Event Report and Highlights: Sport Integrity – From Europe to Address a Global Issue
On 5th December 2013, the Council of Europe (CoE), the University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne and the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) organised – at the European Parliament in Brussels – a special presentation titled “SPORT INTEGRITY: FROM EUROPE TO ADDRESS A GLOBAL ISSUE”. The event was hosted and chaired by Member of Parliament Santiago Fixas Ayxela and intended to address a specific problem in sport: results manipulation.
The European Parliament arena was identified by the organizers as being the most appropriate platform to inform and solicit support – from the EU as a whole, as well as from each of the sovereign countries of which it is comprised – on the various initiatives undertaken so far in the field of sport integrity. In this regard, this presentation was a follow-up to the conference “Sport Integrity: A Right for Youth” held in Geneva on 6th November 2013, and organized by the Permanent Mission of Italy and the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the International Organizations in Geneva, in partnership with the Group of Friends on Sport for Development and Peace, the ICSS and Lega Pro.