The Romanian Football Federation was among the 21 national associations that applied to the seventh edition of UEFA’s Football and Refugees programme.

The FRF application went through a thorough evaluation process before receiving funding from UEFA to be implemented. In 2023, UEFA decided to increase funding by 43%, compared to the previous year.

Thus, the FRF will carry out actions in which the main beneficiaries are migrants (the approximately 145,000 foreign workers in the Romanian economy), with a focus on developing the capacity of Romanian clubs to integrate foreigners: migrants, refugees, etc. in their activities, on various levels: practitioners, supporters, volunteers, etc.

UEFA’s Football and Refugees Program provides funds to member associations to develop projects that help refugees maintain their physical and mental health and that aim to strengthen links between refugees and host communities.

It is the fourth consecutive time that the Romanian Football Federation is among the associations rewarded by UEFA, a result of the FRF’s commitment to integration programs for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in football.

The support that the Romanian Football Federation offers to refugees is constant and growing from year to year, along with the increase of skills in this field.