The first edition of UEFA Football Law Programme aws finalized after the fourth session titled 'CAS Sysytem and Procedures' on 12-15 September in Nyon, Switzerland. On the 16th of September, the successful participants have received their academic diplomas by the leading academic partner, Kadir Has University, which is represented by Dr. Levent Bıçakcı. Dr. Bıçakcı is currently a member of the Board of Trustees at Kadir Has University and also the Vice-President of UEFA Appeals Body.

WHICH SUBJECTS ARE COVERED?

Twenty four participants were selected from the national football federations of UEFA, football clubs and international law firms who applied for the programme. In this last module the covered subjects were: The role and functions of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), The ordinary procedure, The appeal procedure, Landmark cases in football (CAS competence, financial fair play, contractual stability, training compensation, solidarity mechanisms, doping, disciplinary, match-fixing and transfers of minors)

FIRST MODULE WAS HELD IN ISTANBUL

Out of the four modules provided in total, the first module of the programme, titled 'Introduction to Football Law' was held in October 2015 at Kadir Has University in Istanbul. After fourty hours (five days) of lectures in Istanbul, the twenty four participants then went to Padova University in Italy for the second module, 'FIFA Transfer Regulations' in January 2016 and for the third module, 'Other Football Rules and Regulations', the participants went to Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid, Spain in April 2016.

THE SECOND EDITION WILL START IN 2017

UEFA Football Law Programme's second edition will commence in October 2017 with the first module at Kadir Has University and it will follow the same programme as the 2015/16 edition had provided. The second edition will end in September 2018 at the fourth module to be hosted at UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

More details will be presented in early 2017. 

Photos from the Graduation Ceremony of 2015/16 Edition

All the participants and UEFA staff of the UEFA FLP

Dr. Levent Bıçakcı 

Dr. Levent Bıçakcı, Michele Bernasconi and Dr. Emilio Garcia presenting a certificate