The Macolin Convention in operation at the KCOOS+ Regional Seminar for GUAM Countries

14-15 February 2019 Kyïv, Ukraine

The Council of Europe’s operational project of the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, CETS 215, Keep Crime Out of Sport Plus 2018-2020, organised a regional seminar focusing on the GUAM countries’ co-operation on 14-15 February in Kyïv (Ukraine), hosted at the GUAM...

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The third consultative visit took place in Bilbao, Spain

Preparations for UEFA EURO 2020

10-11 February 2019 Bilbao, Spain

On the occasion of a Spanish Football League match between Athletic Club Bilbao and FC Barcelona, at San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, the Standing Committee of the European Convention on Spectator Violence organised on 10-11 February 2019 its third consultative visit to one of the host cities of the...

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Council of Europe meets the Australian National Platform against the manipulation of competitions

31 January 2019 Sydney, Australia

On 31 January 2019 the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni and Director General of Democracy Ms Snežana Markovic met in Sydney the representatives of Australian National Platform responsible for co-ordinating the fight against sports manipulations. Mr...

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The Council of Europe carries out a fact-finding visit for Qatar Football World Cup 2022

31/01/2019 Doha, QATAR

Between 21 and 23 January, a delegation of the Sport Conventions Division of the Council of Europe, including FIFA observers, carried out a fact-finding visit to Doha (Qatar), within the framework of its project on technical assistance for Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 (project “Qatar 22”). This...

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Launch of a new e-learning course on the Convention on safety, security and service at sports events

16/01/2019 Strasbourg

On 4 December 2018, on the occasion of a networking event around the Saint-Denis Convention, which took place at the Strasbourg “Iceberg” Ice-Hockey Arena, the Sport Conventions Division introduced the launch of the new Council of Europe e-learning course on safety, security and service at sports...

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Season's Greetings

24 December 2018 Council of Europe

Sport Conventions Division wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Azerbaijan ratifies the Convention on safety, security and service in sport (Saint-Denis Convention)

11 December 2018 Strasbourg

On 11 December 2018, Azerbaijan 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, Azerbaijan denounced the European Convention on Spectator Violence...

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KCOOS+ project goes global with tackling manipulations of sports competitions

12-13 December 2018 Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

The Keep Crime Out of Sport Plus Project (KCOOS+) will be organizing its first regional seminar on the South American continent, in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, from 12-13 December 2018. The Seminar, co-organised with the Spanish High Council for Sport of the Ministry for Sport, in framework...

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International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS) High-level event

6 December 2018 London, United Kingdom

The International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS), a multi-stakeholder initiative to strengthen efforts to eliminate corruption and promote a culture of good governance in the field, has organised a High-level event in London, bringing together senior figures from governments,...

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United Kingdom signed the CETS No. 215

6 December 2018 London, United Kingdom

S. E. Ms. Mims Davies, Minister for Sport and Civil Society of the United Kingdom, on 6 December 2018 signed the Convention of the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (CETS No. 215) in the presence of Ms. Gabriella Battaini Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General, in...

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New Council of Europe e-learning course on safety, security and service at sports events

5 December 2018 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe launches its new e-learning course on safety, security and service at sports events. The course has been prepared within the framework of the Council of Europe and the European Union joint project entitled “Promoting and Strengthening the Council of Europe standards on...

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European Athletics joins the EPAS Consultative Committee

14 november 2018 strasbourg, france

EPAS is pleased to welcome European Athletics to its Consultative Committee, bringing the total membership of organisations and associations representing the sports movement up to 26. The decision comes following the Ministers’ Deputies’ confirmation at their meeting of 14 November. The next...

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Preparations for UEFA EURO 2020

15-16 November 2018 Budapest, Hungary

On the occasion of a Nations League match between Hungary and Estonia, the Standing Committee of the European Convention on Spectator Violence organised its second visit to a country who will host the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament. The aim of this visit was two-folded: first to help the Hungarian...

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The Saint-Denis Convention Secretariat takes part in international workshop in Bilbao

20 November 2018 Bilbao, Spain

The Secretariat of the Saint-Denis Convention took part, last 20 November, in an international workshop on the prevention of sport-related violence, organized by the Basque Government and its Sports School. The event was opened by members of the Basque Government responsible for security and...

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"Start to Talk" launches in Portugal

22 November 2018 Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal’s "Start to Talk" campaign was being launched on 22 November 2018 at the National Sports Museum, as a joint celebration of the European Day for the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (18 November 2018). The event was promoted by the Secretary of State for...

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Call for tender: video dubbing

21 november 2018 Strasbourg, France

Before launching the Start to Talk initiative, the Council of Europe produced a video-clip and a tv spot to raise awareness on the issue of child sex abuse in sport (joint project with the European Union). We are now looking for suppliers to participate in a call for tender aimed at providing...

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European Sport Charter: consultative visit to Iceland

11-13 november 2018 Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland hosted its first Consultative Visit on compliance with the European Sport Charter on 11-13 November 2018. A team of sports policy experts met with the main stakeholders of the Icelandic sports movement, including representatives from the Ministry of Culture and Education, the National...

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Netherlands launches its national Start to Talk campaign

6 November 2018 The Hague, Netherlands

The Government of the Netherlands and the Dutch Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF) are launching their national Start to Talk campaign on 6 November during a specially-designed conference co-organised by the Council of Europe. The conference will be opened, and the campaign will...

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