The international programme that addresses the needs of national associations and confederations outside Europe.
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Contributing to the development of football has long been one of UEFA's central objectives. UEFA ASSIST aims to increase solidarity and enhance football development to tackle the needs of national associations and confederations outside Europe.
Over the years, UEFA has demonstrated its commitment to reinforcing relationships with other confederations by providing ad hoc support and signing memorandums of understanding with all five of its sister confederations. UEFA ASSIST institutionalises this ongoing support of other associations and confederations in terms of knowledge sharing and football development.
The main scope of UEFA ASSIST is essentially to share knowledge and best practices to help UEFA's sister confederations to develop and strengthen football within their respective territories. UEFA ASSIST is designed to provide practical assistance and offer support through development activities.
UEFA ASSIST is composed of four pillars, each providing specific support to member associations and confederations worldwide:
- Capacity building (operations and football)
- Development of youth football
- UEFA member association support
UEFA ASSIST is implemented in close cooperation with UEFA's sister confederations. UEFA relies on the confederations' input to avoid overlapping with existing projects in their respective territories.