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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.

 

 

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)

Full text of the of the Convention

Explanatory Report of the Convention

Non-official translations of the Convention

Opening for signature of the Convention