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ICSS INSIGHT briefs the French National Parliament on good governance in sport

With the aim of reforming and modernising the national sport structure, the French Government recently invited ICSS INSIGHT to brief Parliament on sport integrity and existing best practice in the field of good governance in sport.

As part of a programme to collect input and data for the drafting of the new Bill of Law on ‘Sport and Society’, ICSS INSIGHT was invited due to its work in the sector of sport-integrity policy.

The ICSS Insight contributed its expertise to an audience of over 200 senior representatives of the French sport movement and Members of Parliament (MPs).

Speaking at the Parliament, ICSS INSIGHT Senior Expert on Sport Integrity, Mallorie Trannois said:

“More than ever, sport is a reflection of our society, involving multiple aspects and increasing challenges. It is therefore unsurprising that the questions relating to sport’s governance have been shaking the international sports movement for some years now.”

The preparation for the 2024 Olympic Games has been a catalyst for France to strengthen its efforts towards the development of the most advanced governance structure, one capable of meeting the growing challenges in the field of good governance in sport.

In a recent statement, the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, underlined his willingness to “build a clearer and more effective governance of French sports federations in order to redefine the organisation of sports policy at national level“.

The new Bill entitled ‘Sport and Society’ aims at building a new French sports model, grounded in good governance and democracy in sport.  In this context, ICSS INSIGHT was invited to contribute to a high-level debate in light of the experience developed by the organisation in the field of sport integrity, specifically its work, conducted in collaboration with UNESCO, UNODC, the European Union, the Council of Europe and the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne.

During the briefing, ICSS INSIGHT representative, Mallorie Trannois, invited the organisations involved in the Parliamentary briefing, to join SIGA, the Sport Integrity Global Alliance which ICSS INSIGHT is a founding member of and which was created to promote continuous reform in the sport integrity field.

INSIGHT CEO Massimiliano Montanari concluded: “We feel honoured to be involved in what is such an important step being undertaken by the French legislator. We are delighted to be able to share the international knowledge we have at the ICSS and to support the development of good governance and sport-integrity legislation at this national level”.