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We stand against manipulation in sport

Description

What is IntegriSport Next Erasmus+?

It is a two-year project (2021-2022), with the ultimate goal of contributing to the efficiency of sport manipulation-related crime investigations and prosecution activities by providing awareness raising for law enforcement officers, judicial authorities, and other important stakeholders of the country partners on all aspects of manipulation of sports competitions, including the following topics: 

  • Sport integrity
  • Sport betting
  • Virtual currencies
  • Related criminal offences (corruption, fraud, money laundering)
  • Policy making and National and international co-operation

Moreover, we aim at working closely with law enforcement and judiciary to develop further their capacity in investigative and prosecution techniques for sport manipulation cases (peer-to-peer meetings), as well as to provide operational support when necessary. 

 

Why do we need IntegriSport Next? 

Sports manipulation is a growing problem that is linked to fraud, organised crime and corruption.

Often limited in-depth knowledge amongst law enforcement and judicial authorities on the dangers of sports manipulations.

Often limited co-operation amongst law enforcement and judicial authorities and with other organisation dealing with sports manipulation (An effective fight against this phenomenon requires coordinated actions).

The current presence of high-risk factors such as increasing commercialization, globalisation and technology.

Low priority in policy formulation and implementation.

Where is the project taking place?

Country Partners:

  • Cyprus - The Cyprus Police
  • Estonia - The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board 
  • Georgia - The Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth of Georgia
  • Malta - The Malta Police Force 
  • Sweden - The Swedish Sports Confederation
  • Finland - The Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS) 

Partner organizations  

  • France - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven)
  • Switzerland - The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS)

Supporting Partner:

  • The Netherlands- Internationale des Footballeurs Professionnelles, Division Europe (FIFPro)

How is the project delivered?

Different phases have been developed for the project methodology: 

Comprehensive research:

Combination of expert knowledge gathering and active research into the current status, priorities and gaps in the program countries. The conclusion from this research is condensed into a Comprehensive Overview of fighting Match-fixing practices within the program countries, and EU-wide laws, directives, initiatives.

Tailored curriculums and workshops:

This phase is the backbone of the project and involves all participants with the developments of a customized curriculum for each of the 6 Awareness Raising Sessions (workshops-events), that also includes Peer-to-peer meetings and Operational expertise service, based on the research performed in the previous phase.

Virtual Platform and documentation:

A cooperation and information platform for law enforcement agencies and judicial authorities as well as materials/reports are prepared to spread the impact of the project as broadly as possible

Closing Conference:

A major event inviting previous participants, representatives from non-program countries (to expand and continue the project after the EU phase), and including a media event/press conference to increase the visibility of the topic

For more info contact: integrisportnext.admin@cscfsport.com 

IntegriSport Next

Communications & Activities

Events

Awareness Raising Practical Session on match fixing and criminal activities behind sport  & Peer-to-Peer meeting on how to fight sport manipulation

Estonia

Sep 28-29, 2021

 

 

Awareness Raising Practical Session on match fixing and criminal activities behind sport  & Peer-to-Peer meeting on how to fight sport manipulation

Finland

Nov 2-4, 2021

 

 

Awareness Raising Practical Session on match fixing and criminal activities behind sport  & Peer-to-Peer meeting on how to fight sport manipulation

Sweden

Nov 24-25, 2021

 

 

Awareness Raising Practical Session on match fixing and criminal activities behind sport  & Peer-to-Peer meeting on how to fight sport manipulation

Cyprus

April 5-6, 2022

 

 

Meetings

February 18, 2021

The launch of the EU-funded project, IntegriSport Next ERASMUS +, was officially held today at a kickoff meeting, this time online due to current circumstances.  

This project, developed and coordinated by the CSCF Foundation for Sport Integrity, is considered the continuation of the successful IntegriSport Erasmus+ project (2019-2020), consolidating itself as an important platform for raising awareness for law enforcement and judiciaries about the damages of sports manipulations in Europe (#matchfixing). 

The project represents a joint commitment to strengthen prevention and cooperation on this phenomenon in six countries: Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Malta and Sweden,bringing together the efforts of: 

  • Country Partners Organisations: The Cyprus Police; Estonian Police; Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports; The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia; Malta Police Force; Swedish Sports Confederation 
  • Partner organisations: The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) & Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven)
  • Supporting organisations: FIFPRO.

Check the press release here.

31 May – 1 June, 2021

Cyprus completed the #IntegriSportNext #ErasmusPlus Online Fact-Finding Mission in cooperation with our partner The Cyprus Police. 

During this session, we had the opportunity to meet representatives of relevant Cyprus stakeholders in sport and learn their views and mindsets about sports manipulations in the country, this gives a deep foundation for the curriculum, as well as an unmissable opportunity to learn good practices through the project and connect the individual efforts into a much more effective network. 

Warm thanks for the contribution of the different stakeholders from the organization. 

