Sport Conventions

Macolin Process – International Conference

The objective of the International Conference on the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions - Promotion and Implementation of the Macolin Convention (the Conference) was to encourage Council of Europe Member and Observer States, as well as countries that were involved in the negotiation process and all those interested worldwide, to prepare for the implementation of the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (the Macolin Convention).

The Conference took place at a particularly opportune moment, enabling participants to discuss, at a strategic level, how to promote the ratification process of the Macolin Convention via:

    increasing the impact of on-going technical assistance projects;
    better synergies between actors with regard to priorities needing to be addressed;
    rationalised efforts focusing on the most important and urgent issues in order to obtain tangible results and to obtain political decisions.

Based on the analysis of the situation, the participants in the conference agreed on the main achievements and challenges, and as such, contributed towards guiding stakeholders to focus on the priorities and the needs of a more reliable and effective anti-match-fixing industry.