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Bilbao, Spain 10-11 February 2019
On the occasion of a Spanish Football League match between Athletic Club Bilbao and FC Barcelona,...
Sydney, Australia 31 January 2019
On 31 January 2019 the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Gabriella...
Doha, QATAR 31/01/2019
Between 21 and 23 January, a delegation of the Sport Conventions Division of the Council of...
Launch of a new e-learning course on the Convention on safety, security and service at sports eventsStrasbourg 16/01/2019
On 4 December 2018, on the occasion of a networking event around the Saint-Denis Convention,...
Council of Europe 24 December 2018
Sport Conventions Division wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (CETS No. 218) entered into force on 1st November 2017 after having been ratified by three Member States of the Council of Europe: France, Monaco and Poland. This...