21-22th of April, 2021

We have successfully completed the #IntegriSportNext #ErasmusPlus Estonian Online Fact-Finding Mission in co-operation with our partner, the Estonian Police and the Border Guard Board!  

This session was constructed to seek the participants’ point of view on sports manipulation (#matchfixing) and related criminal activities, asking questions based on their experience to identify the current situation and practices around this phenomenon.  

We are thankful for the participation of the different stakeholders, including: 

  • Mr. Henn Vallimäe – Estonian Center for Integrity in Sports (ESTCIS) 
  • Mr. Kaarel Nestor – Ministry of Culture of Estonia 
  • Mr. Konstantin Vassiljev – Football player 
  • Mr. Remo Perli – Police and Border Guard Board 
  • Mr.  Allar Levandi – International gaming company Paf 
  • Mr. Martti Raju – Estonian Olypic Committee 
  • Mr. Markko Künnapu – Ministry of Justice of Estonia 
  • Ms. Piret Paukštys – Estonian Prosecutor`s office 
  • Mr. Mihkel Uiboleht – Estonian Football Association 
  • Mr.Ranno Aednurm – Estonian Tax and Customs Board 

We believe that together we can contribute against sports manipulation in the country and create the main plan for an awareness program in that matter.

8-9th of April, 2021

We have successfully completed our first #IntegriSportNext online fact-finding mission with our Finnish partner, the Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS)! 

A warm thanks to the participants from different key stakeholders who contribute to the fight against sports manipulation (matchfixing) in the country 🇫🇮 and whose ideas are essential to plan the Awareness Session this autumn: 

  • Panu Autio – National Team Futsal Player of Finland 
  • Jouko Ikonen – FINCIS  
  • Matti Räisänen – FA of Finland 
  • Petri Heikkinen – Finnish Olympic Committee 
  • Markku Heinonen – Veikkaus Lotto 
  • Markus Juhola – Finish Football Player’s Association  
  • Timo Kilpeläinen – National Police Board of Finland

Coordinators: 

  • Norbert Rubicsek – CSCF Foundation for Sport Integrity 
  • Carlos Gutiérrez – CSCF Foundation for Sport Integrity 

 

27-28th of May, 2021 

Discussing and understanding the sports manipulations in Georgia!

We have successfully completed the #IntegriSportNext#ErasmusPlus Georgia Online Fact-Finding Mission in co-operation with our partner the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth of Georgia. 

This session was constructed to seek the participants’ point of view on sports manipulation (#matchfixing) and related criminal activities, asking questions based on their experience to identify the current situation and practices around this phenomenon. 

We are thankful for the participation of the different stakeholders, including: 

  • Mr Giorgi Zambakhidze
  • Mr Mikheil Kharati
  • Mr Vakhtang Bzikadze
  • Mr Zurab Bitsadze
  • Mr Elguja Beriahvili 
  • Ms Keso Chkhikadze 
  • Mr Shalva Mamukashvili 
  • Mr Nodar Tsintsadze 
  • Mr Lasha Pitnava 
  • Mr Nika Kobakhidze
  • Anatoli Korepanov 

 From the side of expert were:

  • by CSCF: Carlos Gutierrez 
  • by GLMS: Cassandra Fernandes

From the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth of Georgia 

  • by: Teo Baramidze 

We believe that together we can contribute against sports manipulation in the country and create the main plan for an awareness program in those matters.

10-11th of June, 2021

Malta has become one of the partner countries that has completed the #IntegriSportNext#ErasmusPlus Online Fact-Finding Mission in cooperation with our partner the Malta Police 

A cordial thanks for the contribution of the different stakeholders of the organization. 

We are excited!!! 

We have finished all of our sessions of #IntegriSportNext#ErasmusPlus Online Fact-Finding Missions with the different partner countries: Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Georgia, Cyprus, and now Malta. 

👏🏻👏🏻We appreciate the participation of the stakeholders that collaborate with us to better understand the situation of sports manipulations in each country. We will be compiling a final report with all the findings to be ready for the Awareness-Raising Sessions to be held soon.

5-6th of May, 2021

We have successfully completed the fact-finding mission in Sweden of the #IntegriSportNext #ErasmusPlus project, with the great support of our partner the Swedish Sports Confederation, Riksidrottsforbundet t (RF)  

During this session, we had the opportunity to meet representatives of relevant Swedish stakeholders in sport and learn their views and mindsets about sports manipulations in the country. 

Warm thanks for the contribution of the different key stakeholders. 

 

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What our partners say about us

Testimonials

Thank you for your support, because in Estonia, these kinds of topics are, sometimes, quite unknown and underground, and we are interested in solutions. So, we are grateful for this project and the help in the fight against manipulation in sport

I do not think that sports integrity issues are the main task of Estonian Law Enforcement, but these kinds of projects [IntegriSport Next E+] contribute to raising awareness about what exactly is the framework for the manipulation of sport competitions.

ReMartti Raju

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Estonian Olympic

If there is no successful criminal case in sports manipulations, it may be a signal for the fixers that they are free to operate.

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