ProS4+ - 1 July 2018 to 31 March 2021
The project aims at tackling cross-border threats to the integrity of sport due to the violence and misbehaviour of individuals and groups, as well as other kinds of intolerance and discrimination. At the same time, it aims to offer tailor-made responses to the emerging challenging and current trends in the field of safety, security, and service in sport. It promotes an integrated approach to safety, security, and service and works together with public authorities and event organisers to improve their capacities. In doing this, it promotes the standards set out by the 2016 Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Others Sports Events (Saint-Denis Convention), and the Standing Committee Recommendation (2015)1. The project is divided into three sub-projects:
Sub-project 1: Online questionnaire and annual/season reports to identify trends and emerging challenges at football matches and, where applicable, other sports events with regard to violence, disorder and anti-social behaviour in Europe.
Annual report 2015
Annual report 2016
Annual report 2017
Annual report 2018
Sub-project 2: Promotion of the new 2016 Council of Europe Convention on safety, security and service at sports events (Saint-Denis Convention)
Sub-project 3: Update/enhance the e-Learning tool on the Council of Europe Saint-Denis Convention and 2015 Standing Committee Recommendation on safety, security and service (revised in 2019 and adopted in 2020)
ProS4+ - 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2018
The ProS4+ project will aim, drawing upon the analysis and experiences of its predecessor ProS4 project, at offering tailor-made responses to the emerging challenges and current trends in the area of football safety, security and service and to promote an integrated approach to safety and security, underpinned by a concept of service that makes individuals and groups feel comfortable, appreciated and welcome when attending a football match or other sports event, inside or outside a sports ground.
Sub-project 2: Promotion of the signature and ratification of the new Convention CETS 218 on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (SP2 Promotion of the new Convention)
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.