16 Oct 2017 14:48:00Sofia, Bulgaria 17-19 October 2017
The 1st National Football Policing Training Seminar organised within the CoE/EU joint project...
04 Oct 2017 19:09:00Kyiv, Ukraine 09-10/10/2017
On the occasion of a qualifying match between Ukraine and Croatia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup,...
03 Aug 2017 08:06:00
1st International Conference on «Best practices on management and organisation of professional football matches»Santiago de Chile (Chile) 5-6/07/2017
Against the background of the promotion of the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated...
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.