The Macolin Committee has been set up to monitor the implementation of the Convention by its States Parties. After its first meeting on 24 and 25 November 2020, its main tasks will be the following:
a. Assess the compliance of States Parties legislation, policies and practices with the Convention;
b. Make recommendations to the Parties on measures to ensure efficient co-operation between the relevant public authorities, sports organisations and betting operators;
c. Prepare opinions to the attention of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe;
d. Promote the Convention and inform relevant stakeholders and the public about the activities undertaken within the framework of the Convention.
The Committee is composed of representatives of States Parties as well as Observers.
First meeting of the Follow-up Committee
The Macolin Committee met for the first time on 24 and 25 November 2020. The delegates from the seven states parties (Italy, Greece, Norway, Portugal, the Republic of Moldova, Switzerland and Ukraine) adopted the Committee’s Rules of Procedure and had a first exchange of views on working methods, cooperation with key stakeholders and approaches to monitoring. The list of decisions includes the granting of observer status to the International Olympic Committee, INTERPOL and GLMS (Global Lotteries Monitoring System). The Committee also agreed on the importance of integrating the Network of National Platforms (Group of Copenhagen). In its work as an advisory group and decided to discuss a possible mandate at its next meeting.