A team of the Standing Committee of the European Convention on Spectator Violence held a peer-review exercise at Wembley Stadium (London), on 18 May, during the English FA Cup Final.
This is the fourth of six planned consultative visits and peer-review exercises for the hosting countries of UEFA EURO 2020.
The aim of this exercise was to promote the exchange between police match commanders of the hosting cities of the tournament, in the light of the good practices enshrined in the Saint-Denis Convention and the 2015 Recommendation of the Standing Committee.
A team of police match commanders from Hungary, The Netherlands, Romania and Scotland, accompanied by the Chair of the Standing Committee (Romania), a Bureau member (Austria) and the Secretariat of the Council of Europe, met with the British National Football Information Point, the London Metropolitan Police Service, the English FA and the Wembley Stadium management, and exchanged on national policies and practices in the field of safety, security and service at sports events.
Two other visits are planned during the second semester of 2019: Italy (consultative visit) and the Netherlands (peer-review exercise).