The UEFA Foundation for Children
The UEFA Foundation for Children, a charitable organisation governed by Swiss law, was officially created in 2015 with the signing of the foundation charter. Its assets are used to achieve its purpose, namely to help children in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The UEFA Foundation for Children is composed of a board of trustees, auditors and a secretariat.
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEE IS THE DECISION-MAKING BODY.
It is composed of 5 to 15 natural persons or representatives of legal entities, who, as a rule, serve the foundation on a voluntary basis. Trustees serve four-year terms and may be reappointed. One of them is elected chairman for the same four-year term.
The role of the board is, among other things, to enact the regulations governing how the foundation is organised and managed, to define the foundation’s general strategy and to approve projects in keeping with the foundation’s purpose. It meets regularly.
The board is made up of the following trustees:
- José Manuel Durão Barroso
- Sándor Csányi
- Norman Darmanin Demajo
- Margarita Louis-Dreyfus
- Peter Gilliéron
External and independent, they verify the foundation’s annual accounts and submit a detailed report to the board each year. They must also report any mismanagement to the federal supervisory board for foundations – a state authority whose role it is to ensure that foundations’ assets are used for their declared purpose.
THE SECRETARIAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FOUNDATION’S OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES.
It takes decisions in accordance with the statutes and regulations governing the foundation and instructions from the board of trustees.