EU Commission Conference: Towards an EU Strategy Against Violence in Sports, Brussels, 28-29 November 2007

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“In association with the European Forum for Urban Security, representing more than 300 EU cities, we want to think about possible partnerships. The EU Crime Prevention Network should also be directly associated with the development of cooperation as a clearing house for information and for the promotion of an ambitious approach”, said Commission Vice-President Franco Frattini at a recent conference on violence prevention in sports.

The European Commission organised, in cooperation with the European Parliament, the Portuguese Presidency and UEFA, a high-level conference in violence prevention in sports. The event took place on 28-29 November 2007 in Brussels, with the participation of outstanding representatives of the commission, member states, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe as well as sporting organisations.
The objectives of the conference were to send an important signal about the commitment of relevant European institutions to combating violence in sports, and particularly in the football community. It aims to establish stronger cooperation and a more structured dialogue among all stakeholders, and to deliver a multidisciplinary approach for practice sharing and day-to-day cooperation.

Franco Frattini’s closing speech. Presentation of the conference’s objectives
EU Commission Conference Website Conference Programme (pdf 681 KB)