ProS4+ ProS4+

 ProS4+ (1 January 2017 to 30 June 2018)

In order to tackle cross-border threats to the integrity of sport due to the violence and misbehaviour of sports spectators, as well as other kinds of intolerance and discrimination, the ProS4+ project aims to improve the competence of relevant governmental agencies as well as sport event organisers in ensuring that standards set out by the Council of European Union Decision concerning security in connection with football matches with an international dimension (2002), the requirements  of the Council of Europe with regard to safety, security and service at sport events defined by the European Convention on Spectator Violence and Misbehaviour at Sports Events and in particular at Football Matches ETS 120 (T-RV), and  the new Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (CETS No. 218), and the recommendation of its Standing Committee are properly integrated into the national policies and practices of the European countries.

The project is designed to further evaluate the current situation and emergent challenges in football matches and, where appropriate, other sports events with regard to violence, disorder and other anti-social behaviour, to assist the development and implementation of systems and procedures aligned with European best practices and standards for spectator safety, security and service

ProS4 ProS4

 ProS4 (1 January to 31 December 2016)

The ProS4 project was designed to evaluate the current situation in Europe, to assist the development and implementation of systems and procedures aligned with European best practices and standards for spectator safety and security.In order to tackle cross-border threats to the integrity of sport due to the violence and misbehaviour of sports spectators, as well as other kinds of intolerance and discrimination, the ProS4 project aimed to improve the competence of relevant governmental agencies and sport event organisers in ensuring that standards set out by:

 the Council of European Union Decision concerning security in connection with football matches with an international dimension (2002),

 the requirements of the Council of Europe with regard to safety, security and service at sport events defined by the European Convention on Spectator Violence and Misbehaviour at Sports Events and in particular at Football Matches ETS 120 (T-RV)

 the recommendations of its Standing Committee are properly integrated into the national policies and practices of the European countries.

The project assessed the current situation and identify emerging challenges in European football, and based on these findings will offer technical assistance with a view to putting in place concrete activities to ensure their compliance with these standards, which creates a basis for developing comprehensive monitoring mechanism of the upcoming Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (to be adopted in mid-2016).

Within the project it was planned to offer appropriate follow-up activities to those EU Member States that recently have undertaken monitoring exercises on compliance with the commitments under the T-RV with a view to putting in place concrete actions to ensure implementation of the agreed standards for safety, security and service at sports events in Croatia, Romania and Slovak Republic.