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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.
 

 Full text of the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (CETS No. 218)


 Explanatory Report of the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (CETS No. 218)

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.

Opening for signature of the Convention