Safety, Security and Service
08 Feb 2018 16:17:00Nyon, Switzerland 6-7 February 2018
The Sport Conventions Division of the Council of Europe participated on 6 and 7 February, at UEFA...
05 Feb 2018 15:09:00Nyon, Switzerland 31 January - 1 February 2018
Sport Conventions Division of the Council of Europe took part, last 31st January and 1st...
25 Jan 2018 13:49:00Strasbourg, France 24 January 2018
Armenia, represented by Mr Edward NALBANDIAN, Minister of foreign Affairs, has signed the Council...
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