Safety, Security and Service (the Saint-Denis Convention)
03 Aug 2021 14:00:00Strasbourg 3 August 2021
On 3 August 2021, Gerhard Jandl, Permanent Representative of Austria to the Council of Europe,...
07 Jun 2021 16:38:00Strasbourg 07 June 2021
Rolf Mafael, Permanent Representative of Germany, formalised, this 7th June, before the Deputy...
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Péter Sztáray, State Secretary for Security Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade...
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.
What is the purpose of this new convention?
- This convention builds upon the work done internationally since the adoption of the European Convention on Spectator Violence in 1985.
- This Convention is the only internationally binding instrument to establish an integrated approach based on three interdependent pillars: safety, security and service.
- Its aim is to go from a violence-focused approach towards an integrated approach based on safety, security and service.
- It provides measures based on the highest safety, security and service standards developed in Europe.
- 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.
Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (CETS No. 218)
- Safety, Security and Service (the Saint-Denis Convention)
- State of signatures
- The purpose of the Convention
- A multi-agency integrated approach
- Recommendation (2015)1, revised in 2019
- The Committee on Safety and Security at Sports Events
- ProS4+ project
- Annual / Season reports on sport related violence in Europe
- Historical background of the Convention
- ProS4+ project