Signing the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions was the formal kick-off for building and structuring a solid foundation for the future National Platform Austria. Following a request by its Ministry of Sport, Austria’s Council of Ministers decided in January to sign up to the Council of Europe’s Convention on Manipulation of Sports Competitions. The Convention was officially signed by Austrian Minister of Sport Hans Peter Doskozil on 2 June 2016, as part of an international conference being held in Vienna. At the joint press conference of the Ministry of Sport and the Play Fair Code on February 27th 2017, Austrian Minister of Sport Hans Peter Doskozil confirmed his clear commitment to the Play Fair Code as well as to the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions. Two milestones for the integrity of Austrian sport.
UEFA is committed to raising awareness for integrity in sports and against match- fixing for young players in every tournament format and relies on proven and sustainable partners in Austria.
Reunion with friends: The Play Fair Code has started the third training round in the Tipico Bundesliga and the 2nd league. The announcement sparked a very positive response from the clubs: Almost half of the 28 clubs were already visited in the last couple of weeks or education sessions were already fixed with them.
Upon the invitation of Viktoria Slavkova, chairwoman of the WG for sports of the Bulgarian EU Council Presidency, CEO Severin Moritzer participated at the informal meeting of the EU Sport Directors in Sofia in mid-June.