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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3rd meeting of the JAG of Stadium and Security Licensing and Certification

23-25 October 2018 Doha, Qatar

In the context of the partnership between the Council of Europe and INTERPOL’s Project Stadia, the Secretariat of the Spectator Violence Convention (T-RV) took part in the 3rd meeting of the Joint Advisory Group (JAG) of Stadium Safety and Security Licensing and Certification, of Project Stadia....

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New Council of Europe HELP course on “Human Rights in Sports”

16 October 2018 Tbilisi, Georgia

The launch of this unique HELP Course on Human Rights in Sport took place in Tbilisi, in the context of the 15th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport and hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia, organised by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS)....

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Poland makes voluntary contribution

16 october 2018 Tbilisi, Georgia

The government of Poland has made a voluntary contribution of € 40,000 to promote the benefits of sport for society with partnership actions between governments and the sports movement. The contribution will notably help develop the “OneVoice Platform” to provide public authorities from all...

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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) took 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 discussed the...

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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) tookplace on 29-30 October 2018 at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Delegates from 47 States Parties to the European Cultural Convention prepared the mandate for the European representatives at the...

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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” was 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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