UEFA supports EPFA through its Football & Social Responsibility (FSR) programme and the Football for All Abilities objective.
UEFA has real enthusiasm to drive forward the process of managing the economic, social and environmental impacts of European football, thereby contributing to sustainable development in society.
Each year €5m is invested in UEFA’s football and social responsibility (FSR) partnership portfolio. Partner organisations benefit from financial, in-kind and media support as well as the transfer of knowledge. There were also indirect beneficiaries who attended conferences and workshops organised by UEFA and its partners.
UEFA directly supports EPFA through the Football for All Abilities objective. This supports a group of five organisations to increase playing opportunities for footballers of all abilities at grassroots level across Europe:
The UEFA support is based around 4 elements of EPFA's activities:
FIPFA supports EPFA as the International federation for Powerchair Football that governs the game on a world level.
FIPFA is an independent federation composed of National Organisations governing Powerchair Football in their separate countries (NOPF's), this is limited to one body per affiliated country.
FIPFA's main mission is the practice, development, coordination and support of Powerchair Football in countries all over the world. For this, it has the responsibility to take charge of the sport at the competition level and put adapted promotional actions in place
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. Its purpose is to organise the summer and winter Paralympic Games and act as the International Federation for ten sports, supervising and coordinating World Championships and other competitions.
The vision of the IPC, run by 200 members, is ‘To enable Para athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world.’
Enable - Creating conditions for athlete empowerment
Para athletes - The primary focus, from initiation to elite level
Achieve - Sporting excellence is the goal of a sport centred organisation
Inspire and excite - Touch the heart of all people for a more equitable society
The sport of powerchair football is recognised by IPC and FIPFA is an IPC recognised Federation.