention afin de PROMOUVOIR Chapitre VII le rôle des arbitres et AMÉLIORER LA Procédure de retrait 41 QUALITÉ de l’arbitrage à tous les niveaux – Chapitre VIII football de base, football amateur et Litiges 41 football d’élite. Chapitre IX Procédure de modification 41 Chapitre X Droit applicable 42 Chapitre XI Cas non prévus 42 Chapitre XII Approbation 42 Chapitre XIII Ratification 43 Chapitre XIV Dispositions finales 43
  18. 18. Préambule Le programme de l'UEFA sur la formation Dans le cadre de ce programme, l’UEFA a Le football est généralement considéré des arbitres et l'organisation de l’arbitrage établi des directives claires concernant la comme une importante activité de loisir et vise non seulement à promouvoir le rôle façon dont l'arbitrage doit être géré au sein une forme de divertissement extrêmement des arbitres, arbitres assistants, quatrièmes des associations nationales pour lutter populaire. Les arbitres sont essentiels au officiels, instructeurs d'arbitres, observateurs contre ces disparités, l’UEFA suivra de près maintien des valeurs de fair-play ainsi qu'à d'arbitres, accompagnateurs d'arbitres et et soutiendra la mise en place de ce projet. la protection des joueurs et du football. Ce administrateurs des questions d'arbitrage programme vise donc à renforcer le statut œuvrant dans le domaine du football, mais De là l'idée qu'une organisation de et la formation des arbitres, qui ont un rôle aussi à améliorer la qualité de l'arbitrage à l'arbitrage standardisée, s'étendant à toute important à jouer dans le football moderne; tous les niveaux de jeu au sein des l'Europe, fonctionnant de façon efficace, et par conséquent, le but ultime de la associations nationales en introduisant des dont l'UEFA se porterait garante, devrait Convention de l'UEFA sur la formation des 33 34 règles générales relatives à l'uniformisation permettre d'approfondir encore la formation arbitres et l'organisation de l’arbitrage doit de la formation des arbitres et de des arbitres, d'améliorer en permanence le être de conserver et, dans la mesure du l'organisation de l'arbitrage au niveau des niveau des instructeurs d'arbitres, de définir possible, d'améliorer l'arbitrage à tous les des arbitres et des arbitres et associations nationales. le statut juridique et professionnel des niveaux, du football de base au football l’organisation l’organisation de l’arbitrage de l’arbitrage La formation la formation arbitres et de veiller à ce que les d'élite. Enfin, il est de la responsabilité des Il a été établi que la façon dont les questions organisations d'arbitrage au sein des associations nationales de désigner des d'arbitrage sont organisées et gérées dans associations nationales ne subissent pas arbitres dignes de confiance et bien formés les différentes associations nationales crée l'influence d'autres organes, tels que les pour leurs compétitions professionnelles. des disparités. gouvernements, les ligues ou les clubs.
  19. 19. Chapitre III Au vu de ce qui précède, l’UEFA et les signataires de la présente Convention adoptent les dispositions Droits et devoirs des associations membres Droits et devoirs de l’UEFA générales ci-après. Article 3 Article 4 Chapitre I Chapitre II 1 Toute association membre de l'UEFA peut 1 L'UEFA est l'instance responsable de la demander son affiliation à la Convention en Convention et de la mise en œuvre de Champ d’application Buts apportant la preuve de son engagement et celle-ci en Europe. de son savoir-faire en matière d'arbitrage. Article 1er Article 2 2 L'UEFA fixe les exigences minimales 2 Par sa signature, chaque partie relatives aux questions d'arbitrage dans ses 1 1 La Convention décrit les droits et les La Convention vise à: contractante s'engage à respecter la Dispositions d'application et ses modules. devoirs de l'UEFA et de ses associations Convention et les Dispositions d'application 35 36 a) créer au sein de chaque association membres en ce qui concerne la formation 3 L'UEFA aide les associations membres à de l'UEFA, qui en font partie intégrante. nationale de football une organisation et l'organisation des directeurs de jeu mettre en œuvre la Convention et à remplir d’arbitrage qui ne soit pas contrôlée ni (arbitres, arbitres assistants et quatrièmes 3 Les associations membres de l'UEFA des arbitres et des arbitres et les exigences minimales au niveau national influencée par d’autres organes tels que l’organisation officiels) et des spécialistes de l'arbitrage l’organisation de l’arbitrage de l’arbitrage La formation la formation qui sont parties à la Convention sont en leur fournissant des conseils, des les gouvernements, les ligues ou les clubs; (instructeurs d'arbitres, observateurs responsables des questions d'arbitrage les formations et un soutien approprié ainsi d'arbitres, accompagnateurs d'arbitres et concernant et continuent à prendre toutes qu'en effectuant des évaluations régulières. b) garantir un niveau de formation uniforme administrateurs des questions d'arbitrage). les décisions y relatives, conformément aux des directeurs de jeu et des spécialistes 4 L'UEFA informe les associations nationales exigences minimales de l'UEFA en vigueur. de l'arbitrage en mettant à leur 2 Toutes les associations membres de l'UEFA de tout développement de la Convention et Ces associations feront l'objet d'évaluations disposition un programme de formation peuvent être parties à la Convention, sous des Dispositions d'application, et consulte régulières par l'organe compétent de l'UEFA. complet (allant du football de base au réserve des dispositions des articles 8 et 9 les associations membres pour tout football professionnel); des Statuts de l'UEFA (exclusion, 4 Les membres de la Convention sont tenus développement futur. suspension, etc.). d'adapter leurs pratiques et dispositions en c) améliorer en permanence le statut et le matière d'arbitrage à la version actuelle ainsi niveau des directeurs de jeu et des qu'à toute version future de la Convention spécialistes de l'arbitrage en utilisant les et des Dispositions d'application de l'UEFA. méthodes et mesures appropriées; 5 Les associations membres de l'UEFA d) définir le statut légal et professionnel des doivent informer l'UEFA par écrit de tout directeurs de jeu dans les différentes changement dans la formation nationale associations membres. des directeurs de jeu, dans leur organisation nationale d'arbitrage ou dans tout futur module mis en œuvre dans le cadre de la Convention.

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