While all of Europe and the rest of the world has been strongly impacted by the COVID 19 outbreak, the CSCF Foundation for Sport Integrity took actions very rapidly to face the consequences on its activities. First of all employees’ security was ensured by working from home, and suspending all travels. The main ongoing projects to prevent manipulation in sports and match-fixing are affected: Integrisport Erasmus+, designed to support law enforcement agencies and judicial authorities, and Integriball Erasmus+ aimed at raising awareness and protecting grassroots (U16-18) and Women’s football players. The partners were consulted and informed about the necessary changes to the schedule:
- for Integrisport Erasmus +, we have postponed two of our awareness raising sessions to Autumn 2020 (in the Slovak Republic and in the Netherlands);
- for Integriball Erasmus+, we have postponed the fact-finding missions, and more globally the initial research phase leading to the first experts’ meeting. All implementation phase activities are foreseen towards Autumn 2020.
The CSCF remains in close contact with all the partners, via e-mail and teleconferences, as well as with the EU Agency that funds the Erasmus + programme.
CSCF is a non-profit organization that works to protect sport from negative aspects including manipulations in sport, corruption and fraud. The main activities of the foundation are to provide education and consulting. The aim of the foundation is to encourage respected and experienced experts to share their experiences and raise awareness on sports corruption with athletes, sport officials, law enforcement, governmental officers and judiciary. Read more..
Integrisport Erasmus+ Awareness Raising Session Organized in Portugal
Athletes against the manipulation of sports competitions
Athletes representing the countries participating in the project have released a video where they object to the manipulation of sports competitions.
29 JANUARY 2020
Mid-term Steering Committee Meeting of Integrisport Erasmus+ – Project on tackling match-fixing and provide awareness for law enforcement and judicial authorities.
Integrisport Erasmus+ held its 2ndSteering Committee on the 29thof January in Budapest, hosted by Rapid Response and Special Police Force – National Bureau of Investigation, discussing a successful first half of the project and planning the second year.
Official launch of the Integriball ERASMUS+ Project (2020-2021) on tackling match-fixing in grassroots and women’s football
The official launch of the new, EU-funded Integriball ERASMUS+ Project took place on the 23 rd of January 2020 in Brussels during the Project’s kick off meeting. The meeting was hosted at the Brussels’ office of UEFA’s. UEFA is a supporting partner of this new project, which aims to educate on the dangers of match-fixing in football.
The “Integriball Grassroots and Women’s football” Project will run from January 2020 until December 2021 and takes on a unique approach, developing and disseminating a comprehensive education programme focusing on protecting grassroots (U16-18) and women’s football players in Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, and Malta from threats of sport manipulation (match fixing) and other related sport-regulatory or criminal activities, in partnership with the respective dedicated Football Federations.
10 JANUARY 2020
EPOSM project tackles non-betting-related match-fixingOn January 10, 2020, the EPOSM project (“Evidence-based Prevention Of Sporting-related Match-fixing”) has been launched with a kick-off meeting at Ghent University. The EPOSM project will run for two years (2020-2021) and is co-funded by the European Commission in the context of the Erasmus+ collaborative partnerships in sport program (€398,000). During this project, eleven high-performing European institutions will join their forces to (1) raise awareness about the prevalence of sporting-related (i.e. non-betting related) match-fixing, (2) stimulate moral judgment regarding sporting-related match-fixing, and (3) share and transfer this knowledge.