An integrated, multi-agency, consumer-focused, safety management approach in the sports industry

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Over the past decades, European football went through a large number of tragedies, mainly due to the absence of an integrated framework that could enable every involved agency to operate under specific safety procedures and laws. It is commonly perceived that disorder behaviour has adverse effects on football, minimising potential revenues and obliterating the consumer's experience. Football's unique structures involve a large number of agencies that need to constantly adopt specific safety approaches in order to create a sustainable environment and provide entertainment and pleasure to the consumers. The purpose of this chapter is to theoretically recognise the generic football safety management guidelines introduced by the European institutions over the years in order to minimise the problem and create a safe atmosphere for the consumers. In addition, the research will identify and decode the key actions taken by the authorities in Cyprus as a response to the problem in order to draw critical lessons both for and from the case study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Anthology on Business Strategies, Health Factors, and Ethical Implications in Sports and eSports
Subtitle of host publicationChapter republished after being deemed as “of the highest quality” by IGI Global
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
ISBN (Print)978-1799-877-07-3
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Sports
  • integrated approach
  • Football
  • Europe
  • safety
  • security


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