2nd meeting of the Ad hoc group on the Revision of the Anti-Doping Convention

19 November 2018 Paris, France

At the 14th Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport, held in Budapest on 29 November 2016, the following resolution was adopted with regard to the future of the Council of Europe Anti-Doping Convention: “Ask the Monitoring Group to the Anti-Doping Convention (T-DO) to explore the need and...

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49th meeting of the T-DO

30-31 October 2018 Strasbourg, France

The 49th meeting of the Monitoring Group of the Anti-Doping Convention (T-DO) will take place on 30-31 October 2018 at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Delegates participating from 52 States Parties to the Anti-Doping Convention and observers from 7 international organisations will discuss...

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44th meeting of CAHAMA

29-30 October 2018 Strasbourg, France

The 44th meeting of the Ad Hoc European Committee for the World Anti-Doping Agency (CAHAMA) will take place on 29-30 October 2018 at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Delegates attending from 47 States Parties to the European Cultural Convention will prepare the mandate for the European...

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Breaking the cycle of inequality in sport

25 October 2018 Zagreb, Croatia

A Conference entitled “Breaking the cycle of inequality in sport - by fixing gender balance in leadership and preventing violence against women” will be held in Zagreb on 25 October 2018, organised by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport, under the Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of...

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Assessment of the implementation of the Standing Committee Policy Strategy on Spectator Violence (2014-2016)

18 October 2018 Strasbourg, France

The document on the assessment of the implementation of the Standing Committee Policy Strategy on Spectator Violence (2014-2016) is now available in our website. The Standing Committee of the European Convention on Spectator Violence (T-RV) determined that it should deliver a multi-year policy...

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Preparations for UEFA EURO 2020

14-15 October 2018 Baku, Azerbaijan

The first consultative visit took place in Baku, Azerbaijan On the occasion of a Nations League match between Azerbaijan and Malta, the Standing Committee of the European Convention on Spectator Violence organised its first visit to a country who will host the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament. The aim...

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15th Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport

15-16 October 2018 Tbilisi, Georgia

Every two years, the Council of Europe co-organises a Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport. This year, on 16 October, Georgia hosted the 15th conference of this type, with its Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport as co-organiser. The conference was held in Tbilisi and...

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Council of Europe and FIFA sign Memorandum of Understanding

5 October 2018 Strasbourg, France

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and FIFA President Gianni Infantino have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Palais de l’Europe to strengthen the co-operation between the two Organisations and to step up actions in areas of common interest. This landmark...

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Prolongation of PROS4+ project

4 October 2018 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe and the European Union continue to co-operate in the area of safety, security and service at sports events and, as a result of this, the joint ProS4+ project has been prolonged from July 2018 to February 2020. The 20-month project aims at tackling cross-border threats to the...

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3rd International Conference on the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions

24-25 September 2018 Strasbourg, France

The Conference opened by the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni brought together over 160 participants from 37 countries and 23 public and private international actors. Eleven workshops tackled a number of topics, namely sectorial groups of actors,...

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3rd International Conference on the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions

24-25 September 2018 Strasbourg, France

The Conference is organised as part of the Macolin Roadmap process to strengthen States’ response capacity to specific difficulties they encounter in organising the fight against manipulation of sports competitions. To this end, the Macolin Convention fosters harmonised measures enabling...

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Kick-off visit for Qatar Football World Cup 2022

12-14 August 2018 Doha, Qatar

Between 12 and 14 August, a delegation of the Sport Conventions Division of the Council of Europe held a first visit to Doha (Qatar) to launch the project of technical assistance for Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 (project “Qatar 22”). This project was agreed, late March 2018, between the Council of...

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International police cooperation strongly engaged in FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

29 June 2018 Russia

As usual over the last UEFA and FIFA Cups, national police delegations of the participating countries are invited to take part as a relevant stakeholder in the security arrangements of those competitions. In the case of FIFA Russia 2018, police delegations from all the 32 participating countries...

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Slovak Republic signed the CETS 215

27 June 2018 Strasbourg, France

S. E. Mr. Peter PELLEGRINI, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, today signed the Convention of the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (CETS No. 215) in the presence of Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General, in Strasbourg at the Council of Europe. The...

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Portugal ratifies the Convention on safety, security and service in sport

19 June 2018 Strasbourg, France

On 19 June 2018, Portugal confirmed its ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (CETS Nº 218). At the same time, Portugal denounced the European Convention on Spectator Violence ((ETS Nº...

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The Group of Copenhagen gets mobilised to monitor the FIFA football World Cup

14 June - 15 July 2018

The 22 countries members of the network of the National Platforms have undertaken to work together to monitor for possible sport manipulations during the football World Cup in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. The Group of Copenhagen, established by the Council of Europe in 2016, is composed...

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Macolin Convention: overcoming the challenges

14 June 2018 Moscow, Russian Federation

Ministers responsible for sport met in Russia, on the occasion of the FIFA World Cup, to reassert their strong commitment to the Macolin Convention in order to maintain the political momentum. Four years after the adoption of the Macolin Convention, the situation is now critical. The convention...

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Time to act for Europe against sports manipulations

5 June 2018 Brussels, Belgium

At the initiative of Mr Bogdan Wenta, Member of the European Parliament, a unified stand was made in Brussels on 5 June 2018 by EU Commissioner Mr Navracsics, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Battaini-Dragoni, and Ministers responsible for sport from Bulgaria, Denmark (via...

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Council of Europe and UEFA sign Memorandum of Understanding

30 May 2018 Strasbourg, France

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin have signed today at Palais de l’Europe a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their co-operation and implement common strategies in areas of shared interest. This landmark agreement focuses on four...

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Safety and security: preparing for major sport events

30-31 May 2018 Strasbourg, France

The 46th meeting of the Standing Committee of the European Convention on Spectator Violence (T-RV) will take place on 30-31 May 2018 at the Council of Europe headquarters, in Strasbourg. Several crucial topics are on the agenda for the T-RV meeting: elections for the positions of Chair, Vice...

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