In 2015 UEFA launched the UEFA MIP programme. A Master programme targeted at former international players with the ambition to play an active role in football outside the pitch as well. The participants of the ﬁrst course decided to establish the MIP Alumni Association, to proﬁle the programme and to support education, provide expertise, and work with integrity inside the game.
Members of the alumni are all holders of the UEFA MIP diploma*. Another common denominator amongst the alumni is the genuine passion for the beautiful game and the acknowledgement that footballs popularity and qualities reach far beyond the match played for 90 minutes.
The beautiful game has the potential to bring people together, educate, and teach important life skills: respect, self-discipline, individual responsibility, team work, and perseverance. The nature of the game encourages you to create together and ﬁnd new and better solutions. Football can be a great school of life.