Welcome to the official website of the European Football Championship for prison staff, 2018 edition (CEF 2018).


Dear representatives of the prison systems institutions, Department of Penitentiary Institutions of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Moldova and Moldovan Football Federation has the great pleasure and honor to host the 14th edition of the European Football Championship for prison staff.


The Organizing Committee invites you to the tournament as participants with the intention of facilitating the conditions for creating new friendship relations between law enforcement institutions and the countries they represent.


The European Football Championship for prison staff has become a tradition as a result of the efforts made by United Kingdom, Netherlands, France and the countries below listed:

  • 1991 – 1th edition United Kingdom
  • 1994 – 2nd edition Netherlands
  • 1996 – 3th edition France
  • 1998 – 4th edition Germany
  • 2000 – 5th edition United Kingdom
  • 2002 – 6th edition Poland
  • 2004 – 7th edition Czech Republic
  • 2006 – 8th edition France
  • 2008 – 9th edition Slovakia
  • 2010 – 10th edition Croatia
  • 2012 – 11th edition Romania
  • 2014 – 12th edition Austria
  • 2016 – 13th edition France


The European tournament will take place during the period 18 - 22 June, 2018, at the Moldovan Football Federation Sports Complex which is located in Vadul lui Voda city, Chisinau mun, Republic of Moldova:








Vadul lui Voda is located on the right bank of the Nistru river and is a tourist and leisure destination, offering the possibility of accommodation in hostels and hotels with various standards of comfort.


Also, the teams participating in the tournament will have the opportunity to stay in hotels that are located in the capital of the Republic of Moldova, which is located 25 km away from Vadul lui Voda city (the list of hotels will be later available to the participants).


For a good unfolding of the European Football Championship for prison staff, 2018 edition, please see the terms for participation in the European Football Championship for prison staff Rules [PDF] (championship eligibility).


The participation fee per team - 250 EURO (€)


Moldovan penitentiary system staff will be glad to welcome the representatives of the European penitentiary systems at this special sporting event.


In order to accommodate the participant teams of the EURO4PRISON 2018, we propose to you the folowing accommodation options: [PDF file]

*The advertised prices are estimated established for guidance.

*Estimates were made in accordance with the national exchange rate on the offers submission day.

*Prices may vary insignificantly depending on the method of payment, advanced booking and the currency in which the payment will be made.


For any additional information, or any booking assistance, please contact the representatives from International Relations Unit:

Vlad Busmachiu

Tel: +373 69 282 572; +373 68 188 900 email: v.busmachiu@penitenciar.gov.md; vlad.busmachiu@gmail.com

Valentin Botezatu

Tel: +373 69 644 821 email: valentin.botezatu@penitenciar.gov.md; botezatuvalentin1991@gmail.com

We wish you enjoyable browsing!