The Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (the Macolin Convention)
The Macolin Convention is a legal instrument and the only rule of international law on the manipulation of sports competitions. The Convention is implemented by the public authorities, in co-operation with national and international actors. The Macolin Convention entered into force on 1 September 2019.
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The Group of Copenhagen (Council of Europe Network of National Platforms) has elaborated an...
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On Tuesday 16 June 2020, Ambassador Panayiotis BEGLITIS, Permanent Representative of Greece,...
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To move States to effectively fight the manipulation of sports competitions, the Council of...
Parties & Follow up committee
The Convention is open for signature and ratification by members States and Observers of the Council of Europe, by non-member States which have participated in its elaboration and by any other State upon invitation of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (see “ratification procedure” in “resources”). All ratifying States are members of the Follow-up Committee.
Stakeholders/ Actors / Partners
There are a large number of stakeholders engaged in the fight against sport manipulation. Partners share the same values and work tirelessly to support the Macolin Convention and have built strong partnerships with the Council of Europe. While other actors continue to develop activities according to the objectives of the Macolin Convention.
The National Platforms, key concept of the Convention, are the main instruments established by public authorities to bring together all actors and address all forms of manipulation. The Network of National Platforms has laid the foundation for transnational cooperation.
Assistance & Consultancy
The Council of Europe launched the KCOOS+ project to help public authorities to become compliant with the Macolin Convention provisions, especially through improving legislation, implementing national action plans, and setting up relevant structures. The project is fully funded by voluntary contributions from Australia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Norway and Switzerland, as well as by the World Lotteries Association and the European Lotteries.