The Committee of the Saint-Denis Convention (T-S4) held its 3rd Informal Meeting

23 February 2021 Strasbourg

On 18 February, the Committee of the Saint-Denis-Convention held its 3rd informal meeting to discuss and reach a consensus on three topics that shall be decided at its 1st formal meeting, to be held mid-April 2021, notably: 1) the draft Terms of Reference of the three Advisory Groups: Monitoring,...

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Sports Ministers adopt resolutions to shape a better sports environment

11 February 2021 Strasbourg, France

The 16th Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport of the Council of Europe has, at its closing session on 11 February, adopted two resolutions: A European approach to sport policies: the revision of the European Sports Charter Human rights in sport The session was chaired by Lefteris...

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

10 February 2021 Strasbourg

On 10 February 2021, the Permanent Representation of Slovenia to the Council of Europe deposited with the Secretary General, 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...

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16th Conference of Ministers comes to a close

10 february 2021 Strasbourg, France

Join us for the closing session of the 16th Conference of Ministers responsible for sport on 11 February at 10.00 a.m. CET. We are delighted to announce that Ms Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Niels Nygaard, EOC Acting President and Lefteris...

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

04 February 2021 Strasbourg, France

On 2 February 2021, the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the Council of Europe deposited with the Secretary General, 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...

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New accession: Ukraine joins EPAS to become 40th member state

29 January 2021 strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe is pleased to announce that Ukraine became the 40th member state of EPAS as from 29 January 2021. We look forward to welcoming Ukraine’s delegates to forthcoming EPAS events and to facilitating co-operation at intergovernmental level on sports policy issues. EPAS member states

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The Saint-Denis Committee met for the second time

28 January 2021 Strasbourg

On the 21st January, the Committee on Safety and Security at Sports Events, also known as the Saint-Denis Committee, met for the second time, in an informal and virtual format. The 18 delegations of the States that have already ratified the Saint-Denis Convention had the opportunity to have a...

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Council of Europe holds a webinar for Qatar 2022 Football World Cup

28 January 2021 Strasbourg

On 19-20 January, the Council of Europe organised a training webinar on international police cooperation and the National Football Information Points (NFIPs), in the context of a project of cooperation with the State of Qatar for the 2022 Football World Cup. Several experts from nine NFIPs across...

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Continuing the process to revise the European Sports Charter

28 January 2021 Strasbourg, France

The revision process of the European Sport Charter is now well under way, with the subject featuring prominently on the agenda of the 16th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport. Ministers and other heads of delegation from the European sporting landscape took the floor...

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Greece launches national Start to Talk campaign

14 January 2021 Athens, Greece

Greece is the 9th member state to launch a national campaign to fight child sexual abuse in sport. Inspired by the Council of Europe’s Start to Talk initiative (a call for action to public authorities, the sport movement and other stakeholders to fight child sexual abuse), the Greek Ministry of...

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Ministers fully support role of human rights in sport

15 January 2021 Athens, Greece

The Greek Deputy Minister for Sport, Lefteris Avgenakis, chaired the Ministerial Round Table session from Athens on 15 January 2021, as part of the series of online events making up the 16th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for sport. The online event was attended by over 160...

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Child safeguarding strategies in sport: see how five countries have done it

21 December 2020 Strasbourg, France

As part of the CSiS project (Child Safeguarding in Sport) which is co-financed by the EU and the Council of Europe, the project team is organising a series of five webinars in January and February, each one showcasing a system where the roles of Child Safeguarding Officers have been successfully...

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Georgia launches national Start to Talk campaign

10 December 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 10 December, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (MESCS) of Georgia organised a conference to launch its National Start to Talk Campaign against child sexual abuse and harassment in sport. Start to Talk is a Council of Europe call for action to public authorities, the sport...

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The Saint-Denis Committee met for the first time

09 December 2020 Strasbourg, France

On the 1st December, the Committee on Safety and Security at Sports Events, also known as the Saint-Denis Committee or T-S4 Committee, met for the first time, in an informal and virtual format. The 18 delegations of the States that have already ratified the Saint-Denis Convention had the...

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Introductory session: Human Rights in Sport

07 december 2020 Strasbourg, France

Following on from the Opening Session of the 16th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport and the Introductory session which focused on the revision of the European Sports Charter (5 November 2020), the third online session of this conference (“Human Rights in Sport”) took...

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Italy ratifies the Convention on safety, security and service in sport events

02/12/2020 Strasbourg, France

On 18 November 2020, Ambassador Michele Giacomelli, Permanent Representative of Italy deposited the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Approach to Safety, Security and Services at Football Matches and Other Sports Events, also known as the Saint-Denis...

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

02/12/2020 Strasbourg, France

On 13 November 2020, the Permanent Representation of Croatia to the Council of Europe deposited with the Secretary General, 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...

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First meeting of the Macolin Committee on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions

26 November 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Committee that will monitor the implementation of the Convention on the manipulation of Sports competitions met for the first time on 24 and 25 November 2020. The delegates from the seven states parties (Italy, Greece, Norway, Portugal, the Republic of Moldova, Switzerland and Ukraine)...

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Together, let’s defeat sport manipulation

24 november 2020 Strasbourg France

Every country and every type of sport in the world may potentially be affected by the manipulation of sports competitions - this phenomenon, as a global threat to the integrity of sport, needs a global response. The Council of Europe, together with its partners, is raising the awareness of the...

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on 24 November 2020 9:30-11am CET

Leadership dialogue (open to the public) on the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions

20 November 2020 Strasbourg, France

Join us for a dialogue on the role and importance of the Macolin Convention against the manipulation of sports competitions. This event will engage representatives from governments, sports organisations and international institutions in a debate moderated by the Council of Europe Director-General...

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