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Group of Copenhagen Strasbourg, France 22 November 2021
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On Monday 22 November 2021, the Group of Copenhagen met for the first time as Advisory Group to the Follow-up Committee of the Macolin Convention on the manipulation of sports competitions. This meeting was attended by representatives from more than 30 countries from all regions of the world.

The Group of Copenhagen adopted its Rules of procedure and elected Mr Corentin Segalen (France) as Chair, Mr Chiel Warners (the Netherlands) as Vice-Chair together with five Bureau members as follows: Ms Christine Casteels (Belgium), Ms Maria Dimopoulou (Greece), Mr Kristian Johnsen Hjetland (Norway), Mr Darren Mullaly (Australia) and Mr Stephen Paine (United Kingdom).

The need for a close cooperation and articulation of the work of this Group with the work of the Follow-up Committee was highlighted and a number of important areas of work discussed: information sharing and data protection, e-sports betting, the Typology tools, the monitoring of major international competitions and technical cooperation projects. The Advisory Group will on the basis of those first exchanges develop its 2022-2025 Action Plan.

The list of decisions is accessible here.