Project Stadia

Creating a centre of excellence in security for major international events.

Major international sporting events such as the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup tournaments present many policing and security challenges for the host countries.

As well as taking place in large, complex and dispersed locations, major sporting events can attract a range of criminal activities, from disorder and violence to cyberattacks and even terrorism.

Funded by Qatar, Project Stadia helps our member countries to plan and implement security preparations to provide a smooth-running and successful event, while keeping participants and spectators safe and secure.

2022 FIFA World Cup

Project Stadia was set up to contribute to policing and security arrangements for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar.

Over the past 10 years, Project Stadia has run international expert groups, delivered certified training, and created a global knowledge-sharing programme to help all INTERPOL member countries build their capacity during the full planning lifecycle of a major event.

Looking to the future

With continued support from Qatar, the project has been extended for a further two years to bring its expertise to the preparations for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

This will build a lasting legacy of learning, and will support future host countries across the world in creating the environment for safe and secure major events.