How to implement the Convention?


The Saint-Denis Convention is complemented by the related Recommendation Rec(2021)1, adopted in April 2021 by the Committee on Safety and Security at Sports Events (or Saint-Denis Committee). It is the synthesis and update of all recommendations adopted by the Standing Committee of the Spectator Violence Convention across more than 3 decades. It supports the Convention and explains how to implement it in a very detailed manner, by presenting established and recommended best practices.

This Recommendation is undoubtedly the ideal supplement to interpret the articles of the Convention. Thanks to its four annexes below, each state can evaluate to which extent its safety, security and service arrangements for football matches and other sport events comply with good practices described in the Recommendation.

The Recommendation should be revised and updated by the Committee on a regular basis, and possibly complemented by other recommendations on new specific and transversal topics.


 Core principles set out in the recommendation

Annex A: Safety – Recommended Good Practices

Annex B: Security – Recommended Good Practices 

Annex C: Service – Recommended Good Practices 

Annex D: Checklists


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