The Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events builds upon the work done internationally since the adoption of the European Convention on Spectator Violence in 1985.

The principal aim of this Convention is to go from a violence-focused approach towards an integrated approach based on three independent pillars: safety, security and service.

The Convention promotes co-operation between all public and private stakeholders involved in making sport events safe, secure and welcoming, including local communities and supporters.

Taken into consideration the highest safety, security and service standards, the Convention provides measures based on the new challenges to face.

Last but not least, the Convention establishes a Committee on Safety and Security at Sport Events to monitor the Parties’ compliance with the provisions of the Convention and to give them support and advice in implementing these provisions.