The ICSS assist governments, international bodies, sport organisations, civil society and the business sector in the development of advanced policies, through a multisectoral approach, to safeguard sport.

ICSS acts as a global hub for ideas and solutions to help policy and decision-makers understand and proactively address threats to sport, while recognizing and unlocking the full potential of sport to foster socio-economic development.

The organisation pays particular attention to sport security-related policies, sport integrity, the protection of children in the context of sport, including but not limited to young athletes, and crime prevention in sport at large.

The ICSS portfolio focuses on the following areas of action:

  • Multisectoral and international cooperation;
  • Policy advisory: and
  • Capacity building.

While promoting policy reform in sport through an independent and scientific approach, ICSS is a formal member of several mechanisms within the United Nations, the European Union, the Council of Europe, and other intergovernmental organisations such as INTERPOL and the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA).

The ICSS established in London ICSS INSIGHT as a laboratory to support the design and implementation of policy-related initiatives, as well as ICSS EUROPE, responsible for ICSS’ relations with European institutions and projects, and having offices in Lisbon and Brussels, where it has co-founded the House of Sports.