Our Expertise

ICSS Safety and Security Approach

The ICSS strongly promotes multisectoral approaches in the field of safety and security, focusing on the protection of Major Sporting Events (MSE) and sporting competitions at large.

The ICSS pays equal attention to both competition venues and non-competition venues security, also in view of promoting legacy factors for the benefit of the overall community from a security perspective.

The work of the ICSS encompasses all relevant dimensions of safety and security, from the promotion of advanced policies to the formulation of guidelines and the provision of technical assistance, advanced education and training for the benefit of events’ organisers, public authorities and private sector, also in view of facilitating cooperation across different stakeholders.

Who We Work With

To achieve our goals, the ICSS works with:

  • International and Regional Sport Bodies;
  • National Sports Federations and Leagues, National Olympic Committees;
  • National and Local Governments; and
  • Universities, Academies and Non-Governmental Organisations.

In order to align its work to the international agenda and standards, and, at the same time contribute to its development, the ICSS cooperates with several inter-governmental organisations, such as:

  • UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT);
  • UN Interregional Crime and Justice Institute (UNICRI);
  • United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR); and
  • World Health Organization (WHO).

At regional and pan-regional levels, the ICSS has established partnerships with the Council of Europe (CoE), the European Union (EU), the Organisation of American States (OAS), the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), the Turkic Council and the Organisation of Ibero-American States (OEI), while at the national level it is developing a network of National Focal Points (NFPs) on MSE as a part of its international endeavours.

The ICSS also works in close synergy with international sports federations with regards to the development of relevant safety and security tools and training materials for the benefit of their members.