Safety, Security and Service
01 Dec 2017 15:51:00Strasbourg, France 30 November 2017
The Czech Republic has signed the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security...
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The Sport Conventions Division of the Council of Europe was invited to the First Major Event...
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The 1st National Football Policing Training Seminar organised within the CoE/EU joint project...
The Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events was opened for signature on 3 July 2016 in Saint-Denis (France), at a UEFA EURO 2016 quarter-final match.
This Convention is the only internationally binding instrument to establish an integrated approach based on three interdependent pillars: safety, security and service. It also promotes co-operation between all public and private stakeholders, including supporters, in order to provide a safe, secure and welcoming environment at football matches and other sports events.
How to implement the Convention?
The Convention is complemented by the Recommendation Rec (2015) 1 of the Standing Committee on Safety, Security and Service at Football Matches and Other Sports Events, which supports it and explains how to implement it in a very detailed manner. This Recommendation is undoubtedly the ideal supplement to interpret the articles of the New Convention.
Best practices on Safety, Security and Service
In order help each state to evaluate to which extent its safety, security and service arrangements for football matches comply with good practices described in the Recommendation Rec(2015)1 of the Standing Committee on Safety, Security and Service at Football Matches and other Sports, four Annexes were adopted:
Good practices on Safety (Annex A) – measures aimed at protecting health protecting the health and wellbeing of individuals or groups which attend or take part in a football match, inside and outside of the stadium.
Good practices on Security (Annex B) – measures aimed at preventing, reducing risks and/or reaction to possible acts of violence or other criminal offenses committed on the occasion of a football match, inside and outside of the stadium.
Good practices on Services (Annex C) – measures to ensure that persons and groups feel well and have the perception that they are appreciated and welcome during a football match, inside and outside of the stadium.
Opening for signature of the Convention