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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Key decisions: Governing Board and Consultative Committee hold annual meetings

14-15 May 2018 Strasbourg, France

On 14-15 May, the two EPAS committees held their annual meetings in Strasbourg, and over the two days they discussed a variety of topics and made some key decisions: Consultative Committee elected a newly composed Bureau for a mandate of two years In a series of contested elections, the EPAS...

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Two new members join the EPAS Consultative Committee

14 May 2018 Strasbourg, France

EPAS is pleased to welcome the European Network of Sport Education (ENSE) and the European University Sports Association (EUSA) to its Consultative Committee, bringing the total membership of organisations and associations representing the sports movement up to 26. The decision comes following...

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National Police Training event in Romania

9-11 May 2018 InterContinental Hotel, Bucharest

After the events in Lithuania and Bulgaria the third national police training event will take place in Bucharest Romania from 9-11 May 2018. The main objective of the ProS4+ subproject 5 is to develop and deliver customized “one country” trainings for countries that have signed and therefore show...

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Working Group on Action 3 of the Kazan Action Plan: first meeting

25 APRIL 2018 Paris, France

On 25 April 2018, a meeting gathering representatives from 22 countries from all continents, 15 international organisations and 15 sports organisations and NGOs took place in the Council of Europe Office in Paris. This working group, which aims at adopting guidelines on the promotion and defence...

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