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

25 APRIL 2018 Paris, France

Following UNESCO’s Sixth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI), held in Kazan, Russian Federation, from 13 to 15 July 2017, the Council of Europe volunteered to co-ordinate Action 3 of the Kazan Action Plan. The aim of...

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Council of Europe’s Network of National platforms fighting against the manipulation of sports competitions met in Lisbon

17-18 April 2018 Lisbon, Portugal

João Paulo Rebelo, Secretary of State for Youth and Sport of the Portuguese Government, opened the 6th meeting of the “Group of Copenhagen”. Discussions, involving 22 countries (including for the first time Australia), centered on a systematic approach of the trans-national co-operation between...

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Council of Europe participates in 4th UEFA National Pyrotechnics Masterclass

17-18 April 2018 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sport Conventions Division of the Council of Europe participated, last 17-18 April, in Ljubljana (Slovenia), in the fourth consecutive UEFA national masterclass on pyrotechnics. This event enabled the Council of Europe, UEFA and the European Think Tank on Football Safety and Security experts to...

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Council of Europe takes part in 3rd UEFA National Pyrotechnics Masterclass

10-12 April 2018 Poland

Sport Conventions Division of the Council of Europe participated, last 10-12 April, in Poland, in the third UEFA national masterclass on pyrotechnics. This event enabled the Council of Europe, UEFA and the European Think Tank on Football Safety and Security experts to deliver a common approach on...

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Council of Europe Anti-Doping Symposium

16 April 2018 Larnaca, Cyprus

This year, the Council of Europe Anti-Doping Symposium is being co-organised with the Cyprus Anti-doping Authority. In previous years, the Monitoring Group of the Anti-Doping Convention organised two legal seminars, one in Oslo in 2015 and one in Vilnius in 2017. Those seminars were held...

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Council of Europe’s Network of National platforms meet in Lisbon to develop fighting sports manipulations

17-18 April 2018 Lisbon, Portugal

The “Group of Copenhagen” will have its 6th meeting in Lisbon. Hosted by the first EU Member State to ratify the Convention on the Manipulation of sports competitions (CETS n°215), discussions involving 22 countries (including for the first time Australia) will centre around a systematic approach...

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Good governance in Polish sports associations: a new code

12 april 2018 warsaw, poland

Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General for Democracy, participated in a conference organised by the Ministry of Sport and Tourism of Poland where the new Good Governance Code for Polish Sport Associations was revealed and disseminated. The event brought together representatives from Polish...

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Council of Europe participates in 2nd UEFA National Pyrotechnics Masterclass

4-5 April 2018 The Netherlands

Sport Conventions Division of the Council of Europe took part, last 4-5 April, in the Netherlands, in the second UEFA national masterclass on pyrotechnics. This event enabled the Council of Europe, UEFA and the European Think Tank on Football Safety and Security experts to reinforce their aligned...

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Start To Talk: call to action launched

05 april 2018 Madrid, Spain

“Start to Talk” is a Council of Europe call to action to public authorities and the sport movement to take the necessary prevention and protection measures to stop child sexual abuse. By joining this call, governments, sports clubs, associations and federations, as well as athletes and coaches,...

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Council of Europe takes part in UEFA National Pyrotechnics Masterclass

26-27 March 2018 Helsinki, Finland

The Sport Conventions Division of the Council of Europe participated in the first UEFA national masterclass on pyrotechnics on 26-27 March, in Helsinki (Finland). This event enabled the Council of Europe, UEFA and the European Think Tank on Football Safety and Security experts to send national...

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