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New Council of Europe convention aims to make football matches safe for all

By Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General for Democracy, Council of Europe 11 July 2016
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New Council of Europe convention aims to make football matches safe for all

We have seen the start of the UEFA EURO 2016 marred by violence inside and outside football stadiums; old stereotypes about football fans resurfacing with a new slant; fitter hooligans following a violent, nationalistic agenda unconnected to any idea of fair play. We have seen sport being used to reinforce divisions.
This is everything that sport should not be.
What can we do?
The Council of Europe has prepared a new convention to ensure that football and other sports matches are safe, secur...

See the article on the NewEurope website