New accession: Italy joins EPAS

6 August 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe is pleased to announce that Italy will become the 39th member state of EPAS as from 1 September 2020. We look forward to welcoming Italy’s delegates to forthcoming EPAS events, including the next meeting of the Governing Board on 8-9 September 2020. EPAS member states

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Webinar: International Safeguards for Children in Sport

6 August 2020 London, United Kingdom

A webinar organised by the International Safeguards for Children in Sport Working Group is being held on Thursday 6 August (11h-13h BST / 12h-14h CEST). Speakers will discuss why and how sport should be made a safe and empowering experience for all children. Event Speakers are: Aaron Smith,...

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Results of the T-DO survey on the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Anti-doping policy and practice

16 July 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Monitoring Group of the Anti-Doping Convention carried out a survey aimed at examining the current and potential impact of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic on anti-doping programmes within States Parties. 48 of 52 States Parties to the Anti-Doping Convention submitted their...

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Dates of meetings 2020

10 August 2020 Strasbourg, France

8 September, Strasbourg – 50th meeting of CAHAMA 9 September online - T-DO Advisory Group on compliance Date tbc - T-DO Coordination Group meeting 26-27 October, Strasbourg – 51st meeting of CAHAMA 27-28 October, Strasbourg – 52nd T-DO meeting Date tbc, Oslo – roundtable discussion on general...

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Monaco celebrates 30th anniversary of the CoE Anti-Doping Convention

16 July 2020 Strasbourg, France

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the entry into force on 1 March 1990 of the Council of Europe Anti-Doping Convention, HSH the Sovereign Prince, following the proposal of the Monegasque Anti-Doping Committee and the opinion of the Advisory Committee of His Philatelic Collection, decided to...

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Call for tender: opportunity to provide photos in the sport domain

7 July 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe’s sport sector is currently implementing and planning several projects on a variety of topics and will therefore constantly requires quality, professional photos to fill its website’s content and for use in publications (handbooks, guides, leaflets, annual reports, etc.) and...

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Sharing good practices to ensure more safe, secure and welcoming sport events

30 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Standing Committee of the European Convention on Spectator Violence has recently updated its recommendation - Rec (2015)1 - in a large number of areas: management of the terrorism risk, fight against racism and hate speech in sports venues, use of pyrotechnic devices, safety procedures,...

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Ministerial Conference – same date, new location

24 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis and the subsequent decision by Slovenia to withdraw its offer to host the conference, we are pleased to announce that the 16th Conference of Ministers responsible for sport will be held on 5 November 2020 (date unchanged) in Athens, Greece. The...

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Typology Framework of sports manipulations

17 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Group of Copenhagen (Council of Europe Network of National Platforms) has elaborated an innovative awareness raising / pedagogical tool for the use of its members classifying the different types of competition manipulation that fall within the article 3 of the Macolin Convention. This major...

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Greece ratified CETS 215

16 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

On Tuesday 16 June 2020, Ambassador Panayiotis BEGLITIS, Permanent Representative of Greece, ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (CETS 215) in the presence of the Deputy Secretary-General of the Council of Europe. The Convention will enter into...

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

4 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

On 25 May 2020, Turkey deposited the instrument of 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) . Turkey is the 16th State Party to ratify this Convention, also known as the...

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Postponed: joint meeting of the EPAS Governing Board and Consultative Committee

7 May 2020 Strasbourg, France

Due to the evolving situation of the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in the Council of Europe’s host country France, in neighbouring and many other countries, it has been decided to postpone the Joint Meeting of the EPAS Governing Board and the Consultative Committee which was foreseen in...

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“Learning has no walls!" - ProS4+ online course welcomes its new users

5 May 2020 Strasbourg, France

The ProS4+ team had to postpone the face-to-face training activities due to the Covid-19 crisis. However, interest in the ProS4+ online course on the Council of Europe Convention on Safety, Security and Service at Sport Events (Saint-Denis Convention) has reached a peak and the number of users...

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Call for tender: opportunity to design country-specific roadmaps on child safeguarding in sport policies

4 May 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) is currently implementing a joint project co-funded by the European Union entitled “Child safeguarding in sport. Up your game, strengthen your squad!”. To accompany five European countries in the implementation of (more) effective...

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Call for tender

3 April 2020 Strasbourg, France

To move States to effectively fight the manipulation of sports competitions, the Council of Europe is developing a communication plan that includes the production of a short video. In this context, the Council of Europe Sports Division is recruiting a Service Provider to produce an awareness...

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Covid-19: precautionary measures for EPAS activities

12 March 2020 Strasbourg, France

Due to the evolving situation of the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in the Council of Europe’s host country France, in neighbouring and many other countries, the Secretary General has taken the decision to cancel or postpone - until further notice - all meetings or events in France which foresee...

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Voluntary contributions received for Start to Talk

09 march 2020 Strasbourg, France

Following on from the voluntary contribution received from Cyprus at the end of 2019 towards supporting the needs of the Start to Talk initiative, the Principality of Monaco last week signed an Agreement which covers the years 2020-2021 and foresees a voluntary contribution to support a number of...

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

17 FEBRUARY 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe work to ensure safe and welcoming sporting events is gaining momentum. On 17 February 2020, Ambassador Răzvan Rusu, Permanent Representative of Romania, deposited the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on safety, security and service at sports...

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Safe, secure and welcoming sporting events: Council of Europe standards to inspire global action

11 February 2020 Strasbourg, France

At the meeting of the launching of the UN Global Programme aimed at safeguarding major sporting events and the 1st meeting of the UN International Expert Group on Security of Major Sporting Events (New York, 3-4 February 2020), the Council of Europe presented its Saint-Denis Convention, the only...

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The Netherlands ratifies the Convention on safety, security and service in sport

10 February 2020 Strasbourg, France

On 6th of February 2020, the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands deposited the instruments of ratification, for the European part of the Kingdom, of the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (CETS...

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