IntegriSport

We stand against manipulation in sport

Description

What is IntegriSport Erasmus+?

The IntegriSport Erasmus+ was a two-year project (2019-2020), being the first of its kind to focus on raising Law Enforcement and judiciary awareness about the issues in sport manipulation, coupled with an extensive research workflow to collect and measure related practices, experience and opinions. 

The concept of IntegriSport was developed to give additional information to the judicial sector, to arm them to lead as many successful investigations on sports manipulations as possible. It was possible 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

Why do we need IntegriSport? 

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 Police, Cyprus
  • Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS), Finland
  • Rapid Response and Special Police Force, Hungary
  • National Tax and Customs Administration, Hungary
  • The Ministry of Security and Justice, the Netherlands
  • The Department of Physical Education and Sports, Lithuania
  • Ministry of Justice – Judicial Police, Portugal 
  • Presidium of the Police Force, Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic 
  • Switzerland

Partner organizations:

  • GLMS - The Global Lottery Monitoring System, Switzerland
  • EU Athletes the Netherlands
  • Université of Aix-Marseille Centre of Sport, France

Supporting organization:

  • Council of Europe Sport Conventions – Keep Crime Out Of Sport (KCOOS+) France

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 was the backbone of the project and involved all participants with the developments of a customized curriculum for each of the 7 Awareness Raising Sessions (workshops-events). 

Virtual Platform and documentation:

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

Closing Conference:

A major event inviting Project 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. 

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IntegriSport

Communications & Activities

Events

Integrisport Erasmus+ Awareness Raising Session Organized in Cyprus

Cyprus

September 18-20, 2019

 

 

Integrisport Erasmus+ Awareness Raising Session Organized in Hungary

Hungary

November 12-14, 2019

 

 

‘Combating Sport Manipulation’ Awareness Raising Session for the Lithuanian Law Enforcement and Judiciary – Integrisport Erasmus+

Lithuania

December 2-4, 2019

 

 

Athletes against the manipulation of sports competitions

Finland

2019-2020

 

 

Integrisport Erasmus+ Awareness Raising Session Organized in Portugal

Portugal

February 18-19, 2019

 

 

Integrisport Erasmus+ Awareness raising seminar organised in the Netherlands

Netherlands

November 9-10, 2019

 

 

Project Closing Conference: Sports manipulations and criminal activities impacting sport

Lithuania

November 9-10, 2019

 

 

Meetings

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.

During the meeting, Partners analysed results from the Project’s opening year: project activities and administrative issues as well as the success and impact of the Awareness Raising Practical Sessions in Cyprus, Hungary and Lithuania. Over 150 law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges in Cyprus, Hungary and Lithuania had an opportunity to exchange, work on practical situations and prepare for future actions in tackling and preventing match-fixing.

Integrisport Erasmus+ continues to facilitate the delivery of important and necessary knowledge to equip the members of Police, other law enforcement organizations and prosecution services, which can be used in criminal investigations, using recent and current situations such as the recent match fixing events revealed in Lithuania and Cyprus.

Partners were extremely happy that the mission of the project continues to be achieved, through their engagement and relevant experts: “The Integrisport Erasmus+ awareness raising sessions give law enforcement officers and judicial authorities the possibility to better understand and tackle the dangers of sport manipulation to sport and the society”.

Upcoming events include Awareness Raising Practical Sessions in Finland, Portugal, Slovak Republic and the Netherlands and the closing international meeting which will take place in Lisbon, November 2020.

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.

Check Who Makes this Possible!

Our Country Partners

Our Partner Organizations

Supporting organization 

IntegritySport Virtual Platform