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The Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (the Macolin Convention)

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The Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (the Macolin Convention) was opened for signature on 18 September 2014, at the 13th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport in Macolin, Switzerland.

Increasing international mobilisation against the manipulation of sports competitions

The “Network of National Platforms” (Group of Copenhagen) has increased considerably the number of its participants, thus confirming the development of National Platforms in line with the article 13 of the Macolin Convention, and the rallying by countries towards an efficient international co-ordination. 15 countries attended the last meeting (The Hague, The Netherlands, 3-4 July 2017) and more than 20 are expected to participate in the 5th meeting to be held in Bruges (Belgium), next December. The Group’s primary objective is to accelerate the ratification process of the Macolin Convention and its entry into force. Among on-going activities assisting countries to create new national platforms and support for members in the detection and management of the manipulation of betting risks with regard to national and international major events, the Group of Copenhagen is pursuing its efforts to develop its exchange of information system. The added value provided by the Group is in its capacity to collect more  diverse information from national platforms than that presently collected through the existing channels, and to increase synergies between this information, thus enabling (national and international) Law Enforcement Agencies to act more efficiently.

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