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...
18 Dec 2017 11:23:00Nyon, Switzerland 12-13 December 2017
From September 2017 to March 2018, UEFA is organising, in partnership with the Council of Europe...
The European Convention on Spectator Violence entered into force in November 1985, six months after the Heysel disaster in Brussels. The principal aim of the convention is to prevent and control violence and misbehaviour by spectators, as well as to ensure spectator safety during sports events.
At this moment, the convention was signed and ratified by 41 states parties to the Council of Europe, as well as Morocco. Due to this treaty, the contracting parties engage in taking concrete measures to prevent and control spectator violence and misbehaviour at sports events, as well as provisions in order to identify and prosecute trouble-makers. Besides that, during major international events, sports authorities and police of the countries involved co-operate in identifying possible risks in order to prevent them.
A Standing Committee follows the implementation of the convention and monitors the progress achieved in visited countries. It also adopts recommendations and responds to new concerns. Following a recommendation of the committee (Rec(2015)1), an update of the original text of the convention is under way since 2015 with a view to promoting a better multi-agency and integrated approach of safety, security and service based on effective arrangements and partnerships for an international, national and local coordination.