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.
"Geballte Leidenschaft” (passion) is the spusu league's current campaign theme. With passion for the subject and in the matters of match fixing and betting fraud Play Fair Code upskilled all clubs - twenty - in Austrian handball over the past months.
Together with the Austrian Football Association and in cooperation with UEFA, the Play Fair Code trained around 360 players and their staff at the qualifying tournaments of the UEFA Under 17 and 19 Women´s and Under 19 Men's Championships.