Assistance and consultancy
Public authorities and national institutions require practical support in order to be compliant with the objectives and values of the Macolin Convention and to prepare its entry into force. As part of the Macolin Roadmap, international stakeholders are encouraged to increase their assistance efforts delivered either via thematic projects, or field action programmes, to help countries with a view to adopting / improving legislation, establishing and implementing national action plans, and setting up relevant structures and procedures with the view of fighting efficiently the manipulation of sport competitions.
For its part, the Council of Europe is launching the project KCOOS+ from January 2018 to December 2020 as its major assistance and consultancy contribution. KCOOS+ is built on the results of the pilot project KCOOS (completed from January 2016 to June 2017 with the funding of the European Union).
KCOOS was one of 4 projects in the same EU Call for Applications and a ‘Key Points of Convergence’ document was produced by the Council of Europe, highlighting some of the main outcomes from the different projects.
KCOOS+ is a programme proposed to public authorities and national and international stakeholders committed to fight the manipulation of sports competitions (within Council of Europe Member States and non-European countries).
The first objective is to build a worldwide communication framework, based on a general mapping of international stakeholders and national stakeholders. The second objective is to develop competencies of key national stakeholders leading from the setting up of the National Platforms and the implementation of national priority.
Cyprus, France, Norway and Switzerland are the first Member States participating in the funding of the project, together with the World Lotteries Association and the European Lotteries.
Discussions are going on with other Member States and key international actors in order to: