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FIFPro, the international trade union for professional footballers, will host a two-day seminar, organised by the European Social Dialogue Committee (October 1-2).

It is a joint initiative involving the continent's key stakeholders UEFA (European football's governing body), ECA (European Clubs' Association) and the EPFL (European Professional Football Leagues).

More than 150 guests will gather at FIFPro House, in Hoofddorp, near Amsterdam, including representatives of clubs, leagues and player unions from the 28 EU member states and beyond.

The meeting will focus on National Dispute Resolution Chambers (NDRC) and Disciplinary Procedures between clubs and players, as part of an ongoing implementation of minimum requirements for standard player contracts in the European Union and UEFA territory.

This event is part of a well advanced European Commission funded project, which has already sent a joint stakeholder task force on visits to Turkey, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Cyprus, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

A variety of keynote speakers from England, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Portugal, Scotland and Denmark will illustrate and discuss some of the more prominent examples of good practice of NDRCs and Disciplinary Procedures on the domestic level in Europe.

Speaking ahead of the event, FIFPro Division Europe President Bobby Barnes said: "FIFPro looks forward to hosting our guests to this important conference, as part of our committment to raise employment standards across Europe and give all players greater security and a baseline standard they can rely on."

"Whether it relates to protecting their contractual entitlements or rights to a fair legal process in the event of a dispute, it's what any employee would expect."

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