The European Commission, Council and Parliament held a high-level conference with the European football governing body, UEFA, on 28 and 29 November, addressing violence and hooliganism in sport. This conference is one of the first actions outlined in the Commission’s Action Plan for Sport, adopted in summer 2007 and reflects UEFA’s calls for action to combat violence in sport and improve stadium safety. Participants hope the conference will lead to the development of a multi-disciplinary approach to tackle violence in sport and increased cooperation between stakeholders. A draft conference report apparently calls for specific actions, including harsher punishments and tougher judicial measures to be taken at an EU level, and the creation of a special committee to police sports events in each Member State.