Task Force Viminale: more formations and computer tools for stewards
New procedures for forming stewards, with the possible use of computer tools and rewards mechanisms to highlight the professionalism, keeping always in mind the protection of the operators. These are some of the issues that were faced during the meeting on stewarding held today at the Superiore Police School. At the meeting, led by Police Chief Vincenzo Panico, there was Francesco Soro for CONI, the general manager of the FIGC, Antonello Valentini, the general manager of the B League, Paolo Bedin, in addition to representative of 30 formation companies relative to stewarding and the safety delegates of the A league, accompanied by the executives of Via Rosellini. The objective – as was said in a press release from the Viminale – is to create conditions for a higher qualification of this role that carries out auxiliary tasks with regards to those of the Police Force, above all, through better formation paths. This is one of the phases of the measures approved by the Task Force for the safety during sports events, created by Minister Alfano on December 5, 2013.
Among the issues on the agenda, “the new formation procedures of stewards which – continues the note – is inspired by the possibility of use of technologies, even to protect the operators, reward mechanisms for those deserving it and, in brief, the creation of professional high quality profiles that can create the condition to overcome the current problem regarding “underpaid stewards”. The 30 formation companies present out of 60, surviving the suspensions of the 70 associations that are not compliant with the norms, “contributed to the drawing up of the manuals that can represent the guidelines at a national level for both formation and use of stewards”.