International co-operation between states and national and international sports authorities
The European Convention on Spectator Violence is open to every country. It encourages a close international co-operation between states and relevant national and international sports authorities.
The Standing Committee, body in charge of monitoring the implementation of the convention, associates to its work international non-governmental organisations such as the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) ; the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA); Football Supporters Europe (FSE) ; Supporters Direct Europe (SD) and European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL).
On the occasion of major international tournaments (World Cups or European Championships), an ad hoc working group is established under the Standing Committee to evaluate the safety, security and service provisions envisaged and, after the event, to take the lessons from its implementation. These meetings facilitate international co-operation and enable a transfer of knowledge between organisers of previous and future events.
The Standing Committee is also concerned with other challenges like the fight against racism, xenophobia and other forms of discrimination or intolerance. It co-operates with relevant bodies in this field: the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) and the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS).