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Autumn session of the Macolin Week in Strasbourg: 4 events on the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions

Macolin Convention Strasbourg, France 17-20 October 2022
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More than 100 participants from over 36 countries gathered in person and online for the Macolin Week. The delegations warmly thanked the Ukrainian representatives for their presence in Strasbourg.

On October 17 and 18, the Group of Copenhagen, the Follow-up Committee's Advisory group and operational body, launched new working groups to implement its 2022-2025 Action Plan. The Group also discussed the latest performance analysis report and the new version of the typology of sports manipulations.

The Group's meeting ended on October 18 with a closing event on the achievements of the project "Football Local Alerts Global Strategy (FLAGS)".

On October 19, the Council of Europe, co-organised with UEFA as well as with the assistance of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and INTERPOL, a conference on the manipulation of sports competitions in the digital age. It highlighted the importance of better cooperation with social media platforms to protect the integrity of sports.

The Macolin week ended on October 20 with the Convention's Follow-up Committee meeting. Delegations exchanged views on model legal provisions on data protection. The representatives also addressed the progress of the first monitoring cycle based on a self-assessment questionnaire.

The participants welcomed the results of this intense week, with both operational and policy level topics aimed at enabling a closer cooperation against the manipulation of sports competitions. The next session is scheduled for April 2023.

  • List of decisions: 3rd meeting of the Advisory Group to the Follow-Up Committee, the Group of Copenhagen, 17-18 October 2022.
  • List of decisions: 5th meeting of the Follow-Up Committee to the Macolin Convention (T-MC Committee), 20 October 2022.
  • Agenda: Closing Event Football Local Alerts Global Strategy (FLAGS) Project.
  • Agenda: “Sports Competitions Manipulation in the digital era: better addressing it together” Conference, 19 October 2022.