5th Group of Copenhagen meeting

4-5 December 2017 Bruges, Brussels

The Network of National Platforms which was set up to fight against the manipulation of sports competitions has approved the features of its surveillance and alert tools. The “Group of Copenhagen” thus allows its members to exchange their information concerning suspicious activities which are...

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Czech Republic signed the CETS No. 218

30 November 2017 Strasbourg, France

The Czech Republic has signed the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (CETS No. 218). It is the 27th state to sign this convention, which entered into force on 1 November 2017.

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European Regional Seminar of National Public Authorities on manipulation of sports competitions

28-29 November 2017 Paris, France

The fight against corruption and other crimes in sport, in particular against the manipulation of sports competitions, requires the engagement of ministries not only responsible for sport, but also for justice, for interior and for finances, amongst others. In order to facilitate coordination and...

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5th meeting of the Network of National Platforms

4-5 December 2017 Bruges, Belgium

The 19 countries that have already established their national platforms - or are close to doing so - to fight the manipulation of sports competitions under the Macolin Convention, will meet in Bruges, with the view to developing the “Alert System” already in place, thus increasing the “Group of...

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Play the Game 2017: EPAS gets involved

26-30 November 2017 Eindhoven, Netherlands

The Council of Europe’s Director General of Democracy, Snežana Samardžić-Marković, delivered an opening speech on Sunday 26 November on the first day of the Play the Game conference - “Riding waves of change”. EPAS was an active partner in this conference, supporting plenary sessions on topics...

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5th meeting of the expert group on sports corruption

16 November 2017 The Hague

The Council of Europe (Sports Conventions Division, Macolin Convention) joined the 5th meeting of the expert group on sports corruption organised by EUROPOL

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Combating Hate Speech in Sport: Workshop

21-22 November 2017 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

EPAS organised a workshop on “Combating Hate Speech in Sport” in co-operation with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Sarajevo on 21-22 November 2017. The aim of this workshop was to raise participants' awareness of, and...

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Major Event Safety and Security Conference

7-8 November 2017 Doha, Qatar

The Sport Conventions Division of the Council of Europe was invited to the First Major Event Safety and Security Conference which was held in Doha on 7-8 November. The conference was organised by Qatar in collaboration with Interpol and will contribute to policing and security arrangements for...

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First joint evaluation visit between the Council of Europe and the World Anti-Doping Agency

30-31 October and 1 November 2017 Athens, Greece

The first joint evaluation visit of the Council of Europe together with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) under the Compliance with the Commitments projects regarding the Anti-Doping Convention (ETS No 135) of the Council of Europe took place on 30, 31 October and 1 November 2017 in Athens,...

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KCOOS+ Seminar for European public authorities on manipulation of sports competitions

28-29 November 2017 Paris, France

The Council of Europe (Sport Conventions Division) is organising a seminar targeting political actors and representatives of relevant Ministries in the fight against corruption in sport, in particular against the manipulation of sports competitions. The Paris seminar shall develop co-operation...

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