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St Denis Convention ratified by the UK

On the 31 October, the UK formally ratified the St Denis Convention on an integrated safety, security and service approach at football matches and other sports events.

This Convention is the only internationally binding instrument to establish an integrated approach based on three interdependent pillars: safety, security and service. It provides measures based on the highest safety, security and service standards developed in Europe, and promotes co-operation between all public and private stakeholders, including supporters, in order to provide a safe, secure and welcoming environment at football matches and other sports events.

The UK is the 28th state to ratify the convention, which will formally enter into force in the UK on 1 December 2023.

Online course

To support the ratification, the Council of Europe and Liverpool University have produced a free online course to promote awareness and understanding of the requirements of the Convention. It is already being successfully used across Europe.

To find out more about the training, visit the Council of Europe website.



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