International and Multisectoral Cooperation

ICSS strongly supports international and regional platforms and promotes the creation of new multi-sector mechanisms to promote an effective implementation of the global agendas to safeguard sport in the fields of security, integrity and legacy.

The Centre has driven in-depth research in support of drafting and advancement of important international instruments, such as the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions and the Declaration of Berlin, adopted by the 5th World Conference of Sport Ministers (MINEPS V).

ICSS has been an active member of the Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS)’s Consultative Committee, the European Union’s Expert Group on Sport Integrity (XG Integrity), the Europol Platform for Experts, the UNESCO’s Working Group on Action 3 (Sport Integrity) of the Kazan Action Plan (KAP), led by the Council of Europe, the UNESCO’s Working Group on Action 3 of the KAP, the European Parliament’s Intergroup on Sport, and has been an Official partner of European Week of Sport (EwoS) since its inception.

In the domain of sport integrity, the ICSS has incubated and co-founded in 2018 the Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA), jointly with sports bodies, governments, anti-corruption NGOs, inter-governmental organisations, and commercial partners. SIGA is a worldwide, independent and neutral coalition aimed at promoting the highest standards of fair play in the administration of sport, particularly in the areas of good governance, financial integrity and sports betting integrity.

In the security field, the ICSS is one of the initiators and partners of the Global Programme on the Security of Major Sporting Events (MSE) and the Use of Sport to Prevent Violent Extremism (PVE), jointly with the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), and it actively participates in the activities of the INTERPOL-driven Project Stadia.

ICSS has embraced the same multi-sector and cooperative approach in the field of sport security-related policy, primarily through the organisation of ICSS flagship conference Securing Sport as a platform for policy-shaping and the advancement of innovation in major sporting event security. Securing Sport was hosted in the past at prominent venues such as the Council of Foreign Relations in New York and Lancaster House in London.