- Although CSCF and GLMS have been working together for quite some time, this step shows an even greater commitment towards the protection of integrity in sports.
- This unique synergy will bring coordinated actions in education, detection, and investigations.
- CSCF, with its extensive experience in creating educational concepts and leading programs, will certainly play a key role along with the existing associate members of GLMS.
In a strategic move for both organizations, CSCF is teaming up with GLMS to become its newest Associate Member. Although both organizations have been working together for quite some time, this step demonstrates an even greater commitment to strengthening the efforts and enhancing the specialties of each organization for the protection of integrity in sports. Over the last 4 years, three successful projects coordinated by CSCF have received expertise from GLMS, namely the projects IntegriSport and IntegriSport Next for law enforcement and the judiciary on addressing integrity in sports, and the project Integriball, which developed an educational curriculum on the same topic for children and senior female footballers.
Under the new associate membership, the two non-profit entities earnestly commit to join forces to continue protecting the integrity of sports under a unique synergy that will bring coordinated actions in education, detection, and investigations. CSCF brings to the membership its multidisciplinary educational approach based on its clear mission to help actors in the sports ecosystem with tailored tools to be better equipped to face the challenges arising from integrity violations (sport manipulation, corruption, doping, discrimination, etc.). GLMS is an organization that has earned respect and credibility by embracing a culture of integrity in the specific areas of sports and betting.
CSCF, with its extensive experience in creating educational concepts and leading programs in the domain of sport integrity, will certainly play a key role in enhancing integrity in sports along with the current 43 members, who represent not only state lotteries but also public entities, sports entities, suppliers to lotteries and other entities engaged in safeguarding the core values of sports from corruption, and specifically from the manipulation of sports competitions.
GLMS General Secretary Luca Esposito commented on the new membership, saying: “CSCF has been a valuable partner to GLMS, coordinating three of our successful partner projects and enhancing our cooperation notably with law enforcement and judiciary at a concrete level. Their membership illustrates our vision to expand our membership and include the growing stakeholders involved in the sports and sports betting community. This will help us to achieve our objective of preserving the integrity of sport.”
Likewise, Director and former Hungarian Lt. Colonel and Intelligence Officer at Europol (European Police Office) Dr. Norbert Rubicsek also commented on the membership, saying: “CSCF has been working with GLMS intensively within projects and related activities, and has appreciated the strong relationship we have built over the years, fostering a greater understanding and focusing on concrete activities, notably with regard to law enforcement and the judiciary, as well as in curricula for young athletes. It has been enlightening for our country partners to engage with GLMS and with the GLMS lottery members at national levels, resulting in concrete national actions. Becoming an associate member will further strengthen our collaboration in education and regulatory issues as well as to build a stronger inter-stakeholder relationship, combining efforts and encouraging consistency across domains.”
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