Structure and organisation
The UEFA Foundation for Children was officially constituted in January 2015 by the signing of its charter. All of the foundation’s assets are used to support its objective of protecting children, in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The UEFA Foundation for Children is composed of a board of trustees and a secretariat, and it is monitored by an external auditor.
Board of Trustees
THE DECISION-MAKING BODY
The board is composed of 5 to 15 natural persons or representatives of legal entities, who, in principle, work on a voluntary basis. Trustees serve four-year terms and may be reappointed. A trustee is elected chair for the same four-year term.
The role of the board of trustees 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. The board of trustees meets twice a year.
APPOINTED BY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The auditors are external and independent. They verify the foundation's accounts and submit a detailed annual report to the board of trustees. The auditors must also report any mismanagement to the Swiss supervisory body whose role it is to ensure that charitable foundations' assets are used for their declared purpose.
IN CHARGE OF OPERATIONS
The secretariat takes decisions in accordance with the foundation’s statutes and regulations as well as acting on instructions from the board of trustees.