EPFL reaffirms Zero tolerance against Violence

EPFL CEO Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros

The EPFL, represented by its CEO Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, has actively participated in the Sports Venue Summit held in Munich on the 2nd of September 2010.

The EPFL CEO was the keynote speaker of an international panel focused on safety and security in Leagues’ competitions. Other Leagues’ representatives who have participated in such panel were Peter Peters, Vice-President of the German DFL, and Xavier Daniel, Director of Stadium Services of the French LFP, who was accompanied on the occasion by Antoine Boutonnet, French Police Chief Commissioner in charge of fight against hooliganism In football.

During the discussion, the EPFL had the opportunity to reinforce its commitment and zero tolerance approach towards any manifestation of violence and spectators’ disorders. The EPFL and its Member Leagues, during its Convention Against Violence in Professional Football, held in Madrid on 14 November 2007, agreed and put in place an action plan with specific measures to control, prevent and eradicate violence in and out of the pitch.

The EPFL, as the common voice of the major 30 European Professional Football Leagues, holds the responsibility of promoting best practice sharing and enhanced cooperation in this field amongst its Members, while taking into account the national law. Within this context, the EPFL will organise an international Conference on Safety and Security in the football stadium, that shall be held in Athens on 7 December 2010.

For more information, please download the EPFL Convention Against Violence in Professional Football.

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